Miranda Viera nets GPAC player of the week honors

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 4, 2018 in Women's Tennis

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – A key performer in last week’s win at Nebraska Wesleyan, freshman Claudia Miranda Viera has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, as announced on Wednesday (April 4) by the conference. She is the second Bulldog tennis player this season to earn such an honor. Junior Thomas Greeff earned the award on the men’s side on March 14.

A native of Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain, Miranda Viera has become a fixture in the lineup in her first collegiate season. In the 7-2 win at Nebraska Wesleyan on March 28, she turned in an 8-1 singles win over Madi Hinshaw at the No. 3 position. She also teamed with junior Katelinn Wurm on a 9-8 victory at No. 3 doubles. As a team, Concordia improved to 9-5 overall. The Bulldogs own the top overall winning percentage among GPAC squads.

A biology major, Miranda Viera has gone 5-6 in singles and 5-1 in doubles this season. In singles action, she has made appearances at each of the one through four spots in the lineup.

Miranda Viera and her teammates are set to return to action today (April 4) with their GPAC opener at Doane. First serve is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.