October 1, 2008
Center Valley, Pa.- All seven Patriot League tennis programs will be sending representatives to the ITA Regional Championships in mid- to late-October. The men's Northeast Regional will take place at Yale University Oct. 16-21, while the women's East Regional will occur at the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 24-28. Student-athletes from Colgate and Bucknell won Tennis Player of the Month honors.
Patriot League Tennis Release 10.1.08
Male Tennis Player of the Month
Martin MacIntyre, Colgate Sr., Arlington, Va.
MacIntyre finished the month of September with a singles record of 4-0. At the Brown Invitational, MacIntyre defeated the top players from Dartmouth, Lehigh, Brown and Fairleigh Dickinson, winning the Northeast Collegiate Singles Flight 1 title.
Female Tennis Player of the Month
Lauren Lucido, Bucknell So., Woodstock, Md.
Lucido posted a 6-0 singles record and 5-0 doubles record for the month of September. The sophomore went undefeated at the Bloomsburg Invitational, and was the champion of Flight A Singles and Flight A Doubles at the Bucknell Invitational.
The Army men and women have already had a busy fall season, with the women having played in five tournaments already with two more scheduled for this weekend. Seniors Sarah Giles-Madden and Niki Flach claimed the 1st Doubles title at last weekend's Eastern Championships at West Point.
The Bison will host the Bucknell Invitational during the weekend of Oct. 3-5, welcoming both men's and women's teams to Lewisburg for the event. For the men, Mark Malloy has led the way, while sophomore Lauren Lucido has made her mark early with an 11-0 combined record during the September schedule.
The Colgate men competed in the Brown Invitational in mid-September, while the women competed at Cornell the same weekend. The Raiders are led by Martin MacIntyre, who won the Northeast Collegiate Singles Flight 1 title at the Brown event. Colgate has a busy October ahead, as they will compete in a combined three tournaments and their respective ITA Regionals.
The Crusaders have already had some of their matches postponed due to inclement weather. The Crusaders will face Clark on Wednesday, and will host their first two matches on October 5 and 7 against Hofstra and Hartford, respectively. Emily Marr and Carolyn Chandley went 3-1 in doubles matches for the month of September.
The Lafayette men finished sixth of six teams at the ECAC Open, and the women had their match at home against La Salle postponed due to rain. The Leopards finished the month of September with both teams defeating host Wagner 7-0. The Lafayette women next compete at Rider, and the men will compete at the Hampton Road Invitational.
The Mountain Hawks have one of the League's lighter fall schedules, with the women playing in the Cornell Invitational and Eastern Championships and the men playing in the Brown and Cornell Invitationals for the month of September. Lehigh will next compete at their respective ITA Regionals in October.
Owen Bullard led Navy for the month with four singles wins, and is tied for the team lead with three doubles wins. Bullard tied for the No. 6 singles title at the Navy Invitational, where he went 2-1. The Mids will host the Navy Gold Invitational and will compete in the ITA Regional and Cornell Invitational in October.