No. 2 doubles shines in loss to Hastings

By on Apr. 25, 2013 in Men's Tennis

No. 2 doubles shines in loss to Hastings

SEWARD, Neb. – Hastings had its way with Concordia except at No. 2 doubles where juniors Mike McCartney and Joel Kaldahl impressed with an 8-3 victory. The Broncos proceeded to win the remaining two doubles matches and then swept through singles on the way to an 8-1 GPAC triumph. Concordia fell to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in conference matches.

Hastings, which improved to 4-0 in the conference, did not lose a single set during singles play. The most competitive singles match occurred at No. 1 where Concordia’s Nathan Wingfield fell 6-2, 6-4 to the Broncos’ McKay Inman.

The play of McCartney and Kaldahl at No. 2 doubles gave Concordia a chance heading into singles play. Head coach Sam Nelson said it was the best match he’s seen from the duo – both natives of Iowa.

The Bulldogs have held their own with a 20-22 team record in doubles play this season. They know they must improve upon their 23-60 mark in singles matches in order to make a run down the stretch in the GPAC.

The Bulldogs continue play on Tuesday (April 30) with their final regular-season match. Concordia will welcome Doane for a men’s and women’s doubleheader in what is a make-up date from last week’s rain out. First serve is set for 2:30 p.m.