Clark Qualifies for NEWMAC Playoffs on Senior Day

Clark Qualifies for NEWMAC Playoffs on Senior Day

Worcester, MA

This evening, Clark celebrated their three seniors as they guided their team to a spot in the NEWMAC playoffs. The Cougars defeated the Springfield College Pride at the Corash Tennis Courts, 8-1. With the win, the Men's Tennis program moves to 9-11 on the year and also claims the five seed in the upcoming conference playoffs. 


-Nicholas Mathieu (Topsham, ME) and his fellow No. 1 Christian Ruebens (Chesire, CT) took down their opponent, 8-3. 

-Clark's No. 2 duo Jack Han (Bakersfield, CA) and Senior Andrey Samodaev (Boca Raton, FL) pulled out a close victory today, 8-7. 

-Cougar Co-Captains and seniors, Ian Levy (Needham, MA) and Jacob Malicky (South Egremont, MA) also claimed a point for Clark. The No. 3 doubles match finished in our favor, 8-7. 


-Mathieu's efforts in the No. 1 singles spot fell short in the three set match. Springfield took set one 6-4, but set two went to the Clark Sophomore, 6-1. In the third set, Mathieu lost 10-6. 

-Clark's Ruebens finished his opponent in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-1. 

-Max Schweitzer (West Hartford, CT) played in the No. 3 match today. He took down his opponent in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2. 

-Cougar Senior Andrey Samodaev won his No. 4 match-up in a three set competition. After falling in the first set, Samodaev took the next two sets 6-4 and 10-3.

-On his Senior Day, Jacob Malicky won his singles match in two sets, 6-4 and 6-3.

-The third senior celebrated today, Ian Levy, also claimed a victory in his singles match. The two sets finished 6-2 and 6-3.


Up Next:

-Clark takes on UMass-Boston in a rescheduled match-up from last week. The match takes place at Clark tomorrow, April 25th, at 3:00PM. That will be the Cougar's last match before the NEWMAC playoffs. 

-Springfield ends their year with a 5-10 record after today's loss.