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Courtesy: Matt Schill, UNDsports.com
UND will play Northern Arizona on March 15.
North Dakota tennis defeated by Ball State
Courtesy: Michelle Hamilton, UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 03/15/2014
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LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- The North Dakota men's tennis team was shutout 7-0 by Ball State on Friday, March 14 in nonconference play.

Ball State won each of the doubles matches by a score of 8-2, earning the doubles point and gaining a 1-0 lead over UND.

North Dakota was unable to beat Ball State in singles action. The closest match was in No. 2 singles where senior Ryan McGuigan (Fargo, N.D.) fell to Ray Leonard by a score of 6-3 and 6-3.

UND will return to the court on Saturday afternoon when they play Northern Arizona at 4:00 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Patrick Elliott (BSU) def. Josh Oothoudt (NORTHDAK) 6-3, 6-0
2. Ray Leonard (BSU) def. Ryan McGuigan (NORTHDAK) 6-3, 6-3
3. Austin Smith (BSU) def. Connor Oberle (NORTHDAK) 6-1, 6-1
4. Lucas Andersen (BSU) def. Dustin Britton (NORTHDAK) 6-1, 6-2
5. Shashank Nautiyal (BSU) def. Grant Bakke (NORTHDAK) 6-1, 6-2
6. Patrick Downs (BSU) def. Jared Vigen (NORTHDAK) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Josh Oothoudt/Grant Bakke (NORTHDAK) def. Ray Leonard/Austin Smith (BSU) 8-6
2. Patrick Elliott/Andrew Stutz (BSU) def. Ryan McGuigan/Connor Oberle (NORTHDAK) 8-2
3. Lucas Andersen/Matt Helm (BSU) def. David Bergstrom/Dustin Britton (NORTHDAK) 8-2

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