Men’s tennis lost 5-3 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship against Midland University, ending the team’s postseason.
The Tigers finished the year with an overall record of (13-5) and were conference tri-champions alongside Hastings College and Midland University.
Doane was ahead 2-1 after doubles were played, but lost at the #1, #3, #4, and #5 during the singles matches according to gpacsports.com.
“The conference tournament didn't end quite the way everyone wanted it to, but we're satisfied with how we played,” said junior Elliot Abromeit.
Senior captain, Ignacio Morrell said that despite the loss, the season was fulfilling and that he was incredibly proud of the guys.
Freshman Jorge Chevez said that one of the things that he thinks himself and the team could work on in the later years is the mental aspect of the game, and not shutting down when playing a tough match.
“For a reason or another we did not make it, but it's time to look forward,” said Chevez.
Morrell said that this season was a product of the past three to four years of hard work that came with the athletes that were on the team in the previous years.
The team has created an atmosphere of hard work, dedication, and accountability over the years and we strived to really live up to those said Morrell.
“I'm glad to have been part of this,” said Chevez. “I have 3 more seasons to achieve our goal (Conference Champions)”.
“Next year I want the team to continue in the positive direction that we've been working toward for the last three years,” said Abromeit.
“Every year we've been better than the last, and all we want is to keep that pattern,” he said.