Hounds Earn Berth in NE-10 Championship

Easton, Mass. (April 20) -- The Assumption College men's tennis team has earned the No. 6 seed in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Men's Tennis Championship. The Hounds begin play on Tuesday, April 22nd as the team travels to No. 3 seeded Bentley for 2 p.m. first-round match.

Earlier this season, the Hounds dropped a 5-4 road final to the Falcons on March 19 as Assumption took a 2-1 edge in doubles play. Bentley came away with the win after taking four singles matches, with Assumption winning in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Among the Assumption players who were victorious is five-time Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week Marco Leung (Macao/The International School of Macao), who took a 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory in the No. 3 spot. Leung enters the Northeast-10 Tournament on a 12-match winning streak in singles, between playing in the No. 2 and No. 3 spot in the lineup.

Overall, Assumption finished the regular season at 9-7 overall and 5-5 in Northeast-10 play. The Hounds finished 5-1 at home and won four of their last five matches overall to clinch the program's first Northeast-10 Tournament spot since the 2009 season.

2014 Northeast-10 Men's Tennis Championship Seeds
1. Merrimack
2. Southern New Hampshire
3. Bentley
4. Adelphi
5. Stonehill
6. Assumption

First Round – Tuesday, April 22 – 2 p.m.
No. 6 Assumption at No. 3 Bentley
No. 5 Stonehill at No. 4 Adelphi

Semifinals – Thursday, April 24 – 2 p.m.
No. 1 Merrimack vs. No. 4 Adelphi/No. 5 Stonehill
No. 2 Southern New Hampshire vs. No. 3 Bentley/No. 6 Assumption

Championship – Saturday, April 26 – 1 p.m.
Semifinal Winners

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