The Concordia University Texas men’s and women’s tennis teams had big victories with the Howard Payne Yellowjackets. The men went their second straight 9-0 and the women went 8-1. As reported by the Concordia University Texas website, in the women’s singles, Isabella Cepeda won 6-2, 6-2 on the first court.
Emily Hines (5-7, 3-6) fought back in a thrilling match, while Aria Morai (6-3, 6-3) reclaimed the lead for Concordia on court three. Rebecca McQueen shined in a three-set thriller to perfect singles action as Claire Austin and Natalia Goodman won by default.
In doubles, the teams of Natalia Goodman / Kayla Pena (8-6) and Trinity Klamecki / Austin (8-2) notched wins and Morai / McQueen also won by default. In the men’s, Joshua Bode, Esteban Arredondo, Jorge Garcia, Evan Pena Jr.
and Daniel Beckles have not lost more than three games in a single set. Andres Padilla also handled business with a 6-2, 7-5 second-court triumph. The men’s doubles teams also excelled as the pairings of Adrian Munguia / Bode (8-3), Nico De La Pena / Arredondo (8-1) and Padilla / Pena Jr.
(8-4) maintained the 9 -0.
About the Concordia University Texas
Concordia University Texas is a private university in Austin, Texas. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and online degrees as well as an adult degree program for part-time and returning students.
Concordia University Texas is affiliated with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, the seven-member association of LCMS colleges and universities. As a Lutheran university, Concordia’s stated mission is to develop Christian leaders.
Concordia University Texas has majors, minors, and programs of study within four colleges: Business & Communication, Nursing, Education, and Arts & Sciences. Concordia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The Concordia mascot is the Tornados and the school colors are purple and gold. Concordia’s intercollegiate athletic teams participate in NCAA Division III’s American Southwest Conference. Concordia adopted the Tornados mascot in 1995, the year the school renamed itself; its previous team names were the Outlaws (1926-1936), the Cardinals (1936-1951), and the Stags (1951-1995).
Prior to moving to NCAA Division III and joining the ASC, the Stags/Tornados were members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Heart of Texas Conference from 1994 to 1999. Photo credits: Concordia University Texas website