GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota men’s tennis team was defeated by Big Sky Conference opponent Portland State by a score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Choice Health and Fitness Center.
The Vikings earned the doubles point to begin the match and take a 1-0 lead over UND.
At No. 1 doubles the duo of senior Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) and junior Grant Bakke (Bismarck, N.D.) were the lone winners for North Dakota. They defeated Brent Wheeler and Ian Risenhoover by a score of 8-3.
Portland State continued to have success throughout the match and earned three singles points.
Oothoudt beat Kacper Stelmaszak at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-3.
At No. 5 singles Bakke defeated Alex Marx with a score of 6-3 and 6-1.
UND falls to 2-5 in conference play and 3-12 overall with the defeat.
North Dakota will host South Dakota State on Tuesday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Choice Health and Fitness Center.
No. 1 Brent Wheeler (PSU) def. Ryan McGuigan (UND), 7-5, 7-5
No. 2 Josh Oothoudt (UND) def. Kacper Stelmaszak (PSU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Wil Cochrane (PSU) def. Connor Oberle (UND), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Dustin Britton (UND) and Ian Risenhoover (PSU), 7-5 (Britton), 6-4 (Risenhoover), DNF
No. 5 Grant Bakke (UND) def. Alec Marx (PSU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 Abhinav Mishra (PSU) def. David Bergstrom (UND), 6-4, 6-2