Bulldogs fall to Mavericks

By on Jan. 29, 2016 in Men's Tennis

OMAHA, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team faced the University of Nebraska-Omaha Friday night. The Mavericks defeated the Bulldogs, 7-0 on their home courts in Omaha.

Concordia moves to 1-1 overall after while Omaha improves to 3-1 on the season.

Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “We fought and battled hard against a powerful team. I think our play shows us that we have a long way to go but we also have a lot of potential to play on a high level.”

In the No. 1 singles match, freshman Willy Pardos went to a tie breaker after going 6-3, 4-6 with Omaha’s Matt Dunn. The Mavericks ultimately grabbed the victory but coach Reckewey was proud of the fight from Pardos.

“We had strong and competitive efforts from our No. 1 and 2 singles positions and it is good for the team to see our highest numbers making it a close match,” Reckewey said.

Thomas Greef filled Concordia’s No. 2 spot and faced Alex Woodward. The freshman was bested in a tough 6-2, 6-3 match.

The Concordia men’s tennis team will return to action Feb. 5 in Liberty, Mo. The Bulldogs will face William Jewell College with first serve slated for 11 a.m.