2012 - Tennis schedule/results

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Men: 10-9 Overall, 4-3 GPAC; Women: 11-8 Overall, 6-2 GPAC 

FEBRUARY

Feb. 10 William Jewell College (M) Seward Neb. L 9-0
Feb. 17 Simpson College (M) Lincoln, Neb. W 5-4 

MARCH

March 2 Bethel College (W) Seward, Neb.

L, 1-8

March 2 Bethel College (M) Seward, Neb. W, 5-4
March 23 Tabor College (M) Salina, Kan. L, 3-6  
March 23 Tabor College (W) Salina, Kan. L, 0-9
March 24 Kansas Wesleyan University (M) Salina, Kan. W, 7-2
March 24 Kansas Wesleyan University (W) Salina, Kan. L, 2-7
March 24 McPherson College (M) Salina, Kan. L, 0-9
March 24 McPherson College (W) Salina, Kan. W, 5-4
March 27 Doane College (M) Seward Neb. L, 3-6
March 27

Doane College (W)

Seward Neb. W, 9-0
March 30

Concordia, Wisconsin (M) - @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center

St. Louis, Mo. L, 2-7
March 30

Greenville College (W) - @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center

St. Louis, Mo. W, 5-4
March 30 Greenville College (M) - @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center St. Louis, Mo. W, 7-2
March 30

Missouri Baptist University (W) - @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center 

St. Louis, Mo. L, 3-6
March 31 Concordia Seminary, Indiana - @ Dwight Davis Tennis Center St. Louis, Mo. W, 7-2
March 31

McKendree University (W) 

Lebanon, Ill. W, 5-4

APRIL

April 11  Nebraska Omaha (M)  Omaha, Neb. (Koch Tennis Center)  L, 0-7
April 12 Midland University* (M/W) Seward, Neb. Postponed

April 16 UNK (M) Kearney, Neb.  L, 1-8
April 16  UNK (W) Kearney, Neb.  L, 0-9
April 18 Nebraska Wesleyan* (W) Seward, Neb. L, 3-6
April 19 Nebraska Wesleyan* (M) Seward, Neb. W, 6-3
April 21 Briar Cliff University* (M) Omaha, Neb. W, 9-0
April 21 Briar Cliff University* (W) Omaha, Neb. W, 9-0
April 21 Morningside College* (M) Omaha, Neb. L, 4-5
April 21 Morningside College* (W) Omaha, Neb. L, 4-5
April 23 Doane College* (M) Crete, Neb. L, 3-6
April 23 Doane College* (W) Crete, Neb. W, 7-2
April 25 Hastings College* (W) Hastings, Neb. L, 1-8
April 26 Hastings College* (M) Hastings, Neb. L, 0-9
April 27 Midland University* (M) Seward, Neb. W, 8-1
April 27 Midland University* (W) Seward, Neb. W, 9-0
April 28 Northwestern College* (W) Fremont, Neb. L, 3-6

MAY

May 4 % vs No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan (M) Fremont, Neb. L, 1-5
May 4 % vs No. 4 Hastings (W) Fremont, Neb. L, 1-5

 
* - GPAC Conference Game

% - GPAC Tournament   

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2012 - Tennis roster

Name Year Hometown

High School

Cole Egger Jr. Galva, Iowa

Galva-Holstein

Danny Frastaci Sr. Parma, Ohio

Normandy

Logan Gates Fr. Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Southwest

Jonathan Heckman Fr. Canton, S.D.

Homeschool

Jeremy Jank Sr. Hastings, Neb.

Hastings

Joel Kaldahl So. Spencer, Iowa

Spencer

Michael McCartney So. Davenport, Iowa

Davenport North

Nathanael Pfeil So. Hiawatha, Iowa

Homeschool

Adam Tanney

So. St. Louis, Mo. Lutheran North
Joe Vanderveld So. Lake Ozark, Misso.

School of the Osage Indians

Nathan Wingfield

So. Greendale, Wis. Concordia-Chicago
Faith Ahlman Sr. Arvada, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

Mikaela Barz Jr. San Antonio, Tex

Lutheran

Brittany Benson Sr. Naples, Fla.

Florida Southern College

Grace Hollenbeck Fr. Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Denver Lutheran

Elizabeth Kjellsen Fr. Centennial, Colo.

Araphoe

Katelyn Koll So. Wilber, Neb.

Wilber-Clatonia

Tabitha Opheim

Sr. Salina, Kan. Salina

Abby Urbanek

Fr. Crete, Neb. Crete
Lindsea Vaudt So. Kalispell, Mon.

