Spangler tabbed CAC Co-Rookie of the Year as six Sea Gulls earn All-CAC honors

Spangler tabbed CAC Co-Rookie of the Year as six Sea Gulls earn All-CAC honors

YORK, Pa. - The Capital Athletic Conference announced its 2013 All-CAC Men's Tennis Team Thursday and Salisbury University placed six players on the squad. Freshman Eric Spangler was named CAC Co-Rookie of the Year for his impressive play during his first campaign in maroon and gold.

Spangler was also named first team at No. 1 doubles with sophomore Daniel Albers, as the pair earned a 17-5 record on the season. He also finished the season at No. 2 singles with a 14-7 record and went undefeated in his last six matches. For his effort, Spangler was also named to the second team at No. 2 singles.

Four other Sea Gulls joined Spangler and Albers on the team as junior Demetri Vrahnos, senior Adam Goldberger, junior Shane Gunther, and sophomore Nick Mancuso were also honored for their achievements this season.

Vrahnos went 16-6 in singles action, playing all but two matches at the No. 3 singles flight. In doubles, he and Goldberger combined to post a 10-win season at No. 2 doubles and a 2-2 mark in the CAC. Goldberger was honored as a second-team member for doubles last season. For Vrahnos, the second-team accolades in both singles and doubles are the first for his Sea Gull career.

Goldberger also earned second-team honors for his work at No. 4 singles. He went 12-10 overall, including a 4-2 record against CAC opponents. This is his second career honor for singles play, as he notched second-team recognition in 2012.

Gunther and Mancuso teamed at No. 3 doubles to post a 12-6 together, including a 3-0 record in the CAC and earned second-team honors for their performance. Mancuso also earned second-team recognition in 2012.

In singles, Gunther, at No. 5, posted a 7-8 record and an even 10-10 mark overall. In the CAC, he also finished an even 2-2. These marks were strong enough to earn Gunther second-team honors for the first time in his Salisbury career.

Mancuso earned second-team CAC honors at No. 6 singles for the second time in his two seasons as a Sea Gull. He earned a 9-5 overall record, going 4-2 at No. 5 and 3-3 at No. 6.

The Sea Gulls finished the 2013 season with a 14-10 record and was second behind the University of Mary Washington in the conference.

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