#11 Bears Set to Host NCAA East Regional This Weekend

#11 Bears Set to Host NCAA East Regional This Weekend

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (April 30, 2014) - The No. 11 NYIT women's tennis team earned a top seed in the East Region of the 2014 NCAA Tournament it was announced last night by the association. The Bears receive a first round bye and will play the winner of Chestnut Hill and Merrimack on Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m.

NYIT went 23-5 on the season and earned an automatic qualification to the "big dance" when the Bears captured their second straight East Coast Conference championship. Their only loses of the year came in the month of March.

Last season, the Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. NYIT won its section of the Regional and made it as far as the Round of 16.

This is the first time NYIT will serve as host and the regional play will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. Admission is free to all and fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets as seating in minimal.


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