NYIT Men’s Tennis Earns Program’s First NCAA Berth

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 The NYIT tennis program is no stranger to making waves in the East Region this season. The latest for the second-year men’s tennis team is earning the No. 6 seed in the 2012 NCAA East Regional.

The Bears will face a familiar foe in the third-seeded Firebirds of University of D.C. at host-Southern New Hampshire on Monday, April 30. First serve is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. The winner of the match will take on the winner of the Southern New Hampshire/Queens match on Tuesday, May 1 at 10 a.m.

“I am extremely proud of our guys for earning a spot in the regionals,:” said first-year head coach Chris Frusci. “This is what it’s all about. This is why you compete at this level. I believe we deserved this opportunity and now we get to showcase our talent and hardwork against a very good UDC team. I believe in our team and so do the guys. We will be sure to give our best fight.”

NYIT went 11-11 on the season and 2-2 in East Coast Conference play is led by ECC Rookie of the Year Pedro Peixoto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), who has had an impressive rookie campaign for the Bears. He currently holds a 17-10 record in singles play, most of which came at the No. 2 spot, and a 14-10 mark in doubles. Peixoto also was the ITA East Regional Men’s B Draw runner-up. 
 
UDC and NYIT have met three times this season, once in the fall and twice during the traditional spring season, including a semifinal match in the ECC Tournament. All three matches were played in Washington, D.C., and the Firebirds were victorious each time. 
 
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