BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – For the ninth time since joining the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) during the 2009-10 academic year, the league's Men's Tennis Championship banner went to Concordia College New York as the Clippers defending its title on Saturday afternoon behind a 4-0 victory against Chestnut Hill College in the Championship match.
• Concordia improves to 16-3.
• Chestnut Hill falls to 17-6.
• Both singles and doubles play ended with a 7-5 tiebreaker-point victory by Concordia on the third court.
• The men's tennis team has 18 total CACC titles, nine regular season crowns and nine tournament championships.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• At the top doubles flight, CACC All-Conference Second Team members sophomore William Nilsson (Bastad, Sweden) and freshman Jan Godfrey Seno (Cebu City, Philippines) fell to All-CACC First Team recipient Tom Pitchley and Erik Jorsal 6-3.
• CACC Player of the Year Senior Eymeric Chevalier (Bordeux, France) and All-Conference Second-team honoree sophomore Henry Masters (Southampton, England) outlasted Gautier and fellow Second-Team member Jesus Darias on court two 6-4.
• With the doubles point on the line and the match on court three tied 6-all, All-Conference First Team recipient Sophomore Michele Fenoaltea (Rome, Italy) and freshman Maximilian Grundmann (Schwerte, Germany), the 50th-ranked pairing in the country, overcame an early 3-0 deficit in the tiebreaker point with the duo outlasting Thibault Gasser and CACC All-Second Team honoree Kai Adler 7-5.
• Chevalier bested Pitchley at the top singles position 6-2, 6-4.
• 60th-ranked Fenoaltea cruised to a 6-1 opening-set decision over Darius on court two before completing the straight-set sweep behind a 6-4 score.
• Masters outlasted Jorsal 7-5 in the opener at the third flight and 7-6 in the second with the tiebreaker point going Masters' way 7-5.
The men's tennis team receives the CACC's automatic bid in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championships, with the regional rounds set to begin on Saturday, May 11 at a site to be determined.