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USF tennis coach, two players earn conference honors

TAMPA — For the third straight season, USF men's tennis coach Matt Hill and No. 1 singles player Roberto Cid were named American Athletic Conference coach and player of the year, respectively.

Thursday's awards were voted on by the league's coaches.

The Bulls (20-8), ranked 16th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, recently captured their third conference tournament title in a row. Cid (22-2), currently the nation's second-ranked singles player, has defeated players ranked first, second and third nationally at the time he faced them.

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.


FREEZE TALKS TUNSIL: Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's statement at the NFL draft that he accepted money from a coach while at the school. Now the fifth-year coach is asking for patience while the school continues its investigation. "I was shocked like everyone else living it out in real time," Freeze said of Tunsil's comments. "But I'm confident our administration is going to find the facts and then give us a good report on it." Freeze said he has been told that the school has made a lot of progress in the investigation. The athletic department has been largely silent since Tunsil's comments, other than to say last week it would "aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC."

Texas A&M: Assistant Aaron Moorehead apologized tweets about loyalty and accountability he posted soon after touted quarterback recruit Tate Martell announced he was breaking a verbal commitment to the Aggies. Moorhead posted: "I feel sorry for ppl who never understand loyalty," and made more critical tweets. Turned off by Moorehead's scolding, receiver Mannie Netherly reneged on his commitment, and another recruit, receiver Tyjon Lindsey, said he will no longer consider Texas A&M due to the tweets.

VIRGINIA: Sophomore quarterback Nick Johns was granted an unrestricted release.


SAINT LEO LOSES: Saint Leo lost 3-0 to Alabama-Huntsville in the Division II South Region opener. The Lions (38-7) face Tuskegee at 4:30 today in the double-elimination tournament.

SSC AWARDS: Saint Leo had 13 awards, including player of the year (Rachael Heath), pitcher of the year (Stephanie Adkins), freshman of the year (Brooke Samios-Uy) and coach of the year (Erin Kinberger). All-conference first team highlights include Tampa's Bre Setree from St. Petersburg High, former Countryside standout Hailee Keisling of Rollins and former Palm Harbor University standout Megan Copeland of Barry.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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