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Concordia Men's Tennis Pursues NCAA Postseason

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Concordia men’s tennis team has begun its spring season with the goal of making the post-season NCAA tournament.

In preparation for the regular season, head coach Neil Tarangioli and assistant Daniel Rockhill have had the team working hard on the doubles portion of their game as these three points are vital to win at the Division II level.

“In today’s game, most junior players focus only on singles and thus freshman players begin their college careers with very little experience” Rockhill said. “Our doubles performances will go a long way in determining how well we do this year.”

After reaching the NCAA semifinals for three consecutive seasons, including a 25-win season last year and 20 wins over the past three campaigns, the Clippers are ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division II Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and No. 1 in the East Region.

“In order to prepare the team for a national championship run we need to play the best possible competition during the season,” Rockhill said.

To accomplish their goal, the Clippers have scheduled matches with eight Top-25 ranked teams.

With the overall improvement of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), the coaching staff at Concordia has realized they need to prepare for their conference matches.

“We are really expecting a lot from our talented freshmen, especially Mark Mozer (Brest, Belarus), Benas Majauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Tomasz Olfans (Opole, Poland)” Rockhill said. “How these guys perform in their first year at the collegiate level will probably determine how well we will play and how far we can go this season.”

From a report by Concordia Sports Information

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