Men's Tennis Hosts RIC in LEC Playoff Opener Tuesday

Men's Tennis Hosts RIC in LEC Playoff Opener Tuesday

April 27, 2009

BOSTON, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's tennis team will begin their pursuit of the 2009 Little East Conference championship when they begin playoff action Tuesday. The Corsairs will host Rhode Island College at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex at 3:30 p.m.

The Corsairs are seeded second in the LEC Tournament. They defeated RIC, 8-1, in a regular season match last Friday. UMass Dartmouth finished the season 9-1 overall and 5-1 in LEC play with their only loss coming at the hands of Salem State, 5-4, at Salem April 7th. RIC finished 2-12 overall and 0-6 in LEC action.

"Anything can happen in a tournament," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "We don't want to look to far ahead, but we're really hoping to get a rematch with Salem State. We have two tough opponents top play first in Rhode Island College and either Bridgewater or UMass Boston."

The winner of Tuesday's match will advance to the semi-finals at top-seeded Salem State this weekend.