Bulldogs drop spring opener at Grand View

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 8, 2019 in Women's Tennis

DES MOINES, Iowa – In its first action since the middle of September, the Concordia University women’s tennis team found its way to central Iowa on Friday (Feb. 8). The result was a 6-3 loss at the hands of Grand View University (Iowa). The Bulldogs captured two wins in singles and one in doubles.

Coach Javier Moreno’s squad also earned a 5-4 victory over Central College during an abbreviated fall season. Concordia is now 1-1 overall.

Transfer Marlene Maier (a three-year contributor at Alcorn State University) again topped the lineup for the Bulldogs. She fell at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4, to Kristina Khmelevskaia. In doubles, Maier teamed up with Claudia Miranda Viera in an 8-3 defeat. Maier was followed in the singles lineup by Miranda Viera, Kirsten Wagner, Allison Marshall, Lindee Schultz and Angela Bell.

Schultz won at No. 5, 7-5, 6-0, over Tina Kajtazovic while Bell took a 6-0, 6-0, decision at No. 6. The other Bulldog victory was delivered by the No. 3 doubles combo of Marshall and Wagner.

A member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, the Vikings picked up their first win of the 2018-19 campaign.

Concordia will return to action in two weeks (Feb. 22) when it takes on Bethel College (Kan.) at Genesis Health Club in Lincoln, Neb. First serve is set for 4 p.m. CST.