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Back-to-back champions

Back-to-back champions

MADISON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin's Men's Tennis program can now say they are back-to-back NACC Tournament Champions, after winning 5-0 over Dominican and Edgewood on Sunday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 5, Dominican 0; Concordia Wisconsin 5, Edgewood 0
Location: Nielsen Tennis Stadium (Madison, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 15-11, Dominican 8-7, Edgewood 9-13

HOW IT HAPPENED
- Concordia Wisconsin dispatched Dominican, 5-0, during a morning semifinal match before doing the same against Edgewood in the afternoon to claim its second title in as many years.
- The Falcons allowed just five games scored on them during doubles play against the Stars, with the pairing of sophomore Gabe Binversie (Plymouth, Wis.) and senior Ceejay Schaffner (Winona, Minn.) winning 8-1 top help build a 3-0 lead.
- Junior Peter Kloda (Morton Grove, Ill.) recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 6 singles position for the team's fourth point prior to senior Brad Guendel (Greendale, Wis.) securing the fifth point with a 6-0, 6-3 decision in his favor at the No. 2 singles.
- Edgewood posed more a challenge in doubles play, with two of the three matches ending in 8-6 scores. However, it was Binversie and Schaffner cruising to an 8-0 victory.
- In singles action, sophomore Nathan Raskin (Shorewood, Wis.) ended with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 5 position to claim the fourth point for the Falcons. Kloda earned the championship-winning point with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No.6 position.

BEYOND THE RESULTS
- It is the second year in a row the Falcons defeated each opponent in the NACC Tournament by a 5-0 score. Since the current format was implemented in 2011, Concordia Wisconsin is 12-3 in the postseason tournament. More so, eight of those victories ended in a 5-0 score.
- Kloda continued his singles winning streak and extended it to 11 matches, while Guendel has won six in a row.
- The pairing of Guendel and freshman Nolan Rademacher (Monument, Colo.) have won seven doubles matches in a row and are 9-1 over the last 10.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- Concordia Wisconsin will await the release of the NCAA Tournament bracket on Monday at 11 am CT.