Bronxville, N.Y. – The sixth-ranked Concordia Clippers men's tennis team opened up their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) schedule on Tuesday afternoon with a matchup against Caldwell College in the Meyers Tennis Center. Concordia would sweep the Cougars, 9-0, to earn their seventh consecutive shutout over Caldwell.
The No. 3 duo of senior Ricardo Frey (Curitiba, Brazil) and sophomore Rafael Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) began the match with an 8-0 victory for the Clippers against Al Navas and Alexis Castellon in doubles play as junior Benas Majauskas (Vilnius, Lithuania) and senior Daniele Piludu (Cagliari, Italy) would earn an 8-1 win in the No. 1 match over Andrej Bozovic and Maximilian Ziegler. Concordia completed the sweep of doubles play with an 8-3 victory as junior Juuso Ojanen (Varkaus, Finland) and freshman Pulat Babadjanov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) defeated Hugo Castalan and Christopher Long in the No. 2 match.
Majauskas would take a 6-2, 6-2 win in the No. 1 singles match against Castalan for the Clippers and then Babadjanov followed with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Bozov in the No. 2 match. Junior Tomasz Olfans (Opole, Poland) earned a 6-3, 6-4 win against Ziegler in the No. 3 match as Concordia held a 6-0 overall match advantage.
The final three matches would all be won by shutout victories for the Clippers. Frey and sophomore Ofir Ginat (Raa'nana, Israel) both secured 6-0, 6-0 wins in their respective matches while Ferreira took an 8-0 victory.
With the win head coach Neil Tarangioli now has 496 career victories as a head coach of the men's program.
Concordia (6-1, 1-0 CACC) will next travel to Bloomfield on Saturday afternoon for a 1 p.m. CACC match in Bloomfield, N.J.