CONCORDIA WINS SECOND STRAIGHT CACC MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 21, 2011) – Concordia College won its second consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Tennis Championship with a 5-0 victory over Philadelphia University Thursday afternoon at Chestnut Hill College. With the win, the Clippers, ranked third nationally, earn the CACC's automatic bid to the Division II East Region Men's Tennis Tournament.
Concordia, the top seed for the tournament, upended No. 2 Philadelphia in the championship match for the second straight season. Both events finsihed with the same 5-0 score. Andrey Boldarev and Andreas Lindell each notched two wins to help lead the Clippers. Boldarev got an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles with partner Felix Missal, then dispatched Adrian Torroella-Cruz at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Lindell recorded an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles with David Tisserand, then followed with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles over Eric Guerrero.
The third doubles point for the Clippers came from the Number One Team of Geza Bazula and Tamas Dobrotka.
The Clippers established a new conference record by winning all 64 sets against CACC opposition this season (eight matches total). Concordia has yet to lose to a CACC opponent since joing the conference in 2009.
Concordia now stands at 21-2 overall, while Philadelphia is 17-6. Both teams will advance to NCAA Division II East Regional play starting May 1.
Semi-Finals, Tuesday, April 19
#1 Concordia 5, #4 Chestnut Hill 0
#2 Philadelphia 5, #3 USciences 2
Championship - at Chestnut Hill College
Thursday, April 21
Concordia 5, Philadelphia 0