Concordia women split two matches, earning first victory of the season over McPherson
The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis teams split two dual matches on Saturday, March 24 in Salina, Kan. The Bulldogs opened with a 7-2 loss to host Kansas Wesleyan, then earned its first victory of the season, 5-4 over McPherson.
Following Saturday's competitions, the Bulldogs' women's squad is 1-3 this season.
Kansas Wesleyan 7, Concordia 2
The Bulldogs pushed Kansas Wesleyan in several of the matches on their home surface, but came up just short. Concordia's two points came by forfeit as the Bulldogs were awarded points at the sixth singles slot and the third doubles position.
Junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) forced a third set in No. 2 singles play. Vaudt took the first set 6-4, then dropped a tough second set 5-7. With the overall match already decided a super-tiebreaker was played. Vaudt fell in that super-tiebreak 1-0 (10-8).
Concordia 5, McPherson 4
Down 2-1 following doubles play, the Bulldogs claimed the match with McPherson by taking four of the six points in singles. Vaudt and freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) led the way with straight set victories.
Vaudt defeated McPherson's Jessica Vincent 6-3 and 6-4, while Hollenbeck earned a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Kara Wright.
The Bulldogs return home to host Doane College on Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
24 March 2012