No. 6 Concordia Men's Tennis Captures Fifth Consecutive CACC Championship Title
Philadelphia. Pa. - The sixth-ranked Concordia College men's tennis team captured their fifth straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship on Sunday afternoon after defeating Chestnut Hill College 5-0 at the CHC Tennis Courts. The Clippers came in to the tournament as the No. 1 seed while the Griffins were the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
Concordia began with a 3-0 sweep in doubles play as the No. 1 duo of senior Daniele Piludu (Cagliari, Italy) and junior Benas Majauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania) took an 8-1 victory over Yoann Pham and Pedro Oranges as did the No. 3 duo of senior Ricardo Frey (Curitiba, Brazil) and sophomore Rafael Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) over Michael Humes and Manuel Ceniceros.
Chestnut Hill battled hard in the No. 2 doubles match but in the end the Clippers' duo of junior's Juuso Ojanen (Varkaus, Finland) and Tomasz Olfans (Opole, Poland) came away with a 9-7 win over Anthony Moore and Mariano Porter.
With only two more victories remaining for Concordia to clinch the championship the Clippers would look towards two of their top singles players to end the match. Majauskas, in his No. 3 match, would defeat Humes 6-0, 6-3 and then Piludu would cap the match with a 6-1, 6-3 against Pham in the No. 2 match to clinch the 5-0 match victory for Concordia.
Following the match Majauskas was named the tournament's MVP as well as being named to the CACC All-Tournament Team along with Ferreira, Ojanen, and Piludu.
The Clippers (18-4, 6-0 CACC) will now wait until Tuesday, April 29th at 8 p.m. for the NCAA to announce their seeding and matchups in the NCAA East Regionals. Fans can watch the NCAA Selection Show on NCAA.com to find out the entire bracket in NCAA Division II Men's Tennis.