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Concordia Women's Tennis Ends Playoff Season

EASTON, N.Y. – The Concordia College women’s tennis team completed its spring season Tuesday, falling to Queens College 5-4 in the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships.

The Clippers, ranked 35th and hoping to reach the next round of the Final 16, ended the season with an outstanding 11-2 record, while Queens, ranked 28th, advanced to the next round. Concordia had reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA Championships for the past three consecutive seasons.

The Clippers jumped out to an early lead as Ana Mendes and Julian Frey, both of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, began with an 8-5 victory at No. 2 doubles. Yuliya Plevako of Astana, Kazakhstan and Clara Catanzano from Sete, France captured the second doubles win for Concordia with a 9-8 (7-3) victory in the No. 1 match.

Maria Ortiz of Bogota, Columbia and Camilla Gome Xavier from Belo Horizonte, Brazil battled to an 8-6 defeat as the Clippers took a 2-1 overall advantage into singles play.

Queens tied the match after Concordia’s Catanzano dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision in the No. 3 singles match. Mendes fell 6-3, 6-2 in her No. 2 match as Queens took a 3-2 advantage. Plevako would earn the Clippers' first singles victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win in the No. 1 match.

With the match tied at 4-4, the final match went in favor of Queens 6-3, 6-2 as the Knights ended Concordia's run.

From a report by Concordia Sports Information.

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