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Tennis Spotlight:
Devils Remain Undefeated with Win at West Chester

Friday, September 29, 2006

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia men's tennis team won their second straight match of the season yesterday with an 8-1 victory at West Chester University. USP improves to 2-0 with the win while West Chester falls to 0-2.

The Devils started off the match by capturing all three doubles matches. Tyler Weisel (Jr., Greater Latrobe Sr. HS/Greensburg, PA) and Paul Caceres (So., Bergen Catholic/ Teaneck, NJ) defeated Chip Diem and Andrew Pollack at number one doubles 8-4 while Roberto Franco (Sr., Abraham Lincoln HS/Lima, Peru) and Ricardo Martins (Fr., Idegio Pentagono/Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Michael Mulholland and Peter Braun by an identical 8-4 score at number two doubles. Completing the doubles sweep were Ryan Pell (Jr., West York Area HS/York, PA) and Dan Rubin (Fr., Neshaminy HS/Langhorne, PA), who captured the number three doubles match with an 8-0 win over Geoffrey Brockman and Anthony Pugliese.

Weisel easily captured the number one singles match with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Diem while Caceres recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win at number two singles over Pollack. Franco, Martins and Rubin also recorded singles wins to give the Devils five singles victories in six matches. Franco defeated Mulholland 6-2, 6-1 at number three singles while Martins defeated Pugliese 6-1, 7-5 at the number four spot. Rubin rounded out the USP winners with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Andrew Racilla at number six singles.

West Chester's only point of the match came at number five singles as Braun defeated Pell, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8).

The Devils will be competing this weekend at the ITA Regional Tournament held at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

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