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.