Men’s Tennis Clinch Inaugural CACC Team Championship; Torroella-Cruz Singles Champion, Wins Doubles with Sgouros

Philadelphia University’s Men’s Tennis team swept the inaugural Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Champions, winning the team trophy, singles and doubles championships.

The men’s tennis team (18-7, 10-0 CACC) dismantled the University of the Sciences Devils in a 5-0 win to claim the first-ever CACC Team Championship on Thursday, April 23. This year was the inaugural season of men’s tennis as a CACC-sponsored sport.

The CACC Singles and Doubles Championships featured an entirely Rams line-up, guaranteeing a complete PhilaU sweep of the Singles and Doubles Championships.

Freshman #1 singles player Adrian Torroella-Cruz of Gainesville, Fla., defeated fellow freshman teammate Manoli Sgouros of Forest Hills, N.Y., 6-1, 6-0 to become the first CACC Singles Champion. With the win, he was also named both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

In the CACC Doubles Championship match, the #1 team of Torroella-Cruz/Sgouros picked up their first doubles title, defeating sophomore teammates Tom McAvoy of Phoenixville, Pa., and Seppi Hutter of Bellevue, Wash., 8-3.

All four PhilaU men earned All-Conference honors for their performances. The team will find out early this week regarding the decision of the NCAA East Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) to determine if they will receive a bid to the NCAA East Regional Tournament held May 7 to 10.

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