Glacier

2012 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Amy Harms

Assistant Coach: Craig Baas

Bulldog men's tennis opens season with 9-0 loss to William Jewell 

10 FEB 2012

William Jewell picked up a 9-0 men’s tennis win over Concordia on Friday afternoon in Seward in the opening match of the year for the Bulldogs.  Complete results are listed below.  The Bulldog men face Simpson College on February 17 in a match played in Lincoln. 

William Jewell 9, Concordia University 0

Doubles
Giannetti and Thomas (WJ) def. Jank and Frastaci (CNC) – 8-1
Brassel and Cooper (WJ) def. Wingfield and Egger (CNC) – 8-6
Hunter and Reimer (WJ) def. McCartney and Heckmann (CNC) – 8-2

Singles
Shane Gianetti (WJ) def. Jeremy Jank (CNC) – 6-3, 6-0
Bryan Thomas (WJ) def. Danny Frastaci (CNC) – 6-4, 6-1
Bronson Brassel (WJ) def. Nathan Wingfield (CNC) – 6-3, 6-3
Max Cooper (WJ) def. Jonathan Heckmann (CNC) – 6-1, 6-3
Eric Dailey (WJ) def. Cole Egger (CNC) – 6-2, 6-1
Jimmy Hunter (WJ) def. Mikey McCartney (CNC) – 6-2, 6-1

Bulldogs even record with 5-4 win over Simpson

1 MAR 2012

Powered by four victories in singles competition, the Concordia Bulldogs men's tennis team evened their record at 1-1 this season with a 5-4 win over Simpson College on Friday, Feb. 17.  The loss dropped Simpson to 1-4 on the season. 

Concordia fell behind 2-1 after dropping the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches, but responded with a strong showing in singles.  Sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wisc.) got the Bulldogs rolling with a quick 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 3 position over Blake Billings.  

Mere moments later, junior Cole Egger (Galca, Iowa) and sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) also posted straight set victories.  Egger downed Simpson's Jeff Armstrong 6-3, 6-3, while McCartney bested Andy Arduser, 6-4, 6-3.  

With the match hanging in the balance at 4-4, senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) did what a senior playing at the No. 1 singles slot is supposed to do, he delivered.  Jank dropped the opening set to Simpson's Adam Summitt 6-0, but rallied for a 0-6, 6-3, 10-4 win to claim the match.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, Mar. 2 against Bethel College at 4 p.m.  It will be the season opener for the Concordia women.

2011-12 Concordia Tennis
Simpson College vs Concordia University, Nebraska (Mar 01, 2012)

Concordia University, Nebraska 5, Simpson College 4
Mar 01, 2012 at Lincoln, NE (Woods) 

Singles competition
1. Jank, Jeremy (CNCM) def. Summitt, Adam (SIMPSON) 0-6, 6-3, 10-4
2. Hook, Alex (SIMPSON) def. Frastaci, Danny (CNCM) 6-1, 6-0
3. Wingfield, Nathan (CNCM) def. Billings, Blake (SIMPSON) 6-2, 6-0
4. Schneider, Daniel (SIMPSON) def. Heckman, Jonathan (CNCM) 7-5, 6-4
5. Egger, Cole (CNCM) def. Armstrong, Jeff (SIMPSON) 6-3, 6-3
6. McCartney, Michael (CNCM) def. Ardueser, Andy (SIMPSON) 6-4, 6-3

 

Doubles competition
1. Summitt, Adam/Schneider, Daniel (SIMPSON) def. Jank, Jeremy/Frastaci, Danny (CNCM) 8-5
2. Egger, Cole/Wingfield, Nathan (CNCM) def. Hook, Alex/Billings, Blake (SIMPSON) 8-2
3. Armstrong, Jeff/Ardueser, Andy (SIMPSON) def. McCartney, Michael/Kaldahl, Joel (CNCM) 8-6

 

Match Notes
Simpson College 1-4
Concordia University, Nebraska 1-1

 

Women's team falls to Bethel, 8-1

2 MAR 2012

The Concordia University (Neb.) women’s tennis team suffered an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Bethel College on Friday, Mar. 2 in the Bulldogs season opener.  The victory evened the Threshers record at 2-2 for the season.

Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) secured the lone victory for Concordia, earning a straight set win at the No. 1 singles slot over Katie Malotte, 6-2, 6-3.  

The Bulldogs return to the court on Friday, Mar. 23 as Concordia travels to Salina, Kan., for a neutral site contest against Tabor College at 3 p.m.

