2008 - Tennis schedule/results

5-7 Overall, 3-3 GPAC

Men

MARCH

March 11

Hastings College

Seward, Neb.

L 6-3

March 8

Seward County C.C.

Kearney, Neb.

L 9-0

March 8

Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney

Kearney, Neb.

L 9-0

March 28-29

Concordia Invitational Tournament

St. Louis, Mo.

 

 

Concordia-Wisconsin

 

L 5-4

 

Concordia-Seminary

 

W 7-2 

 

Concordia-Chicago

 

W 9-0

APRIL

April 1

Doane College*

Crete, Neb.

W 7-2

April 4

Bethel College

Seward, Neb.

L 8-1

April 7

Midland Lutheran*

Seward, Neb.

W 7-2

April 12

Dordt College*

Fremont, Neb.

W 5-4

April 16

Hastings College*

Hastings, Neb.

L 6-3

April 19

Univ. of Sioux Falls*

Omaha, Neb.

L 9-0

April 19

Morningside College*

Omaha, Neb.

L 5-4

April 24

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.*

Seward, Neb.

4 p.m.

MAY

May 2-3

GPAC Championships

Fremont, Neb.

TBA

May 12-16

NAIA Championships

Mobile, Ala.

TBA

 

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2008 - Tennis roster

Name

Year

Hometown

Previous School

Marcus Herring

JR

Waverly, Neb.

Waverly HS

Kyle Kaldahl

FR

Spencer, Iowa

Spencer HS

Tim Meyer

SO

Mequon, Wisc.

Milwaukee Lutheran

Curtis Miller

SO

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Sioux Falls Christian

Greg Mueller

FR

Arnold, Mo.

Lutheran South

Jonathan Schleicher

FR

Zeeland, Mich.

Zeeland East

Travis Sherman

SR

Greeley, Colo.

Greeley Central

Scott Schlessinger

SO

Arlington, Texas

LeTourneau University

Kyle Winter

JR

Omaha, Neb.

Millard South

Bulldogs take down Tigers in GPAC action

1 APR 2008

The Concordia men's tennis team was able to ride the momentum from a successful weekend to earn a 7-2 victory over Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Doane College on Tuesday afternoon.

Concordia's weeken was spent winning the Concordia Invitational Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. There the Bulldogs picked up victories over the Concordia Seminary (7-2) and Concordia Chicago (9-0). The Bulldogs dropped a close match to Concordia Wisconsin 5-4 but were able to nudge out CUW for the overall tournament championship by one victory.

While in St. Louis four Bulldogs went undefeated: number two singles, Marcus Herring; number four singles, Scott Schlessinger; number six singles, Travis Sherman; and the number three doubles team of Schlessinger and Tim Meyer.

On Tuesday Concordia took down Doane 7-2 in Crete, Neb. The Bulldogs dropped only one singles match. Concordia's No. 1, Jon Schleicher, took a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Doane's Josh Siske. The Bulldogs made relatively light work of the Tigers in the No. 2, 3, 4, and 5 singles, as Herring, Meyer, Schlessinger, and Kyle Winter all picked up victories. Sherman was then pushed to a second set tie break but was able to put away Doane's Jake Zlatkovsky 6-2 and 5-7 (10-8).

In doubles action the Bulldogs No. 1 doubles team of Schleicher and Herring quickly dispatched Doane's team of Crist and Fye, 8-3. The Concordia No. 2 team of Winter and Sherman were then defeated by the Tiger duo of Siske and Acker 8-4 but by that time the match was well in the Bulldogs' hand. The Bulldogs No. 3 team of Meyer and Schlessinger continued their winning ways by defeating the Doane team of DeWispelar and Zlakovsky 8-6.

The next action for the Bulldogs comes Friday, April 4, as Concordia welcomes Bethel College to Seward, Neb., with the match beginning at 4 p.m.

Bulldog women win in dramatic fashion, men defeated by Bethel

4 APR 2008

The Concordia University women's tennis team picked up a dramatic victory, 5-4 over Bethel College while the men couldn't find a rhythm dropping their match with Bethel 8-1.

