SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia’s women’s tennis team placed three Bulldogs on the All-GPAC Honorable Mention Team, announced Monday by the league office. Sophomore Annie Horn and freshman Kayla Smock received the honors for singles play. Horn and her doubles partner, Hailey Lemos, were named to the doubles honorable mention team.
Horn recorded a 9-11 mark in singles play this season. The Colorado native went 4-9 at the No. 1 position and 5-2 at No. 2. In conference play, Horn was 5-3 with one loss going into a third, tie breaker set. Another loss was decided by a combined three points. This is Horn’s first conference honor for singles play.
Smock was 5-2 in the GPAC over the 2016 season and 8-10 overall in her collegiate debut season. The two losses were from the champion and runner-up teams in the GPAC tournament. Smock played the No. 5 or 6 singles matches in the majority of Concordia’s contests.
The duo of Horn and Lemos boasted a team-high record of 6-3 (6-2 GPAC). They played all matches at the No. 1 slot. The pair’s only conference losses were to the GPAC champions, Morningside and the tournament runner-up, Nebraska Wesleyan. This is Horn’s second doubles All-GPAC honor.
The Bulldogs finished fifth in the conference with a GPAC record of 5-3, the best league mark under coach Joel Reckewey and the best record since 2013 when the team was 5-2 in the conference.