May 5, 2011

Men's tennis All-Landmark Conference Teams announced

WASHINGTON – Three CUA student-athletes were named to the 2011 All-Landmark Conference men’s tennis teams, announced on Thursday.  Seniors Bernardo Nogales and Joe Gribbin received first and second team singles honors, respectively, while Nogales and Jean Paul Roman earned second team doubles distinction.

Nogales won eight matches at first singles for CUA this past season, including four within the Landmark Conference.  He earned wins over opponents from Hood, McDaniel, St. Mary’s, Merchant Marine Academy, Shenandoah, Goucher, Juniata and Susquehanna.

Nogales teamed with Roman to earn 10 wins in doubles for the Cardinals.  They were one of three doubles teams to register at least ten victories for CUA in 2010-11.  Nogales and Roman defeated five conference opponents and went 7-3 in their final 10 matches.  In singles play Roman went 7-2 overall, including a perfect 3-0 record against conference foes.

Gribbin had a terrific senior season for CUA, going an impressive 16-1, including 16 straight victories to close out the season.  Gribbin’s lone loss of the entire academic year came back in September vs. Division I Loyola (Md.) and from there he went unbeaten.  Gribbin was a perfect 6-0 in conference play and won 15 of his 16 singles matches at the sixth flight.  Gribbin also picked up two wins in doubles.

CUA put together a great 2010-11 season, going 14-6 overall and 5-2 within the Landmark Conference.  The Cardinals earned a spot in the conference tournament for the third time in the last four seasons.

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