Concordia (N.Y.) eases past Northwest Missouri State in Round of 16
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Concordia (N.Y.) cruised to a 5-1 victory against Northwest Missouri State in the Round of 16 on Wednesday morning. The win for the Clippers advances them to a quarterfinal match after a year absence last season.
Concordia took a 2-1 advantage after doubles play with seniors David Tisserand and Andreas Lindell beginning the match with an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles against Dylan Bernatzky and Rafael Bugiga.
Sophomore’s Tomasz Olfans and Benas Majauskas would follow shortly thereafter with an 8-5 win against Guilherme Narducci and Alvaro Riveros in the No. 2 match to give the Clippers a 2-0 advantage.
Senior Andrey Boldarev and junior Daniele Piludu would have a difficult battle in their No. 1 match against Lluis Altimires and Sergio De Vilchez. The Bearcats’ duo would edge out an 8-5 victory to prevent a sweep by Concordia.
Singles play would be controlled by the Clippers as Piludu began with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win in his No. 2 match against Bugiga to give the Clippers a 3-1 lead. Majauskas would also shutout his opponent 6-0, 6-0 in his No. 5 match against Narducci as Concordia was now one singles victory away from advancing to the next round.
Tisserand’s 6-3, 6-1 victory against Riveros in the No. 4 match would secure the 5-1 win for the Clippers. Boldarev, Olfans, and Lindell were all in the middle of their matches for Concordia which would go unfinished.
The Clippers (21-2, 6-0 CACC) will continue their quest for a national championship on Thursday when they take on Lander which beat Cameron in the Round of 16.