Rain halts play in Lincoln

By Jake Knabel on Mar. 28, 2018 in Men's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s tennis team appeared to be closing in on a victory at Nebraska Wesleyan before rain halted Wednesday’s (March 28) match at Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb. The Bulldogs owned a 4-3 advantage in the team scoring when play ended abruptly. The match will not be completed.

As a result, head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad remains at 7-6 overall. Its most recent outing resulted in a 9-0 home loss to Bethany College (Kan.).

Before the rains came on Wednesday, Concordia had won two of three doubles battles. Wins were produced by the duos of Thomas Greeff and Conner Works at No. 2 and Gio De Moraes and Josh Miller at No. 3. The Prairie Wolves (2-10) won a close match at No. 3 doubles (9-7).

Unfortunately, what had been singles wins by Greeff at No. 2 and by Miller at No. 6 will not count because of the suspension of play. At No. 4 singles, Jeremy Berryman owned a 6-1 advantage and seemed on the brink of victory in a pro set.

Next week will bring the start of GPAC play. The Bulldogs will be at Doane (4-5, 0-0 GPAC) on Thursday, April 5 with first serve set for 4 p.m. CT.