Bulldogs drop conference match to Morningside

By Amanda Gubbels on Apr. 2, 2016 in Men's Tennis

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s tennis team fell short in its first GPAC competition Saturday afternoon. The Morningside Mustangs defeated the Bulldogs, 7-2.

Concordia falls to 6-7, 0-1 GPAC while Morningside moves to 5-5, 1-0 GPAC this season.

Head coach Joel Reckewey said, “The men had a disappointing loss. Morningside came to play. We are competitive and came to play also but we just had a lot of close matches that didn’t go our way. I like the way the guys competed, unfortunately we didn’t execute on enough of those close matches.”

Willy Pardos played at the No. 1 spot and defeated his opponent with ease 6-2, 6-0. Javier Moreno and Gabriel Poling each went into three sets in their single matches. Moreno was eventually defeated 6-2, 3-6, 10-2 in the No. 3 slot. Poling competed at the No. 5 position and was topped 3-6, 7-5, 10-4.

In doubles, Pardos and Moreno won in the No. 1 position 8-6. Thomas Greef and Patircio Esquivel were paired up at No. 2 while Gabriel Poling and Philip Yox played at the No. 3 spot.

The Concordia men’s tennis team will return to action on April 7 as it travels to Doane for more GPAC play. First serve is slated for 4 p.m.