April 18, 2013

Men’s Tennis Looks for Fifth NEC Title This Weekend

SOMERSET, N.J. – The Quinnipiac University men's tennis team will attempt to conquer its quest of a fifth NEC Tournament Championship this weekend, as the Bobcats open play on Friday, April 19 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J. The Bobcats earned the third seed of the 10-team field and drew a quarterfinal match-up against No. 6 Monmouth.

The Tournament
The Bryant Bulldogs have earned the top seed in the 2013 Northeast Conference (NEC) Men's Tennis Championship, set to commence on Thursday, April 18 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ. The tournament will be contested over four days in a single elimination format.

Under the direction of Ron Gendron, Bryant enters their first NEC postseason as the top seed and tourney favorite. The Bulldogs finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in league play, including wins over defending champion Fairleigh Dickinson, Quinnipiac and Mount St. Mary's, the teams seeded second, third and fourth in the field, respectively.

Men's Seeds
1. Bryant
2. Fairleigh Dickinson
3. Quinnipiac
4. Mount St. Mary's
5. Robert Morris
6. Monmouth
7. Sacred Heart
8. Saint Francis U
9. St. Francis Brooklyn
10. Wagner

Feed-in matches begin on Thursday at 11:00 am. Quarterfinal play takes place on Friday, followed by the semifinals on Saturday and the men's and women's title matches on Sunday. Admission is free to the event.

QU's Line-Up (Record in Conference)
#1 – Sebastian Barbero: (3-3 Singles / 3-2 Doubles)
#2 – Fahoum Fahoum: (2-3 Singles / 3-2 Doubles)
#3 – Eric Ambrosio: (5-1 Singles / 5-1 Doubles)
#4 – Luke Roser: 3-2 Singles / 3-3 Doubles)
#5 – Garrett Lane: (5-0 Singles / 3-2 Doubles)
#6 – Alex Lazerowich: (3-1 Singles / 1-2 Doubles)
#7 – Chris Nelson: (0-0 Singles / 4-0 Doubles)

2013 Northeast Conference Tennis Championships
at Mercer County Tennis Center
West Windsor, NJ


Thursday, April 18

Men's Feed-In Matches - Not before 1:30 pm
#7 Sacred Heart vs. #10 Wagner
#8 Saint Francis U vs. #9 St. Francis Brooklyn

Friday, April 19

Men's Quarterfinals
#1 Bryant vs. #8 SFU/#9 SFC
#2 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. #7 SHU/#10 WC
#3 Quinnipiac vs. #6 Monmouth
#4 Mount St. Mary's vs. #5 Robert Morris

Saturday, April 20

Men's Semifinal Matches - Not before 11:30 am

Sunday, April 21

Men's Championship Match (to follow men)