FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The fourth-seeded Salisbury University men's tennis team opens the 2022 Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) Tournament on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. against the fifth-seeded Pratt Cannoneers. The tournament will be held University of Mary Washington Tennis Center.
HOW WE GOT THERE
- Salisbury finished the regular season with a 7-11 overall record and 0-2 against C2C opponents in 2022.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
- Pratt was 6-5 in the 2022 season.
- The Cannoneers enter the tournament on a two-match win streak with wins over St. Elizabeth and the Webb Institute on April 28 and April 30 respectively.
THE 2022 SEA GULLS
- Salisbury ranks 13th in the Atlantic South Region.
- Freshman Gianluca Beaujon earned the C2C Rookie of the Year award after he collected a team-high 10 singles wins playing second and third singles. Beaujon along with senior Brad Pappalardo had a 10-6 record as a team.
- Christopher Catan and Russell Willenborg were 9-8 and 7-11 in singles matches respectively in 2022. Catan and Mitchell Desman were 9-5 as a team.
- Gavin Reagle won four singles matches in 2022 while Jhayden Pappas was 5-4 in singles for his freshman season.
WHAT'S ON THE LINE
- Friday's winner will take on the top-seed Mary Washington on Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. with a spot in Sunday's championship on the line.
- The winner of the C2C Championship will earn the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Salisbury University is a proud member of NCAA Division III with primary membership in the Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference, along with the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football and the Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Conference for men's and women's swimming. With over 500 student-athletes in 21 varsity sports, SU is recognized as one of the most competitive intercollegiate athletics programs regardless of division, and dedicated coaches and staff that foster excellence on-and-off the field. The Sea Gulls have celebrated 22 team national championships, 24 individual national champions, 186 conference championships and 41 Academic All-Americans.
To learn more about the tradition of excellence with Sea Gull Athletics, visit www.SUSeaGulls.com or on social media @SUSeaGulls.