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Stephanie Petsis and UND won the No. 1 doubles match 8-6.
UND tennis falls to South Dakota State
Courtesy: Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 02/02/2013
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The North Dakota women's tennis team fell to South Dakota State Friday night by a score of 4-2 at the Choice Health and Fitness Center.

UND earned the doubles point by earning victories in both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.

Junior Stephanie Petsis (Toronto, Ontario) and sophomore Callie Ronkowski (Grand Forks, N.D.) defeated Jenny Blackburn and Ffion Davies , 8-6, in No. 1 doubles.

UND senior Megan Sween (Grand Forks, N.D.) and sophomore Shaylin Prout (Thunder Bay, Ontario) followed with an 8-5 win against Tacy Haws-Lay and Tiffany Filipovic in No. 3 doubles.

Ronkowski continued to play strong as she defeated Blackburn in No. 2 singles, winning 6-3 and 6-2.

UND wraps up its homestand on Saturday against Montana State at 1 p.m.

South Dakota State 4, North Dakota 2

Singles competition

1. DAVIES, Ffion (SDSU) def. PETSIS, Stephanie (UND_W) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

2. RONKOWSKI, Callie (UND_W) def. BLACKBURNE, Jenny (SDSU) 6-3, 6-2

3. MAGNI, Florencia (SDSU) def. STEJSKAL, Sarah (UND_W) 6-1, 6-1

4. SWEEN, Megan (UND_W) vs. HAWS-LAY, Tacy (SDSU) 6-4, 4-5, unfinished

5. SOUZA, Beatriz (SDSU) def. BIEHN, Stephanie (UND_W) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7

6. HENRY, Brooke (SDSU) def. LAWRENCE, Mindy (UND_W) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. PETSIS, Stephanie/RONKOWSKI, Callie (UND_W) def. BLACKBURNE, Jenny/DAVIES, Ffion (SDSU) 8-6

2. MAGNI, Florencia/HENRY, Brooke (SDSU) def. STEJSKAL, Sarah/BIEHN, Stephanie (UND_W) 6-5

3. SWEEN, Megan/PROUT, Shaylin (UND_W) def. HAWS-LAY, Tacy/FILIPOVIC, Tiffany (SDSU) 8-5

Junior Conner Avants leads the team with eight double-figure scoring games this season.
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