Concordia (N.Y.) tops Queens (N.Y.)
Piludu wins in singles, doubles to lead Clippers to victory
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Seventh-ranked Concordia (N.Y.) battled No. 24 Queens (N.Y.) on Monday afternoon in a non-conference match. After trailing 2-1 at the conclusion of doubles play, the Clippers rallied to claim a 6-3 victory as Concordia finished the season with a perfect eight wins and zero losses at home.
In doubles competition, the Clippers' Daniele Piludu and Geza Bazula captured the lone doubles win with an 8-1 victory against the 12th-ranked doubles team of Nikolaj Wulff and Attila Toth in the No. 1 match. Ricardo Frey and Tomasz Olfans fell in their No. 2 doubles match, 8-1, while David Tisserand and Mark Mozer dropped an 8-4 decision.
With Concordia trailing 2-1, the team looked to their singles play to finish strong in the match. Tisserand's No. 3 singles match would be the first to be completed with a 6-1, 6-2 win for the Clippers. Piludu, the 20th-ranked singles player, won 6-4, 6-0 against 15th-ranked Toth in the No. 1 singles match to give Concordia a 3-2 overall lead.
Bazula would knock off a nationally-ranked player as well in his 6-7 (2-4), 6-4, 5-3 (retired) victory at No. 2 singles against 44th-ranked Tyrone Ewels. Frey's 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 6 singles match gave the Clippers their fifth victory to clinch the overall win.
Mozer claimed a 6-7 (3-5), 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles for Concordia's final match victory of the day while Olfans fell at No. 4 singles 7-5, 6-7 (0-2), 6-1 to give Queens their third match win.