UDC Men’s Tennis Ranked No. 6 for Third Straight Week in NCAA Division II East Region Men’s Tennis Poll

Head Coach Dickie Mahaffey is trying to steer the Firebirds to the NCAA Tournament for the 4th time in six years.
Head Coach Dickie Mahaffey is trying to steer the Firebirds to the NCAA Tournament for the 4th time in six years.

NCAA Regional Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of the District of Columbia men's tennis team remained at its No. 6 ranking for the third consecutive week as the NCAA Division II East Region Men's Tennis Week 3 Poll was released on Wednesday, April 19th. This is the final regional poll, as the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Selection Show will air next Tuesday, April 25th at 8:30 p.m.

The Firebirds (6-6, 3-2 ECC) played two top-3 ranked teams in the East Region back-to-back on April 10th and April 14th. UDC was very competitive in both matches but lost both, 7-2 vs. No. 2 Chestnut Hill College, and 6-3 vs. No. 3 New York Institute of Technology. The Firebirds' final regular season match was a loss vs. NCAA Division I foe George Mason on Saturday, April 15th.

Head coach Dickie Mahaffey's squad was 6-4 this spring and boasts a 5-4 win vs. the No. 7 ranked team in the East Region, Merrimack College, back on March 16th.

The Firebirds are a No. 3 seed in this weekend's East Coast Conference Championship Tournament, and they will square off against No. 2 seed, NYIT in the semifinals on Friday, April 21st at 2 p.m.