The women gained much needed momentum by picking up victories in the number two (Erinn Beckman and Heather Jackson) and number three (Leah Koopman and Jess Svajhart) doubles teams, 8-5 and 8-6 respectively. The number one doubles team of Hannah Kruger and Taylor Cook were defeated 8-3.

Kruger was then quickly defeated in the number one singles, 6-2, 6-0 to tie the match at 2-2. The Bulldogs picked a big victory early when number six single, Kim Francis, won in a tie break, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4. Bethel tied the match when number five single, Koopman, was defeated 6-4, 6-3. After Beckman won in number two singles and Jackson lost in number three singles the match came down to freshman Cook in number four singles.

In the closest match of the afternoon Cook dropped the first set 7-6 in a tie break that went to Bethel's advantage 7-4. Cook regained her composer and took the second set 6-1. The last and final super set came down to who would make the last mistake. Cook twice fought off a match point to tie the match. Cook was able to win her match on a powerful backhand that the Bethel player could not reach giving Cook the final advantage, 19-17.

On the men's side the Bulldogs fell behind quickly and were not able to recover dropping the match 8-1. The duo of Tim Meyer and Scott Schlesinger was the only doubles team to pick up a victory, 8-6. The only other close match of the afternoon came in number one doubles where the team of Jon Schliecher and Marcus Herring were defeated 8-5.

The next action for both the men (3-3, 1-0 GPAC) and the women (5-1, 1-0 GPAC) comes as Midland Lutheran come to Seward for a 4 p.m. duel.

Defenders and Warriors no match for Bulldogs

7 & 12 APR 2008

The Concordia University men's tennis team picked up two big GPAC victories over Midland Lutheran College and Dordt College on Saturday in Fremont, Neb.

Concordia (5-4, 3-0 GPAC) first defeated Midland 7-2, completing a match that had been post-poned from earlier in the week. The only matches the Bulldogs dropped were in number one singles and number one doubles.

In match two the Bulldogs took on the Dordt College Defenders. In number one singles freshman Jon Schleicher dropped a close match, after losing in the first set, 6-4, Schleicher was able to bounce back and take the second set, 7-6. Dordt's Jake Compaan then was able to outlast Schleicher in the super tie break 10-8.

Dordt's Tim Walstra then had Concordia's Marcus Herring's number defeating Herring in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-2. Concordia bounced back and took the next four matches with ease as Scott Schlesinger, Tim Meyer, Kyle Winter, and Travis Sherman all picked up victories. Winter was pushed to a tie break but won the tie break set with ease 10-3.

In doubles play Dordt was able to tie the overall match winning in number one and number two doubles, 8-5 and 8-3 respectively. The number three doubles team of Winter and Sherman was able to finish off the Defenders, winning their doubles match 8-2. The doubles victory gave the Bulldogs the overall victory 5-4.

"It was a big victory for us as far as making it to the GPAC tournament, there is the usual powers and you know they are going to make it so the rest of us are battling to make the top four," said head coach Amy Harms. "This was a huge win from a momentum stand point, hopefully we can use this to finish strong."

The next action for the Bulldogs comes April 16 as the Bulldogs head to Hastings, Neb. to take on the Hastings College Broncos. Concordia is looking to avenge an early season non conference loss to the Broncos, 6-3.

Bulldogs use tie breaks to move past Broncos

15 APR 2008

The Concordia University women's tennis team took a big step towards establishing themselves among the elite in the GPAC with a 6-3 victory over the Hastings College Broncos Tuesday night in Hastings, Neb.

The Bulldogs came into the match ranked number one in the region and sitting atop the GPAC standings with a 3-0 record but the Broncos gained early momentum by winning the number one and two singles, 8-4 and 8-3 respectively.

The Bulldogs number three singles team of veterans Leah Koopman and Jess Svajhart stopped the bleeding by winning their match 8-4.

Concordia took complete control of the match in singles play as the only Bulldog loss came in the number one singles as Alexia Spencer defeated Hannah Krueger 6-3,  6-2. The Bulldogs picked up victories in the number two, three, and six singles by winning super tie breaks as Erinn Beckman, Heather Jackson and Kim Francis all were able to hold on for victories. Concordia cruised in the number four and five singles as Taylor Cook and Koopman each won in convincing fashion.

