Women's Bulldogs fall to Southwestern

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 19, 2016 in Women's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – The seventh outing of the season for Concordia University women’s tennis resulted in a 9-0 loss to Southwestern College (Kan.), a team that received votes in the most recent NAIA national coaches’ poll. Friday afternoon’s match was contested at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb.

Second-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad is now 1-6 overall this season. Concordia has already played three opponents that are either nationally-ranked or receiving votes.

“We had a strong effort from our No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles matches,” Reckewey said. “Overall the team competed well. We need to continue to put ourselves in position to win matches.”

Freshman Katelinn Wurm fell just short in her bid for victory at No. 2 singles. She dropped a 6-4, 6-7, 7-4 decision to the Moundbuilders’ Nya Cheatham. At No. 1 doubles, Concordia’s duo of Wurm and sophomore Annie Horn went down by an 8-5 score.

Reckewey’s singles lineup included Horn (No. 1), Wurm (No. 2), Alison Ebel (No. 3), Hannah Boe (No. 4), Kayla Smock (No. 5) and Katie Hertz (No. 6).

Southwestern (2-1) is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Moundbuilders went 13-5 overall in 2015.

The Bulldogs return to action in one week when they take on Tabor College (0-0) at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26.