Concordia College is the pre-season pick to win the 2011 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men’s Tennis Regular-Season Championship according to voting conducted by the seven conference head coaches. The Clippers welcome back six players from last season’s team that advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament.
The Clippers started the early spring season by traveling to Florida and notching wins over four ranked teams, including a triumph over defending national champion, Barry University. The win also avenged a loss to Barry in the national semi-finals last season.
Leading returning players for the eighth-ranked Clippers include Andrey Boldarev, Tamas Dobrotka, Andreas Lindell, Felix Missal, Dane Ostilly and Christian Cedarstrom. Along with the returners the Clippers welcome four newcomers who have had an immediate impact on the team; Geza Bazula, Ricardo Frey, Daniele Piludu and David Tisserand.
The Clippers went 26-4 overall last season along with a 12-0 mark in conference play. Concordia won the CACC Tournament Championship, 5-0, over Philadelphia University.
Concordia will head into 2011 CACC play on Tuesday, March 22nd as they host the Chestnut Hill College Griffins at 3:30pm.
For more information on the complete 2011 CACC Men’s Tennis Preseason Poll click below for the complete story and rankings.