UDC, NYIT, and Queens Tennis Teams Earn NCAA Berths

UDC, NYIT, and Queens Tennis Teams Earn NCAA Berths

Indianapolis, Ind. - Both the NYIT and Queens College men's and women's tennis teams and the University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team have earned spots in the upcoming NCAA Division II Tennis Championships.

On the men's side, NYIT received an automatic bid for winning their third straight ECC title with a 5-0 victory over Queens. The Bears, who are making their fourth straight NCAA appearance, earn the No. 2 seed in the East Region behind Concordia College. As the No. 2 seed, NYIT will host half of the East Region bracket at neighbor and fellow ECC member, LIU Post.

NYIT, ranked No. 18 nationally in the latest ITA poll, will play a familiar foe in conference rival, UDC. The Firebirds earned an at-large bid and No. 7 seed after compiling an 8-8 record during the regular season. The winner of the first round match will advance to take on the winner of No. 3 Merrimack and No. 6 Adelphi in the second round.

On the other half of the bracket is Queen's men's tennis team. The Knights, who are hosting at their on-campus courts, earned the No. 4 seed with a 13-5 record. They will face No. 5 seeded Chestnut Hill in the first round. The winner of that matchup advances to take on top seed and No. 7 nationally ranked, Concordia.

On the women's side, NYIT earned the No. 1 seed and like the men, will host at LIU Post as well. The Bears are in the field for the third straight season and receive a bye in the first round. They will take on the winner of the first round match between No. 4 Goldey Beacom and No. 5 Chestnut Hill. A win would send NYIT to their third straight appearance in the NCAA Round of 16.

Queens is on the other half of the East Region bracket after earning the No. 3 seed and hosting duties. The Knights have a first round date with No. 6 Stonehill. The winner of that match will advance to take on the No. 2 seed, Concordia in the second round.

To view the full NCAA men's brackets, click here.
To view the full NCAA women's brackets, click here.