SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team pulled out a 5-4 win over Bethel College on Friday afternoon. Four singles and one doubles match went in favor of the Bulldogs including the new duo of Thomas Greef and Patricio Esquivel.
Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “The men’s team pulled out a tough, hard fought victory. After the doubles matches were completed, we were really facing an uphill battle. The last match came down to the wire. Thomas Greef had a nice performance and fought all the way to the end. I’m really proud of how our guys competed today.”
The Bulldogs move to 5-4 on the season while the Threshers open their season with a loss and sit 0-1.
Greef won both his singles match (6-2, 6-2) and doubles match (8-2) at the No. one position. Also winning in singles was Javier Moreno (6-1, 6-2), Esquivel (7-5, 6-3) and Philip Yox (6-4, 1-6, 10-8).
The Concordia men’s team will return to the courts on March 9 as it travels to Salina, Kan. to take on Kansas Wesleyan at 2 p.m.