 

Egger and McCartney lead Bulldogs past Bethel, 5-4

2 MAR 2012

Victories at both doubles and singles by junior Cole Eggar (Galva, Iowa) and sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) helped the Concordia University (Neb.) men's tennis team slip past Bethel College, 5-4, on Friday, Mar. 2.  The victory moved the Bulldogs record to 2-1 on the season, while Bethel fell to 0-2.

Eggar posted a dominant 6-1, 6-1 win over Patrick Loganbill in the No. 5 singles position and teamed with sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) to earn an 8-3 victory in No. 2 doubles.

McCartney, meanwhile, bested Kristopher Dubach at the No. 6 singles slot, 7-6, 7-6.  He and doubles partner, sophomore Joe Kaldahl (Spencer, Iowa), notched an 8-3 win in No. 3 doubles.

The Bulldogs return to the court on Friday, Mar. 23 as Concordia travels to Salina, Kan., for a neutral site contest against Tabor College at 3 p.m.

Bulldogs men's and women's teams fall to Tabor College

23 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's and women's tennis teams suffered a sweep in dual matches against Tabor College on Friday, March 23 in Salina, Kan. 

Following Friday's competitions, the Bulldogs' men's squad is 2-2 this season, while the women's team is 0-2.

Men's Tennis:  Tabor College 6, Concordia 3 

The Bulldogs best performance of the day from junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) as he tallied wins in both singles and doubles play.  Eggar and partner, sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) earned an 8-6 over Nathan Panttaja and Samuel Brucks in the third doubles slot. 

Later, Egger rolled past Jakob Brucks in the fifth singles position, 6-1, 6-1.  The Bulldogs' top player, senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) earned the final point for Concordia with a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) win over David Simmet.

Women's Tennis:  Tabor College 9, Concordia 0

Playing just their second match of the season, Bulldogs women's team was overmatched by Tabor.  Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) gave Concordia a strong effort at the No. 1 position, forcing Tabor's Amanda Faber into a tiebreak in the second set before succumbing, 6-1, 7-6 (4).

Koll and doubles partner junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) were also close in the top doubles spot, pushing Tabor's Amanda Brown and Faber push falling, 8-6

The neutral site matchup is part of the Bulldogs three match trip to Kansas this weekend as Concordia will face McPherson and Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday, March 24. 
 

Concordia men's team defeats Kansas Wesleyan, falls to McPherson

24 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis teams split two dual matches on Saturday, March 24 in Salina, Kan.  The Bulldogs opened with a 7-2 win over host Kansas Wesleyan, then dropped a 9-0 decision to McPherson.

Following Saturday's competitions, the Bulldogs' men's squad is 3-3 this season.

Concordia 7, Kansas Wesleyan 2

The Bulldogs got off to a hot start in doubles play, taking points at the second and third positions.

The tandem of sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) breezed past Leonardo Mendez and Taylor Eastman for a dominant 8-2 win at No. 2.  Moments later it was sophomores Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) and Joel Kaldahl (Spencer, Iowa) downing Adam Watson and John Haynes, 8-5.

Led by straight set victories from Egger, McCartney and senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.), the Bulldogs took five of the six singles points.  Jank's 6-0, 6-3, victory at the top singles position was the most convincing. 

McPherson 9, Concordia 0

Fatigue may have been a factor as the Bulldogs did not take a set against the high powered McPherson squad.  

Concordia's best performance came from senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) as he took six games from McPherson's Torsten Keil-Long, 6-4, 6-2.

The Bulldogs return home to host Doane College on Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
 

Concordia women split two matches, earning first victory of the season over McPherson

24 MAR 2012

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.
 

Concordia women split two matches, earning first victory of the season over McPherson

24 MAR 2012

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.
 

Bulldogs open GPAC by splitting with Doane as women's team earns 9-0 win

27 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's and women's tennis teams split dual matches against Doane College on Tuesday, March 27.  The women's team earned a 9-0 over the Tigers, while the men's team fell 6-3

Following Tuesday's competitions, the Bulldogs' men's squad is 3-4 this season and 0-1 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), while the women's team is 2-3 overall and 1-0 in GPAC action.

Men's Tennis:  Doane College 6, Concordia 3 

Senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) notched straight set singles victories to highlight the Bulldogs' match with the Tigers.  Frastaci downed Sam Timpton, 6-3, 6-1 and the second spot, while Egger bested Joe Carey, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5.  

Earlier in the day, Egger teamed with sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wisc.) to earn a point at the second doubles slot, 8-5 over Chance Hohensee and Timpton.

