Des Moines, Iowa - The University of North Dakota men's tennis team was defeated by Western Illinois by a close score of 4-3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Saturday.
Oothoudt was also victorious in his singles competition, defeating Hammers 6-0, 6-4 in No. 1 singles. Oberle beat Ben Yue 6-3, 6-1 in No. 3 singles. Junior Grant Bakke (Bismarck, N.D.) also defeated his opponent Brandon Meeker in No. 6 singles with scores of 6-4, 6-3.
UND will travel to Omaha, Neb. to take on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Feb. 22.
Western Illinois 4, North Dakota 3
1. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) def. Patrick Hammers (WIU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Bradley Holt (WIU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 6-4, 6-1
3. OBERLE, Connor (UND_M) def. Ben Yue (WIU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Mitch Granger (WIU) def. LEE, Joe (UND_M) 5-7, 6-1, 7-5
5. Max Cederkall (WIU) def. BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) 6-2, 6-2
6. BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) def. Brandon Meeker (WIU) 6-4, 6-3
1. OBERLE, Connor/OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) def. Patrick Hammers/Ben Yue (WIU) 8-5
2. Mitch Granger/Bradley Holt (WIU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan/BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) 8-6
3. Max Cederkall/Brandon Meeker (WIU) def. VIGEN, Jared/BERGSTROM, David (UND_M) 8-5