Honors in triplicate for Cid, Hill
The Bulls men's tennis team achieved a three-peat Thursday -- in tandem.
For the third season in a row, both Coach Matt Hill and No. 1 singles player Roberto Cid were named American Athletic Conference coach and player of the year, respectively. The awards were voted on by the league's coaches.
The Bulls (20-8), ranked 16th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), recently captured their third conference tournament title in a row. They embark on their quest for a second consecutive Sweet 16 appearance (or better) May 14 when they face St. John's in an NCAA Tournament first-rounder in Gainesville.
Cid (22-2), currently the nation's second-ranked singles player, already has defeated players ranked first, second and third nationally at the time he faced them. Among his victims is former No. 1 player Dominik Koepfer of Tulane, whom he defeated twice in as many weeks.
Others Bulls honored included sophomore Justin Roberts (doubles all-conference) and senior Dominic Cotrone (singles and doubles all-conference). Cid also earned all-conference singles honors.
On the women's side, Ana Roman Dominguez, who spent most of the season at No. 3 singles for USF, was named the AAC's Freshman of the Year. Her 12-5 singles record included two triumphs at No. 1.
Junior Vera Bessonova and sophomore Jessica Cortes Chaves joined Dominguez on the all-conference team.