NCAA Men’s Tennis Regional Preview & Championship Central

NCAA Men’s Tennis Regional Preview & Championship Central

NCAA INTERACTIVE BRACKET

AMHERST, Mass. – The fourth-ranked Amherst College men's tennis team has earned an at-large bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship and will act as the regional host for the First, Second and Third Rounds this weekend, May 10-12 at the Amherst Tennis Courts.

The Mammoths, owning a 16-4 overall record, captured a First Round bye and are set to battle the winner of the match between Nichols and Wilkes on May 11th.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (With Rain Plan)

First Round – May 10 (Matches Will be Played Simultaneously Outdoors at 12:00 PM)

Match 1 –  Stevens (14-9) def. UMass Boston (13-5), 5-0 | Box Score

Match 2 – Wilkes (14-6) def. Nichols (15-6), 5-4 | Box Score

Second Round – May 11 (Matches Will be Played Simultaneously Outdoors at 12:00 PM)
Match 3 – Mary Washington (22-4) def. Stevens (15-9), 5-1 | Box Score
Match 4 – Amherst (16-4) def. Wilkes (15-6), 5-0 | Box Score

Regional Final - May 12 (Match Will be Played Outdoors at 12:00 AM)
Match 5 - Amherst (17-4) def. Mary Washington (23-4), 5-1 | Box Score

 

LIVE STATS

Live stats will be available for all five matches of the tournament. Each match will have a unique page link, which is listed below. 

Match 1: UMass Boston vs Stevens

Match 2: Nichols vs Wilkes

Match 3: Mary Washington vs Stevens 

Match 4: Amherst vs Wilkes

Match 5: Mary Washington vs Amherst

 

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PROGRAM 

The NCAA championship program is available in digital format and can be accessed and downloaded free of charge at the following link:

https://www.ncaa.com/DIIIMensTennis 

 

PARKING & DIRECTIONS 

Amherst Tennis Courts are located on the campus of Amherst College next to Hitchcock Soccer Field. Follow East Road around campus and parking is available either on the road before reaching the tennis center or in the lot on the opposite side of the entrance to the courts. 

Bay Road Tennis Center is located at 893 West Street, Amherst. You will enter the campus of Hampshire College, then follow the road around to the left until you get to the Tennis Center. Parking is available on the right side of the road before you get to the tennis center. 

Ludlow Tennis Center is located at 40 Carmelinas Circle in Ludlow, Mass. Ample parking is available at the club.

  

THE 2019 AMHERST COLLEGE MAMMOTHS

(16-4 overall, NR: 4th) – 
Schedule/ Roster/ Stats

Amherst returns to the national postseason tournament for the 20th season, and receives a First Round bye for the 13th consecutive trip. Appearing in 19 previous NCAA Championships, the Mammoths are 37-17 all-time, including national championships in 2011 and 2014.

With a 7-1 record against NESCAC opponents, Amherst captured the #1 seed in the NESCAC tournament and defeated Bowdoin 5-2 in the semifinals before falling to Middlebury 5-1 in the championship game.

Amherst defeated Bowdoin, the defending NESCAC champions, twice this season, including a shocking comeback from a 4-0 deficit on April 14th when they beat the Polar Bears for the first time since 2015. The Mammoths also collected their first victory over Middlebury since 2015, defeating the defending national champions 6-3 on Senior Day.

The season's signature win may be a 5-4 victory over Claremont Mudd-Scripps on March 22nd, which has held up as the only team to defeat the 29-1 Stags, the #1 team in the country and the top overall seed in this year's tournament.

Singles Leaders

Record

Harris Foulkes

13-5

William Turchetta

11-2

Jayson Fung

11-4

TEAM

77-36 (.681)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

Bessette/Foulkes

9-1

Wei/Fung

7-3

TEAM

36-24 (.600)

 


SCOUTING MARY WASHINGTON

(22-4 overall, NR: 15 ) – Schedule / Roster / Stats

The Eagles enter the NCAA tournament on a seven-matched winning streak, including a 5-0 victory over Christopher Newport to capture the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) championship. It is their 24th CAC championship in program history and the 19th in the last 20 years. Once again, Mary Washington will receive a bye into the NCAA Second Round. Last season, they fell to host Kenyon 5-3 at the same point in the tournament.

 

Singles Leaders

Record

Cole Tecce

21-6

Derek Hagino

20-5

Patrick Hughes

19-8

TEAM

140-59 (.704)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

Byrd/Hagino

19-5

Fleming/Hughes

19-2

TEAM

73-22 (.768)


SCOUTING NICHOLS

(15-6 overall) – 
Schedule/ Roster/ Stats

After winning their eighth consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship, the Bison return to the NCAA tournament as an Automatic Qualifier. The Bison knocked off Western New England 5-0 to win their seventh match in a row after posting a perfect 7-0 CCC regular season schedule. Last year, Nichols and Amherst were both part of the Williamstown Regional, and the Mammoths defeated the Bison 5-0 in the Second Round.

 

Singles Leaders

Record

Peter Coletti

17-3

Sebastian Penaloza

17-3

Blake Norton

14-6

TEAM

107-47 (.695)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

Coletti/Markowski

20-7

Barbosa/Howard

19-6

TEAM

74-35 (.679)


SCOUTING STEVENS

(14-9 overall, NR: 32nd) – 
Schedule/ Roster/ Stats

The Automatic Qualifiers from the Empire 8 Conference, Stevens won their 10th consecutive E8 title and their 8th straight match this year, taking out No. 1 Houghton in the championship game. The Ducks started the year 1-6 before turning the tables and now have not lost a match since April 13th.  Last year, Stevens defeated Salem State 5-0 before falling to RPI by the same score in the NCAA Second Round.

 

Singles Leaders

Record

Marc Feliu Gomez

16-8

Mark Kanevsky

13-8

Bryan Szayna

11-11

TEAM

89-67 (.571)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

Feliu Gomez/Szayna

25-3

Kanevsky/Krishnan

5-3

TEAM

58-30 (.659)

 

 


SCOUTING WILKES

(14-6 overall) – 
Schedule/ Roster/ Stats


The Colonels secured their 12th straight Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom championship and automatic bid with a 5-1 victory over Manhattanville. After ten straight First Round appearances, Wilkes has now advanced to the Second Round in each of the last two years, including a 5-3 win over Colby-Sawyer last year and a 5-0 win over Messiah at Amherst in 2017.

 

Singles Leaders

Record

Courtney Murphy

19-5

Chris Maderitz

16-10

Larry Scartz

12-9

TEAM

91-77 (.542)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

MacDonald/Murphy

17-7

Maderitz/White

13-6

TEAM

76-45 (.628)

 


SCOUTING UMASS BOSTON

(13-5 overall) – 
Schedule/ Roster/ Stats

UMass Boston earned the number one seed in the Little East Conference (LEC) and then swept their way to the championship with 5-0 wins over Umass Dartmouth and Salem State. It is the fourth overall LEC tournament title for the Beacons, and the third in the last seven seasons, with their last title coming in 2017.  This year's Beacons team is one victory behind the 2013 team for the most wins in a single season in program history.

 

Singles Leaders

Record

Nandish Shah

12-2

Onkgopotse Mokola

11-3

Alexander Comerchero

10-4

TEAM

71-29 (.710)

 

 

Doubles Leaders

Record

Platteel/Platteel

14-1

Beltran/Shah

8-1

TEAM

41-13 (.759)