GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team picked up a Big Sky Conference win by defeating Southern Utah, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at Choice Health & Fitness.
In singles competition, Faith Lee got going right away and defeated SUU’s Cloe Stocking 6-1 in both sets to give UND a 2-0 lead. Though, SUU did not let up with Charity Sagiao topping Sophie Allen-Fisher in No. 4 singles, 6-3 and 6-1, to give SUU their first point.
UND got back into the swing of things and clinched the win by winning No. 5 and No. 1 singles to give the Fighitng Hawks four points on the day. Mimi Yunker won a very competitive set against Southern Utah’s Evgenia Marushko 6-3, 7-6, and 7-3 in the tiebreaker.
Although North Dakota had clinched the win, Southern Utah did not give up; defeating the Fighting Hawks in No. 2 and No. 6 singles.
North Dakota continues their weekend play tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. as they take on Omaha at Choice Health & Fitness.
North Dakota 4, Southern Utah 3
1. Yunker, Mimi (UND) def. MARUSHKO, Evgenia (SUUW) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
2. LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUUW) def. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 4-6, 7-5, 12-10
3. Lee, Faith (UND) def. STOCKING, Cloe (SUUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. SAGIAO, Charity (SUUW) def. Allen-Fisher, Sophie (UND) 6-3, 6-1
5. Revenig, Alex (UND) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Tere (SUUW) 6-2, 7-5
6. MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUUW) def. Nakasato, Alysse (UND) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4