Three CU women's tennis members earn All-Conference honors
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Three CU women's tennis members earn All-Conference honors
Cumberland's three All-Conference members

LEBANON, Tenn.-- CU women's tennis members Jessica Hernandez, Elina Sungatullina, and Maria Arabelaez earned spots on the Mid-South All-Conference Teams, as announced by conference officials on Wednesday.

Jessica Hernandez earned a First Team All-Conference spot after finishing the regular season with a 9-5 overall record and a 5-4 conference record. The junior from Bogota, Colombia, earned an 11-6 doubles record on the year, splitting time with two partners in Maria Arbelaez, and Kaede Hatano. Hernandez earns First-Team All-Mid-South Conference honors for the third time, adding more accolades to an already incredible career.

CU Freshman Elina Sungatullina earned a spot on the All-Conference Second Team after an excellent debut season with the Phoenix. The Kazan, Russia, native ends the regular season with a 9-5 singles record, spending much of the year as the No. 2 single and compiling an 8-4 record at that spot. Sungatullina also went 9-7 overall in doubles, where she went 3-1 in conference play with Kaede Hatano.

Fellow Phoenix freshman Maria Arbelaez posted the most singles wins on the season for the team with an 11-6 record, earning her a spot as an All-Conference Honorable Mention. The Valle del Cauca, Colombia, native compiled a 7-3 record in conference play this season and went a perfect 4-0 from the No. 2 singles spot. Arbelaez also compiled a 9-3 doubles record with fellow All-Conference teammate Jessica Hernandez.

Cumberland freshman Lara Zugasti held the honor of being named to the 2021-22 Mid-South Conference Champions of Character team.

The Phoenix are set to take on Tennessee Southern in the Quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament from Bowling Green, Ky. on Friday, April 22 at noon.

 

First Team All-Conference (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Oriana Espinoza

Campbellsville University

Jessica Hernandez

Cumberland University

Angela Mendoza

Campbellsville University

Darija Mladenovic

Lindsey Wilson College

Lucia Mora

Lindsey Wilson College

Tomomi Nagao

University of the Cumberlands

Meiri Okuwaki

University of the Cumberlands

Alexandra Parra

Lindsey Wilson College

Ariadna Perez

Campbellsville University

Tijana Svitlica

Bethel University

 

Second Team All-Conference (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Johanna Beckmann

University of the Cumberlands

Reshma Challarapu

Lindsey Wilson College

Maci Ferguson

Georgetown College

Anastasiia Ivanchenko

Lindsey Wilson College

Margaret Lucas

University of Tennessee Southern

Blaeke Sarah Mitchell

Campbellsville University

Otone Odajima

University of Tennessee Southern

Dakota Schroeder

Thomas More University

Salome Sposetti

Lindsey Wilson College

Elina Sungatullina

Cumberland University

 

Honorable Mention (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Name

School

Maria Jose Arbelaez

Cumberland University

Andrea Hurtado

University of Pikeville

Dayana Ortega

Freed-Hardeman University

Parisa Rachdanone

Lindsey Wilson College

Hana Shimeno

University of the Cumberlands

Sophia Vasconcellos

Bethel University

Marina Zotelli

Bethel University