Women's Tennis:  Concordia 9, Doane 0

The Bulldogs took control of their match with Doane with three hard fought victories in doubles play.  The tandem of freshman Elizabeth Kjellsen (Centennial, Colo.) and junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) delivered a 9-7 win at the third position to lift Concordia to a 3-0 lead after doubles.

In singles action, sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) posted easy wins at the top two spots.  Koll downed Elizabeth Frohman, 6-2, 6-2, while Vaudt handled Jade Patterson, 6-0, 6-3.  Kjellsen and Barz also tallied straight set victories as Kjellsen defeated Jordan Lintt, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4.  Barz took No. 5 singles, 6-1, 7-5 over Nicole Baranko.

Both Bulldogs teams will play in St. Louis, Mo on Friday, March 30.  The men's team plays in the CIT Tournament, while the women face Greenville College at 10:30 a.m.

Men's squad splits day one at CIT Tournament

30 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis team split matches against Concordia University, Wisconsin and Greenville in the opening day of action at the Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) in St. Louis, Mo. on Friday, March 30.

The Bulldogs began action on Friday with closely contested 7-2 loss to Concordia University, Wisconsin.  The Bulldogs rebounded shortly thereafter to down tournament host, Greenville College, 7-2.

Following Friday's action, the Bulldogs were 4-5 on the season, while Greenville was 6-4 and Concordia University, Wisconsin was 2-9.  

The first contest of the day, against the Falcons, saw four singles matches and one doubles match go to a tiebreaker.  Concordia University, Nebraska, fell in three of the five tiebreakers which ultimately was the difference.  The Bulldogs two victories came at the fifth singles spot and in the third doubles position.  

Junior Cole Eggar (Galva, Iowa) defeated Nathan Hoeppner (CON-WI) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) at the No. 5 singles slot.  Sophomores Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) and Joe Vanderveld (Lake Ozark, Mo.) earned the win at the third doubles spot, 8-7 (7-4) over the Falcons' Hoeppner and Tanner Hahn.

The second match of the day was much more fruitful for the Bulldogs.  Concordia claimed two of the three doubles matches to build a 2-1 lead.  The Bulldogs seemed to build upon their battle with the Falcons earlier by taking five of the six singles matches against the Panthers, including all three that went to tiebreaks. 

Eggar continued to shine with a 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-8) win over  Ryan Haas at the five spot, while sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) claimed a one-sided 6-2, 6-0 win over Andrew Herlein at the third singles position.  

 The Bulldogs conclude play in the CIT Tournament on Saturday, March 31 with a match against Concordia Seminary at 10:30 a.m.

Bulldogs' women's team downs Greenville, falls to Missouri Baptist

30 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team split matches against Greenville College and Missouri Baptist on Friday, March 30 in St. Louis, Mo.

The Bulldogs opened the day with a 5-4 win over host Greenville College, then were bested by Missouri Baptist, 6-3.

Following Friday's action the Bulldogs were 3-4 on the season, while Greenville fell to 2-6 and Missouri Baptist moved to 5-3.  

Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) led Concordia with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over Jamie Harling at the top of singles play in the opening match against Greenville.  Koll and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) also captured the point at No. 1 doubles, 8-3, over Greenville's Kristin and Kim Minshall.  

The decisive points of the match, however, came at the fourth and fifth singles positions.  Freshman Elizabeth Kjellsen (Centennial, Colo.) and junior Makaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) each nailed down wins in a tiebreaker to secure the match.  Kjellsen rallied from down a set to earn a 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6) win over Chelsie Evans.  Barz, meanwhile, downed Kim Minshall 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5).

The second match against Missouri Baptist proved a bit tougher as the Bulldogs dropped five of six singles matches in their 6-3 loss.  Koll earned Concordia's lone singles point, 6-1, 6-4, over Elise Beckemeier.

Concordia concludes their three-match road trip against McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m.
 

Both tennis programs close out road trip with victories

31 MAR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's and women's tennis teams closed out a weekend road trip to St. Louis, Mo. and Lebanon, Ill. with victories on Saturday, March 31. 

The men's team finished the Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) with a 7-2 win over Concordia Seminary, Indiana in St. Louis.  The women's team, meanwhile, defeated McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill. by the score of 5-4. 

The men's team concluded the CIT Tournament with a 2-1 record and a 5-5 mark on the season, while the women's team moved to 4-4 following their win.  

Senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) led the charge for the men's team, claiming a 6-2, 6-0 win at the number one singles position over Jeff Smith.   Sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) matched Jank's efforts with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the No. 3 singles slot over Tim Eden.  

