Penmen and Warriors to Meet on Saturday in NE10 Championship.
#1 SNHU 4, #4 Le Moyne 2 - Box Score
Graduate student Miguel Marreiros won both of his matches, including the clincher at No. 5 singles, as the top-seeded Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team recorded a 4-2 win against fourth-seeded Le Moyne College on Thursday afternoon and advanced to the Northeast 10 Championship for the fourth consecutive year.
- Marreiros outlasted Christian Erickson, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 5 to win the match for the Penmen. He also teamed with freshman Fernando Torres for a 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles against Tyler Underwood and Gerardo Wibmer.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After Marreiros and Torres won at No. 2 doubles, grad students Tiago Fernandes and Ricardo Marreiros posted a 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles against Andres Hernandez and Xavier Graells to clinch the point.
- Le Moyne took the victory at No. 1 singles to tie the match, before junior Bas van Biezen defeated Graells, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 4 singles.
- Freshman Emmanuel Vacalares rallied against Hernandez for a 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2 triumph at No. 3 to make it 3-1.
- The Dolphins made it 3-2 with a No. 2 singles victory, but Miguel Marreiros secured the victory when he won his tiebreaker.
#3 Merrimack 4, #2 Bentley 0 - Box Score
ANDOVER, Mass. – Playing indoors at the Spark Tennis Club in Andover, Mass., the third-seeded Merrimack men's tennis program posted its second shutout in as many postseason matches as the Warriors topped second-seeded Bentley University, 4-0, in the Northeast 10 Conference Semifinals on Thursday. The victory enabled Merrimack to reach its third consecutive NE10 Championship match and ninth in school history. The Warriors are set to face No. 50 and top-seeded Southern New Hampshire in the finals for the third consecutive season this Saturday.
Junior Denis Davydov clinched the match for the Warriors, dominating his first set (6-1) at No. 1 singles before a 7-5 victory in the second set. Merrimack won the doubles point before earning two-set wins at fourth, second and first singles to secure its 17th victory of the season, the second most in a single year in program history.
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 4, #2 Bentley 0
Match 4: #1 Southern New Hampshire 4, #4 Le Moyne 2
Saturday, May 4th
Championship at SNHU
Match 5: #3 Merrimack vs. #1 SNHU - 12 p.m. at SNHU
-Information for recap provided by SNHU and Merrimack athletic communications staffs-
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