Bulldogs grab first win of 2017

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 3, 2017 in Women's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – Sophomores Kayla Smock and Katelinn Wurm both went undefeated on Friday while leading the Concordia University women’s tennis team to its first win of the 2017 season. Playing host to Kansas Wesleyan University, the Bulldogs took down the Coyotes, 7-2, inside the Fieldhouse.

Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad now sits at 1-7 overall. Said Reckewey, “I’m proud of the way the girls played today. They played as a team and competed really well. It was fun to see them get their first taste of victory. The win should give us confidence going into tomorrow’s matches.”

Concordia won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles bouts. Wurm teamed up with Smock for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles and Anna Kenney and Lindee Schultz combined for an 8-3 victory at No. 3.

The Bulldogs then dominated singles, winning every match the exception of No. 1. In addition to the wins by Wurm (No. 3) and Smock (No. 6), Annie Horn (No. 2), Katie Hertz (No. 4) and Kirsten Wagner (No. 5). Concordia entered the weekend with nine total singles victories on the season.

The Bulldogs will try to make it two in a row on Saturday when they host Bethel College (Kan.). First serve from the Fieldhouse is set for 12 p.m. CT.