Concordia tops Coyotes to begin new season

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

SALINA, Kan. – For the second year in a row, the Concordia University women’s tennis team came out victorious while up against Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member Kansas Wesleyan University. The Bulldogs got the better of the Coyotes in both singles and doubles action in a 6-3 win in Salina, Kan., on Thursday afternoon.

Fourth-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad has opened up the 2017-18 season after posting an overall record of 9-13 last season. Concordia advanced to the GPAC semifinals this past spring.

The headlining returner for the Bulldogs is senior Annie Horn, who continued her rampage in Thursday’s victory. Horn has now won each of her last 14 singles matches in an impressive individual run. While playing at the No. 2 spot, the Denver native defeated Taylor Dougherty, 6-0, 6-0. She also teamed up with sophomore Kirsten Wagner on an 8-3 triumph at No. 2 doubles.

Other singles winners for the Bulldogs were Allison Marshall (No. 3), Wagner (No. 5) and Lindee Schultz (No. 6). The duo of Schultz and Katelin Wurm claimed an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles. Concordia’s singles lineup also included Alison Ebel at No. 1 and Wurm at No. 4.

A few fall events remain on the schedule for the Bulldogs. They will be at the Doane Invitational (no team scoring) coming up on Sept. 15-16 on Fremont, Neb. Concordia will also host NCAA Division II Fort Hays State University on Sept. 22 and NCAA Division III Nebraska Wesleyan University on Oct. 4. The season will heat up again in February 2018.