Ortega Vela, Aguirre, Shankar earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Jose Ortega Vela and juniors Trinidad Aguirre and Jasmine Shankar were all named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes on Friday, as announced by the national office.


125 student-athletes set for graduation Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-five current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 175th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fifth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Martinez takes over CU tennis programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Karen Martinez as the program’s next men’s and women’s tennis coach, effective June 30th. Martinez replaces Norman Kalkhoff, who resigned in March.


Women's tennis falls 5-1 in MSC quarterfinals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgetown College swept the doubles and posted singles wins at Nos. 3 and 6, defeating 25th-ranked Cumberland, 5-1, here Sunday evening in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Tennis Championships.


Garijo Garrido, Ferrando Pea named All-MSC; Shankar earns Champions of Character award

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cumberland University’s Ainhoa Garijo Garrido and Marta Ferrando Pea were both named All-Mid-South Conference and Jasmine Shankar earned the Champions of Character award for women’s tennis, as announced here Saturday during a banquet at the Bowling Green Country Club in advance of the conference championships that begin Sunday.


Aguirre, Edwards, Shankar garner Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s tennis players Trinidad Aguirre, Sarah Edwards and Jasmine Shankar earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors on Thursday, as announced by the league office.


Weather shifts MSC Tennis Championships to Sunday-Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. – With rain expected Friday and Saturday in the area, the 2017 Mid-South Conference Tennis Championships have shifted to Sunday and Monday at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green, Ky., with the Cumberland men and women both playing Sunday morning in the quarterfinals.


Jecker, Ferrando Pea pick up wins but CU drops 7-2 decision

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Marta Ferrando Pea and Franki Jecker both picked up singles victories, Jecker’s in three sets, but that wasn’t enough, as 15th-ranked University of the Cumberlands swept the doubles matches and posted a 7-2 win over the 25th-ranked Phoenix in women’s tennis action Saturday in Williamsburg, Ky.


CU tennis teams both ranked in NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis dropped one spot to No. 24 and the Phoenix women’s tennis team reentered the rankings at No. 25 in the latest NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Polls, as released this week by the national office.