TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Men's Tennis Championship kicks off on Wednesday with two semifinal matches between four teams who are all seeking their first Landmark title.
The first semifinal features No. 4 Moravian at top-seeded Juniata. Moravian leads the series at 5-2 since the Landmark opened competition, but Juniata has won the last two matches. The two teams will meet in Huntingdon, where the Greyhounds lead the series 3-1. The match will mark the first time the two teams have met in the Landmark playoffs.
When the two teams faced off earlier this season, Moravian took the 2-1 lead after doubles, but the Eagles came back and won four of the six singles matches to win 5-4. Two of the singles matches went three sets, potentially setting up a tight rematch on Wednesday. The semifinal starts at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
The winner of Juniata and Moravian will face off against the winner of No. 2 Catholic and No. 3 Scranton in the Landmark Championship. Scranton has advanced to the championship the last four years. With a win, Catholic can return to the championship for the first time since 2008. The Royals lead the Landmark series 6-4, but Catholic has won the last two meetings. The two teams have met in the semifinals three times previously, with Scranton holding the 2-1 advantage.
The last time the two teams met, Catholic won 7-2 in Scranton less than two weeks ago. Catholic jumped out to the early lead, while Scranton earned points at No. 2 doubles and No. 1 singles. The rematch will take place in Washington, D.C. at 3:15 p.m.
The semifinal winners will compete for the championship on Saturday, Apr. 26. The highest remaining seed will have the opportunity to host the match at 1:00 p.m. Fans will receive free admission to all tournament matches.
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