No. 15 Men’s Tennis Returns to the NCAA Tournament: Lions to Face Rollins on Sunday

No. 15 Men’s Tennis Returns to the NCAA Tournament: Lions to Face Rollins on Sunday

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Saint Leo University men's tennis will make a return trip to the NCAA Tournament as the Lions will travel to Miami Shores for a semifinal-round rematch with sixth-ranked Rollins.  The Lions and Tars will square off at the Buccaneer Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The Sunday contest against the Tars will get underway exactly one week after wrapping up a thrilling Sunshine State Conference third-place showdown claimed by the Tars 5-4.  The match, spanning two days as a result of rain, saw Saint Leo (15-6) turn a 3-0 Rollins advantage into a four-all match with just No. 3 singles up for grabs.  Rollins (13-8) squeaked out the win in that flight, squashing the comeback hopes.

The result of that match in the SSC Tournament, the NCAA awarded Rollins the No. 4 seed while the Lions became to No. 5 seed.

Barry University (23-0) will host that portion of the South Region Tournament as a result of its unblemished record in the regular season.  The second-ranked Buccaneers will face the winner of the No. 8 Stillman vs. No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville match on Saturday. 

The winner of the semifinal matches on Sunday will square off in the Championship Match on Monday at 10 a.m.

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Saturday, April 27

9:00 am                Buc Tennis Center           #8 Stillman vs. #9 Alabama-Huntsville

Sunday, April 28

11:30 am              Buc Tennis Center           #1 Barry vs. Match 1 winner

2:00 pm                Buc Tennis Center           #4 Rollins vs. #5 Saint Leo

Monday, April 29

10:00 am              Buc Tennis Center           Championship match