Concordia slips in nonconference tilt with Ottawa

By Jake Knabel on Feb. 24, 2018 in Women's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – A singles victory at the No. 6 spot allowed the Concordia University women’s tennis team to avoid being blanked in Friday’s (Feb. 23) 8-1 loss that came at the hands of Ottawa University. The Braves won all three doubles matchups in a contest that took place inside Genesis Health Club in Lincoln, Neb.

Fourth-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad sits at 3-3 overall. It has banked wins over Kansas Wesleyan University, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Grand View University.

Junior Kayla Smock nearly pulled off a perfect day near the bottom of the lineup. She squeaked by with a 7-6 (5) win at No. 6 singles. She team with Allison Marshall at No. 3 doubles, which resulted in a narrow 9-7 defeat. The Bulldogs also hung close at the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 singles spots.

In order, Reckewey’s singles lineup consisted of Annie Horn, Claudia Viera Miranda, Kirsten Wagner, Katelinn Wurm, Alison Ebel and Smock.

Up next is a big weekend at home March 2-3. Over those two days, Concordia will host Sterling College and Kansas Wesleyan.