DES MOINES, Iowa – The Concordia University women’s tennis team rebounded after doubles play, but couldn’t dig out of its early hole and dropped a 6-3 decision at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. All three Bulldog wins came in singles action.
Third-year head coach Joel Reckewey’s squad now stands at 0-3 on the young season. Concordia has also played Fort Hays State University (Kan.) and Baker University (Kan.).
“We had a really good singles performance from Annie Horn,” Reckewey said. “Kirsten Wagner had an amazing match. Her ability to come back and find a way to win was great. She was down in the first set and the whole team was watching her come back. That was her first career win.
“I would like to see some improvement in our doubles play, but I’m pleased with the way we competed.”
The Bulldogs captured wins at the Nos. 2, 5 and 6 singles spots courtesy of the efforts of Horn, Wagner and Kayla Smock. Horn was especially impressive, winning her match by a score of 6-1, 6-1, over Madison Trow. Other Concordia singles competitors at Grand View were Alison Ebel (No. 1), Katelinn Wurm (No. 3) and Katie Hertz (No. 4).
In doubles action, Horn paired with Wagner at No. 1, Anna Kenney teamed with Hertz at No. 2 and Wurm partnered with Smock at No. 3.
The Bulldogs will go up against Southwestern College (Kan.) in a match set to be played in Fremont, Neb., at 4 p.m. CT next Friday (Feb. 17).