The men’s and women’s tennis teams continued their early season success against Concordia College-Moorhead on March 12 in Fargo, N.D. The women (6-1, 4-0 MIAC) cruised to a 9-0 sweep of the Cobbers, while the men (3-2, 1-1 MIAC) finished the day with a 7-2 victory.
The Ole women swept the singles competition, winning every match in straight sets. Margaret Zimmerman ’18 won the No. 1 singles match against Concordia’s Brittany Glatt with a score of 6-1, 6-2, while Maya MacGibbon ’16 and Erin McDonald ’18 won the No. 2 and No. 3 matches, winning 6-0 in two straight sets. Kellis Brandt ’19, Bailey Kent ’16 and Sophia Skoglund ’18 rounded out the singles matches, sweeping their opponents in two sets. The Oles also swept the doubles matches, with MacGibbon and Alisa Hall ’16 defeating the Cobbers 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match. Zimmerman and McDonald followed up with an 8-2 victory in the No. 2 match, while Brent and Kent went on to win 8-3 in the No. 3 match. The women’s next match will be against Hamline University at home on April 2.
The men started the day off with four straight singles victories. In the No. 1 match, Joey Kronzer ’16 defeated Concordia’s Isaac Toivonen 6-2, 3-6 and 10-7. Ben Carlson ’16 followed up with a two-set sweep in the No. 2 match, winning 6-2 and 6-1. Christian Beck ’18 and Mike Schroeder ’16 rounded out the Ole victories in the singles competition, with Beck defeating his opponent 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 and Schroeder winning 7-6, 7-4 and 6-1. The Oles swept the doubles competition, with Kronzer and Beck winning 8-2, Carlson and Danny Hogan ’18 capturing a close match, 8-6, and Schroeder and Keenan Gladd-Brown ’16 sealing the final victory, 8-2. The Oles’ next competition will take them south to Hilton Head, S.C., where they will take on Virginia Wesleyan College, Buena Vista University, North Central College, Millikin University and Greenville College in a five day competition from March 20-25.