Phoenix men edge TSU, 4-3

LEBANON, Tenn. – Riccardo Ferraris, Thiago Lopes and Ramon Puertolas all won in straight sets in singles and Jose Ortega Vela clinched the deciding point at No. 6, helping Cumberland to a 4-3 victory in men’s tennis action Thursday at Hadley Park in Nashville, Tenn.


Men's tennis drops season opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Top-ranked Georgia Gwinnett swept the doubles and Kevin Konfederak and Gilad Berman won singles matches in straight sets in a 5-0 victory over 20th-ranked Cumberland in men’s tennis action Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.


CU accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University Athletic Department is accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Sports Hall of Fame until Monday, April 3. Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards and any other pertinent information about the nominee. The 2017 Hall of Fame dinner is set for Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel.


Phoenix men ranked 25th in preseason poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 25th in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released this week by the national office.


133 named to Fall 2016 Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University released the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 last week with 133 student-athletes and athletic training majors recognized. The honor is reserved for undergraduate students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Men's tennis picked fourth in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland men’s tennis was selected fourth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the league office.


Kalkhoff named CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of Norman Kalkhoff as the tennis coach for the Phoenix. Kalkhoff brings more than 25 years of experience coaching at the high, collegiate and club levels.


Lucich, Lopes fall in doubles quarters at ITA Southeast Regional

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Riccardo Ferraris and Axel Lucich each lost in singles in the Round of 16 and Lucich and Thiago Lopes won twice before falling in the quarterfinals for Cumberland in men’s tennis action this past weekend at the ITA Southeast Regional in Georgetown, Ky.


McCormick resigns as CU tennis coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland tennis coach and Game Operations Manager Bill McCormick has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday. Andres Burgos and Angelica Sepulveda will share coaching duties until a replacement can be found.