COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (May 4, 2014) - The NYIT men's tennis team advances to its second straight NCAA Round of 16 after a 5-1 victory of Chestnut Hill Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division II East Region #2 Championship at Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School.
Rafal Charkiewicz (Opole, Poland) clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Anthony Moore at fifth singles.
The Bears claimed a 2-1 advantage after doubles play. Julio Pulido (Caceras, Spain) and Matej Selecky (Bratislava, Slovakia) topped Yoann Pham and Steven Say 8-2 at first doubles, while Nicolas Heintz (Strasbourg, France) and Nico Jubera (La Rioja, Spain) defeated Michael Humes and Manuel Ceniceros 8-2 at third doubles.
Chestnut Hill's lone point of the match came at second doubles with an 8-1 triumph of Mariano Porter and Anthony Moore over Nicolas Auruccio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Francisco Aparicio (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
NYIT took a 3-1 lead as Selecky quickly closed out his match at sixth singles 6-2, 6-0 over Pedro Oranges. The Bears then went up 4-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win by Pulido over Pham at second singles.
The Bears were up at third and fourth singles before Charkiewicz clinched at the No. 5 spot. Auruccio was at match point when his 6-2, 5-1 third singles match went unfinished. Aparicio was mounting a comeback to send his first singles match into a third set with a 3-6, 4-3 score.
NYIT will face the winner of the Southeast #1 Regional on May 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
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