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Courtesy: Russell Hons for UNDsports.com
Fighting Hawks soar past Bears
Courtesy: Toria Marturano, UND Media Relations
Release: 04/08/2018
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women's tennis team blanked Big Sky Conference opponent Northern Colorado 7-0 Saturday afternoon at Choice Health & Fitness.

UND started out strong by defeating Northern Colorado in two of the three doubles matches in order to clinch the doubles point on the day and go ahead 1-0.

In singles play, the Fighting Hawks stayed dominant and took all six matches, thus blanking the Bears 7-0.

Carmen Palumbo, Elly Hartnett, Isa Sullivan, and Preethi Kasilingam defeated all olf their opponents without dropping a set. Palumbo took the No. 1 singles match 6-3 in both, Hartnett defeated No. 2 singles 6-2 in both, while Isa Sullivan topped her opponent 6-4 in both for singles No. 3. Kasilingam changed it up and took down her No. 4 singles opponent 6-0, 6-3. Jaylee Yasunaga also defeated her No. 6 singles opponent without dropping a set, but went into a tiebreaker in her first set; she won her first set 7-6 (7-3), and her second set 6-0.

Palumbo, Hartnett, Sullivan, and Kasilingam were also able to go undefeated in singles and doubles competition on the day.

The Fighting Hawks will resume play against Big Sky Conference opponent, Northern Arizona on Friday, April 13 in Flagstaff, Ariz.

North Dakota 7, Northern Colorado 0

 

Singles competition

  1. Palumbo, Carmen (UND) def. Mora, Rafa (NC) 6-3, 6-3
  2. Hartnett, Elly (UND) def. Bryant-Otake, Triste (NC) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Sullivan, Isa (UND) def. Doherty, Madeline (NC) 6-4, 6-4
  4. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. Chhabra, Sarina (NC) 6-0, 6-3
  5. Finnigan, Zahra (UND) def. Koitabashi, Mana (NC) 6-2, 5-7, 10-6
  6. Yasunaga, Jaylee (UND) def. Blanchard, Carrigan (NC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

 Doubles competition

  1. Palumbo, Carmen/Hartnett, Elly (UND) def. Mora, Rafa/Battersby, Anna (NC) 6-4
  2. Kasilingam, Preethi/Sullivan, Isa (UND) def. Bryant-Otake, Triste/Doherty, Madeline (NC) 6-4
  3. Blanchard, Carrigan/Chhabra, Sarina (NC) def. Finnigan, Zahra/Lobanova, Masha (UND) 7-5
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