Men's tennis seeks Big East crown today
USF's men's tennis team, playing on its home courts, seeks a Big East championship this morning as the third-seeded Bulls face fifth-seeded DePaul at 9 a.m.
The Bulls, ranked No. 41 in the ITA rankings, have not played the Blue Demons, who are not among the 75 teams ranked in the ITA list. USF advanced to today's finals with a hard-fought 4-1 win against second-seeded Notre Dame -- all three singles victories, from USF's Wael Kilani, Jamal Adderley and Thomas Estrada, came in three sets, with the other singles matches all reaching a third set as well.
We've mentioned before that Don Barr's roster has quite an international flavor to it -- top seed Lucas Jovita is from Brazil, Kilani is from Tunisia, and third-seed Mahmoud Hamed is from Egypt. Adderley is from the Bahamas, Romain Deridder is from France and sixth-seed Thomas Estrada is from Colombia.
We'll be stopping over at USF later this morning, but USF's official site already has a live chat in progress -- you can keep track of the Bulls' championship hopes there. The Bulls already have one Big East crown this year from men's soccer, which also won the conference championship on its home field.