PHILADELPHIA - Last season, Badr Ouabdelmoumen became the first Drexel freshman men's tennis player to earn All-CAA recognition. In his first event as a sophomore, Ouabdelmoumen made some more Drexel history when he became the first men's tennis player to win a Flight One main draw at the Saint Joseph's Invitational. He defeated two Delaware Blue Hens in the semifinals and finals to earn the title.
After reaching the semifinals on Sunday, Ouabdelmoumen faced Delaware's Adam Lawton, handling him with relative ease, 6-2, 6-4. In the finals, Ouabdelmoumen went up against one of the Colonial Athletic Association's best individual players, Troy Beneck. The Drexel sophomore dropped the first set 7-6, but rebounded strongly in the second to win, 6-1. In the tiebreaker, Ouabdelmoumen grinded out a very evenly-played, 10-8 decision to win the draw.
Ouabdelmoumen boasted wins over Lafayette and Bucknell players before taking down the pair of Blue Hens.
He was not the only Dragon to play well over the weekend. In doubles play, Jeganathan Srinivasan and Dan Hansen defeated teams of Army and Hofstra to reach the semifinals of Flight Two. There, they took down Devin Bostick and Axel Rebstein of Saint Joseph's 8-3. In the finals, Srinivasan and Hansen earned the championship by defeating Villanova's Ryan Peyton and Chris Seitz, 8-6.