Women's Tennis announces 2023 Schedule
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Women's Tennis announces 2023 Schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Cumberland women's head tennis coach Karen Martinez announces the team's 2023 schedule including eight home matches and seven matches against teams that qualified for the 2022 NAIA National Championships. 

Cumberland will open the season with a tri-match at Murray State where the Phoenix will take on the Racers and then Southern Indiana on January 27. CU will stay on the road to take on Sewanee on February 8 before having their home opener on the 11 against Oakland City. 

Cumberland will compete in the GGC Invite hosted by defending national champions Georgia Gwinnett from February 16-19. The Phoenix will open up the GGC Invite with a doubleheader against Reinhardt and SCAD-Atlanta. Cumberland will take on Xavier on February 17. Xavier reached the NAIA Championship Quarterfinals last season before taking on St. Thomas. Cumberland will close the event against six-time national champions Georgia Gwinnett. 

On February 25, Cumberland will host Union, the Bulldogs also reached the NAIA National Quarterfinals last season and will follow that with a trip to Clarksville and take on NCAA Division I program Austin Peay on February 28. 

The Phoenix open up conference play on March 2 against Lindsey Wilson and will host IU-Kokomo on March 13. The Blue Raiders reached the NAIA quarterfinals last season. After that Cumberland will play out the rest of their conference schedule starting with a three-match road trip as CU goes to Shawnee State (Mar. 17), Thomas More (Mar. 18), and Freed-Hardeman (Mar. 24). CU will host Bethel, the University of the Cumberland, and Pikeville on March 25, April 1st and 2nd. The University of the Cumberlands made the National Tournament last season.  

Cumberland will have their final road trip on April 5th and 6th as CU goes to Campbellsville and Georgetown and will close the regular season at home against Tennessee Southern. 

The Mid-South Conference Championship will take place from April 20-23 in Bowling Green, Ky. and the NAIA National Tournament will be from May 16-20 in Mobile, Ala.