Roberto Cid, who became USF’s first men’s tennis All-American in program history, ended the year ranked No. 32 in singles after winning his first three matches in the NCAA Singles Championship including knocking off top-seeded Clay Thompson of UCLA, who finished the year ranked second.
Cid and partner Sasha Gozun finished the season ranked 38th in doubles while Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz round out the doubles ranking at No. 90. The Cid/Gozun tandem went 17-5 on the year including a 10-3 mark at first doubles. Pramming and Gonzalez-Muniz posted a 15-10 record going 5-2 at first doubles and 9-6 at second doubles.
USF capped off its impressive season with a 19-7 record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For the Bulls, it was their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the 2009 season and 11th overall.
“I am really proud of this young group,” said head coach Matt Hill. I couldn’t be more excited about the bright future ahead of us.”
The bright future ahead Coach Hill is referring to is the return of all but one student-athlete to next year’s team. Federico Sabogal was the lone senior on this year’s team and solidified the backend of the lineup by posting a 17-2 record playing primarily in the fifth or sixth single spot.
In total, eight student-athletes will return for USF next season including all three doubles teams.