Bulldogs finish road trip with three-match win streak

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 8, 2017 in Women's Tennis

LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Concordia University women’s tennis team will carry momentum into the remainder of its spring break. The Bulldogs extended their winning streak to three with wins this week over Friends University (Kan.) and Bethany College (Kan.). Both matches were decided by 7-2 scores.

Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad has improved to 4-8 overall with its recent run of success.

Three Bulldogs won singles matches on both Monday and Tuesday. That group includes Annie Horn, Katie Hertz and Kayla Smock. Concordia has also found its groove on the doubles court, winning five of six doubles matches this week.

At No. 1 doubles, Horn and Kirsten Wagner dominated their counterparts from Friends, 8-0, and then claimed an 8-4 victory in the match against Bethany. The duo of Anna Kenney and Lindee Schultz also went 2-0 over their matches on Monday and Tuesday.

Against Friends, the Bulldogs won all singles matches except for the No. 2 bout. Additional Concordia winners were Katelinn Wurm (No. 3) and Angela Bell (No. 6).

Horn has been on a roll. She has won five-consecutive singles matches and is the team wins leader with an overall record of 7-4. She shook off a 1-3 start to her junior campaign. Similarly, Hertz has triumphed in four-straight singles bouts.

The suddenly hot Bulldogs will not return to action until March 29 when they will play against former GPAC rival Nebraska Wesleyan. The two sides will square off inside the Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb., with first serve set for 4 p.m. CT.