Saturday, April 21, 2007
By Bob Heller
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia men's tennis team ran their winning streak to five consecutive games with a 9-0 victory over Bloomfield College Saturday afternoon at the tennis courts at McNeill Field Saturday afternoon.
The win improves the Devils record to 10-2 overall. Their 10 wins are the most in a season since the 2000 season when the Devils went 10-4.
The Devils swept through the doubles matches to take an early three point lead in the match. Paul Caceres (So., Bergen Catholic/ Teaneck, N.J.) and Ryan Pell (Jr., West York Area HS/York, Pa.) shutout Matt Dutch and Jon Torres, 8-0 to win their number two doubles match while Ken Connelly (Fr., Sacred Heart HS/Millville, N.J.) and Dan Rubin (Fr., Neshaminy HS/Langhorne, Pa.) defeated Bernardo Aviles and Hector Rodriguez at number three doubles by the same 8-0 score. Tyler Weisel (Jr., Greater Latrobe Sr. HS/Greensburg, Pa.) and Ricardo Martins (Fr., Idegio Pentagono/Sao Paulo, Brazil) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over Bhaumik Patel and Danny Terrell at number one doubles.
In singles competition, Martins dispatched Terrell, 6-0, 6-0 at number two singles while Caceres defeated Torres in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 at number three singles to earn his tenth singles win of the season. Weisel was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Patel at number one singles, improving his singles record to 10-3 on the season. Roberto Franco (Sr., Abraham Lincoln HS/Lima, Peru) defeated Dutch 6-0, 6-1 at number four singles for his ninth singles win. Connelly and Rubin completed the sweep with wins at number five and number six singles respectively. Connelly was a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Aviles while Rubin was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Rodriguez.
The men's tennis team is on the road for their next match when they take on West Chester University on Thursday, April 26, 2007. The USP women's team is scheduled to play the Golden Rams as well.