Concordia men fall to Nebraska Wesleyan, 5-1, in GPAC Tournament opener
The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis team suffered a 5-1 loss to Nebraska Wesleyan on Friday, May 4 in the opening round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament in Fremont, Neb.
The fourth seeded Bulldogs fell behind in doubles play as Concordia dropped of the three opening matches to the Prairie Wolves.
Entering the GPAC Tournament as the fifth seed, Nebraska Wesleyan extended their lead to 3-1 as Nate Hoppe scored a quick victory over senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) at the No. 1 singles position, 6-3, 6-1.
The Prairie Wolves claimed the match with consecutive third-set tiebreak victories as Jordan Barrett bested senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) and Seth Peters slipped past sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6).
The loss ended Concordia's season at 8-11, while Nebraska Wesleyan advanced to the second round of the GPAC Tournament with a 4-15 record. Earlier this season, Concordia defeated the Prairie Wolves in their GPAC conference meeting, 6-3, on April 19.