John Mui never saw it coming, literally.
Mui, the first singles player on Philadelphia Biblical University’s men’s tennis team, had the opportunity to be the recipient of Cabrini senior Scott Giblin’s blistering 115 mph serves on Tuesday, March 18, as the men’s tennis team swept Philadelphia Biblical University 7-0 at the Cavaliers first home game.
On Sunday, March 16, Cabrini was scheduled to host Widener University, but the game had to be moved to Widener’s courts because of poor court conditions at Cabrini. The sudden movement did not deter Cabrini’s playing style, as the Cavaliers defeated Widener 6-1.
“We played better against Philadelphia,” sophomore third doubles and fifth singles player Mike Sofia said. “It is good to get our second win.”
Giblin, who was named the first Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the season on Tuesday, March 18, fired serves at both of his opponents, defeating Mui 6-0, 6-1 and Widener’s Brad Lutz 6-2, 6-2.
Giblin and senior Taylor Duffy were victorious in both games in their first doubles matches, defeating Philadelphia Biblical University’s Mui and Dave Willoughby 8-0 and Widener’s Lutz and Mike Impriano 8-1.
“I thought we played really well in both games,” Giblin said.
“I am very happy with the teams’ play,” Cabrini head coach Reggie Day said. “Especially against Philadelphia, because Widener beat those guys pretty good.”
Cabrini is coming off of the 2001-2002 season with a record of 6-11. Cabrini’s next PAC game will be on Monday, March 24 against Arcadia University at 3 p.m.