Courtesy of Chestnut Hill College Athletics
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (May 11, 2019) -- After losing number two doubles by a 6-2 spread, #4 Chestnut Hill College rattled off five straight wins to secure the doubles point and three straight singles points for a 4-0 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II East Regional Championship Tournament victory over #5 Bentley University. With the win, the Griffins advance to face #1 Concordia College (NY) in a 12:00 p.m. national-qualifier as the winner receives an invitation to the NCAA DII Men's Tennis Championship Tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Bentley University (15-9) got a leg up with their 6-2 win at number two doubles, but the advantage was short lived as Chestnut Hill College (18-6) battled back for the team point with consecutive wins at number one and number three doubles. Freshman Tom Pitchley (London, England) and junior Erik Jorsal (Mudgeeraba, Australia) leveled the playing field with their 6-4 win at number one singles, before freshman Kai Adler (Leer, Germany) and sophomore Jesus Darias (Bolivar, Venezuela) emerged victorious from a 7-6 (9-7) battle at number three doubles.
With momentum in hand, The Scarlet and Gold concluded the match with individual wins at number one (6-0, 6-4), number three (6-4, 6-1), and number five singles (6-0, 6-4). Those points were scored respectively by Pitchley, junior Antoine Gautier(Bordeaux, France), and Adler.
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, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.