Concordia splits weekend slate versus KCAC foes

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 2, 2019 in Women's Tennis

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Concordia University women’s tennis team returned to action this weekend with a pair of matchups against foes from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. In a home battle with Sterling College (Kan.) on Friday (March 1), the Bulldogs swept through doubles play while breezing to an 8-1 victory inside the Fieldhouse. The next day, Concordia hit the road and dropped an 8-1 decision at the hands of Ottawa University (Kan.).

Head coach David DeSimone’s women’s tennis team is now 4-2 overall as it heads into its spring break trip. Four opponents in a row have come from the state of Kansas.

Senior Marlene Maier continues to lead the way for the Bulldogs. She surrendered only two games while winning both of her weekend matches at No. 1 singles. She also teamed up with Claudia Miranda Viera on an 8-2 victory over their No. 1 doubles counterparts from Sterling. Maier produced the lone triumph in the defeat handed down by the Braves.

Concordia won every match over Sterling with the exception of No. 3 singles. The Bulldogs notched singles wins from Maier, No. 2 Miranda Viera, No. 4 Katelinn Wurm, No. 5 Allison Marshall and No. 6 Angela Bell. Lindee Schultz also pitched in on a winning effort at No. 3 doubles along with Bell. Maier and Miranda Viera worked together at No. 1 while Marshall and Wagner paired up at No. 2.

The loss on Saturday interrupted a three-match win streak. During which, Concordia had captured wins over Bethel College (Kan.), Bethany College (Kan.) and Sterling. They lost only two matches in those team victories.

Up next is a spring getaway in Colorado. The journey will begin with the Bulldogs taking on NCAA Division II Metropolitan State University of Denver on Tuesday. First serve is set for 2 p.m. CST from Denver.