2007 - Tennis schedule/results

6-7 Overall, 2-5 GPAC

MARCH

March 2

William Jewel

Lincoln, Neb. (Woods)

 L 8-1

March 14

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

W 9-0

March 16

Bethel - Kan.

North Newton, Kan.

L 8-1

March 23-24

Concordia Invite Tournament

St. Louis, Mo.

 

 

vs. Concordia-Chicago

 

W 5-4

 

vs. Missouri Baptist

 

W 6-3

 

Vs. Concordia-Seminary

 

W 6-3

March 28

Doane*

Crete, Neb.

W 9-0

March 31

Univ. of Sioux Falls*

Fremont, Neb.

L 8-1

APRIL

April 14

Dordt*

Fremont, Neb.

L 6-3

April 14

Morningside*

Fremont, Neb.

L 8-1

April 18

Nebraska Wesleyan *

Lincoln, Neb.
(Tennis Center)

M L 8-1

April 19

Hastings*

Seward, Neb.

L 5-4

April 27

Midland Lutheran*

Fremont, Neb.

M W 8-1

MAY

May 4-5

GPAC/NAIA Region III Tourn.

Lincoln, Neb.(NTC)

 

 

vs. (3 seed) Hastings

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L 5-4

All Home Matches in BOLD
*Indicates GPAC Matches

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2007 - Tennis roster

Name

Yr.

Hometown

Previous School

Mark Boettcher

JR

Hershey, Neb.

Hershey

John Bussman

JR

Cullman, Ala.

Univ. of Alabama

Dean Flaten

SR

Wayzata, Minn.

Orono High

Marcus Herring

SO

Waverly, Neb.

Waverly

Curtis Miller

FR

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sioux Falls Christian

Tim Meyer

FR

Mequon, Wis.

Milwaukee Lutheran

Travis Sherman

SR

Greeley, Colo.

Greeley Central

Kyle Winter

SO

Omaha, Neb.

Millard South

Koopman, Flaten earn weekly GPAC honors

A pair of Concordia University, Nebraska tennis players, Dean Flaten and Leah Koopman, were tabbed as the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports tennis players-of-the-week for the week of March 26 -April 1, 2007. Koopman was co-player-of-the-week along with Alex Lawless of Briar Cliff.

Flaten, a senior from Wayzata, Minn., posted a 2-0 record at No. 1singles and 1-1 at No. 1 doubles (with partner Marcus Herring). Against the University of Sioux Falls Flaten picked up the only win of the day for the Bulldogs, upsetting Braden Bradfield - the 2006 GPAC player-of-the-year. Flaten won the first set 6-3 before dropping the second set 4-6. He edged out Bradfield 10-8 in the super tie-breaker to earn the victory.

Koopman, a sophomore from Hastings, Neb., teamed up with Hannah Krueger, going 1-1 for the week at No. 1 doubles. In singles play Koopman picked up wins against Sioux Falls and Briar Cliff. In fact, Koopman is perfect on the season, playing No. 5 singles for the Bulldogs. On the season she is 6-0, including a win against NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney.

The Concordia women's team, currently 5-2 overall, 3-0 in the GPAC, will host Hastings at 3:30 p.m. on April 10. Both squads will then take on Dordt and Morningside on April 14 in Fremont, Neb. The men, 5-3 overall, 1-1 in the GPAC, are back in at home on April 19 as the host Hastings.

Men win Concordia Invitational Tournament

23-24 MAR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's tennis team traveled to St. Louis, Mo., to take part in the Concordia Invitational Tournament over the past weekend. The Bulldogs fared well at the event, going undefeated en route to the team title. The two-day event featured teams from Concordia University Chicago, the Concordia Seminary and Missouri Baptist.

The closest match of the tournament was against Concordia-Chicago as the Bulldogs emerged victorious, 5-4. Concordia Nebraska benefited from a forfeit in third doubles to earn the edge. Dean Flaten, Marcus Herring and Kyle Winter all picked up wins in singles play while the duo of Flaten and Herring also added a win in doubles action.

