SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team opened its season in the Walz Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Bulldogs found a 6-3 victory over Grand View University and move to 1-0 on the year. The Vikings fall to 0-6 this season.
Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “I was really impressed with the guys today. We’re playing at a high level. It was our first home match so to be playing that well is really exciting. I was impressed with the way we played. I think the young guys are stepping up, they don’t have enough experience but they love the game and love to come out and give it their all.”
Three new faces for Concordia tennis claimed victories in their singles and doubles matches. Willy Pardos, playing in the one spot, won 6-0, 6-2 over Jordan Feige. Pardos also found a 8-2 victory in his doubles match with partner Javier Moreno.
Doubles partners Gabe Poling and Thomas Greef defeated their opponents, 8-4 and then went on to win both of their singles matches. Greef swept Zach Martin, 6-0, 6-0 while Poling topped Diego Novoa 6-0, 6-1.
Also gaining a victory was Patricio Esquivel. The junior won over Ryan Gilbert 8-0.
Up next on the Concordia men’s tennis team’s slate is Omaha. The Bulldogs will travel to Omaha for a 5 p.m. start time on Jan. 29.