Earlier the tandem of Wingfield and Jank claimed the second doubles point, 8-5, over Tim Meyer and Justin Sponaugle. 

For the women's team it was junior Makaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) and freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) anchoring the victory.  Barz and Hollenback nabbed an 8-2 win at the second doubles slot over Alexandria Peach and Erick Smith-Thomas. 

Later in singles play, Barz earned a 6-1, 6-3 win over Melanie Young at the No. 5 spot.  Hollenbeck, meanwhile, needed a late rally to down Smith-Thomas 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5).

The Bulldogs' men's team returns to action on Wednesday, April 11 as Concordia travels to Omaha, Neb. to take on University of Nebraska, Omaha at 4 p.m.

Concordia's women's team and the men's squad will host Midland University on Thursday, April 12 in a Great Plains Conference matchup at 4:30 p.m.
 

Bulldogs fall to UNO, 7-0

11 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to University of Nebraska, Omaha on Wednesday, April 11.  

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 5-6 on the season, while the Mavericks moved to 5-8.

Facing the soon to be DI Mavericks offered a significant challenge for the Bulldogs.  Playing at the No. 5 singles position, sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa)  pushed UNO's Eric Bussohl in a 6-1, 7-5 loss.  Fellow sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.)  collected the most games for Concordia in his 6-3, 6-4 loss to Brandon Otoski at the third singles slot. 

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Thursday, April 12 as both the men's and women's tennis teams host Midland University at 4:30 p.m.

Bulldogs downed by UNK Lopers in both men's and women's mataches

16 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's and women's tennis programs each dropped a match to the University of Nebraska, Kearney, Lopers on Monday, April 16. The men's team fell, 1-8, while the women went down, 0-9.

Men's Tennis:
University of Nebraska, Kearney 8, Concordia 1 

The lost dropped the Bulldogs to 5-7 on the season, while the Lopers advanced to 15-8.

Playing at the No. 6 singles position, sophomore Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) defeated UNK’s Paul Stachura in a 6-4, 5-7 tie breaker in which McCartney won by a score of 1-0 (10-7).  McCartney also won the most games for the bulldogs with a total of 12.  This match would be the only victory for the bulldogs.

Concordia returns to action on Thursday, April 19 as the men’s tennis team will host Nebraska Wesleyan beginning at 4 p.m. 

Women's Tennis:
University of Nebraska, Kearney 9, Concordia 0

The lost dropped the Bulldogs to 4-5, while UNK advance to 16-6 on the season. 

In the singles competition, playing at the No. 1 singles position, sophomore  Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Nebraska) challenged UNK’s Heather Connolly in a 6-4, 6-3 loss 

Concordia returns to action on Wednesday, April 18 as the women’s tennis team host Nebraska Wesleyan at 4 p.m. 

Matches with Midland rescheduled for April 27

18 APR 2012

Concordia University, Nebraska's men’s and women’s tennis matches against Midland, originially scheduled for Thursday, April 12 have been rescheduled to take place on Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m.

The original date for the matches had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions. 

Bulldogs' women bested by Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3

19 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team battled fiercely but fell to Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3, on Wednesday, April 18 in a home Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in Seward, Neb. 

The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 4-6 on the season and 1-1 in GPAC matches, while Nebraska Wesleyan moved to 9-8 overall and 6-0 in GPAC play. 

The match began with some highly contested doubles matches.  The tandem of sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) and junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) claimed the top doubles position with an 8-6 win over Maria Mota and Andrea Dasilva.  

Nebraska Wesleyan's Terah Maloley and Hannah Husmann slipped past junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Tex.) and freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), 8-7 at the No. 2 doubles slot. 

The Prairie Wolves took a 2-1 lead into singles play and claimed the first two singles matches to push their lead to 4-1.  

Concordia's got victories from Barz and Koll in singles play to make it 4-3, but Nebraska Wesleyan claimed the final two matches to earn the victory. 

Barz earned a hard fought 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7) win over Molly Andrews at the fifth singles position, while Koll defeated the Prairie Wolves' top player, Mota, 6-4, 6-4.

"Today was a good outing for Concordia.  I was pleased with our effort, we lost some close one to a strong opponent," said head coach Amy Harms. "We're a young team, once we start to make the right shots, we'll win more of these close matches. 

Concordia returns to the court for two matches on Saturday, April 21 as the Bulldogs play Briar Cliff and Morningside on a neutral court in Omaha, Neb. 
 

