2017 Women’s Tennis Championship Field Set, First Round Matches Scheduled for October 17

2017 Women’s Tennis Championship Field Set, First Round Matches Scheduled for October 17

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Rhode Island College will be the No. 1 seed in this week's conference championship tournament after wrapping up an undefeated regular season with a 6-2 conference victory over Worcester State University Sunday to close out the regular season. The Anchorwomen won the LEC regular season title for the third year in a row, and seek their first tournament championship since 2005.

 

Rhode Island College will have a first round bye, as will second-seeded UMass Dartmouth. The Corsairs tied for second in the final conference standings with defending LEC tournament champion Bridgewater State University, and won the tie-break thanks to a 5-4 win over the Bears September 26.

 

Bridgewater State is seeded third, and will take on sixth-seeded UMass Boston in the first round Tuesday. Tuesday's other first round game will feature fourth-seeded Plymouth State University and fifth-seeded Worcester State.

 

The winner of the LEC Championship Tournament will receive the conference's automatic berth in May's NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.

 

2017 LEC Championship Tournament Bracket

 

Final 2017 LEC Tournament Seeds

No. 1 Rhode Island College (8-0)

No. 2 UMass Dartmouth (6-2)

No. 3 Bridgewater State (6-2)

No. 4 Plymouth State (5-3)

No. 5 Worcester State (5-3)

No. 6 UMass Boston (3-5)

 

2017 LEC Championship Tournament Schedule

 

First Round – Tuesday, October 17

Match 1: No. 3 Bridgewater State (6-2) vs. No. 6 UMass Boston (3-5)

Match 2: No. 4 Plymouth State (5-3) vs. No. 5 Worcester State (5-3)

 

Semifinal Round – Thursday, October 19

Match 3: No. 1 Rhode Island College vs. Match 2 Winner

Match 4: No. 2 UMass Dartmouth vs. Match 1 Winner

 

Championship Round – October 21

Match 3 Winner vs. Match 4 Winner

 

NOTE: All matches hosted at higher seed