The Clippers headed down to Philadelphia, PA today to take on the Philadelphia University Rams for the second straight year in the CACC Championship match. Last year the Clippers took the championship match 5-0 and look to repeat their performance.
Geza Bazula and Tamas Dobrotka hit at the number one doubles flight for the match and started off even with their opponents at 2-2. A couple of service breaks later and Bazula and Dobrotka were staring at a 7-2 lead. With the final game going their way the Clippers pair notched a point for their team.
Andrey Boldarev and Felix Missal, continued to team up on court, and were on serve through four all. Boldarev and Missal then were able to break their opponent giving them a 5-4 lead. The Clipper pair held their service game and then were able to break their opponent once more to take the 7-4 lead. One more service game held and the Clipper pair won the match 8-4.
Andreas Lindell and David Tisserand were strong at the number three doubles flight as they let just one game slip past them through the match. Lindell and Tisserand walked off the court with the 8-1 win and the Clippers swept the doubles portion.
As the Clippers were up 3-0 after the doubles the singles courts were now heading into action.
At the number one singles was Andrey Boldarev holding court through both sets. With three service breaks for Boldarev, he was quickly heading into his second set with the 6-0 first set win. Boldarev then repeated his performance from the first set and won the second with a 6-0 win.
Andreas Lindell, at the number five singles position, bested his results from last years CACC Championship. With three games slipping past him last year, Lindell held court through the first set 6-0. Lindell's second set was on point to start as he held serve and then broke his opponent for the 2-0 lead. With two more breaks of service and two more service holds, Lindell walked away with a 6-0;6-0 straight set win as the Clippers captured the fifth point and their second straight CACC Championship.
The other four singles were up in their matches as well before the Clippers claimed the fifth point.
David Tisserand was up 6-2, 3-1 at the number two singles flight. Geza Bazula was leading 6-3, 1-0 at third singles. Tamas Dobrotka was just two games from finishing as he was up 6-2; 4-1 hitting at the number four singles flight. Ricardo Frey, at the sixth singles spot, was pushed the farthest but still closed the first set 7-5 and then led 1-0 in the second.
The Clippers will face off with St. John's University on Monday at 1:00pm before heading to the NCAA Tournament starting in May.