BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The seventh-ranked Concordia College Clippers men's tennis team captured four of the six East Region awards given out by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this season as the team continues its postseason playoff run.
Head coach Neil Tarangioli was named the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career, having led the Clippers to a record of 18-7 this season.
Assistant coach Daniel Rockhill was awarded with the Assistant Coach of the Year honor for the second time in his supporting role. Both coaches have guided Concordia to their eighth straight NCAA Round of 16 appearance and are looking to make it to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth straight season.
Mark Mozer (Brest, Belarus) was chosen as the Rookie of the Year on the strength of his 17-2 singles and 5-1 doubles records. His 17 singles wins are the most on the Clippers' roster and his No. 10 singles ranking in the East Region is the best among freshman in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Mozer also was named the CACC Rookie of the Year and to the CACC All-First Team.
Sophomore David Tisserand (Lyon, France) was named as the ITA's Player to Watch in the East Region. He is 17-4 at singles and 14-9 in doubles play. Tisserand is a perfect 7-0 in No. 2 singles play and also has been named to the All-CACC First Team and the All-CACC Tournament Team. He currently is the fifth-ranked singles player in the East Region, according to the ITA.
Concordia's season continues Wednesday afternoon with its Round of 16 match against the No. 9 Grand Canyon University Antelopes in Louisville, Ky. Fans can follow the action via Live Stats on ConcordiaClippers.com.
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