SignUp
UND will continue Big Sky play on Sunday against Portland State.
UND blanked by Montana State in Big Sky opener
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 03/08/2013 15:56:44 (ET)
by Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

Grand Forks, N.D. - The North Dakota men's tennis team participated in its first Big Sky Conference match of the season on Friday afternoon falling to Montana State by a score of 7-0 at Choice Health and Fitness Center.

"It was an eye opener for us," said head coach Tom Wynne. "They were very solid all the way through the line up and we had a couple opportunities, but they were just the better team."

Montana State began the match strong, earning the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Junior Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) and freshman Connor Oberle (Excelsior, Minn.) teamed for North Dakota's lone doubles win by defeating Nick Brandes and Diego Campos by a score of 8-5 in No. 1 doubles.

MSU continued to play strong, winning all six singles matches. The match between junior Ryan McGuigan (Fargo, N.D.) and Javier Martin Morillas went to three sets, with Morillas winning by scores of 6-7, 6-3, 10-1.

UND falls to 1-4 on the season with the loss.

North Dakota will now travel to the west coast for three matches. They will take on Portland State at 12:30 p.m. on March 10.

Montana State 7, North Dakota 0

Singles competition

1. BRANDES, Nick (MSU) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) 6-3, 6-4

2. MARTIN-MORILLAS, J. (MSU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 6-7, 6-3, 10-1

3. SCHLEUTER, Markus (MSU) def. OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) 6-2, 6-4

4. CAMPOS, Diego (MSU) def. LEE, Joe (UND_M) 6-0, 6-0

5. JAMES, Harry (MSU) def. BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) 6-0, 6-3

6. SIVASUBRAMANIAM, P. (MSU) def. BERGSTROM, David (UND_M) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) def. BRANDES, Nick/CAMPOS, Diego (MSU) 8-5

2. SCHLEUTER, Markus/MARTIN-MORILLAS, J. (MSU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan/LEE, Joe (UND_M) 8-6

3. SIVASUBRAMANIAM, P./JAMES, Harry (MSU) def. VIGEN, Jared/BERGSTROM, David (UND_M) 8-5

Final UND Fan Luncheon of the year set for Friday
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Three head coaches and a pair of student-athletes will make appearances at the final UND Fan Luncheon of the season on Friday, April 25 at Alerus Center. MORE
UND Insider Weekly - 126
This week on UND Insider Weekly...We finally rip off the bandaid and talk about men's hockey's tough loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four. Baseball returns home this weekend currently tied for... MORE
Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE
Record-setting sophomore Stephanie Clarke will be among the guest speakers.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Three head coaches and a pair of student-athletes will make appearances at the final UND Fan Luncheon of the season on Friday,...  MORE
This week on UND Insider Weekly...We finally rip off the bandaid and talk about men's hockey's tough loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four. Baseball...  MORE
UND's 43 selections ranked fourth among the 11 Big Sky schools.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was...  MORE
Drew Sannes, left, with his brother, Ethan, during his signing day in Brainerd, Minn.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join...  MORE
Head coach Bubba Schweigert discusses technique with Chris Brown during what was the first spring practice held at the Alerus Center.
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he...  MORE

advertisement