GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The North Dakota men’s team was defeated by South Dakota State by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday afternoon at the Choice Health and Fitness Center.
North Dakota won two of the three doubles matches, earning the point and getting out to a strong start.
But it was all SDSU in singles action, winning all six singles matches.
Freshman Will Biernat (Eagan, Minn.) came the closest to a victory as he opened his match with a 6-2 win in the first set, but Lucas Pereira battled back to earn a 6-4 decision in the second set and won the the third-set tie breaker 10-4.
North Dakota returns to action this Friday as it heads to Idaho State in Big Sky Conference action.
South Dakota State 6, North Dakota 1
1. BOGLIC, Andrea (SDSU) def. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND_M) 6-2, 6-2
2. LAWLEY, Parker (SDSU) def. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND_M) 6-3, 6-2
3. MOREIRA, Mateus (SDSU) def. OBERLE, Conner (UND_M) 6-2, 6-0
4. PEREIRA, Henrique (SDSU) def. BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) 6-3, 6-4
5. THORPE, James (SDSU) def. LEE, Joe (UND_M) 6-1, 6-1
6. PEREIRA, Lucas (SDSU) def. BIERNAT, Will (UND_M) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
1. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Connor (UND_M) def. BOGLIC, Andrea/LAWLEY, Parker (SDSU), 8-5
2. MCGUIGAN, Ryan/BAKKE, Grant (UND_M) def. MATEUS, Moreira/THORP, James (SDSU), 8-5
3. PEREIRA, Henrique/PEREIRA, Lucas (SDSU) def. BERGSTROM, David/BIERNAT, Will (UND_M), 8-5