Thomas Wins 2019 NAC Men's Tennis East Division Championship

Thomas College cruised to a 5-0 win in the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Tennis East Division championship match, 5-0 over SUNY Delhi.

Thomas swept all three doubles matches to start the championship. No. 1 doubles Ryan Chasse and Kaleb Payson prevailed over SUNY Delhi No. 1 doubles pair Marcos Andrino and Chris Balogh, 8-0. Thomas second and third doubles Jared Waterhouse/Yontz Sutton and Charles Naranja/Jose Afonso won their matches 8-0 and 8-4, against Delhi duos Payton Dean/Jake Robinson and Brody Rettle/Mike Zerniak, respectively.

Tournament MVP Ryan Chasse (pictured right) won the first singles match over Broncos No. 1 Marcos Andrino, 6-1, 6-0.  No. 2 Kaleb Payson secured the win for the Terriers, 6-3, 6-0.

Click here for the semifinal match recaps.

Thomas now advances to the crossover championship with NEAC Champion Lancaster Bible next Sunday, May 5.

All-Tournament Team

Neal Mulligan, NVU-Lyndon
Samantha Gawron, MCLA
Jake Robinson, SUNY Delhi
Chris Balogh, SUNY Delhi
Kaleb Payson, Thomas
Jared Waterhouse, Thomas
Ryan Chasse, Thomas - MVP

The NAC has partnered with the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in the sport of men's tennis since the 2010 season. The NAC competes as associate members of the NEAC, with each conference divided into an East and West Division. Each division holds a championship and the two divisional champions meet to determine the conference champion. The winner of the NEAC/NAC East Division Championship will face the NEAC/NAC West Division Champion in a crossover championship match on May 5 at the Tri-City Tennis Club in Latham, N.Y.