Men's tennis takes match over Friends

By on Mar. 10, 2016 in Men's Tennis

WICHITA, Kan. – The Concordia men’s tennis team fought its way to a victory Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs took on Friends University and posted a 5-4 win. Concordia improves to 6-5 this season while the Falcons drop to 0-3.

Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “The men played like a championship team. They’re coming together and playing with heart and at one of the highest levels we’ve been at all season. We were down in the match and had every opportunity to give up, however we stepped up and fought as hard as we could. When there’s a will, there’s a way. It was very exciting to have a high level win outdoors on the road.”

Recording a win in singles matches was Willy Pardos (No. 1) who defeated his opponent 7-6, 4-6, 10-5. Javier Moreno, slotted in the No. 3 position topped his foe 6-4, 6-4. Patricio Esquivel (No. 4) won a three match tilt 3-6, 6-0, 10-5 and Gabriel Poling (No. 5) turned in a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

The No. 2 doubles were the only pair to register a triumph for the Bulldogs. Thomas Greef and Esquivel snuck away with an 8-6 victory.

The Concordia men’s tennis team will wrap up its spring break trip with Seminole State College Friday. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.