Concordia drops first match of spring season

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 4, 2017 in Women's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – Up against a Baker University (Kan.) team with two wins already under its belt, the Concordia University women’s tennis squad got blanked, 9-0, in its first outing of the spring season. Saturday’s match took place inside the Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln.

Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad is now 0-2 on the season. It also fell at the hands of Fort Hays State University (Kan.) back in September.

“We were outmatched against an experienced team,” Reckewey said. “We have a lot of first-time players taking the court. We need to have these kinds of experiences in order to get better.”

An honorable mention all-conference performer last season, sophomore Kayla Smock made the closest run at a victory. She was on the short end of a 9-7 decision at the No. 6 singles position.

The top five spots in Concordia’s singles lineup went to junior Alison Ebel (No. 1), junior Annie Horn (No. 2), sophomore Katelinn Wurm (No. 3), junior Katie Hertz (No. 4) and freshman Kirsten Wagner (No. 5). In doubles competition, Horn and Wagner teamed up at No. 1, Smock and Wurm partnered at No. 2 and Angela Bell and Anna Kenney collaborated at No. 3.

The Bulldogs will be on the road next Friday (Feb. 10) for a match at Grand View University (Iowa). First serve in Des Moines, Iowa, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. CT.