SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s tennis team tripped up for the first time in GPAC play on Tuesday evening in a match played in chilly conditions on the Bulldog campus. Visiting Nebraska Wesleyan (8-7, 2-1 GPAC) rolled up a 9-0 victory for its second-straight shutout inside the conference.
The Bulldogs slipped to 8-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
A hot Prairie Wolf squad that has won four of its last five matches did not surrender a single set to the Bulldogs, who came closest to tasting victory at No. 2 singles. That’s where Concordia freshman Javier Moreno lost 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in two sets that could have gone either way.
Bulldog senior Mike McCartney also endured a close defeat, 6-4, 7-5, at the hands of Trevor Milburn at No. 5 singles.
Concordia’s Tuesday lineup featured the regulars with senior Nathan Wingfield at 1, Moreno 2, freshman Patricio Esquivel 3, senior Joel Kaldahl 4, McCartney 5 and freshman Philip Yox 6.
Wesleyan’s Gui Plentz pushed his record to 10-5 (best on the team) at No. 2 singles with his narrow win over Moreno.
The Bulldogs will have more than a week off before picking GPAC action back up on Thursday, April 24 with a match at Hastings (8-12, 2-0 GPAC).