Bulldogs take down Braves

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 24, 2017 in Men's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s tennis team won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles bouts while tasting victory for the first time this season. Playing inside Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs defeated Ottawa University (Kan.), 6-3.

Head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad is now 1-5 on the year. Said Reckewey, “We played great tennis from the start. Smart and aggressive doubles got us an early lead and we took momentum into singles. I’m proud of the way we played all the way to the finish.”

Singles wins came from Thomas Greeff (No. 1), Javier Moreno (No. 3), Gabe Poling (No. 4) and Lucas Zoller (No. 5). On the doubles court, Greeff and Zoller teamed up for an 8-6 victory at No. 1 and Moreno and Poling combined on a 9-7 win at No. 2. Poling is a perfect 5-0 this season in singles play.

The rest of the Bulldog lineup included Patricio Esquivel at No. 2 singles, Tommy McNish at No. 6 singles and the tandem of Miller and Alex Kaldahl at No. 3 doubles.

Concordia will be back at the Abbott Sports Complex on Saturday to take on another member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Tabor College. First serve is set for 12 p.m. CT.