Five from Haverford earn all-conference nods in men's tennis
LANCASTER, Pa. – Haverford College's men's tennis team earned five spots on the 2013 All-Centennial Conference team as well as rookie of the year honors for freshman Luis Acaba.
Senior Kevin Caulfield was voted first-team singles for the fourth consecutive season and teamed with senior Danny Himelstein to earn first-team honors in doubles for the third straight spring. The tandem was tabbed for second-team honors in their freshmen campaign.
Caulfield has played at No. 1 singles and doubles for the Fords since his opening match at Haverford and completed his senior season with a 15-5 overall mark and 6-2 conference record in singles. A three-time member of the Centennial's academic honor roll and the 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Tennis Performer of the Year, Caulfield finishes his time at Haverford with 56 singles wins which is tied for third-most in program history.
Himelstein teamed with Caulfield midway through their freshman season in 2010 and the pair concluded their pairing by putting together a senior campaign that included a 7-0 conference mark and 13-5 overall record at 1-doubles. The teammates closed out the regular season as the fourth-ranked doubles team in the Southeast Region. Himelstein earned his first conference honor roll mention this spring.
Rookie of the year Acaba stepped into the No. 2 spot in the singles ladder and played the occasional match at 1-singles for the Fords, compiling records of 10-6 overall and 5-2 within the Centennial. He teamed with three different doubles partners throughout the year for a 13-5 record but played the majority doubles action with Sloan Millman as the pair posted a 7-1 mark in conference play.
Cebul and Romei, both two-time Centennial honor roll selectees, teamed together to earn their first all-conference honors this spring by posting a 9-7 mark overall and 5-2 mark within conference matches. Playing almost exclusively at No. 2 doubles the two Matts were 6-6 but also won both of their two matches playing in the top-flight doubles spot.
The all-conference performers helped lead Haverford, seventh in the regional rankings, into the semifinal round of the Centennial postseason tournament for the third consecutive season.