Stroup, Concannon & Dughi Selected to UAA All-Association Men’s Tennis Team

Stroup, Concannon & Dughi Selected to UAA All-Association Men’s Tennis Team

Case Western Reserve University sophomore Rob Stroup was named to the All-University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Second Team for his play at third singles, while freshman sixth singles player Sam Concannon and senior fifth singles player Josh Dughi were each selected as honorable mentions.

This was the first career All-UAA honor for each of the three players.  Prior to this season, the conference awarded its All-Association honors based on play specifically at the UAA Tournament.  However, starting in 2017, separate All-Tournament and All-Conference teams were created, with players named to the latter earning the honor based on their play throughout the year.

Stroup finished the year with an 18-10 overall singles record, including marks of 15-5 in dual matches and 11-3 as the squad's third singles player.  He went 2-1 at the 2017 UAA Championships in April, and picked up wins in eight of his last nine singles contests.  Stroup ended his sophomore season with a career singles record of 34-27.

Concannon led the team in singles wins during his first season on the squad, going 24-7 overall, including an 18-5 ledger in dual matches.  Playing at all six singles positions during the season, he saw the majority of the time at sixth singles, where he went 7-1, while also notching a 5-1 mark at fifth singles.  His 24 wins during the season marked the sixth-most in a single campaign by a CWRU player, and the second-highest ever by a Spartan freshman.  Concannon went 2-1 at the UAA Championships, and won 11 of his final 12 singles matches in 2017.

Dughi finished his season with an 18-6 overall singles record, including a 14-3 ledger in the spring and a perfect 8-0 mark at no. 5 singles.  He won his final 12 matches during the year, with a 3-0 mark as the team's fifth singles player at the UAA Championships in April.  Dughi, a four-year player, ended his CWRU career with an overall record of 66-26 in singles play, the fourth-most victories in program history and the fourth-highest winning percentage (.717).

The Spartans, ranked 15th in Division III, finished the 2016-17 campaign with an overall record of 22-6, matching the program record for victories in a season.