SignUp
Freshman Faith Lee earned victories in doubles and singles action.
UND falls in close match, winning streak ends
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Tuesday 03/09/2014 14:02:56 (ET)
by Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The North Dakota women’s tennis team fell to Portland State on Sunday morning in a close match by a score of 4-3 in Big Sky Conference play at Choice Health and Fitness Center.

The loss ended a five-match winning streak for UND.

Portland State earned the doubles competition point to begin the match.

The duo of freshmen Lacey Sprinkel (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Faith Lee (Andover, Minn.) were the lone doubles winners for UND. They defeated Marina Todd and Sabina-Elena Preda with a score of 8-5 in No. 2 doubles.

UND began to rally in singles action, winning three of the matches.

Sprinkel and Lee also beat their singles competition. Sprinkel defeated Preda in No. 3 singles with sets of 6-2 and 6-2. Lee was victorious in No. 5 singles with scores of 6-0 and 6-2 against Alexa McDonald.

In No. 2 singles, junior Callie Ronkowski (Grand Forks, N.D.) defeated Todd with a score of 6-1 and 7-5.

North Dakota will travel to Flagstaff, Arizona to play Northern Arizona on March 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Portland State 4, North Dakota 3

Doubles Competition

No. 1 Dane Vorster and Megan Govi (PSU) def. Stephanie Petsis and Callie Ronkowski (UND), 8-1

No. 2 Lacey Sprinkel and Faith Lee (UND) def. Marina Todd and Sabina-Elena Preda (PSU), 8-5

No. 3 Alexa McDonald and Ayaka Teakawa (PSU) def. Stephanie Biehn and Alyssa Carlson (UND), 8-5

Singles Competition

No. 1 Dane Vorster (PSU) def. Stephanie Petsis (UND), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)

No. 2 Callie Ronkowski (UND) def. Marina Todd (PSU), 6-1, 7-5

No. 3 Lacey Sprinkel (UND) def. Sabina-Elena Preda (PSU), 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 Megan Govi (PSU) def. Stephanie Biehn (UND), 6-4, 6-0

No. 5 Faith Lee (UND) def. Alexa McDonald (PSU), 6-0, 6-2

No. 6 Ayaka Terakawa (PSU) def. Thalia Petsis (UND), 6-0, 6-2

Weekend preview: Insider Weekly panel looks ahead
With a fun weekend planned, the UND Insider Weekly panel looks ahead at the events. The panel talks about football at home on Saturday versus Robert Morris at 6 p.m., volleyball on the road and... MORE
Volleyball earns first-ever win over SEC team
STARKVILLE, Miss.- North Dakota picked up its first-ever win over a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with a sweep of host Mississippi State, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19 Thursday night during... MORE
Three to skate with Canada's National Women's Team
Continuing to represent their native country on the national stage, North Dakota's Meghan Dufault, Becca Kohler and Halli Krzyzaniak were invited to Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival... MORE
Football, Schweigert in focus on UND Sports Extra
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert was in studio on UND Sports Extra to break down UND's game at Missouri State last week. Schweigert also previewed Saturday's home game versus Stony Brook.... MORE
Pryor talks volleyball on UND Sports Extra
University of North Dakota volleyball coach Mark Pryor was in studio for this week's UND Sports Extra. Pryor provided insight into UND's recent road trip and gave an update on the volleyball... MORE
Felicia Ulrich had five kills and two service aces in Thursday night's win.
STARKVILLE, Miss.- North Dakota picked up its first-ever win over a team from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with a sweep of host Mississippi...  MORE
Becca Kohler, along with Meghan Dufault and Halli Krzyzaniak, has been invited to Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival.
Continuing to represent their native country on the national stage, North Dakota's Meghan Dufault, Becca Kohler and Halli Krzyzaniak were invited to...  MORE
Midco's Dan Hammer welcomed Mark Pryor to the set of UND Sports Extra.
University of North Dakota volleyball coach Mark Pryor was in studio for this week's UND Sports Extra. Pryor provided insight into UND's recent road...  MORE
Garret Reinke and UND's game at Missouri State were the focus on this week's UND Sports Extra.
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert was in studio on UND Sports Extra to break down UND's game at Missouri State last week. Schweigert also previewed...  MORE
Host Tim Hennessy talks UND athletics with Paul Ralston, Brad Schlossman and Tom Miller.
With a fun weekend planned, the UND Insider Weekly panel looks ahead at the events. The panel talks about football at home on Saturday versus Robert...  MORE

advertisement