No. 6 Concordia (N.Y.) defeats No. 15 Rollins 8-1 in Florida
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Sixth-ranked Concordia (N.Y.) was back in action on Tuesday afternoon to take on 15th-ranked Rollins 8-1.
The Clippers would take a 3-0 lead after doubles play as all the matches were highly competitive. The No. 1 duo of junior Benas Majauskas and senior Daniele Piludu would defeat Will Kwok and Jason Alabaster 8-4 as the Tars' duo is ranked 5th in DII while Concordia's duo is the top-ranked duo in the country.
In the No. 2 match the 25th-ranked duo of junior Juuso Ojanen and freshman Pulat Babadjanov would secure an 8-5 victory against Robin Marchione and Adrian Di Felice while senior Ricardo Frey and sophomore Rafael Ferreira were victorious against Jacobo Herrero and Ari Davis in the No. 3 match 9-7.
Singles play saw the Clippers take five of the six matches. Rollins only win came in the No. 3 match as Alabaster, the 34th-ranked singles player in the country, defeated junior Tomasz Olfans 6-3, 6-2.
Ojanen, the fourth-ranked singles player in the nation, would take down his opponent in the No. 1 singles match 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. His competitor, Marchione, is currently the 23rd-ranked singles player in DII. Piludu was able to come away with a 6-1, 6-0 win against Kwok in the No. 2 singles match as Piludu is the 5th-ranked singles player in the country.
The 18th-ranked Majauskas earned another singles win for Concordia after his 6-4, 6-3 victory in the No. 4 against Di Felice. Ferreira followed with a 6-2, 7-5 win against Herrero in the No. 5 match while sophomore Ofir Ginat concluded the match with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Keegan Burger in the No. 6 match.