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Photo by Adam Christiansen


by Chris Johnstone


Concordia men’s tennis started spring break by competing in the Walz Fieldhouse and in Kansas, adding three wins and a loss to the team’s record.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs finished with a 7-2 win over the Thrashers of Bethel College.

Sophomore Thomas Greeff, senior Javier Moreno, senior Patricio Esquivel, sophomore Gabe Poling and freshman Lucas Zoller brought in singles victories for Concordia.

In doubles play, the duo of Greeff and Zoller won 8-4. The tandem of Moreno and Poling also brought in a victory, winning 8-2.

The following day, the Bulldogs took on Hesston College on the road and came out victorious, with a final score of 5-4.

Greeff, Poling and freshman Joshua Miller contributed with singles victories, and the duos of Moreno and Poling and Miller and Esquivel won their doubles sets.

“We went out and gave our very best, because it was our first outdoor match of the season,” Poling said of Sunday’s match. “We will do our best to finish the next two matches well and try to come back home with a 6-6 record.”

Monday, the Bulldogs faced Friends University in Kansas. The team had their biggest margin of victory this season with a score of 8-1.

In singles play, Esquivel won 8-4. Zoller and freshman Alex Kaldahl both were victorious, winning 8-0 and by default, respectively. Poling and sophomore Tommy McNish were also both victorious. Poling won 8-3 and McNish won by default.

Also for the first time this season, Concordia swept the doubles. The duo of Greeff and Zoller won 8-6. Moreno and Poling combined for a 8-1 victory, and Esquivel along with Miller were victorious via default.

The Bulldogs closed out their five-game stretch with a 2-7 loss against 24th-ranked Bethany College.

Zoller and Moreno brought the sole victories of the match in singles play.

With the four consecutive matches, the Bulldogs now hold a 5-7 season record.

Men’s tennis will resume play on Thursday, March 30 against Nebraska Wesleyan in the Abbott Sports Complex of Lincoln. The first serve is set for 4 p.m.

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