Against Missouri Baptist the Bulldogs scored a 6-3 win. Flaten had his first setback in singles play of the season, falling 6-2, 6-4, to Chris Cozad. Cozad was a transfer who played third doubles for Purdue University last year. Those picking up singles wins against Missouri Baptist included John Bussman, Tim Meyer, Mark Boettcher and Winter. The Bulldogs No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams were also winners.

In action versus the Seminary Flaten defeated former teammate Steve Carretto, 6-1, 6-2, as the Bulldogs picked up their third team victory of the tournament by a score of 6-3.

As a team the Bulldogs won a total of 17 matches, four better than any other team. Missouri Baptist tallied 13 match wins, while the Seminary and Concordia-Chicago each finished with 12.

The women's squad was not in action this week.

Next scheduled action for the Bulldogs is on Tuesday March 27 and Wednesday March 28. The women travel to Crete, Neb., to take on Doane on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. while the men make the same trip on Wednesday. This is the first conference action for Concordia.

The Bulldogs are also in action this coming weekend as both squads will take on the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday in Fremont, Neb. While in Fremont the women will also battle Briar Cliff.

Bulldog men blank Doane

29 MAR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's tennis team opened up Great Plains Athletic Conference season with a win over Doane College. The Bulldogs swept the Tigers, 9-0, Wednesday afternoon in Crete, Neb.

The win marks the second time the Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0 GPAC) have blanked an opponent this season. The first time was against Austin College. Doane falls to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC.

In singles, Concordia picked up where they left off after winning the Concordia Invitational this past weekend. Only one Doane player managed more than four points against the Bulldogs as John Bussman was able to hold off Adam Fye at No. 3 singles (7-5, 6-1).

Kyle Winter picked up an impressive win at No. 6 singles over Barrett Epp. It marks the fourth consecutive match the Bulldog sophomore has won.

Each doubles team was victorious by the same margin, 8-3, to make it a clean sweep for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldog men are scheduled to take on the University of Sioux Falls on Saturday (March 31) in Fremont, Neb.

On the women's side, Concordia will take on Doane on Thursday (March 29) in a match rescheduled from Tuesday before making the trip to Fremont to battle with Sioux Falls and Briar Cliff.

Women sweep GPAC foes over weekend

31 MAR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's and women's tennis team were able to get in three matches despite rain over the weekend. The men's squad dropped their only match to the University of Sioux Falls, 8-1, while the women's team picked up a pair of wins, downing Sioux Falls and Briar Cliff University, each by a score of 7-2.

All of the matches were originally scheduled to be played outdoors in Fremont, Neb., but rain and high winds forced the matches inside. The women played their matches at the Fremont YMCA, while the men took on Sioux Falls at the Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb.

The Concordia women picked up the sweep, running their record to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the GPAC. With the loss the Bulldog men are now 5-3 overall and 1-1 in GPAC play.

The win marks the second time the Bulldogs (5-2, 1-0 GPAC) have blanked an opponent this season. The first time was against Austin College. Doane falls to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the GPAC.

Senior Dean Flaten picked up the only win of the day for the men, upsetting Braden Bradfield - the 2006 GPAC player of the year. Flaten won the first set 6-3 before dropping the second set 4-6. He edged out Bradfield 10-8 in the super tie-breaker to earn the victory.

In women's action the Bulldogs picked up a pair of 7-2 wins. On the day every player had a victory for Concordia. In the Briar Cliff win five of the six singles players for the Bulldogs had wins. Hannah Krueger, who lost at No. 1 singles, teamed up with Leah Koopman to take the win at No. 1 doubles, 8-3.

Koopman, a sophomore, was also victorious in the Sioux Falls match. In fact, Koopman has yet to loose playing from the No. 5 singles spot. On the season she is 6-0, including a win against NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney.

The Bulldog tennis teams have a busy Tuesday in store, as the men are scheduled to host Hastings College at 3:30 p.m., while the women will travel to Crete, Neb., to take on Doane at 4:00 p.m. in a match that was rescheduled due to weather.

Women undefeated in GPAC

14 APR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska tennis teams went different directions to play the same opponents but ended up with drastically different results on Saturday. The women picked up a pair of wins over Dordt College, 6-3 and Morningside, 8-1 while the men fell to Dordt and Morningside 6-3 and 8-1 respectively.

