Bulls' Cid No. 2 seed in NCAA singles tourney
If the seeds in the NCAA men's singles and doubles tournaments hold true, Bulls senior Roberto Cid will seriously contend for the program's first national title in more than 20 years.
Cid is the No. 2 overall seed in the singles tournament, which begins Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla. Classmate Dominic Cotrone is the 47th seed; the Bulls tandem of Sasha Gozun and Vadym Kalyuhznyy was chosen as an alternate team for the doubles tournament.
Cid will try to become USF's first national champion -- in any sport -- since distance runner Jon Dennnis won his second consecutive 5,000-meter outdoor title at the 1993 NCAA Championships.
An automatic tournament qualifier, Cid enters the tournament -- the third NCAA singles appearance of his career -- with a 22-2 record. Four of those wins came against opponents then ranked in the top five of the ITA standings, including two against Tulane's Dominik Koepfer, the tournament's No. 3 seed.
Top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State defeated Cid in straight sets in Tampa in mid-March.
The entire singles bracket can be found here.