Tennis completes weekend in Kansas

By on Mar. 29, 2015 in Men's Tennis

Tennis completes weekend in Kansas

The Concordia University tennis teams returned to action on Friday and Saturday in the state of Kansas after a layoff of nearly three weeks between varsity matches. In men’s and women’s doubleheaders that took place at NCAA Division II Washburn University and NAIA-affiliated Ottawa University, the Bulldog men split their two matches while the women went 0-2 on the weekend.

Overall, first-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squads are now 2-4 on the men’s side and 1-6 on the women’s side.

After a 9-0 defeat at Washburn, the Concordia men regrouped with a 5-4 win over Ottawa on Saturday. The doubles combo of Daniel Apacible and Jonathan Douglas improved to 4-2 this season with an 8-4 win over the Braves pair of Brandon Edwards and Brenson Vile. Concordia, which gained a 2-1 advantage after doubles play, got singles wins from Daniel Apacible (6-3, 6-2) at No. 2, Brendan Buchanan (7-5, 6-0) at No. 5 and by default at No. 6.

On the flip side, the Bulldogs women’s two wins in the 7-2 team defeat at Ottawa both came by default. Senior Grace Hollenbeck and company also fell by a 9-0 score at Washburn the previous day.

The Bulldogs now look forward to the start of conference play on Thursday, April 9 when Doane (1-4 women; 4-2 men) visit Seward. First serve is set for 4 p.m. on the campus outdoor tennis courts.