Horn, Bulldogs end season in GPAC semifinals

By Jake Knabel on May. 6, 2017 in Women's Tennis

FREMONT, Neb. – The 2017 Concordia University women’s tennis season came to a conclusion at the GPAC championships on Friday. After a 5-4 win over fourth-seeded College of Saint Mary in the quarterfinals, the Bulldog run ended with a 5-0 loss at the hands of conference champion and top-seeded Hastings. All matches at the GPAC tournament took place at the Fremont High School Tennis Complex in Fremont, Neb.

A fourth-place finisher during the regular season, head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad concluded the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 9-13.

Junior Annie Horn will take a 13-match singles win streak into her senior season. She moved up from her customary No. 2 spot to play at No. 1 on Friday. She did her part to contribute to the team victory by earning a 6-1, 6-3, win over Christina Ternent of College of Saint Mary. Horn also teamed up with freshman Kirsten Wagner on an 8-2 triumph at No. 2 doubles.

Additional Concordia singles wins were turned in by Kirsten Wagner (No. 5) and Kayla Smock (No. 6). Smock combined with fellow sophomore Katelinn Wurm on an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles. Those efforts helped avenge a 5-4 loss to College of Saint Mary (10-6).

In the semifinal round, the Bulldogs were snake bitten by 9-7 losses at both the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles spots. Concordia then had to attempt to dig out of a 3-0 hole after doubles by trying to win five of six singles matches. However, Alexa Obermier and Kelsey Flaherty took decisions for the Broncos at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots to end the match abruptly.