Because of the change for rain the women's matches were held in Fremont and the men's in Lincoln. Those locations would have allowed the teams to move to indoor courts if inclement weather was an issue.

The Bulldog women are currently with Hastings at the top of the GPAC standings with a perfect 5-0 record. Concordia is scheduled to take on the Broncos on Monday. Overall the Bulldogs are 7-2 on the season with three matches remaining.

The Concordia men are now 5-5 (1-3 GPAC) and will play on back-to-back days this week taking on Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday before hosting Hastings on Thursday.

On the women's side, the five GPAC wins ties the most ever by a Concordia team. The Bulldog women also had five wins in 2003 and 2006.

Against Dordt, the Concordia women led 3-0 after doubles and then won at No. 4, 5 and 6 singles. Leah Koopman continued her unbeaten streak at No. 5 singles, winning 6-0, 6-1.
Koopman teamed up with Hannah Kreuger to win at first doubles in both the Dordt and Morningside matches. As a team, the Bulldogs were perfect in doubles play, going 6-0 on the weekend.

Every Bulldog player had a victory at some points in the two matches. Chelsey Bartels and Koopman were both undefeated during the weekend.

Unfortunately for Concordia men the scores were the complete opposite of the women's, as they dropped both matches.

Against Morningside the Bulldogs picked up just one win with Dean Flaten and Marcus Herring taking No. 1 doubles, 8-6.

Trailing 2-1 after doubles play in the Dordt match Flaten tied the match with a 6-1, 1-6 (10-7) super tie-breaker win at No. 1 singles. However the only other Bulldog victory was at No. 4 singles at Mark Boettcher won in a tight one, 6-3, 6-2 (10-4).

Women No. 2 seed in Region III Tourney

The Concordia University, Nebraska tennis teams wrapped up the regular season on Friday with a pair of victories over Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb. The men won 8-1 while the women downed the Warriors 5-4.

With the win the women improve to 9-3 overall and 7-1 in the GPAC and finish as the GPAC regular season runner-up. The Bulldog women also have qualified for the NAIA Region III Tournament that be held on May 4-5 in Fremont, Neb., where they will be the No. 2 seed.

At the NAIA Region III Tournament the Bulldogs will face the No. 3 seed, Hastings College. Earlier in the season Concordia defeated Hastings 8-1 in a match that featured four tie breakers.

Against Midland the women struggled in doubles, getting swept, before bouncing back to take five of the six singles matches.

Sophomore Leah Koopman completed a perfect regular season at No. 5 singles, downing the Warriors' Karen Kanuch 6-0, 6-1.

Freshman Brittany Marrs, playing in her first collegiate match, was the lone loss in singles play for the Bulldogs. Marrs dropped a tight first set, 7-5, before falling 6-0.

On the men's side the Bulldogs were without the services of No. 1 singles player, senior Dean Flaten, who had an interview for medical school. Instead, Marcus Herring slid up to the No. 1 spot and picked up a 6-2, 6-2, win. The only loss for the men came at No. 1 doubles where Herring and Tim Meyer fell 8-6.

The men end their season with a record of 6-7 overall, 2-5 in the GPAC.

The NAIA Region III tournament begins on May 4 in Fremont, Neb., play concludes on May 5. The winner advances to the NAIA National Championships on May 14-18 in Mobile, Ala.

Flaten and Herring named All-GPAC

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's tennis teams had a pair of individuals named to the 2007 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) All-Conference team. The honors were released on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Dean Flaten (Wayzata, Minn.) earned first-team honors at No. 1 singles while sophomore Marcus Herring (Waverly, Neb.) was an honorable mention singles selection.

The duo of Flaten and Herring paired up to handle the Bulldogs No.1 doubles spot this season and were recognized with first-team honors at No. 1 doubles.

Flaten was 8-4 in singles play on the season, including a victory of last year's GPAC player of the year. This is the second consecutive year Flaten has been named first-team all-conference.

In doubles action the Flaten and Herring duo compiled a record of 7-4 overall. They went 4-2 in GPAC play.

Herring was 7-6 on the season in singles action, wining his last three matches.