Tennis closes 2015 season in GPAC quarterfinals

By Jacob Knabel on May. 1, 2015 in Men's Tennis

FREMONT, Neb. – The first year of Concordia University tennis under head coach Joel Reckewey came to an end in the GPAC tournament quarterfinals on Friday. The fourth-seeded Bulldog women fell, 5-2, versus fifth-seeded Hastings in Fremont, Neb. At the same site, the fifth-seeded Concordia men were ousted by a 5-0 score at the hands of host Midland.

The Bulldogs end the 2015 season with overall records of 3-10 on the men’s side and 5-11 on the women’s side.

Known as a strong doubles team, the women picked up victories from its combos of senior Grace Hollenbeck and freshman Annie Horn at No. 1, 8-5, over Liz Harlow and Maddi Shelton. The duo of senior Elyse Kohl and freshman Emily Meisinger also produced an 8-5 victory to put the Bulldogs up 2-1 after doubles play.

The Broncos responded impressively by taking singles wins at the Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 positions to advance to the conference semifinals. Hastings avenged its 5-4 loss to Concordia in Seward on April 22.

On the men’s side, the Warriors blanked Concordia by sweeping through doubles action and then taking singles bouts at Nos. 4 and 5. The Bulldogs’ lone conference win came on April 14 when they won 6-3 at Nebraska Wesleyan.