Bulldogs even record with 5-4 win over Simpson
Powered by four victories in singles competition, the Concordia Bulldogs men's tennis team evened their record at 1-1 this season with a 5-4 win over Simpson College on Friday, Feb. 17. The loss dropped Simpson to 1-4 on the season.
Concordia fell behind 2-1 after dropping the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches, but responded with a strong showing in singles. Sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wisc.) got the Bulldogs rolling with a quick 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 3 position over Blake Billings.
Mere moments later, junior Cole Egger (Galca, Iowa) and sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) also posted straight set victories. Egger downed Simpson's Jeff Armstrong 6-3, 6-3, while McCartney bested Andy Arduser, 6-4, 6-3.
With the match hanging in the balance at 4-4, senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) did what a senior playing at the No. 1 singles slot is supposed to do, he delivered. Jank dropped the opening set to Simpson's Adam Summitt 6-0, but rallied for a 0-6, 6-3, 10-4 win to claim the match.
The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, Mar. 2 against Bethel College at 4 p.m. It will be the season opener for the Concordia women.
2011-12 Concordia Tennis
Simpson College vs Concordia University, Nebraska (Mar 01, 2012)
Concordia University, Nebraska 5, Simpson College 4
Mar 01, 2012 at Lincoln, NE (Woods)
|1. Jank, Jeremy (CNCM) def. Summitt, Adam (SIMPSON) 0-6, 6-3, 10-4|
|2. Hook, Alex (SIMPSON) def. Frastaci, Danny (CNCM) 6-1, 6-0|
|3. Wingfield, Nathan (CNCM) def. Billings, Blake (SIMPSON) 6-2, 6-0|
|4. Schneider, Daniel (SIMPSON) def. Heckman, Jonathan (CNCM) 7-5, 6-4|
|5. Egger, Cole (CNCM) def. Armstrong, Jeff (SIMPSON) 6-3, 6-3|
|6. McCartney, Michael (CNCM) def. Ardueser, Andy (SIMPSON) 6-4, 6-3|
|1. Summitt, Adam/Schneider, Daniel (SIMPSON) def. Jank, Jeremy/Frastaci, Danny (CNCM) 8-5|
|2. Egger, Cole/Wingfield, Nathan (CNCM) def. Hook, Alex/Billings, Blake (SIMPSON) 8-2|
|3. Armstrong, Jeff/Ardueser, Andy (SIMPSON) def. McCartney, Michael/Kaldahl, Joel (CNCM) 8-6|
|Simpson College 1-4|
|Concordia University, Nebraska 1-1|
17 February 2012