Greeff completes perfect spring break singles run

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 10, 2018 in Men's Tennis

WICHITA, Kan. – The Concordia University men’s tennis team wrapped up a solid spring break run on Saturday (March 10) with a 7-2 win at Friends University (Kan.). During a stretch of four-matches-in-four-days, the Bulldogs also earned wins over Tabor College and Hesston College as part of a 3-1 tour in the state of Kansas.

Fourth-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad is now 7-5 overall. Nine of its matches have come against institutions located in Kansas.

Junior Thomas Greeff starred at the top of the lineup, going a perfect 4-0 in singles play on the trip. His latest victory was a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Kerry Dunn of Friends. The Bulldogs took four of six singles matches and all three doubles contests while up against the Falcons. Reckewey used the same three doubles combos for all of this week’s matches: Jeremy Berryman and Luke Zoller at No. 1, Greeff and Conner Works at No. 2 and Gio De Moraes and Josh Miller at No. 3.

Seven Bulldogs posted at least one win on the week. Berryman turned in three and Miller, Lauby and Zoller notched two apiece. Berryman and Zoller teamed up on a 4-0 doubles mark over spring break. They had to earn it on Saturday, eking out a 9-7 win over their counterparts from Friends. The duos of Greeff/Works and De Moraes/Miller picked up a trio of wins over the past four days.

Collectively, Concordia put together records of 15-9 in singles and 10-2 in doubles for the week. The Bulldogs dropped only two matches over the final two days of the trip.

Concordia will be idle for two weeks until hosting Bethany College (Kan.) on March 24. Conference play is set to begin in April.