CUA places four student-athletes on All-Conference Teams

CUA places four student-athletes on All-Conference Teams

WASHINGTON – Jean Paul Roman, Brian Bradley, Cassian Utrie and Jason Quisberth were named to the 2012 All-Landmark Conference Teams on Friday.  Roman earned first team singles honors, while Bradley and Utrie were named first team doubles selections and Quisberth and Bradley received second team doubles recognition.

Roman had a strong senior season for the Cardinals, compiling a 13-3 mark in singles action, which included a 6-1 ledger vs. Landmark Conference opponents.  He went 10-3 at the second flight, 3-0 at the fifth flight and finished the year having won seven of his final ten matches.

Roman won singles matches vs. conference opponents Susquehanna, Moravian, Merchant Marine Academy, Scranton, Goucher, and Juniata.  This marks the second straight year in which Roman earned All-Conference laurels, after being named to the doubles second team in 2011.

Bradley finished the season with a 10-6 mark in doubles action, including 5-2 vs. conference opponents.  He won nine of his ten matches at the third doubles flight, and also added 12 wins in singles play.

Utrie went 13-4 in doubles competition, with all 13 wins coming at the first flight.  The sophomore went 5-2 within the conference and finished the year with nine wins at the first singles flight.

Quisberth compiled a 10-5 record in doubles play, with five of his wins coming vs. conference foes.  Quisberth earned nine of his ten wins at the third doubles flight, and also won 11 matches during singles play.

With CUA's trio of All-Conference doubles performers leading the way, the Cardinals registered an impressive 31-18 mark (.633 win percentage) in doubles matches in 2012.  Roman, Bradley, Utrie and Quisberth each won at least 10 doubles matches and nine singles matches this season.

The four All-Conference selections are the most CUA has had since the formation of the Landmark Conference prior to the 2007-08 academic year.

CUA finished the year with an impressive 13-4 mark, which included eight straight wins to begin the season.  One of the Cardinals' four losses came to Division I foe Loyola (Md.), while the other three were against Scranton and Drew in the regular season, and Scranton in the conference tournament.  This marked the third straight season in which CUA qualified for the conference tournament.

The CUA men's and women's tennis teams dedicated their 2012 seasons to Kelsey Kramer, younger sister of men's player Kyle Kramer, who tragically passed away in a car accident in September of 2011.