CACC MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAMS SET TO COMPETE AT NCAA REGIONALS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis East Region Tournanents are set to begin later this week and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) will be well represented in both. Two men's teams qualified along with a trio of women's programs.
On the men's side, Concordia College and Philadelphia University, who recently played in the CACC Championshp match, are on the same side of the bracket. The Clippers, who are 22-3 this season after winning the conference title, will face Adelphi (9-7) on Thursday, while Philadelphia (19-6) will meet Merrimack (13-5). If both the Clippers and Rams win, they will play on Friday for the right to advance to the regional championship. The men's tournament is being hosted by Queens College.
For the women, three CACC teams are on the same side of the bracket, with conference champ Concordia (15-1) and Holy Family University (13-7) set to meet in the first round on Thursday. Goldey-Beacom College (13-4) is also in their bracket and will play host Stonehill College in the opening round.
The 16 preliminary-round tournaments will be conducted May 6-7,
7-8 or 6-8 with the winner of each preliminary-round tournament
advancing to the finals in Altamonte Springs, Florida, hosted by
the Central Florida Sports Commission and Rollins College, May
The championships consist of a 16-team single elimination tournament. Each of the following eight regions will conduct two preliminary-round tournaments: Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West. The selection of teams for the championships is based on prescribed criteria listed in the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Championships Handbook and approved by the NCAA Division II Championships Committee.
For information pertaining to teams, dates and sites, please visit the NCAA Web site www.NCAA.com for regional brackets.