Concordia comes back to defeat Baker

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 7, 2020 in Women's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – After dropping the team point in doubles, the Concordia University women’s team won four singles matches and rallied to claim victory at home on Friday (March 6). The back end of the lineup came through to lift the Bulldogs to a 4-3 triumph that came down to the wire. Baker University (Kan.) visited Seward for the nonconference tilt.

Second-year head coach David DeSimone’s squad also knocked off Bethel College (Kan.) last week and has moved to 4-1.

“We competed well on every court,” DeSimone said. “Baker is a talented team and I thought everyone played well. Allison Marshall had a big singles win at No. 3 and then Ansley Gates came back after dropping the first set to win in three and clinch the meet.”

Gates fell by a 3-6 score in the first set before claiming a 3-6, 6-3, 10-5, victory at No. 4 singles. In the other contested singles win, Marshall breezed to a 6-0, 6-1, win over Patricia Moore. The matches at Nos. 5 and 6 singles were forfeited to the Bulldogs. Concordia also was credited with a victory at No. 3 doubles, a spot held down by junior Katie Seja and sophomore Katie Krejci.

The next match on the docket will be Sunday at Grinnell College (Iowa) with first serve at 2 p.m. CT. The Bulldogs will play four-straight contests against NCAA Division III opponents.