Nine Bulldog tennis players earn All-GPAC recognition
A total of nine combined Bulldog men’s and women’s tennis players have been recognized as GPAC all-conference selections, as announced by the conference on Monday. The Concordia women lead the way with six honorees, as the entire lineup received at least honorable mention accolades. Meanwhile, the men placed three on the honorable mention list.
No. 1 singles player Katelyn Koll tops the list for Concordia, as she received all-conference honors for her work in both singles and doubles. The junior from Wilber, Neb., went 10-6 overall and 5-2 within conference regular-season singles matches. Koll avenged one of her regular-season GPAC losses in the conference tournament when she defeated GPAC Player of the Year Vanessa Rockne, 1-6, 6-4, 10-3, in a quarterfinal match.
Koll’s doubles partner Lindsea Vaudt also garnered all-conference acknowledgment in both singles (No. 3) and doubles. Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) went 10-9 overall and 4-3 in GPAC singles matches while combining with Koll on an 11-8 (5-2 GPAC) mark in doubles.
Freshman Chelsea Haack (Columbus, Neb.) nabbed all-conference at the No. 2 singles position and honorable mention at No. 2 doubles. Haack posted a singles record of 12-7, including 5-2 in GPAC matches, and teamed with sophomore Grace Hollenbeck on a 9-10 (3-4 GPAC) doubles mark.
Hollenbeck and senior Mikaela Barz were tabbed honorable mention choices in both singles and doubles. Sophomore Liz Kjellsen took honorable mention honors in doubles after pairing with Barz on a team best 12-7 (6-1 GPAC) record at the No. 3 spot.
For the men, senior Cole Egger (No. 2 singles), sophomore Jonathan Douglas (doubles) and junior Joe Vanderveld (doubles) all received honorable mention. Egger went 6-10 overall and 2-3 in GPAC singles matches. The combo of Douglas and Vanderveld posted an impressive 10-6 overall record and 3-2 GPAC mark at No. 3 doubles.
On the season, head coach Sam Nelson’s Bulldog women totaled a record of 12-7 (5-2 GPAC). The Concordia men went 5-11 (1-4 GPAC).
Concordia GPAC all-conference honorees:
- Katelyn Koll - No. 1 singles / No. 1 doubles
- Chelsea Haack - No. 2 singles / honorable mention doubles
- Lindsea Vaudt - No. 3 singles / No. 1 doubles
- Grace Hollenbeck - honorable mention singles / doubles
- Mikaela Barz - honorable mention singles / doubles
- Liz Kjellsen - honorable mention doubles
- Cole Egger - honorable mention singles
- Jonathan Douglas - honorable mention doubles
- Joe Vanderveld - honorable mention doubles
20 May 2013
Katelyn Koll (left) and Lindsea Vaudt (right)