Bulldogs' women bested by Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3
The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team battled fiercely but fell to Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3, on Wednesday, April 18 in a home Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in Seward, Neb.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 4-6 on the season and 1-1 in GPAC matches, while Nebraska Wesleyan moved to 9-8 overall and 6-0 in GPAC play.
The match began with some highly contested doubles matches. The tandem of sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) claimed the top doubles position with an 8-6 win over Maria Mota and Andrea Dasilva.
The Prairie Wolves took a 2-1 lead into singles play and claimed the first two singles matches to push their lead to 4-1.
Concordia's got victories from Barz and Koll in singles play to make it 4-3, but Nebraska Wesleyan claimed the final two matches to earn the victory.
Barz earned a hard fought 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7) win over Molly Andrews at the fifth singles position, while Koll defeated the Prairie Wolves' top player, Mota, 6-4, 6-4.
"Today was a good outing for Concordia. I was pleased with our effort, we lost some close one to a strong opponent," said head coach Amy Harms. "We're a young team, once we start to make the right shots, we'll win more of these close matches.
Concordia returns to the court for two matches on Saturday, April 21 as the Bulldogs play Briar Cliff and Morningside on a neutral court in Omaha, Neb.
18 April 2012