Val Bostrom serves as partner Amy Freeman waits at the net. The duo won their doubles match 8-8 (7-2) on Saturday.

A Close Beginning!

Courtesy of, Release: January 26, 2008

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Match Rewind:

Final Score:
Concordia-Moorhead 4, Northwestern (MN) 5

Date: January 26, 2008
Location: Fargo, N.D. - Courts Plus

Start Time: 5 p.m.

End Time: 7:45 p.m.

Total Time: 2:45
Attendance: 84

Individual Match Results:  

Doubles competition
1. Kayla Ross/Wendy Miller (NC) def.

Ashley Leister/Lyndsi Tufte (CC) 8-3
2. Rebecca Leland/Johanna Alex (NC) def.

Mollie Miller/Kelsey Schendel (CC) 8-4
3. Val Bostrom/Amy Freeman (CC) def.

Amy Green/Jenn Porter (NC) 8-8 (7-2)

Singles competition
1. Ross (NC) def. Leister (CC) 6-4, 7-5
2. Miller (NC) def. Miller (CC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Leland (NC) def. Tufte (CC) 6-1, 6-3
4. Freeman (CC) def. Alex (NC) 6-4, 6-1
5. Schendel (CC) def. Porter (NC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Melanie Gail (CC) def. Green (NC) 4-6, 7-6 (10-4),


Match Notes :  

- Concordia now 0-1 in dual matches this season
- Northwestern now 1-0 in dual matches this season

Match Recap:

FARGO, N.D. (1/26/08)-- Concordia opened the 2008 season by dropping a edge-of-the-seat 5-4 thriller to Northwestern (Minn.) on Saturday. The four individual match wins is more than they had in all but one match last season.

What makes the opener more impressive is that the Eagles finished second in the UMAC conference last season and did not graduate a player from the team that posted a school record for wins last year.

The doubles competition proved to be the margin of defeat for the Cobbers. Concordia lost two of the three doubles matches to put themselves in a 2-1 hole. The six singles matches finished at 3-3, sending CC to the one-point loss.

Sophomore Amy Freeman picked up her winning ways from last season. Freeman had a team-high four singles wins last year and started 2008 by posting 6-4, 6-1 win at No.4 singles. She was also part of the one winning doubles team for Concordia. She teamed with Val Bostrom to grab tie-breaking win at No.3 doubles. The tandem tied 8-8 in regulation but then won 7-2 in the tiebreaker.

Senior Kelsey Schendel, who was tied with Freeman for the most singles wins last year, won her singles match at No.5 singles. She posted a convincing 6-2, 6-1 win.

The other singles win came from freshman Melanie Gail who won 4-6, 7-6 (10-4), 10-6 at No.6 singles.

Another highlight came in the No.1 singles match where Ashley Leister lost 6-4, 7-5 to Kayla Ross who is a three-time all-conference No.1 singles player.

Concordia will continue with non-conference actio when they play a pair of matches at Gold's Gym in Sartell, Minn. on Sunday, Feb. 3. CC will play St. Scholastica at 1 p.m. and then square off against St. Cloud State at 4 p.m.