CONCORDIA SECURES TOP SEED FOR 2011 CACC MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 18, 2011) – Concordia College has secured the top seed for the upcoming Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Tennis Tournament. The Clippers will be looking for their second straight conference championship. The tournament will be played Tuesday and Thursday, April 19 and 21. Chestnut Hill College will host the championship match on Thursday at 3:00 pm.
Concordia, which is ranked No. 3 nationally and first in the East Region, went undefeated in conference play for the second straight season, going 6-0 and finishing with an 18-2 overall mark. The Clippers upended numerous ranked teams throughout the season, including then No. 1 and defending national champion Barry University. The Clippers will host the No. 4 seed, Chestnut Hill College, in Tuesday's opening round at 3:00 pm. Concordia defeated Chestnut Hill, 9-0, on March 22 in the regular-season match-up. Concordia won the 2010 CACC crown with a 5-0 win over Philadelphia University.
Chestnut Hill, which is ranked eighth in the region, is looking for its first tournament victory after falling in the first round in each of the last two seasons. The Griffins went 3-3 in conference play this season and is currently 9-12 overall.
No. 2 seed Philadelphia will host No. 4 University of the Sciences in Tuesday's second semi-final match. The Rams registered a 7-2 win over the Devils in the regular-season meeting. Philadelphia went 5-1 in conference play this season and checks in with a 16-5 overall mark. The Rams are ranked fourth in the East Region and the Devils stand seventh.
USciences compiled a 4-2 CACC regular-season mark and is 9-6 overall. USciences fell to Concordia in the opening round of the 2010 tournament and played for the conference championship in 2009, falling to Philadelphia.
CACC Team Championship Tournament
Tuesday, April 19
#4 Chestnut Hill at #1 Concordia – 3:00 p.m.
#3 USciences at #2 Philadelphia – 3:00 p.m.
Championship - at Chestnut Hill College
Thursday, April 21