stop
Courtesy: Eric Classen, UNDsports.com
UND won its first Big Sky Conference match on Saturday afternoon.
UND earns first Big Sky win with victory over NAU
Courtesy: Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 03/23/2013
Send Mail Print RSS

Grand Forks, N.D. – The North Dakota men’s tennis team earned its first Big Sky Conference win in program history on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Northern Arizona at the Choice Health and Fitness Center.

“We succeed in winning the matches we could win. We won the four tight ones and lost the ones that were not all that tight,” Head Coach Tom Wynne said. “Sometimes it’s just a matter of being opportunistic and winning the tight matches. I am very pleased with how we played.”

Northern Arizona started the match off strong by earning the doubles point and winning all three matches.

North Dakota rallied back in singles play and took four of the six matches.

Junior Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) had a close match with Patrick Schimmelbauer. Oothoudt won his first set 6-2, but Schimmelbauer rallied in the second for a 7-5 victory. In the third set, Oothoudt won the match with a score of 6-1.

In No. 3 singles, freshman Connor Oberle (Excelsior, Minn.) beat Northern Arizona’s Dominic Bermudez with 7-5, 7-6 scores.

Junior Grant Bakke (Bismarck, N.D.) went to three sets to defeat Kester Black. Bakke earned the first set with a 6-0 score and Black took the second set 6-4. Bakke won the third set and the match with a score of 6-2 in No. 4 singles.

At No. 6 singles, freshman Will Biernat (Eagan, Minn.) beat Trevor Unger with 6-2, 7-6 scores.

North Dakota will travel to Sacramento, California next weekend to play Big Sky Conference opponents Sacramento State and Northern Colorado on March 30-31.

North Dakota 4, Northern Arizona 3

Singles competition

1. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) def. SCHIMMELBAUER, P (NAU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

2. WATERS, Shaun (NAU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 6-2, 6-4

3. OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) def. BERMUDEZ, Dominic (NAU) 7-5, 7-6

4. BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) def. BLACK, Kester (NAU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2

5. MARTIN, Robert (NAU) def. LEE, Joe (UND_M) 6-3, 6-1

6. BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) def. UNGER, Trevor (NAU) 6-2, 7-6

Doubles competition

1. BLACK, Kester/WATERS, Shaun (NAU) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) 8-7

2. SCHIMMELBAUER, P/BERMUDEZ, Dominic (NAU) def. BAKKE, Grant/MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 8-5

3. MARTIN, Robert/UNGER, Trevor (NAU) def. LEE, Joe/BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) 8-2

 

 

The NCAA West Preliminary is May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. A school-record five University of North Dakota student-athletes have qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division I Track & Field Outdoor...  MORE
Brett Harrison had two more hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 straight in Thursday's loss.
MESA, Ariz.-- Second-seeded CSU Bakersfield scored runs in five of seven innings to take an 11-1 victory in a winners' bracket game Thursday...  MORE
UND has now had eight different programs similarly recognized in the last five years.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. A Big Sky Conference-leading five teams from the University of North Dakota have received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their...  MORE
Andrew Thome (left) carried a shutout into ninth, picking up his 18th career win Wednesday in the opening round of the WAC Tournament.
MESA, Ariz.-- A four-run fifth, highlighted by Jeff Campbell's two-run missile over the left field fence, propelled third-seeded North Dakota to a 7-2...  MORE
Tryouts for the 2015-16 football and basketball seasons will be held in June.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota Athletics Department is hosting open tryouts for public address announcers at UND football, men's...  MORE
MORE INFO

North Dakota Basketball

3 NCAA titles, 15 conference championships
2014 Big Sky Conference regular season & tournament champions
Uploaded Ad

Extras for the North Dakota fan

Champions Tour 2015
Mobile Apps
Buy Tickets
UND Insider