SALISBURY, Md. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its all-conference honors for men's tennis on Monday and Salisbury University junior Alec Angradi was named the league's Player of the Year while Head Coach Randy Halfpap was named the league's Coach of the Year, with two other Sea Gulls also earning recognition.
Along with being named the league's top player, Angradi was named a first-team All-CAC singles performer, joined in that recognition by classmate Ian Siew. Siew also picked up first-team honors along with playing partner Colt Williamson for their doubles play.
Angradi is the seventh Sea Gull to be named the CAC Player of the Year and the first since Eric Spangler did so following the 2016 season. Angradi posted a 9-4 mark in singles play this year, all at the No. 1 spot in the order. He was a perfect 3-0 in CAC play, while winning the two matches he played against nationally-ranked opponents, and going 4-1 against regionally-ranked foes.
Halfpap earned Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time in his career, and the first time since the 2014 season. Salisbury posted a 17-6 record in the regular season – tying the highest win total for a Halfpap-led team – while going 6-1 in CAC play to earn the second seed in the conference tournament.
Siew, who played at the No. 2 singles spot for the majority of the year, was 11-3 in singles play, including a 3-0 mark in CAC play. He had one match against a nationally-ranked foe, winning that, while going 2-0 against regionally-ranked opponents. This selection marks the third in three years for Siew, who was picked to the second team in 2017 and the first team last year.
In doubles play, Williamson and Siew held the top spot in the lineup, earning a 9-5 record throughout the year. The pair was consistently ranked in the Atlantic South region and spent the year ranked No. 14 nationally.
While the team has completed its schedule, Angradi has qualified for the NCAA singles tournament, which will begin on May 24 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
To see the All-CAC teams in their entirety, click here.