NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 19, 2017) -- The field is set for the 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Tennis Championship, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pa. The four teams comprising the field are Chestnut Hill, Post University, University of the Sciences and Philadelphia University.
The tournament gets started with the two semifinal matches on Saturday, beginning with the top-seeded Griffins facing fourth-seeded PhilaU at 10 a.m. The day's second semifinal will feature second-seeded Post taking on the third-seeded Devils at 1 p.m. Saturday's two winners will advance to the championship final, which will be held Sunday at 12 p.m. on the Chestnut Hill campus. The winner on Sunday will not only capture the CACC Championship, but also lock up the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament, which will be held the following week at a site to be determined. Prior to this weekend's competition, the CACC will host a Championship Banquet for the four participating teams and all-conference award winners on Friday night on the CHC campus.
Chestnut Hill enters this weekend's championship as the No. 1 seed following its perfect 5-0 record in league play to capture the CACC regular season championship. The Griffins officially locked up the regular season title following their 7-2 win over USciences on Tuesday.
Post went 4-1 in league play during the season to finish in second place, while USciences posted a 3-2 record in third place. Philadelphia went 2-3 to finish fourth.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.