Concordia (N.Y.) sweeps Merrimack 5-0 to advance to Round of 16
FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The fourth-ranked Concordia Clippers swept Merrimack in the finals of the NCAA East Region to earn a spot in the NCAA Round of 16 after claiming a 5-0 victory at the USTA National Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The match began as the No. 1 duo of senior Daniele Piludu and junior Benas Majauskas secured an 8-5 victory against Matt Pronesti and Chris Barnhart as did the No. 2 duo of senior Ricardo Frey and sophomore Rafael Ferreira against Miguel Belfort and Vince Bellino for Concordia. The Clippers would take the final doubles match 8-2 to take a 3-0 lead into singles action as the No. 3 duo of junior Tomasz Olfans and freshman Pulat Babadjanov defeated Nick Majewski and James Barnhart.
Concordia would earn a dominating win in the No. 6 singles match as Ferreira swept Majewski 6-0, 6-0 while sophomore Ofir Ginat claimed the final victory for the Clippers with a 6-2, 6-2 against Bellino. The remainder of the mates went unfinished.
With the match victory Concordia will now face Cameron in the Round of 16 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.