Concordia Men's Tennis Sweeps No. 47 Mercyhurst to Advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals

Concordia Men's Tennis Sweeps No. 47 Mercyhurst to Advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals

Courtesy of Concordia College Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (May 9, 2018) -- The Concordia Clippers men's tennis team swept No. 47 Mercyhurst University on Wednesday in their NCAA Round of 16 match, 5-0, to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals and one step closer to the program's first-ever national championship.

The match began with doubles action as the No. 2 duo of freshman Axel Oljons (Stockholm, Sweden) and freshman William Nilsson (Bastad, Sweden) began with an 8-5 win against Ruairidh Fraser and Unai Amilleta Gonzalez. The No. 3 duo of freshman Michele Fenoaltea (Rome, Italy) and freshman Henry Masters (Northampton, England) followed with an 8-1 victory against Sebastian Pardo and Luka Veselic while juniors Eymeric Chevalier (Bordeaux, France) and Alessandro Evangelisti (Latina, Italy) completed the doubles sweep for Concordia with an 8-5 win in the No. 1 match against Nenad Terzic and Cormac McCooey.

In singles play Fenoaltea gave the Clippers their fourth victory as he defeated Veselic in the No. 6 match 6-0, 6-1. Nilsson's match would clinch the win for Concordia as he topped McCooey 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 3 match. The remaining matches would go unfinished.

The Clippers (17-4) will next battle No. 1 Barry University in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Thursday beginning at 12 p.m. EDT. Concordia is looking to advance to the NCAA Semi-Finals for the first time since 2013.

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.