SEWARD, Neb. – Up against the top-ranked team in the GPAC, the Concordia University women’s tennis team fell short on Saturday afternoon. Visiting Morningside invaded Seward and came away with a 6-3 win that was spurred by a near perfect Mustang gallop through singles play.
Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad also fell earlier this week at the hands of College of Saint Mary and Doane. The Bulldogs now sit at 5-11 overall and at 0-3 in the GPAC.
Junior Annie Horn has won nine-consecutive singles matches after extending her streak with a victory over Ons Souissi at No. 2 singles. Horn also teamed up with freshman Kirsten Wagner on an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles. Concordia came out of doubles with a 2-1 lead thanks also to the winning efforts of sophomores Kayla Smock and Katelinn Wurm, who combined on an 8-5 triumph.
Morningside (9-1, 1-0 GPAC) responded to its deficit by nearly sweeping the singles matches. Of the five Mustang singles wins, No. 4 was the most closely contested. That’s where Kathryn Jones held off Wagner, 7-5, 0-6, 10-6.
Four GPAC matches remain on the regular-season slate for the Bulldogs, Next up is Wednesday’s trip to Fremont, Neb., for a 4 p.m. CT match at Midland (7-10, 0-1 GPAC).