SignUp
NCHC.tv
North Dakota Hockey Ticket On Sale Now
Sport Page
Lacey Sprinkel's No. 3 singles win gave UND the 4-3 team victory.
North Dakota extends winning streak, downs EWU 4-3
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 03/03/2014 16:39:58 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota women's tennis team knocked off Eastern Washington, 4-3, on Monday afternoon at Choice Health and Fitness, extending its winning streak to five.

The competition between the two sides was close, and the dual came down to the final match of the day, the No. 3 singles between UND's Lacey Sprinkel and EWU's Dani Young. After trading sets, Sprinkel pulled out the victory in the third set (6-3, 5-7, 6-4) to give UND the 4-3 team victory.

Eastern Washington started the day off by winning the doubles point, taking the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches, 8-6, 8-3, respectively.

North Dakota rebounded to take a 2-1 lead in the team score after Mikaela Bennett shutout her opponent in the No. 6 singles match and Faith Lee posted a 6-2, 6-1 win in the No. 5 singles match.

UND then dropped the No. 4 and No. 1 singles matches giving EWU back a 3-2 lead. Stephanie Biehn lost at No. 4 singles to EWU's Katrina Domingo, 6-4, 6-2, and Stephanie Petsis lost at No. 1 singles to Moira Hedberg, 6-2, 7-5.

Down by a point with only the No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches left, North Dakota went on to take the final two matches to secure its fifth win in a row.

Callie Ronkowski brushed off Erin Blessing in the No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Sprinkel then went three sets with Young at No. 3 singles to give UND the win.

North Dakota returns to the court on Sunday, March 9, hosting Portland State at 9 a.m.

Singles competition
1. HEDBERG, Moira (EWUW) def. PETSIS, Stephanie (UND) 6-2, 7-5
2. RONKOWSKI, Callie (UND) def. BLESSING, Erin (EWUW) 6-3, 6-4
3. SPRINKEL, Lacey (UND) def. YOUNG, Dani (EWUW) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
4. DOMINGO, Katrina (EWUW) def. BIEHN, Stephanie (UND) 6-4, 6-2
5. LEE, Faith (UND) def. HEDBERG, Malieva (EWUW) 6-1, 6-2
6. BENNETT, Mikaela (UND) def. NAGAI, Alyssa (EWUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. HEDBERG, Moira/BLESSING, Erin (EWUW) def. RONKOWSKI, Callie/PETSIS, Stephanie (UND) 8-6
2. YOUNG, Dani/DOMINGO, Katrina (EWUW) def. BIEHN, Stephanie/LEE, Faith (UND) 8-3
3. BENNETT, Mikaela/SPRINKEL, Lacey (UND) def. ELLINGSEN, Brittany/HEDBERG, Malieva (EWUW) 8-3

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,4,1,2,3)

Tickets on sale for Saturday’s Hall of Fame banquet
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A limited number of tickets remain available for Saturday's University of North Dakota Letterwinners Athletics Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Memorial Union ballroom on... MORE
Sayler shoots low round of career at Coyote Classic
Sophomore Daniel Sayler turned in the best round of his collegiate career, carding a second-round 75 (+3) to help lead the North Dakota men's golf team in day one action. MORE
Guggisberg's steady play paces UND at Coyote Classic
Sophomore Alexis Guggisberg had her best day of the young season, carding a 159 (+15) in the opening two rounds of the Coyote Classic. MORE
UND continues fall season in Omaha
The University of North Dakota men's tennis team competed at the Omaha Collegiate Invitational this past weekend. Connor Oberle and David Bergstrom highlighted the weekend for UND, taking fourth... MORE
SAAC set for Big Sky charity drive, Halloween Bash
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced today its 2014-15 Big Sky Conference charity drive, as well as the details for its third... MORE

advertisement