CONCORDIA WINS THIRD STRAIGHT CACC WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
BRONXVILLE, NY (October 23, 2011) - The Concordia College women's tennis team captured their third straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship Sunday afternoon. The #1 seeded Clippers won 5-2 decision over #3 Goldey-Beacom College in a rematch of the 2009 and 2010 championship matches.
Plevako faced off against Puentes in the #1 singles match, with Puentes, the CACC Player and Rookie of the Year, claiming a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Filipa Correia gave GBC another point at No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Catanzano.
Mendes, who was named Tournament MVP, and Sancho would play an intense battle in the #2 singles match. After losing the first set 6-4, Sancho would win set number two 6-2, to put the pressure on the Clippers with an opportunity to steal an important win. Mendes battled her way to the eventual 6-3 third set victory which put Concordia one win away from clinching the title.
With the win, the Clippers have earned the CACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament, which will be played in May.