Men's Tennis earns At-Large Berth to NAIA National Championships
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Men's Tennis earns At-Large Berth to NAIA National Championships

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's tennis earns an At-Large berth to the 70th Annual NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship set to be held in Mobile, Ala. May 17-21, announced by the national association this afternoon. 

The Phoenix are making their sixth all-time appearance and first since 2019. The squad went 14-8 this season while playing high-level talent all season. The Phoenix have been ranked No. 16 the past four NAIA Top-25 polls. 

The Phoenix earned the 16-seed in the National Tournament and have a first round match-up with No. 17 Ave Maria scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Daniel Wessels was named Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year while also earning First Team All-Conference honors. Adijan Hrzic also earned First Team honors in his sophomore campaign. German Suarez and Jackson Vaughan were named Second Team All-Conference and Sacha Colomban earned Honorable Mention. 

Men's Tennis National Championship History

2019 - def. #20 Coastal Georgia
2019 - lost #2 Reinhardt
2018 - def. #25 McPherson
2018 - lost #14 Reinhardt
2014 - def. #11 Concordia (CA) 
2014 - lost #2 Georgia Gwinnett
2013 - def. Mobile
2013 - def. #7 Bethel 
2013 - lost #2 Auburn Montgomery
2012 - def. #17 Warner
2012 - lost #1 Fresno Pacific