Horn keeps win streak intact; Bulldogs fall to Broncos

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 26, 2017 in Women's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – Junior Annie Horn had a fine night as the Concordia University women’s tennis team concluded the regular season on a cold, blustery Wednesday evening in Seward. Visiting Hastings remained undefeated in the GPAC by toppling the Bulldogs, 7-2, putting a stop to the three-match win streak held by the host.

Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad will enter the postseason at 8-12 overall (3-4 GPAC). Concordia is currently tied for fourth in the conference standings.

Though the Bulldogs managed to take only two matches over the mighty Broncos, Reckewey felt like his team competed well against the conference’s top team. Concordia dropped an especially close contest at No. 4 singles, where Katie Hertz was tripped up in a 10-point tiebreaker.

Horn (14-4 season singles record) has gotten really cozy in the No. 2 singles spot. She won her 12th-straight singles match by taking care of Madison Fortunato, 6-0, 6-2. Horn also teamed up with freshman Kirsten Wagner for an 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Concordia entered the week having won its previously three GPAC matches, triumphing over Mount Marty, Midland and Northwestern in consecutive outings. Now all that remains on the schedule is the GPAC tournament, which will take place May 5-6 in Fremont, Neb.