BRONXVILLE, N.Y. The seventh-ranked Concordia College Clippers men's tennis team battled No. 24 Queens College Monday in a nonconference match and recovered from a 2-1 deficit to earn a 6-3 match victory in its home finale.
Geza Bazula knocked off nationally ranked Tyrone Ewels 6-7 (2-4), 6-4, 5-3 (retired) at No. 2 singles, and Ricardo Frey's 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 6 singles match gave the Clippers their fifth victory to clinch the overall win.
In doubles competition, the Clippers' Daniel Piludu (Cagliari, Italy) and Bazula (Budapest, Hungary) captured the lone doubles win with an 8-1 victory over the 12th-ranked doubles team of Nikolaj Wulff and Attila Toth in the No. 1 match.
With Concordia trailing 2-1 after doubles play, the team looked to its singles play to finish strong in the match. David Tisserand's No. 3 singles match would be the first to be completed, with a 6-1, 6-2 win for the Clippers. Piludu, the 20th-ranked singles player, won 6-4, 6-0 over 15th-ranked Toth in the No. 1 singles match to give Concordia a 3-2 overall lead.
Mark Mozer (Brest, Belarus) claimed a 6-7 (3-5), 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles for Concordia's final match victory of the day.
The Clippers (13-6, 6-0 CACC) will next travel to South Carolina for their final three regular season matches before the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament. Concordia will take on the ninth-ranked Lander University Bearcats on Thursday.
From a report by Concordia College Sports Information
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