The Concordia University, Nebraska, men's tennis teams split two dual matches on Saturday, March 24 in Salina, Kan. The Bulldogs opened with a 7-2 win over host Kansas Wesleyan, then dropped a 9-0 decision to McPherson.
Following Saturday's competitions, the Bulldogs' men's squad is 3-3 this season.
Concordia 7, Kansas Wesleyan 2
The Bulldogs got off to a hot start in doubles play, taking points at the second and third positions.
The tandem of sophomore Nathan Wingfield (Greendale, Wis.) and junior Cole Egger (Galva, Iowa) breezed past Leonardo Mendez and Taylor Eastman for a dominant 8-2 win at No. 2. Moments later it was sophomores Michael McCartney (Davenport, Iowa) and Joel Kaldahl (Spencer, Iowa) downing Adam Watson and John Haynes, 8-5.
Led by straight set victories from Egger, McCartney and senior Jeremy Jank (Hastings, Neb.), the Bulldogs took five of the six singles points. Jank's 6-0, 6-3, victory at the top singles position was the most convincing.
McPherson 9, Concordia 0
Fatigue may have been a factor as the Bulldogs did not take a set against the high powered McPherson squad.
Concordia's best performance came from senior Danny Frastaci (Parma, Ohio) as he took six games from McPherson's Torsten Keil-Long, 6-4, 6-2.
The Bulldogs return home to host Doane College on Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 3:30 p.m.