Bulldogs open GPAC by splitting with Doane as women's team earns 9-0 win
The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's and women's tennis teams split dual matches against Doane College on Tuesday, March 27. The women's team earned a 9-0 over the Tigers, while the men's team fell 6-3
Following Tuesday's competitions, the Bulldogs' men's squad is 3-4 this season and 0-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), while the women's team is 2-3 overall and 1-0 in GPAC action.
Men's Tennis: Doane College 6, Concordia 3
Senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) notched straight set singles victories to highlight the Bulldogs' match with the Tigers. Frastaci downed Sam Timpton, 6-3, 6-1 and the second spot, while Egger bested Joe Carey, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5.
Earlier in the day, Egger teamed with sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wisc.) to earn a point at the second doubles slot, 8-5 over Chance Hohensee and Timpton.
Women's Tennis: Concordia 9, Doane 0
The Bulldogs took control of their match with Doane with three hard fought victories in doubles play. The tandem of freshman Elizabeth Kjellsen (Centennial, Colo.) and junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) delivered a 9-7 win at the third position to lift Concordia to a 3-0 lead after doubles.
In singles action, sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) posted easy wins at the top two spots. Koll downed Elizabeth Frohman, 6-2, 6-2, while Vaudt handled Jade Patterson, 6-0, 6-3. Kjellsen and Barz also tallied straight set victories as Kjellsen defeated Jordan Lintt, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4. Barz took No. 5 singles, 6-1, 7-5 over Nicole Baranko.
Both Bulldogs teams will play in St. Louis, Mo on Friday, March 30. The men's team plays in the CIT Tournament, while the women face Greenville College at 10:30 a.m.
27 March 2012