WESTON, Mass. – Top-seeded Regis College advanced to its third straight New England Collegiate Conference Championship match with a 9-0 sweep of Lesley University in an NECC Men's Tennis Semifinal match on Saturday morning.
The Pride (16-6) will take on No. 3 Becker College on Sunday afternoon in the NECC Championship at 12:00 p.m. at Regis. The Hawks (7-5) defeated No. 2 Mitchell College, 6-3, in the other NECC Semifinal. Lesley wraps up its season at 3-12 overall.
Regis jumped out to an early 3-0 lead as all three doubles matches were decided by matching scores of 8-0. Michael Beluch (Lynn, Mass.) and Chris Harrow (North Reading, Mass.) defeated Niko Marcolini (Newbury, Mass.) and Billy Baker (Sacramento, Calif.) at No. 1 doubles, while Nathan Cohen (Randolph, Mass.) and Matt Quattrociocchi (Germantown, Md.) beat Jordan Santos (Middlebury, Conn.) and Walker Panek (Carlsbad, Calif.) at No. 2 doubles.
The Pride kept up the momentum as the match moved to singles play with five of the six singles matches being decided by scores of 6-0, 6-0. Beluch defeated Marcolini at No. 1 singles, with Harrow beating Baker at No. 2. Quattrociocchi, Jarid Polley (North Reading, Mass.) and Austin Nace (Sarasota, Fla.) added wins at No. 4, 5, and 6 singles, resepectively.
Nathan Cohen rounded out play with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles over Santos.
Release courtesy Regis College Sports Information