Bulldog men topped by nationally-ranked Swedes

By on Feb. 13, 2016 in Men's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team competed with 13th-ranked Bethany College on Saturday afternoon. The Swedes took an 8-1 victory during their visit to the Walz Fieldhouse.

The Bulldogs fall to 2-4 this year while the Swedes grab a win in their first outing of the season.

Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “We knew going into today’s match that it was going to be a very competitive match with Bethany’s national ranking. We had a battle in front of us. I was very happy with our competitiveness in doubles play. The matches were all close and the threes were able to get that victory. I like the way we’re playing in the singles matches also. If we keep up this high level of competitiveness, we should have a very successful season.”

Patricio Esquivel and Philip Yox played in the number three spot on doubles. The pair defeated their opponents, 8-6. The one and two doubles matches were decided by just a few sets. Willy Pardos and Javier Moreno fell 8-6 while Thomas Greef and Gabriel Poling were topped 8-5 by the Swedes.

The men’s tennis team will return to the courts Friday, Feb. 19. The Bulldogs will face Southwestern College in Lincoln, Neb. at 2 p.m.