In doubles play, the Bobcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead by winning two of the three doubles matches. No. 2 doubles partners, Sophie Allen-Fisher and Mimi Yunker, defeated MSU 7-5, have won five of the last seven doubles matches.
In singles play, the Montana State started out strong by taking the first three matches that were finished, giving them four points and an overall victory.
The Fighting Hawks did not make the rest of the wins come easy, though, with the remaining matches going into three sets. Mimi Yunker dropped No. 1 singles play to MSU’s Chloe Goyette, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. While Alysse Nakasato went into a third set tie breaker to lose 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), respectively.
For North Dakota’s lone point on the day, Preethi Kasilingam topped MSU’s Laura Middel, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.
North Dakota finishes out their double header, as well as their regular season, today at 5:00 against Minnesota State University Moorhead at Choice Health & Fitness.
Montana State 6, North Dakota 1
1. GOYETTE, Chloe (MSU) def. Yunker, Mimi (UND) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. MIDDEL, Laura (MSU) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5
3. HOLOPAINEN, Naomi (MSU) def. Lee, Faith (UND) 6-1, 6-0
4. PHILIPPOVA, Angelina (MSU) def. Allen-Fisher, Sophie (UND) 6-3, 6-2
5. BRYCKI, Jessica (MSU) def. Revenig, Alex (UND) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
6. CERKOVNIK, Shelby (MSU) def. Nakasato, Alysse (UND) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4)
1. MIDDEL, Laura/GOYETTE, Chloe (MSU) def. Lee, Faith/Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 6-4
2. Yunker, Mimi/Allen-Fisher, Sophie (UND) def. HOLOPAINEN, Naomi/BRYCKI, Jessica (MSU) 7-5
3. PHILIPPOVA, Angelina/HOLOPAINEN, Wanda (MSU) def. Revenig, Alex/Nakasato, Alysse (UND) 6-3