GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota men's tennis team was topped by the Weber State Wildcats 4-3 on Friday afternoon at Choice Health & Fitness.
Lukas Buth and Daniel Martinez started off the day for UND in the No. 1 doubles match. The two played well together and posted a 6-1 win over Weber State to start things off strong for the Fighting Hawks. Meanwhile, on court 3 Alex Mailes and Annei Laska teamed up in No. 3 doubles to defeat the Wildcats 6-3 to claim the doubles point. Ben Yeaker and Davide Callegari was topped by WSU 6-3, respectively.,
The Wildcats must have had a sour taste in their mouths because they went on to win four of the six singles matches to claim the overall team win. UND's Laska and Callegari were victorious in singles competition, Laska winning 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) in No. 3 singles and Callegari winning 7-5, 7-5 in No. 4 singles play.
The Fighting Hawks hit the road next weekend, traveling to Bozeman and Missoula Mont. for a dual against Montana State on Friday, March 9 and Montana on Saturday, March 10.
Weber State 4, North Dakota 3
1. COOPER, Stefan (WSU) def. Buth, Lukas (UND) 6-1, 6-2
2. VAN WYK, Kris (WSU) def. Martinez, Daniel (UND) 6-2, 6-2
3. Laska, Annei (UND) def. WERNER, Nick (WSU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Callegari, Davide (UND) def. CHEN, Hou-En (WSU) 7-5, 7-5
5. VAN SCHOOR, Michiel (WSU) def. Mailes, Alex (UND) 6-2, 6-3
6. LI, Bo-Han (WSU) def. Terrell, Hunter (UND) 6-2, 6-2
1. Buth, Lukas/Martinez, Daniel (UND) def. CHEN, Hou-En/WALKUSZ, Cezary (WSU) 6-1
2. COOPER, Stefan/WERNER, Nick (WSU) def. Callegari, Davide/Yeacker, Ben (UND) 6-3
3. Mailes, Alex/Laska, Annei (UND) def. VAN WYK, Kris/VAN SCHOOR, Michiel (WSU) 6-3