It was the first time for the first-year women’s program and first time since 1993 for the men to participate in the conference tournament.
Ottawa men’s No. 1 doubles team of Jacob Brendemuehl and Chase Dippel finished fourth with a 1-2 mark. The Braves duo opened with an 8-3 win over Tabor’s David Simmet and Tyler Dort.
The pair fell 8-4 to Bethel and lost 8-4 in the third-place match to McPherson.
The two received KCAC honors. Brendemuehl was a second-team all-conference selection by a vote of the KCAC coaches.
Brendenmuehl finished the regular season with a record of 10-9 in doubles.
Dippel shared KCAC newcomer of the year with Bethel’s Logan Palenske.
Dippel’s singles mark in the regular season was 11-8. Dippel and Brendemuehl finished their first collegiate season with a doubles record of 12-11.
The No. 2 doubles team of Matthew Grom and Brenson Vile went 1-2 in the tourney.
The pair lost 9-7 to Kansas Wesleyan’s Leo Mendez and Fernando Soto, 9-7.
Ottawa lost 8-5 to Friends and nipped Tabor 9-8 (8-6) for seventh.
Ottawa’s No. 3 doubles team of Bradley Bleich and Tanner Lantz played in the fifth-place match against Tabor, but results were not available.
The Braves duo fell 8-1 to McPherson College’s Sean Dullaghan and Jordan Stewart. They defeated Southwestern, 8-6, to advance to the fifth-place match.
The Lady Braves’ No. 1 doubles team of Madeline Bellew and Danika Good went 1-2 to finish sixth.
The pair lost 8-6 to Bethany’s Kara Agamaite and Monica Chapman. They defeated Tabor 8-6.
Bellew and Good lost 8-4 Friends in the fifth-place match.
The No. 2 doubles team of Michelle Westerman and Ellen Agnew finished seventh.
The pair fell 8-4 to Bethany’s Kjerstyn Hansen and Olivia Fabrizius. They lost 8-5 to Friends and took seventh with a default victory over McPherson.
The No. 3 doubles tandem of Kimisha Peterson and Bekka Bailey finished third.
The pair downed Southwestern’s Hayle Fort and Tyler Harrell, 8-1. Peterson/Bailey lost 8-0 to Bethel and defeated Friends, 9-7, in the third-place match.
Both teams play in the KCAC Team Championships Thursday at the Riverside Tennis Complex in Wichita.
The Ottawa men’s team compiled a 2-5 mark in KCAC duals and 3-13 overall. The women were 2-5 in the KCAC and 6-8 overall.