ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- No. 4 Concordia (N.Y.) defeated No. 21 5-0 on Wednesday evening to earn their fifth trip to the NCAA Round of 8 in the past six seasons.
Concordia began the match with a sweep of doubles play as the No. 1 duo of senior Daniele Piludu and junior Benas Majauskas took an 8-2 win against Angelo Lencioni and Felipe Oyarzun. The No. 2 duo of senior Ricardo Frey and sophomore Rafael Ferreira followed with an 8-1 victory against Dennis Merdan and Joao Fazendeiro while the No. 3 duo of junior Tomasz Olfans and freshman Pulat Babadjanov fought their way to an 8-6 win against Rory de Boer and Andres Velasco.With a 3-0 lead for the Clippers all that was needed was two singles victories to claim the overall match win. Majauskas would take his No. 3 match 6-1, 6-1 against Oyarzun while Ferreira's 6-1, 6-1 victory against Dean Weigelt in the No. 6 match clinched a 5-0 overall match victory for Concordia. The remainder of the matches would be scored as unfinished.
The Clippers (20-4, 6-0 CACC) will next face No. 3 Barry at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the NCAA Round of 8 match.