Mount St. Mary's Women's Tennis Meets Fairleigh Dickinson In Quarterfinals Of NEC Tournament On Thursday

Mount St. Mary's Women's Tennis Meets Fairleigh Dickinson In Quarterfinals Of NEC Tournament On Thursday

#7 MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-18, 1-3 NEC) vs. #2 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (12-8, 5-1 NEC)
Thursday, April 18, 10:00 AM
West Windsor, N.J. | Mercer County Tennis Center

NEC CHAMPIONSHIP HEADQUARTERS

NEC WOMEN'S BRACKET

2018 NEC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 18, 10:00 AM

#1 LIU Brooklyn vs. #8 St. Francis Brooklyn – 10:00 AM
#2 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. #7 Mount St. Mary's – 10:00 AM
#4 Sacred Heart vs. #5 Saint Francis PA – 10:00 AM
#3 Bryant vs. #6 Wagner – 12:30 PM

Friday, April 19
Semifinals

Saturday, April 20
Championship

MOUNT UPDATE
The Mount St. Mary's women's tennis team blanked Geneseo 7-0 on senior day Saturday afternoon. All of the Mountaineers tabbed singles and doubles flight wins on the day.

The Mount clinched the match win after they took the number two, three, and four flights of singles action and completed the clean sweep after they tabbed wins in the first, sixth, and fifth spots. Alexa Quintanilla added to her team leading singles win number and she finished the regular season with 16 singles flight wins. Taylor Cook ended her first career regular season second on the team with 10 singles wins.

Mount St. Mary's grabbed the point from doubles competition after they won the first and second flights in which they only allowed one point total combined between the two. Taylor Cook and Mia Pittman defeated Montague/Sorrentino 6-3 in the third and final flight to clean sweep doubles action. Hannah Davis picked up her team leading 17th doubles win this year and Quintanilla finished right behind her with 16.

TEAM LEADERS
Singles victories: Alexa Quintanilla (16), Taylor Cook (10), Hannah Davis (7), Megan Smith (6)
Doubles victories: Davis (17), Quintanilla (16), Cook (13), Mia Pittman (12)
Duo victories: Quintanilla/Davis (11), Cook/Pittman (7), Davis/Smith (6), Quintanilla/Cook (5)

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
The Fairleigh Dickinson women's tennis team closed out the 2019 regular season with a 7-0 home victory over Wagner, improving to 5-1 in the Northeast Conference as well. The Knights (12-8, 5-1 NEC) started out the day by winning two of the three doubles matches before sweeping all six singles bouts in straight sets. Four players earned wins in both singles and doubles. With the win, FDU clinched a top-two seed heading into next week's Northeast Conference Championships, with a shot at the top seed if LIU Brooklyn stumbles in each of its two final NEC matches this weekend.

ALL-TIME SERIES WITH FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
The Mountaineers and the Red Flash have met 11 times with the Knights owning a 8-3 advantage but in the past two meetings, the Mount and Fairleigh Dickinson have each won a match. Earlier this season in Emmitsburg, the Knights topped the Mountaineers 5-2. Mount St. Mary's posted a pair of wins in singles action, as Alexa Quintanilla came out victorious at the top flight with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Marta Ruszczynska, and Taylor Cook registered a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Anamaria Vladescu at flight No. 4.

LAST YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Mount claimed the sixth seed at the 2018 NEC Championships, and defeated the No. 3 seeded Saint Francis PA by a 4-3 margin in a quarterfinal matchup. The Mountaineers fell 5-0 in the Semifinals match to No. 2 seeded Bryant. LIU Brooklyn was crowned tournament champions with a 4-1 win over two-seeded Bryant in the championship match.

Quarterfinals
#1 LIU def. #8 SFBK, 4-0
#2 BRY def. #7 WAG, 5-0
#6 MSM def. #3 SFU, 4-3
#5 FDU def. #4 SHU, 4-2
Semifinals
#1 LIU def. #5 FDU 4-0
#2 BRY def. #6 MSM, 5-0
Championship Match
#1 LIU def. #2 BRY, 4-1

MOUNT TRADITION
The Mountaineers have won the most Northeast Conference Championships in league history with seven, setting a conference record by winning seven in a row from 1989-95.

TOURNEY SEEDS
The Mount enters this year's NEC Tournament as the seventh seed for the fifth time in program history.
No. 1 seed -- N/A
No. 2 seed – N/A
No. 3 seed – two times (2003, 2007)
No. 4 seed – four times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
No. 5 seed – four times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
No. 6 seed – two times (2015, 2018)
No. 7 seed – five times (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
No. 8 seed – one time (2000)
No. 9 seed – one time (2001)
No. 10 seed – N/A
No. 11 seed – one time (2002)