Bulldogs blank Mount Marty, pick up first GPAC win

By Jake Knabel on Apr. 15, 2017 in Women's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Concordia University women’s tennis team took advantage of a short-handed Mount Marty team and picked up its first GPAC win of 2017. The Bulldogs won by a 9-0 final in a contest that featured only four contested matches that were played out at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln.

Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad has moved to 6-11 overall and to 1-3 in conference play.

Reckewey shuffled his singles lineup and used Katie Hertz, Kirsten Wagner and Angela Bell in the Nos. 1 through 3 spots. All three produced wins. Hertz triumphed, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 1, Wagner won, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 and Bell won, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 3. In the final three singles spots, Alison Ebel (No. 4), Katelinn Wurm (No. 5) and Kayla Smock (No. 6) all claimed forfeit wins.

In doubles, the only match that was played out occurred at No. 1 between the Concordia combo of Smock and Wurm and the Lancer pair of Laura Cattle and Rebecca Sadler. Wurm and Smock took an 8-4 decision.

Next up for Concordia is Friday’s match at Midland (7-10, 0-1 GPAC). First serve is set for 4 p.m. CT.