Both Nebraska Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams kept their perfect GPAC records alive as they remained unbeaten in conference play with a sweep over Concordia on Wednesday (Apr. 20) at the Nebraska Tennis Center in Lincoln. NWU men won 7-2, while the women were 8-1 winners.
With the win, the Nebraska Wesleyan men have clinched at least a share of the GPAC regular season title as they are the only unbeaten team with only one match left. They play the University of Sioux Falls on April 30.
Against the Bulldogs, the Prairie Wolves won all three doubles matches to get ahead 3-0 in the match. In singles play, NWU won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches in straight sets. Jamie Holmes, the GPAC Player of the Week, won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Nate Hoppe was a 6-2, 6-2 winner in No. 2 singles. Jordan Barrett had the closest match of the day and came out victorious, 2-6, 6-3, 10-3 at No. 4 singles. The other singles winner was Ryan McCarty at No. 5 singles with a 6-0, 6-4 win.
The NWU women improved to 11-6 overall and 6-0 in GPAC with two conference matches remaining. Concordia's only victory in the match was at No. 1 doubles. NWU took the other two doubles matches with scores of 8-1.
In singles, the Prairie Wolves won the first five matches in straight sets. Chelsea Henslee won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 to move closer to the all-time career singles victories record. Erica Dickmeyer won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2, Andrea Dasilva was a 6-3, 7-5 winner at No. 3, Terah Maloley won her No. 4 singles match 6-2, 6-3 and Hannah Husmann won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Nicole Jacobson had to battle to win her No. 6 singles tilt in scores of 7-5, 0-6, 11-9.