SEWARD, Neb. – Home for the second-straight Saturday, the Concordia University tennis squads returned to action in a men’s and women’s doubleheader with non-conference foe, Baker University of the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Head coach Joel Reckewey’s women dropped a 6-3 decision while the men fell by an 8-1 score in matches held inside the Walz Fieldhouse.
Overall, the men are 1-3 and the women are 1-4.
In the women’s match, Concordia senior Grace Hollenbeck remained unbeaten at No. 2 singles (3-0) with her 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Holly Chestnut. As part of a perfect day, Hollenbeck teamed up with freshman Annie Horn on an 8-2 doubles victory at the No. 1 position. Concordia’s other win came from freshman Emily Meisinger, who recorded an 8-4 decision over Abby Kaff.
Reckewey again used a youthful lineup of five newcomers on Saturday. The singles lineup also included freshmen in Horn (No. 1), Alison Ebel (No. 3), Hannah Boe (No. 5) and Amanda VonSeggern (No. 6).
In the match that followed, the No. 2 doubles combo of Daniel Apacible and Jonathan Douglas emerged with the only Bulldog win of the afternoon. Apacible and Douglas are now 3-1 this season as a tandem.
The Concordia men’s singles lineup featured sophomore Javier Moreno (No. 1), juniors Daniel Apacible (No. 2) and Jonathan Douglas (No. 3), seniors Jonathan Heckman (No. 4) and Brendan Buchanan (No. 5) and sophomore Philip Yox (No. 6).
Both Bulldog tennis teams will break until playing at Doane on Thursday, March 26.