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Courtesy: Matt Schill, UNDsports.com
Senior Josh Oothoudt earned victories in doubles and singles play.
North Dakota tennis edged by Eastern Washington
Courtesy: Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 03/02/2014
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The North Dakota men’s tennis team fell to Big Sky Conference opponent Eastern Washington by a score of 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Choice Health and Fitness Center.

Eastern Washington edged UND in No. 3 doubles by a score of 8-7 (7-2) and North Dakota rallied in No. 2 doubles, winning with a score of 8-6.

The doubles point went to UND when the duo of senior Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) and junior Grant Bakke (Bismarck, N.D.) defeated the Eagles Robert Dula and Matt Boyle with a score of 8-7 (12-10).

The Eagles played strong throughout singles action, earning four points.

Oothoudt earned a point for UND in No. 3 singles, defeating Luke Thompson in three sets.

Freshman Dustin Britton (Plymouth, Minn.) beat Stefan Farrar in No. 5 singles.

UND will travel to Omaha, Nebraska on March 7 to play Creighton at 9:00 a.m.

Results

Doubles

No. 1 Josh Oothoudt and Grant Bakke (UND) def. Robert Dula and Matt Boyle (EWU), 8-7 (12-10)

No. 2 Ryan McGuigan and Connor Oberle (UND) def. Luke Thompson and Wacil Bendjelti (EWU), 8-6

No. 3 Rendell Burghart and Luke Ness (EWU) def. Dustin Britton and David Bergstrom (UND), 8-7 (7-2)

Singles

No. 1 Robert Dula (EWU) def. Ryan McGuigan (UND), 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 Eduardo Bringold (EWU) def. Connor Oberle (UND), 6-2, 6-4

No. 3 Josh Oothoudt (UND) def. Luke Thompson (EWU), 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

No. 4 Wacil Bendjelti (EWU) def. Grant Bakke (UND), 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

No. 5 Dustin Britton (UND) def. Stefan Farrar (EWU), 6-4, 0-6, 7-6

No. 6 Matt Boyle (EWU) def. David Bergstrom (UND), 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

In his lone season with the Fighting Hawks, senior Dale Jones has ranks among the top 10 in the Big Sky in both rebounding (6.4/g) and 3-pointers made (55). He'll be honored prior to Saturday's final home game with a special ceremony prior to tip-off at 3 p.m. CT.
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