The next action for the Bulldogs come April 19 as the Bulldogs will take on the University of Sioux Falls and Morningside in games that will be played in Omaha, Neb. beginning at 10 a.m.

Schlesinger earns GPAC honor

Concordia's Scott Schlesinger is the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Tennis Player-of-the-Week.  Schlessinger, a sophomore from Arlington, Texas, posted a 3-0 singles and 3-0 doubles record for the Bulldogs last week.  Competing at the number four singles spot he posted his three wins in the Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT).  He and his number three doubles partner Tim Meyer also had three wins in the same CIT event.  Their wins were over Concordia (Wisconsin), Concordia Seminary, and Concordia (Illinois).  The matches were his first three as a Bulldog since transferring from LaTourneau University.

8 Bulldogs earn honors, Harms named Coach-of-the-Year

Eight members of the Concordia University, Nebraska tennis teams were honored on the 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference teams. In addition, Head Coach Amy Harms was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Tennis Coach-of-the-Year. 

Four women's singles players earned first-team all-conference honors for the Bulldogs. Three singles players as well as all three women's doubles teams and a men's doubles team were named honorable mention.

Those receiving first-team honors include:
Women (*denotes repeat selection)
No. 1 Singles - Hannah Krueger, So., (Milwaukee, Wis.)*
No. 3 Singles - Heather Jackson, So., (Oak Creek, Wis.)*
No. 4 Singles - Taylor Cook, Fr. (Belleville, Ill.)
No. 5 Singles - Leah Koopman, Jr., (Hastings, Neb.)*

Those receiving honorable mention include:
Women
No. 2 Singles - Erinn Beckman, Jr., (Springfield, Mo.)
No. 1 Doubles - Hannah Krueger and Taylor Cook
No. 2 Doubles - Erinn Beckman and Heather Jackson
No. 3 Doubles - Leah Koopman and Jess Svajhart

Men
No. 5 Singles - Kyle Winter (Omaha, Neb.)
No. 6 Singles - Travis Sherman (Greeley, Colo.)
No. 3 Doubles - Kyle Winter and Travis Sherman

Cook ended the season undefeated with a 9-0 record in conference play and an overall record of 14-1, the best of any Bulldog. In doubles action she went 10-3 when teamed up with Krueger.

Coach Harms guided the women to one of their best finishes in history, third place in the GPAC and a runner up finish in NAIA Region III, with a record of 10-5 overall and 6-2 in GPAC play.

Eight members of the Concordia University, Nebraska tennis teams were honored on the 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference All-Conference teams. In addition, Head Coach Amy Harms was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Tennis Coach-of-the-Year. 

Four women's singles players earned first-team all-conference honors for the Bulldogs. Three singles players as well as all three women's doubles teams and a men's doubles team were named honorable mention.

Those receiving first-team honors include:
Women (*denotes repeat selection)
No. 1 Singles - Hannah Krueger, So., (Milwaukee, Wis.)*
No. 3 Singles - Heather Jackson, So., (Oak Creek, Wis.)*
No. 4 Singles - Taylor Cook, Fr. (Belleville, Ill.)
No. 5 Singles - Leah Koopman, Jr., (Hastings, Neb.)*

Those receiving honorable mention include:
Women
No. 2 Singles - Erinn Beckman, Jr., (Springfield, Mo.)
No. 1 Doubles - Hannah Krueger and Taylor Cook
No. 2 Doubles - Erinn Beckman and Heather Jackson
No. 3 Doubles - Leah Koopman and Jess Svajhart

Men
No. 5 Singles - Kyle Winter (Omaha, Neb.)
No. 6 Singles - Travis Sherman (Greeley, Colo.)
No. 3 Doubles - Kyle Winter and Travis Sherman

Cook ended the season undefeated with a 9-0 record in conference play and an overall record of 14-1, the best of any Bulldog. In doubles action she went 10-3 when teamed up with Krueger.

Coach Harms guided the women to one of their best finishes in history, third place in the GPAC and a runner up finish in NAIA Region III, with a record of 10-5 overall and 6-2 in GPAC play.