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The Concordian  - March 22, 2002 

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Men’s tennis ready to keep the ball in play in MIAC
by Tim Hanson - The Concordian

While winter is still nipping away during March, Concordia’s men’s tennis team has already played three matches this season.

Currently in sixth place, the Cobbers (1-1, 2-1) won their first game of the season Feb. 16 against South Dakota State University, 5-4.

Concordia lost its season opener March 9 against St. Olaf 5-4, but was able to reverse its fortune and win March 16 against Macalester, 7-2.

The biggest difference between the two recent matches were the doubles scores. In the match against St. Olaf, the team was 1-of-3 in doubles matches, but turned that around in the match against Macalester winning 2-of-3 doubles matches.

A bright spot for the team is that two players, sophomore Erik Giga and junior Todd Scearcy are both 3-0 in singles matches this season. Another bright spot for the team is that they have a strong nucleus returning.

“We are doing pretty good in comparison to the same time last year, which is a good sign,” Scearcy said. “We lost to St. Olaf this year and that was disappointing.”

Scearcy said that having the same team back helps because in doubles matches they know each other’s style of play.

“Eric and I need to get better at playing doubles, but overall as a team, we are doing pretty good,” he said.

While Old Man Winter hangs around, the tennis team must practice and play in the Olson Forum courts.

“Playing in Olson Forum is much faster than playing outside,” Scearcy said. “You have to serve a volley a lot more, and you can’t stay back on the back line as much. The ball doesn’t bounce as much as it slides inside.”

Scearcy believes that the team with their experience will do much better than last season in which the team went 4-5 and finished seventh in the MIAC.

“I think we will do a lot better in the MIAC than last year,” he said. “We won’t take first because Gustavus always does, but we will finish better than last year for sure.”

Junior Joe Amsberry believes that the team will also be better prepared for the MIAC championships this year.

Since everybody from last year is back, “our experience is the biggest strength in match play,” Amsberry said. “I think we will have a better record than last year. We are shooting for second or third in the conference.”

Concordia will take a short break from MIAC play, hosting Augustana on March 23, before hosting MIAC rival Gustavus on March 24 at 8:30 a.m. The match against Gustavus will be played at Courts Plus in Moorhead.
 

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