MENS TENNIS: Greyhounds Receive SEVENTH straight N.C.A.A. BerthApril 26, 2006
Assumption College Gets Seventh N.C.A.A. Regional Bid;
Play Mercy, NY in first round of East Regional!
WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Assumption College men's tennis team has received, as expected, its seventh straight N.C.A.A. Division II regional tournament berth.
Assumption won its eighth straight Northeast-10 Conference post-season title Saturday beating rival Bentley College, 5-0, in the title match. The team won its eighth straight regular-season title with an 11-0 record . . . their eighth straight undefeated season in conference play.
The Greyhounds, now 17-3 overall, are scheduled to play Mercy, NY (10-3) in their first match Thursday at host Stonehill College (Easton, MA). In the other pairing, Northeast 10 Conference rival Stonehill College (15-5) plays Concordia (14-7).
In the 'other' East Regional at Kutztown, PA, Dowling, NY (6-4) plays the host, Kutztown (12-2) in the first round, while Northeast-10 Conference runner-up Bentley College (16-11) plays against Queens, NY (19-3).
The tournament is scheduled for Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6. Exact dates and times are slated to be announced Thursday morning.
The Greyhounds, who have won 62 consecutive matches on their home courts and 103 consecutive against Northeast-10 Conference competition, defeated Mercy, NY (5-1) in last year's N.C.A.A. regional. Their season ended the following day in a 5-2 loss to Kutztown, PA.
GREYHOUND MEN'S TENNIS N.C.A.A. HISTORY
2005: East Regional at Kutztown, PA University
Mercy, NY Won 5-1
at Kutztown, PA Lost, 2-5
2004: East Regional at Kutztown, PA University
Queens, NY Won, 5-2
at Kutztown, PA Lost, 0-5
2003: East Regional at Kutztown, PA University
Adelphi, NY Won, 5-0
at Kutztown, PA Lost, 4-5
2002: East Regional at Assumption College
Dowling, NY Won, 5-0
Bloomsburg, PA Won, 5-4
Nationals at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
B.Y.U.-Hawaii Lost, 0-5
2001: East Regional at Bloomsburg, PA
Belmont Abbey, NC Lost, 2-5
2000: East Regional at Anderson, SC
Erskine, SC Lost, 1-5
The Greyhounds have set their flights as follows:
No. 1 . . . Michael GOLDMAN (Sr., Worcester, MA/Doherty), 14-3 record
No. 2 . . . Antonio RECALDI (So., C. del Este, Paraguay/S.I. Labrador), 11-2 record
No. 3 . . . Matt STOPP (Jr., Altoona, PA/Altoona), 13-3 record
No. 4 . . . Jared DORFMAN (Fr., Providence, RI/LaSalle), 14-3 record
No. 5 . . . Dave MARSHALL (Jr., Newington, CT/Kingswood-Oxford), 2-0 record
No. 6 . . . Rich LIEBERMAN (So., East Haddam, CT/Nathan Hale Ray), 13-2 record
No. 1 . . . GOLDMAN and DORFMAN, 14-3 record
No. 2 . . . STOPP and RECALDE, 11-0 record
No. 3 . . . MARSHALL and LIEBERMAN, 3-0 record
N.C.A.A. NATIONAL TOURNAMENT: scheduled for Wednesday Saturday, May 10-13 in Kansas City, MO