Bulldogs close spring break trip with back-to-back wins

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 10, 2018 in Women's Tennis

WICHITA, Kan. – After dropping the first two matches on its spring break tour of Kansas, the Concordia University women’s tennis team regrouped with a win over Hesston College on Friday and then another one over Friends University on Saturday (March 10). The defeats were suffered at the hands of Tabor College and Bethel College.

Fourth-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad now stands at 7-5 overall. The Bulldogs have posted more overall wins than any other team in the GPAC.

In Saturday’s spring break capper, Concordia won all three doubles matches and took care of all singles matches with the exception of the Nos. 3 and 5 positions. At No. 1, senior Annie Horn rebounded from a loss on Wednesday by winning her final three matches of the week. She defeated Friends’ Amanda Zavala, 6-1, 6-3, on Saturday. Freshman Claudia Miranda Viera equaled Horn with three singles victories on the week.

The doubles partners of Horn and Kirsten Wagner and Miranda Viera and Katelinn Wurm both claimed three wins during spring break. In singles play, six different Bulldogs collected at least one win over the past four days. Wurm and Amanda VonSeggern captured two apiece.

Collectively, Concordia posted records of 12-12 in singles and 7-5 in doubles for the week. The Bulldogs won all but three matches in their wins over Hesston and Friends.

Concordia will have two weeks off before hosting Bethany College on March 24. GPAC competition will open up in April.