Wagner victory highlights loss to Ottawa

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 24, 2017 in Women's Tennis

LINCOLN, Neb. – Looking for win No. 1 on the year, the Concordia University women’s tennis team came up short in a 6-3 loss at the hands of Ottawa University (Kan.) on Friday evening. The match was contested inside the Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb.

Head coach Joel Reckewey’s team stands at 0-6 this season. Said Reckewey of the Braves, “They are a strong, tough and tested team.”

Freshman Kirsten Wagner defeated Ashlynn Good, 8-6, at No. 5 singles for the lone Concordia win other than the forfeits that came at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. At No. 2 singles, Annie Horn played closest of any Bulldog in defeat. She fell, 6-4, 6-2.

The rest of the Concordia lineup included Alison Ebel at No. 1, Katie Hertz at No. 3, Katelinn Wurm at No. 4 and Kayla Smock at No. 6. The doubles teams consisted of Horn and Wagner at No. 1, Smock and Wurm at No. 2 and Hertz and Anna Kenney at No. 3.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday when they go up against another Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member, Tabor College. First serve is slated for 12 p.m. CT.