SEWARD, Neb. – While competing inside the Fieldhouse for the second day in a row, the Concordia University women’s tennis team fell by a 5-4 score at the hands of visiting Bethel College (Kan.) on Saturday. The Bulldogs had hoped to carry over momentum from Friday’s 7-2 victory over Kansas Wesleyan University.
Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad now sits at 1-8 overall. Said Reckewey, “The girls competed hard all the way to the end of the match. The team performed well and had a strong effort, but it wasn’t quite enough today.”
Junior Annie Horn had a 2-0 day that included a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles. She also teamed up with Kirsten Wagner on an 8-6 victory at the No. 1 doubles spot. After dropping two of three doubles matches, Concordia split with the Threshers in singles play.
Additional Concordia singles wins came from Katelinn Wurm at No. 3 and Katie Hertz at No. 4. Reckewey also used Alison Ebel at No. 1, Wagner at No. 5 and Kayla Smock at No. 6.
The Bulldogs’ string of five-straight days with a match continues on Sunday when they will be at Hesston College (Kan.). First serve is set for 1 p.m. CT.