Illinois Tech Captures NACC Men's Tennis Crown; Field Set for NACC Men's Tennis Tournament

(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography)
Illinois Tech posted an undefeated mark in league play to capture the 2019 NACC men's tennis title in their first year in the league - and just the program's second season.
(Photo Credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography) Illinois Tech posted an undefeated mark in league play to capture the 2019 NACC men's tennis title in their first year in the league - and just the program's second season.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Illinois Institute of Technology posted a perfect 9-0 mark in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) play to capture the league's regular-season crown in just their second season of competition - and first in the NACC.


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Illinois Tech (16-9, 9-0 NACC), which dropped just four matches in nine league duals, also earned the top seed and a first-round bye for this week's NACC Men's Tennis Tournament. Concordia University Wisconsin (15-7, 8-1 NACC) earned the No. 2 seed and the other first-round bye. The Scarlet Hawks and Falcons will face the winners of two first-round matches in the semifinal round at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

MSOE (10-9, 7-2 NACC) secured the No. 3 seed and will host sixth-seeded Dominican (6-8, 4-5 NACC) in one first-round match Monday, while fourth-seeded Edgewood (7-13, 6-3 NACC) entertains fifth-seeded Aurora (5-8, 5-4 NACC) in Monday's other first-round match. Times and specific sites have not yet been determined. Please refer to naccsports.org or the participating institutions' websites for the most up-to-date information.

In the semifinals, Illinois Tech will face the lower-seeded first-round winner, while the higher-seeded first-round winner will take on Aurora. The tournament final will be contested later that afternoon at Nielsen with the tournament champion receiving the NACC's automatic berth to the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship.

2019 NACC Men's Tennis Tournament
Seeds
No. 1 Illinois Tech
No. 2 Concordia Wisconsin
No. 3 MSOE
No. 4 Edgewood
No. 5 Aurora
No. 6 Dominican

First Round - Monday, April 29
No. 6 Dominican at No. 3 MSOE, TBA
No. 5 Aurora at No. 4 Edgewood, TBA

Semifinals - Sunday, May 5
at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Madison, Wis. - Host: Concordia Wisconsin
No. 1 Illinois Tech vs. Lower-remaining seed (EDGE/AUR/DOM), 9 a.m.
No. 2 Concordia Wisconsin vs. Higher-remaining seed (MSOE/EDGE/AUR), 9 a.m.

Final - Sunday, May 5
at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, Madison, Wis. - Host: Concordia Wisconsin
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. (approximately)

Tournament champion is the conference's automatic qualifier in the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship.