Bulldogs come up short in Salina

By on Mar. 9, 2016 in Men's Tennis

SALINA, Kan. – The men’s tennis team lost a heartbreaker to Kansas Wesleyan University on Wednesday. The Coyotes took a 5-4 victory over the Bulldogs on their own courts. Concordia is now 5-5 on the season while Kansas Wesleyan moves to 2-1.

Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “The men had a heartbreaking match. It went all the way down to the last match. We had the opportunity to win but we didn’t capitalize on it. We came from behind and didn’t give up to put ourselves in a position to win. If we would’ve had just one more victory, we would have had the win. It’s never fun to lose but it’s even less fun when you lose a close one like that.”

In singles action, Willy Pardos won over his foe in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 at the No. 1 position. In the No. 2 slot, Thomas Greef found a 6-3, 6-1 victory while Gabriel Poling pulled a 6-3, 6-0 win, slotted No. 5.

The duo of Poling and Tommy McNish were the lone doubles pair to find victory. Poling and McNish played at the No. 3 spot and won 8-3.

The Bulldogs will continue their spring break trip tomorrow as they face Friends University. First serve is set for 3 p.m.