Men's Tennis

Merrimack Men’s Tennis Selected to Ninth Straight NCAA Tournament

The Merrimack College men’s tennis team earned its ninth straight berth to the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday evening, receiving an at-large bid as the seventh seed out of the East Region.

Merrimack will travel to and play second-seeded NYIT to begin the tourney. The Bears got the better of the Warriors, 8-1, in the regular-season meeting between the two programs. The other contest in the pod pits No. 3 Chesnut Hill against No. 6 Adelphi, with the winners facing eachother in the second round.

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Merrimack finished the season with a 10-9 overall record, its 10th consecutive season with at least 10 wins, including a 9-1 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Navy and Gold are one of three NE-10 teams to make it to the tournament in the East Region, including fifth-seeded Southern New Hampshire and sixth-seeded Adelphi.

In addition to NYIT, the Warriors have played three of the other six teams to advance out of the region, taking on Queens (N.Y.) in non-conference play in addition to league games against the Penmen and the Panthers.

The other pod will be hosted by fourth-seeded Queens, who take on No. 5 Southern New Hampshire in the opening round. The winner will play top-seeded Concordia (N.Y.) in the second round.

Specific match times/dates to be announced as they become available.

NCAA East Region
1) Concordia (N.Y.) (12-4)
2) NYIT (17-3)
3) Chesnut Hill (14-7)
4) Queens (N.Y.) (12-7)
5) Southern New Hampshire (14-7)
6) Adelphi (11-7)
7) Merrimack (10-9)

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Mike McMahon has covered Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune since 2006 and he also has been a senior writer at College Hockey News since 2005.

You can follow Mike on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN and you can follow the site @TheMackReports.


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