TOWSON, Md. – Two-time defending champion Scranton earned the top seed in the Landmark tournament after barreling through conference play to a 6-0 record. The tournament begins with the semifinal matches at the top two seeds. Both matches have been moved due to weather concerns.
Scranton will host No. 4 Juniata on Thursday in a 3:30 p.m. match. The Royals are 6-1 against Juniata in the Landmark, including the last five straight meetings. The Eagles' lone victory came during the 2009 regular season.
When the two teams met earlier this season, Scranton lost at No. 1 singles and doubles, but won the match 7-2. The semifinal winner will advance to the championship and face the winner of No. 2 Moravian and No. 3 Catholic.
Moravian and Catholic have met eight times in Landmark competition, and Moravian holds the 7-1 advantage. The Greyhounds won the first six matches including a 2011 semifinal, before Catholic snapped the streak with a win last season.
Moravian avenged the 2013 defeat with a 5-4 win in Washington earlier this month. The Cardinals went ahead 2-1 after doubles, but Moravian battled back to win 5-4. The semifinal will take place on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Moravian.
The winning teams from the semifinals will compete for the Landmark Championship on Saturday, Apr. 26. The highest remaining seed will host the title match at 1:00 p.m. The championship could be moved to Sunday due to inclement weather. Fans will receive free admission to all tournament matches.
For more information visit www.landmarkconference.org