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Men’s Tennis Draws No. 14 Duke in NCAA Tournament
David Jackson was named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament.
-The America East champion UMBC men’s tennis team (15-5) will face 14th-seeded Duke (15-9) on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Ambler Tennis Stadium in
“I’m very excited for the players,” 18th-year head coach Keith Puryear said. “This is the culmination of a year of hard work. To go to the NCAA’s and play one of the top 16 teams in the country is very exciting.”
The top seed in the America East Tournament, the Retrievers captured their first-ever America East title on Sunday by virtue of a 4-1 win over No. 3 Stony Brook and garnered the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.
The Retrievers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003, their last year as members of the Northeast Conference. That year, UMBC won its fourth consecutive NEC title.
Ranked 15th in the most recent Fila/ITA poll, Duke fell in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to
If the Retrievers defeat Duke on Saturday, they will face the winner of the first-round match between
The NCAA announced the field of 64 teams on Tuesday, May 1, on ESPNews. The top 16 teams are seeded and will host first- and second-round competition. The winner of each site advances to the NCAA Championships at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in
The tournament is single elimination with regulation dual matches with three eight-game pro-set doubles played for one team point, followed by six singles matches, each valued at one team point, played best of three sets.