Bulldogs' women's team downs Greenville, falls to Missouri Baptist
The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team split matches against Greenville College and Missouri Baptist on Friday, March 30 in St. Louis, Mo.
The Bulldogs opened the day with a 5-4 win over host Greenville College, then were bested by Missouri Baptist, 6-3.
Following Friday's action the Bulldogs were 3-4 on the season, while Greenville fell to 2-6 and Missouri Baptist moved to 5-3.
Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) led Concordia with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over Jamie Harling at the top of singles play in the opening match against Greenville. Koll and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) also captured the point at No. 1 doubles, 8-3, over Greenville's Kristin and Kim Minshall.
The decisive points of the match, however, came at the fourth and fifth singles positions. Freshman Elizabeth Kjellsen (Centennial, Colo.) and junior Makaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) each nailed down wins in a tiebreaker to secure the match. Kjellsen rallied from down a set to earn a 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6) win over Chelsie Evans. Barz, meanwhile, downed Kim Minshall 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5).
The second match against Missouri Baptist proved a bit tougher as the Bulldogs dropped five of six singles matches in their 6-3 loss. Koll earned Concordia's lone singles point, 6-1, 6-4, over Elise Beckemeier.
Concordia concludes their three-match road trip against McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m.
30 March 2012