Men's team matches women's feat, downs Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3

19 APR 2012

The Concordia Univeristy, Nebraska, men's tennis team defeated Nebraska Wesleyan, 6-3, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matchup in Seward, Neb., on Thursday, April 19.

With the win, the Bulldogs moved to 6-7 on the season and 1-1 in GPAC action.  Nebraska Wesleyan, meanwhile, fell to 3-14 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

The Bulldogs got out to a 2-1 lead as the match began by taking the second and third doubles points.  Seniors Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) edged Jordan Barrett and Seth Shimerda, 8-6 at No. 2.  Earlier the sophomore tandem of Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) and Joe Vanderveld (Lake Ozark, Mo.) cruised to an 8-3 win over Nebraska Wesleyan's Carey Haefele and Seth Peters.

In singles play, Concordia sealed the match with three straight set victories.  Frastaci earned the point at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1 over Barrett.  Moments later, junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) defeated Haefele, 6-1, 6-2.  Freshman Jonathan Heckman (Canton, S.D.) gave the Bulldogs the victory with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win at the fourth singles slot over Haefele.  Before the match concluded sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) tacked on a three set win, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-5), over the Prairie Wolves' Ryan McCarty.

Concordia returns to the court for two matches on Saturday, April 21, as the Bulldogs play Briar Cliff and Morningside on a neutral court in Omaha, Neb. 

Bulldogs sweep Briar Cliff, 9-0, drop tough match to Morningside, 5-4

21 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis team breezed past Briar Cliff, 9-0, then dropped a tough match to Morningside, 5-4, on Saturday, April 21 in Omaha, Neb.

Following Saturday's matches, Concordia is 7-8 overall and 2-1 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play.  

Concordia 9, Briar Cliff 0

The Bulldogs did not drop a set in the morning match with the Chargers.  Senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) each delivered perfect performances with 6-0, 6-0 victories.  Frastaci bested Quintin Crow, while Egger defeated Brendan Gill. 

In doubles play, Egger and sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) posted an 8-0 win over Danny Stanek and Kyle King.

Morningside 5, Concordia 4

The afternoon match was much more exciting, but not near as satisfying.  The Bulldogs dropped the match, 5-4.

Concordia took a 2-1 lead following doubles play as Egger and Wingfield defeated Morningside's Austin Grundy and Dane Larson, 8-6, at the top spot.  At No. 3 doubles, sophomores Joe Vanderveld (Lake Ozark, Mo.) and Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) bested Dillon Stane and Alex Meckelburg, 8-5.

McCartney claimed the lone straight set win in singles at the No. 6 position, 6-4, 6-2 over Stane.  Egger earned a three set win at the No. 5 slot with a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) win over Alex Meckelburg.  Unfortunately that was the only victories the Bulldogs managed in singles play.  

Concordia returns to action on Monday, April 23 as the Bulldogs travel to Crete, Neb. for a GPAC Conference match against Doane College.
 

Women's team downs Doane, 7-2, but men fall to the Tigers, 6-3

23 APR 2012

In a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matchup, the Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team defeated Doane College, 7-2.  At the same time, the Bulldogs' men's team fell to the Tigers, 6-3, on Monday, April 23.  

Following Monday's matches the women's team moved to 6-7 on the season and 2-2 in GPAC play.  Doane, meanwhile, dropped to 3-8 overall and 2-4 in GPAC action.

The Concordia men's team dropped to 7-9 following the loss and 2-2 in GPAC matches.  The Tigers' men's squad improved to 8-3 overall and 4-0 in GPAC play.

Women's Summary: Concordia 7, Doane 2 

Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) paved the way for the Bulldogs with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jade Patterson at the top singles spot and an 8-2 win with junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) at the top doubles slot over Patterson and Allison Pfeifer.  

Concordia freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) was equally impressive at the No. 4 singles position, defeating Doane's Candice Crider, 6-1, 6-0.  Hollenbeck teamed with junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) to deliver an 8-1 defeat to Nicole Baranko and Jordan Lintt at the No. 2 doubles position. 

Men's Summary: Doane 6, Concordia 3 

Senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio ) and sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) both earned straight set victories in singles play as Frastaci bested Sam Timpton, 6-3, 6-3 at the second singles position.  Wingfield, meanwhile, posted a 6-4, 7-5 win over Chance Hohensee at the No. 3 slot. 

Unfortunate the men's team were unable to break through in any other singles matches.  Frastiaci was one half of the lone Concordia doubles team to secure a point as he and senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.) downed Timpton and Muijj Ghani, 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.  

