Tennis Preseason Training Underway at Ashe
Philadelphia, PA- Philadelphia University indoor workouts are under way at Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center. Newly hired head coach Lance Lee and assistant coach Shawn Becker are working on the fundamentals in preparation for the team's spring break trip to Orlando.
"It will act as a proving ground to show us how far the players have come" said Becker about the matchups the teams will face in Florida.
At the start of the 2010-11 season, the men's team went 4-2 in the fall winning their last four straight matchups. Milestones for the team included senior Seppi Hutter reaching his 100th career win on 9/26 in an 8-1 win at Adelphi University. Look for returning CACC All-Conference player Manoli Sgouros as a strong presence on the court. Sgouros went 12-8 in singles last season and faced off against fellow Ram Adrian Torroella-Cruz in the CACC singles championship. The duo had already teamed up to take the doubles championship.
Cruz garnered CACC 'Player of the Year' for the second year in a row in 2010 after winning the CACC Individual Singles and Doubles Tournament and was named to the CACC All-Conference team.