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Concordia Nets Singles Title at Regional Tourney

Concordia’s men’s tennis team captured the Men’s A Singles team title at the three-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championship on Monday in an all-Concordia finals match.

Four Concordia singles players were ranked among the eight finalists. Daniele Piludu from Cagliari, Italy, the No. 2 seed, played his way to the championship match against fellow Clipper and No. 5 seed David Tisserand from Lyon, France. Piludu won 6-2, 6-4 to capture the singles championship for Concordia and a spot in the ITA National Tournament this October in Mobile, Ala.

Andreas Lindell from Helsingborg, Sweden played his way into the third round where he met the No. 1 one seed Attila Toth of Queens College, falling 6-3, 6-4. After a first-round bye for Mark Mozer of Brest, Belarus, Claudio Andrade of Queens College defeated the Clippers player 6-4, 4-6 (10-3).

Geza Bazula from Budapest, Hungary lost in his opening set of play, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 to Dustin Wenchel of NYIT as did Ricardo Frey from Curitiba, Brazil 6-2, 6-4 to UScience’s Alvaro Vargas. No. 4 seed Tomasz Olfans of Opole, Poland won all of his matches up until the semi-final game and was one of three Clippers to make it into the last four spots of the tournament. No. 3 seed Benas Majauskas from Vilnius, Lithuania was defeated by Queens College’s Tyron Ewels 6-2, 7-6 (3).

In doubles, the team of Olfans/Bazula was the top Clippers’ doubles pair, winning its first match 8-6 then dominated their second game at 8-1. In their third match, they faced the No. 1 seeded duo of Toth/Nikolaj Wulff from Queens College, dropping a close 8-6 match. Concordia begins its 2011-2012 fall league season on Saturday Oct. 1 hosting Division III Bowdoin College for a 10 a.m. match.

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