FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Le Moyne and Merrimack Move On to NE10 Semifinals on Thursday.
#3 Merrimack 4, #6 Stonehill 0 - Box Score
MIDDLETON, Mass. – The Merrimack men's tennis team shutout Stonehill College for the second time this season, 4-0, on Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals, defeating the Skyhawks in an indoors match played at the Northeast Tennis Center in Middleton, Mass.
The third-seeded Warriors advanced to the conference semifinals for the 12th consecutive season and 12th time in program history, and will face Bentley University at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon in Waltham, Mass. The Warriors are fighting towards their third consecutive trip to the conference championship match, which would be the ninth trip to the league finals in school history.
- The three doubles flights as well as sixth singles kicked off postseason play on Tuesday. The Warriors' second doubles tandem of junior Alex Fedorov and freshman Jonathan Garcia started well for the hosts, picking up a 6-1 triumph. Third doubles finished next, with the rookie duo of freshman Alec Mackay Rodriguez and freshman Marshall Wood outlasting Stonehill's third pairing, 6-4, to get Merrimack the doubles point
- Freshman Andre Singer won four of the first five games he played in his opening set at No. 6 before winning his opener, 6-4. He then put an exclamation point on his victory with a loud fore-hand winner to clinch his second set, 6-3, and make it a 2-0 contest
- After needing a tiebreak to win his first set, junior Denis Davydov proceeded to win his second set by a two-game margin, 6-4, to move the Warriors within one point of victory. Fedorov promptly clinched the tilt, recovering from a second-set loss to win third singles in three, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, to send Merrimack on to the semifinals
4 Le Moyne 4, #5 Franklin Pierce 1 - Box Score
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Fourth-seeded Le Moyne earned a 4-1 victory over fifth-seeded Franklin Pierce on Tuesday afternoon, advancing to the NE10 Men's Tennis semifinals on Thursday at top-seeded Southern New Hampshire. The Dolphins won the double point before winning three of four singles matches to seal a First Round win.
Tom Jarry and Philip Blythe took No. 1 singles over Franklin Pierce's Roberto Chong and Patrick Nkrumah, while Andres Hernandez and Xavier Graells won No. 3 doubles to take the point for Le Moyne. Blythe went on to win No. 2 singles, while Graells won No. 4 singles and Sven Gopfrich won at No. 6. With the victory, the Dolphins advance to the NE10 semifinals for the second-straight season.
Tuesday, April 30th
Match 1: #3 Merrimack 4, #6 Stonehill 0
Match 2: #4 Le Moyne 4, #5 Franklin Pierce 1
Thursday, May 2nd
Match 3: #3 Merrimack at #2 Bentley, 2:00 pm *
Match 4: #4 Le Moyne at #1 Southern New Hampshire, 2:00 pm *
*Please note that 2pm is listed time for outdoor play; should matches be moved inside due to inclement weather, times may change.
Saturday, May 4th
Championship at Highest Remaining Seed
Match 5: Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner TBD at Higher Seed
-Information for release contributed by Merrimack athletic communications staff-
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