Bulldogs face Midland in GPAC quarterfinals

By on May. 3, 2016 in Men's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team received the fifth seed in the GPAC Tournament. The Bulldogs will face fourth seed Midland University on Friday in Fremont, Neb.

Concordia University (7-11, 1-4 GPAC) vs Midland University (14-10, 2-3 GPAC)
GPAC Quarterfinals
Friday, May 6 | 9 a.m.
Fremont, Neb. | Fremont High School Courts

The matchup
Earlier this season, the Bulldogs and Warriors faced off in Fremont. Midland took the slim victory, 5-4. The duo of Willy Pardos and Javier Moreno won Concordia’s only doubles match. The pair along with Gabriel Poling each won their singles matches.

Singles success
This season, the No. 1 singles and No. 5 singles each have a 12-6 record while the singles overall have a 40.7 winning percentage. Breakthrough freshman Willy Pardos has played 17 matches at the No. 1 position and went 11-6 during his rookie campaign. Also having a successful freshman season is Gabriel Poling who has posted an 11-6 singles record.

Tournament schedule

Men's Quarterfinals
No. 1 Hastings & No. 2 Morningside – Bye
No. 4 Midland vs. No. 5 Concordia – 9:00am
No. 3 Doane vs. No. 6 Nebraska Wesleyan – 9:00am

Men's Semifinals
No. 1 Hastings vs. No. 4/5 winner – 2:00pm
No. 2 Morningside vs. No. 3/6 winner – 2:00pm

Men’s Championship
Winners of semifinal matches – 10 a.m.

The champion of the tournament will advance to the NAIA Tennis Championship in Mobile, Ala. At the Mobile Tennis Center on May 17-21.