The Bulldogs women's team returns to action on April 25 at 4 p.m. as Concordia faces Hastings College in Hastings, Neb.   The following day, Concordia's men's squad faces Hastings on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

Bulldogs women's team fall to Hastings, 8-1

25 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to Hastings College on Wednesday, April 25.  

Following the loss, Concordia fell to 6-8 on the season and 2-3 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matches.  Hastings moved to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in GPAC matches. 

Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) earned the lone point for the Bulldogs, defeated Ellie Clinch at the top singles slot, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9). 

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, April 27 as Concordia hosts Midland University at 4:30 p.m. 
 

Bulldogs women's team fall to Hastings, 8-1

26 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to Hastings College on Wednesday, April 25.  

Following the loss, Concordia fell to 6-8 on the season and 2-3 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matches.  Hastings moved to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in GPAC matches. 

Sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) earned the lone point for the Bulldogs, defeated Ellie Clinch at the top singles slot, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9). 

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, April 27 as Concordia hosts Midland University at 4:30 p.m. 
 

Concordia tackles Midland, collecting easy victories in men's and women's tennis

27 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, tennis teams claimed easy victories over Midland University in the Bulldogs' final home matches of the season on Friday, April 27.   The men's team downed the Warriors, 8-1.  While the Bulldogs' women's team swept Midland, 9-0.

Men's Highlights
Concordia 8, Midland 1 
 

With Friday's win, the men's team ended their regular season at 8-10 overall and 3-3 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) action.  Midland, meanwhile, fell to 0-8 on the season and 0-5 in GPAC play.

Four Bulldogs collected straight set victories and Concordia benefitted from forfeit wins at the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles slots.  The straight set wins came from senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio), sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.), freshman Jonathan Heckman (Canton, S.D.) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa).  

Egger delivered the most dominant win, downing David Burbach 6-0, 6-1.

The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, May 4 in the opening round of the GPAC Tournament. Concordia finished the regular season as the four seed and will face No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan (2-4 GPAC) at 9:00 a.m. in Fremont, Neb.  Hosted by Midland University, the GPAC Tournament will be played on the Fremont High School Courts.

Women's Highlights

Concordia 9, Midland 0

Following the win, Concordia's women's squad moved to 7-8 on the season and 3-3 in GPAC play. Midland, meanwhile, fell to 0-7-1 overall and 0-6 in conference action.

The Bulldogs disposed of the Warriors in straight sets in each of the six singles matches.  Concordia limited Midland to a combined nine games on the day.  

Junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) led the way for Concordia with a perfect 6-0, 6-0 win over Midland's Tokeca Kephart at the fifth singles slot.  

Marz and doubles partner, freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), also collected an 8-1 win at the second doubles position.

The women's team will wrap up its regular season on Saturday, April 28 as the Bulldogs face Northwestern at 9:00 a.m.
 

Bulldogs fall to Northwestern 6-3, to conclude regular season

28 APR 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team suffered a 6-3 defeat to Northwestern College on Saturday, April 28 to conclude the regular season. 

The loss ended Concordia's season at 7-9 overall and 3-4 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) matches.  Northwestern, meanwhile, moved to 9-10 on the season and 4-2 in GPAC play. 

The Bulldogs fell behind 3-0 in doubles play as the Red Raiders swept all three doubles points.  The tandem of junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) and freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) almost broke through at the second slot, falling 9-8 (7-3) to Northwestern's  Kellie Korver and Jami Koens.

Junior Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) got Concordia on the board with a 6-4, 6-0 win at the No. 2 singles position over Terry Odera.  

Hollenbeck and Barz used the frustration of their doubles loss to their advantage in singles play. Hollenbeck collected Concordia's second point with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Koens at the fourth singles slot.  Moments later, Barz defeated Hannah Stark, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 5 singles.  

Unfortunately the Bulldogs were unable to earn another victory, falling to Northwestern 6-3.

The Bulldogs return to action on Thursday, May 4in the opening round of the GPAC Tournament. Concordia finished the regular season as the fifth seed and will faceNo. 4 Hastings (4-3 GPAC) at 11:30 a.m. in Fremont, Neb.  Hosted by Midland University, the GPAC Tournament will be played on the Fremont High School Courts.
 

Bulldogs set to begin GPAC Tournament

29 APR 2012

With the regular season at its end, The Concordia University, Nebraska, tennis teams are set to begin play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament on Thursday, May 4. 

The Concordia men's team finished the GPAC conference season as the No. 4 seed with a 3-3 conference mark.  The Bulldogs are scheduled to face No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan in the opening round.  The Prairie Wolves and Bulldogs met in Seward on April 19.  In that matchup, Concordia delivered a 6-3 win.  

