MENS TENNIS: Greyhounds Receive SEVENTH straight N.C.A.A. Berth

April 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:

SINGLES FLIGHTS

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

DOUBLES FLIGHTS

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