When and Where: May 2, 2019 – Goffstown, N.H. (YMCA Allard Center)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 4, Le Moyne College 2
Records: SNHU 15-3, Le Moyne 13-9
Graduate student Miguel Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) won both of his matches, including the clincher at No. 5 singles, as the 50th-ranked and top-seeded Southern New Hampshire University men's tennis team recorded a 4-2 win against fourth-seeded Le Moyne College on Thursday afternoon and advanced to the Northeast-10 Championship for the fourth consecutive year.
- Marreiros outlasted Christian Erickson, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 5 to win the match for the Penmen. He also teamed with freshman Fernando Torres (Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico) for a 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles against Tyler Underwood and Gerardo Wibmer.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After Marreiros and Torres won at No. 2 doubles, grad students Tiago Fernandes (Porto, Portugal) and Ricardo Marreiros (Portimao, Portugal) posted a 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles against Andres Hernandez and Xavier Graells to clinch the point.
- Le Moyne took the victory at No. 1 singles to tie the match, before junior Bas van Biezen (Sassenheim, The Netherlands) defeated Graells, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 4 singles.
- Freshman Emmanuel Vacalares (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines) rallied against Hernandez for a 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2 triumph at No. 3 to make it 3-1.
- The Dolphins made it 3-2 with a No. 2 singles victory, but Miguel Marreiros secured the victory when he won his tiebreaker.
- Southern New Hampshire, which has won 12 straight, advances to its fourth consecutive NE10 final, including its third-in-a-row against Merrimack College.
- The Penmen will go for their fourth straight NE10 title Saturday.
- SNHU extends its NE10 winning streak, including the postseason, to 45 dating back to Oct. 15, 2015.
- Fernandes had been 45-0 all-time against NE10 foes in singles action, including the postseason and ITA East Regional Championship tournaments, entering the day, before suffering a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Tom Jarry.
- The Penmen are ranked No. 2 in the region.
- The top-seeded Penmen will play host to third-seeded Merrimack in the NE10 Championship match on Saturday, May 4 (12 p.m.) at the Penmen Stadium Tennis Courts.
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