Concordia's women's team finished the GPAC season with a 3-4 mark, earning the No. 5 seed.  Concordia's first round opponent is No. 4 Hastings.  The Broncos and Bulldogs met earlier this season on April 25 in Hastings, Neb.  The Broncos took the match, 8-1.

2012 GPAC Tennis Championships
Fremont High School Courts

Fremont, Nebraska – Hosted by Midland University

Friday, May 4
Men's Quarterfinals
#1 Hastings (6-0 GPAC) & #2 Doane (5-1 GPAC) – Bye
#4 Concordia (3-3 GPAC) vs. #5 Nebraska Wesleyan (2-4 GPAC) – 9:00 a.m.
#3 Morningside (4-2 GPAC) vs. #6 Briar Cliff (1-5 GPAC) – 9:00 a.m.

Men's Semifinals
#1 Hastings vs. #4 Concordia/#5 Nebraska Wesleyan winner – 2:00 p.m.
#2 Doane vs. #3 Morningside/#6 Briar Cliff winner – 2:00 p.m.

Women's Quarterfinals
#1 Nebraska Wesleyan (7-0 GPAC) & #2 Morningside (6-1 GPAC)  – Bye
#4 Hastings (4-3 GPAC) vs. #5 Concordia (3-4 GPAC) – 11:30 a.m.
#3 Northwestern (5-2 GPAC) vs. #6 Doane (2-5 GPAC) – 11:30 a.m.

Women's Semifinals
#1 Nebraska Wesleyan v. #4 Hastings/#5 Concordia winner – 4:30 p.m.
#2 Morningside vs. #3Northwestern/#6 Doane winner – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 5

Men's & Women's Championship Finals – 10:00 a.m.

Concordia men fall to Nebraska Wesleyan, 5-1, in GPAC Tournament opener

4 MAY 2012

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.

Bulldogs' women's team falls to Hastings in GPAC Tournament opener

6 MAY 2012

The Concordia University, Nebraska, women's tennis team suffered a 5-1 loss to Hastings on Friday, May 4 in the opening round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament in Fremont, Neb. 

The fifth seeded Bulldogs dug themselves a hole in doubles competition, dropping all three matches. As a result, Concordia needed to win five of the six singles matches to advance past the fourth seeded, Hastings Broncos.

Junior Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas) got Concordia off to a strong start with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Sarah Zach at the No. 5 slot, but losses by freshmen Elizabeth Kjellsen (Centennial, Colo.) and Abby Urbanek (Crete, Neb.) at the third and sixth positions ended Concordia's chances.

The loss ended Concordia's season at 7-10 overall, while Hastings advanced to the second round of the GPAC Tournament with a 7-8 record.  Hastings also defeated Concordia in their GPAC conference match earlier this season as the Broncos won that matchup, 8-1, on April 10.

Eight Bulldogs named to All-GPAC Tennis teams

Men's and women's squads each have four recognized

MAY 2012
The stellar play of eight members of the Concordia University, Nebraska, tennis programs were recognized on Thursday, May 10 with All-GPAC selection.

Four players from each team were recognized with All-GPAC selection as seniors Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb), junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) and sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) nabbed the honor for the men's team.  Receiving honors for the women were juniors Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.) and Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas), sophomore Katelyn Koll (Wilber, Neb.) and freshman Grace Hollenbeck (Wheat Ridge, Colo.).

Frastaci and Wingfield were named to the All-GPAC team in singles, while Jank and Eggar received Honorable Mention in singles.  Frastaci and Wingfield both led Concordia with a 4-2 record in GPAC matches. 

The team of Eggar and Wingfield nabbed a spot on the All-GPAC doubles team with a 3-3 record in GPAC matches, while the tandem of Jank and Frastaci earned Honorable Mention.

Koll was the lone women's player to earn a spot on the All-GPAC team in singles play, while Hollenbeck and Barz received Honorable Mention in singles.  Koll was 6-1 in GPAC matches this season at the top singles position and was recognized as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 16 – 22.

Koll and doubles partner Vaudt record of 5-2 in conference matches earned the duo a spot on the All-GPAC doubles team.  
 

Two Bulldogs named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Tennis Scholar Athletes

18 MAY 2012

Two members of the Concordia University, Nebraska, women's program showed excellence in the classroom earning a spot on the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list, announced on Friday, May 18.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Concordia Women's Team Representatives

Juniors
Mikaela Barz (San Antonio, Texas)
Lindsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mon.)