Men's Tennis 4th in Country in Final ITA Rankings

Men's Tennis 4th in Country in Final ITA Rankings

The Men's Tennis Team of Concordia College NY was ranked fourth in the country in the final rankings for the 2010-2011 season from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). 

The Clippers finished their season 25-3 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).  The team started off their season with a big Spring Break Sweep defeating ranked teams Embry Riddle, Flagler, Rollins and the then #1 Barry and then went on to defeat others like Hawaii Pacific, Lander, Francis Marion and Univ. South Carolina Aiken.  

Continuing their season the Clippers headed into conference play and was able to sweep the rest of the conference without dropping a set.  With the success on the court they then claimed their second consecutive CACC Championship along with the Player (Andrey Boldarev), Rookie (Daniele Piludu) and Coach (Neil Tarangioli) of the Year awards and placing five members on the All-CACC team. 

At the end of the regular season the Men's Team headed to their 15th NCAA Tournament (14th consecutive) where they received a first round bye.  The Clippers faced off in the second round against conference rival Philadelphia and easily advanced over them to their 7th consecutive Sweet 16.  The team went on to defeat Hawaii Pacific in the round of sixteen, though that was a nail bitter, and then cruised their way back to the National Semifinals with a win over Rockhurst.  The Clippers then squared off, once more, with Barry University in their third straight Final Four appearance (all three times were against Barry).  The Clippers saw themselves down 0-4 and were starting to climb back out when Barry collected their fifth point and the Clippers season had ended.

The Men's Tennis Team not only are ranked nationally and regionally as a team but several of their players also find themselves on the individual rankings list.

Andrey Boldarev slid up a spot in the national singles rankings as he is now ranked 8th in the country and continues his dominate #1 spot in the East Ranking.

Joining Boldarev on the National Singles list is Daniele Piludu, who is now ranked #26th in singles in the country and maintains his #3 slot in the East Region. 

Boldarev and Piludu also stay at #12 in the National Doubles Rankings while also continuing their top spot in the region.

Joining them on the national doubles list are Tamas Dobrotka and Geza Bazula who have been ranked #32 all while keeping their #2 rank in the region.

Dobrotka and Bazula also find themselves in the East Region Singles ranks at the #7 and #8 spots respectively. 

David Tisserand makes his first appearance on the National Singles rankings at #64 while he maintains the #4 singles ranking in the region while also holding the #4 rank in doubles with Andreas Lindell, who keeps his #10 regional singles ranking.