Thomas College Wins First NEAC/NAC Men's Tennis Championship

Thomas College Wins First NEAC/NAC Men's Tennis Championship

LATHAM, N.Y. – The Thomas College men’s tennis team defeated Lancaster Bible, 7-2, to win its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)/ North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship on Sunday at Tri-City Tennis Club.

Complete Results

Thomas College held a 2-1 lead at the end of doubles competition with the Terriers picking up a point at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Ryan Chasse (Fort Kent, Maine) and Kaleb Payson (Lamoine, Maine) won at No. 1 doubles by a score of 8-2 while Jared Waterhouse (Dayton, Maine) and Yontz Sutton (Hamilton, Bermuda) earned the victory at No. 2 doubles by the same score. The Lancaster Bible pair of Yancy Butler (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and Derice Butler (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) earned the Chargers’ point at No. 3 doubles with an 8-6 win.

The Terriers won every singles matchup except for No. 4 singles where Changers’ senior Ming Bowser (Moses Lake, Wash.) defeated Sutton by a final score of 3-6, 6-4, 11-9.

With the win, Thomas College wraps up the year at 14-4 while Lancaster Bible closes out the 2018-19 season at 9-4 overall.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit:

*Beginning with the 2010 season, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in the sport of men’s tennis. The NAC will compete as associate members of the NEAC in men’s tennis and members from each conference will be divided into an East and West Division. Each division will hold a championship and the two divisional champions will meet to determine the conference champion.