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Concordia Men’s Tennis Sweeps Queens, Earn 12th Straight NCAA Round Of 16

The Concordia mens tennis team has moved on in the NCAA tournament.
The Concordia mens tennis team has moved on in the NCAA tournament. Photo Credit: Concordia Clippers Twitter page

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The 17th-ranked Concordia Clippers men's tennis team swept Queens College, 5-0, on Tuesday afternoon in their NCAA Division II East Region Final match to earn their 12th straight NCAA Round of 16 appearance.

Doubles action began with the number three duo of freshman Luca Corigliano and senior Lorenzo Montegiorgi taking an 8-3 win over Ryan Frankel and Federico Toscano for Concordia.

Senior Rafael Ferreira and freshman Alessandro Evangelisti followed shortly thereafter with an 8-2 victory in their number two match against Gabriel Mendez and Lucas Martinez while the Clippers completed the sweep in doubles with an 8-4 win in the number one match as senior Ofir Ginat and sophomore Jui Mao defeated Sharvill Nawghre and Roman Laga.

Concordia would only need two match victories in singles play as Mao captured a 6-1, 6-1 win against Nawghre in the number one match while Ferreira completed the sweep for the Clippers with his 6-2, 6-3 victory in the number four match against Laga.

The remaining matches would go unfinished as the Knights took the first sets in two of the four unfinished matches. Concordia (13-4) will face number 35 Ferris State University for their second matchup in program history on Wednesday, May 18 in Denver. The NCAA Round of 16 match is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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