YORK, Pa. – The All-Capital Athletic Conference tennis teams were announced Tuesday afternoon and 12 Salisbury University student-athletes were honored, while Head Coach Randy Halfpap earned Men's Coach of the Year for the fourth time.
Sophomore Eric Spangler received lone honors on first team for singles play for Salisbury, claiming the No. 2 position. Spangler went 12-2 for the season, recording a victory in the No. 1 spot while totaling 11 wins at No. 2. The sophomore concluded his season on a six-match winning streak through singles competition.
Making their way onto second team for singles play were senior Shane Gunther and sophomore Shanon Gunther. Shane earned the honor in the No. 4 position finishing the year with a 10-7 record. The senior went undefeated in positions 1-3 this season, totaling six wins, while claiming the most in the No. 4 spot with four. Shanon claimed the No. 6 position on second team concluding his season with an overall record of 11-6 in singles play. The sophomore tallied two victories in the No. 2 and No. 4 spots each, while winning four in the No. 5 position and three at No. 6. The brothers also found their way onto second team for doubles play, earning the No. 2 position. The duo collected a 10-8 tally for the season, winning seven in the two spot and three at the No. 3 position.
Spangler earned doubles honors as well, claiming second-team accolades with junior Daniel Albers after going undefeated this season in the No. 1 position with a record of 17-0. In their impressive season, the pair notched two impressive victories against the top-ranked doubles team in the region.
Junior Demetri Vrahnos and sophomore Matthew McGaffney finish up the doubles selections, earning second-team honors at the No. 3 position. The duo went 7-6 this season, with five of the wins at the three spot.
Halfpap was honored with Coach of the Year, after leading the men to a 13-5 season, 4-2 in the conference. Since the team-tournament format change in 2006, the Owings, Md., native has led the men to the conference championship match each year. This is Halfpap's fourth time collecting the award, receiving it for the 2001, '04 and '08 seasons.
Salisbury saw six women earn All-CAC honors, as sophomore Natalie Savage and juniors Allison Lutz and Katie Youlios all claimed first-team accolades. Savage was placed on first team for singles play at the No. 1 position after going 13-6 this season in the top spot. The sophomore is not new to postseason accolades after claiming Rookie of the Year in her first season, as well as second team for singles and doubles play. Savage would continue the awards in doubles this year, claiming second-team honors with junior Roxanne Alban in the No. 1 position. The duo went 12-7 this season in the top position, adding a victory against a regionally-ranked opponent.
Alban also earned second team for her singles play this season, being awarded the No. 2 position after tallying a 9-7 overall record. The junior collected a victory in the No. 1 spot, while recording eight in the second position.
Lutz and Youlios earned first-team accolades for their impressive doubles play throughout the season, claiming the No. 2 position for the conference. The twosome went 11-4, just one win shy for the best on the team, behind Savage and Alban. The juniors concluded their season on a four-match winning streak. Lutz made her way onto the second team for singles play as well, claiming the four spot after recording 10 victories this year in the 2-4 positions.
Junior Sam Babo and freshman Claudia Lohn finished out the awards for the women claiming second-team honors in doubles play at the No. 3 position. The duo tallied nine wins this season, all in the three spot.
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