Clippers Shut Out Georgian Court, 9-0

The 37th-ranked Concordia Clippers women's tennis team was back on the court for their second match in two days. Concordia visited Georgian Court for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match as the Clippers would shut out the Lions, 9-0.

In doubles the No. 1 duo of freshmen Stefanie Canals-Baker(Pollensa, Islas Baleares, Spain) and Costanza Mecchi (Rome, Italy) grabbed an 8-0 win over Melissa Dennis and Maria Leal as did the No. 3 duo of junior Linda Eliasson (Gothenburg, Sweden) and sophomore Nicole Stuhr (Glendora, Calif.) against Meredith Hoffman and Heather Jensen. In the No. 2 match freshmanValeriia Cheban (Odessa, Ukraine) and junior Alla Kravchuk(Tashkent, Uzbekistan) would earn an 8-3 victory over Kayanna Chandler and Annmarie Wodell to give Concordia a 3-0 overall match advantage going into singles play.

Four of the five singles matches would be won in straight sets by the Clippers. Mecchi earned a 6-2, 6-0 win in the No. 1 match against Leal while Eliasson took a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Chandler in the No. 2 match. Kravchcuk would continue her strong play in the No. 4 match as she defeated Dennis 6-0, 6-3 and Stuhr won her No. 6 match against Jenson 6-0, 6-2.

In the No. 5 match Cheban would battle her way to a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Hoffman. Canals-Baker's No. 3 match would go into a third set super tiebreaker after dropping the first set 4-6 and rebounding to take the second set 7-5. Stefanie would put away her opponent, Wodell, after claiming a 10-6 win in the super tiebreaker to give Concordia the sweep of Georgian Court, 9-0.

The Clippers (3-1, 3-1 CACC) will take a break from their team schedule to participate in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association(ITA) East Regionals at the Legacy Youth Tennis Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The three-day event is set to kick off on Saturday and then Concordia will return to their conference team schedule on Saturday, September 28th at Goldey-Beacom.

Thanks to Concordia Sports Information/Community Engagement Director Brian Snow for the preceding information.


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