The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis team breezed past Briar Cliff, 9-0, then dropped a tough match to Morningside, 5-4, on Saturday, April 21 in Omaha, Neb.
Following Saturday's matches, Concordia is 7-8 overall and 2-1 in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play.
Concordia 9, Briar Cliff 0
The Bulldogs did not drop a set in the morning match with the Chargers. Senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) each delivered perfect performances with 6-0, 6-0 victories. Frastaci bested Quintin Crow, while Egger defeated Brendan Gill.
In doubles play, Egger and sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) posted an 8-0 win over Danny Stanek and Kyle King.
Morningside 5, Concordia 4
The afternoon match was much more exciting, but not near as satisfying. The Bulldogs dropped the match, 5-4.
Concordia took a 2-1 lead following doubles play as Egger and Wingfield defeated Morningside's Austin Grundy and Dane Larson, 8-6, at the top spot. At No. 3 doubles, sophomores Joe Vanderveld (Lake Ozark, Mo.) and Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) bested Dillon Stane and Alex Meckelburg, 8-5.
McCartney claimed the lone straight set win in singles at the No. 6 position, 6-4, 6-2 over Stane. Egger earned a three set win at the No. 5 slot with a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) win over Alex Meckelburg. Unfortunately that was the only victories the Bulldogs managed in singles play.
Concordia returns to action on Monday, April 23 as the Bulldogs travel to Crete, Neb. for a GPAC Conference match against Doane College.