Another surreal Sunday for Bulls athletics
From Memphis to the Midwest, USF athletes made historic swings on another blissful Sunday for Bulls sports.
Setting the dominant tone for the day was the top-seeded men's tennis team (20-8), which rolled past No. 2-seed Tulsa 4-0 to capture its third consecutive American Athletic Conference tournament championship.
A day after No. 1 player Roberto Cid topped Tulane's Dominik Koepfer -- the nation's second-ranked singles player -- in straight sets in the semifinals, the Bulls put away the Golden Hurricane before Cid had finished his second set.
USF won the doubles point, then got singles wins from Sasha Gozun (No. 2), Peter Bertran (No. 4) and Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (No. 6) on Sunday. The Bulls, who reached the Sweet 16 at last season's NCAA Tournament, learn their postseason destination during the May 3 selection show.
"It's crazy," Cid told The American Digital Network.
"Obviously I didn't expect any of this coming into college. It's a great feeling knowing that since my freshman year we've won the conference. It's a huge accomplishment and hopefully these guys continue to keep it up next year."
Meantime in Tulsa, senior Lee Ann Spivey smacked her 37th career home run -- a program record -- to help the 20th-ranked Bulls (42-11, 14-1 AAC) complete a sweep of the Golden Hurricane with a 5-2 triumph.
Spivey's second-inning homer, her 13th of the season and second of the series, eclipsed the school career mark established by Kourtney Salvarola from 2011-14. USF has won 11 of its last 12, with its only defeat of that stretch coming Wednesday at No. 1 Florida.