BRONXVILLE, N.Y. The Concordia College Clippers men's tennis team defeated the University of Philadelphia, 5-1, Sunday and captured the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship for the third consecutive season.
The Clippers took an early 2-0 lead after Daniele Piludu (Cagliari, Italy) and Geza Bazula (Budapest, Hungary) won their No. 1 doubles match, 8-1, and the No. 3 doubles duo of Ricardo Frey (Curitiba, Brazil) and Jason Quintana (Holtsville, N.Y) also won.
In singles, Concordia's Tomasz Olfans (Opole, Poland) took the No. 3 match, 6-1, 6-0, and David Tisserand won the No. 2 match, 6-0, 6-2, as the Clippers took a 4-1 lead in the match.
Piludu, the No. 20 singles player in the nation, rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 victory to seal the championship for Concordia. Piludu was named the tournaments most valuable player, and Bazula, Olfans and Tisserand were named to the CACC All-Tournament Team.
With the victory, the Clippers (17-7, 6-0 CACC) clinched a spot in the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championships. The seedings will be announced Tuesday.
From a report by Concordia College Sports Information
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