Three Bulldogs grab All-GPAC honors

By on May. 16, 2016 in Men's Tennis

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team landed three student-athletes on the All-GPAC tennis team. Freshman Willy Pardos was named to both the singles (No. 1) team and doubles (No. 1) team with partner Javier Moreno. Gabriel Poling was also selected to the singles all-conference team (No. 5).

Pardos registered a singles record of 12-6 overall and was 4-1 in the GPAC. After winning seven of his last three matches, Pardos was named to the All-GPAC team in his rookie season as a Bulldog. The native of Spain played all 18 of his singles matches at the No. 1 position. The lone conference loss came from Hastings College in the team’s last regular season tilt.

Another freshman bringing growth to the men’s team, Poling, was also named to the All-GPAC team. Poling, a Missouri native, also posted a 4-1 mark in the conference and was 12-7 overall. Poling’s only conference loss was to Morningside and went into a very competitive three sets.

Moreno and Pardos were selected to the All-GPAC doubles team. The duo has posted a 4-1 conference mark and a 9-8 overall record. The team’s only defeat was to the GPAC champions, Hastings. In 2014 Moreno was named to the honorable mention all-conference team for singles and doubles. 

The three all-conference selections are the most under coach Joel Reckewey and most since the 2012 season. Concordia finished the season 7-12 overall and 1-4 in the GPAC. Three of those losses were decided by a very close 5-4 score.