Despite losing to the Marywood University Pacers by a score of 8-1 on Saturday, April 21, Cabrini’s men’s tennis team clinched the No. 2 spot in the CSAC playoffs.
Marywood took all three doubles matches and won five out of six singles competitions. Senior Nate Martin earned Cabrini’s only point of the day with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Marywood’s Ryan Mulqueen.
In the loss, junior Ryan Juhring and senior Justin Lutteroty saw their perfect CSAC records come to an end. They had entered the day with 6-0 conference records.
Juhring fell to Wyatt Nolan by a 6-2, 6-3 score and Ethan Jones defeated Lutteroty 6-0, 6-1. Freshman Anthony DiCicco fell to 4-3 in CSAC play with a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Todd Duran of the Pacers.
Just one day earlier, the Cavs earned a 9-0 victory over Rosemont College to pick up their sixth win of the spring. DiCicco, Lutteroty, Juhring and Martin joined senior Ian Monson and sophomore John Giovanelli with victories in singles play. For Giovanelli, it was his first victory of 2012.
With a regular season of 6-13, the Cavs used their 6-1 mark in conference play to reach the playoffs for the second straight season. Last spring, the Cavs fell to Marywood, this year’s No. 1 seed, by a score of 5-0.
Cabrini’s first-round playoff match will take place on Friday, April 27, against Baptist Bible College. The match will be held at the Northwood Racquet Club in Easton, Pa.