North Dakota Athletics
Courtesy: Matt Schill,
Eagles soar past Fighting Hawks
Courtesy: Toria Marturano, UND Media Relations
Release: 03/04/2018
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team dropped a Big Sky Conference dual to Eastern Washington, 6-1, on Friday evening.

The Eagles started out strong by sweeping UND in doubles play to clinch the first point.

In singles competition, Carmen Palumbo stood out by winning the No. 1 singles match 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-4 to earn the Fighting Hawks lone point on the day.

Zahra Finnigan, who has been strong all season also took out, but unfortunately, lost the No. 5 singles match 5-7, 6-3, 11-9. Finnigan was up 9-7, but lost the last four points to give Faye Worrall the win.

The lady Fighting Hawks gets back into action against Seattle in Seattle, Wash on Friday, March 9 at 9:00am.

Eastern Washington 6, North Dakota 1

Singles competition

1. Palumbo, Carmen (UND) def. SMITH, Janaya (EWU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-4

2. BRAEDEN, Rylee (EWU) def. Sullivan, Isa (UND) 5-7, 6-1, 10-5

3. NELSON, Zoey (EWU) def. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 6-1, 6-2

4. WORRALL, Faye (EWU) def. Finnigan, Zahra (UND) 5-7, 6-3, 11-9

5. BROUSSARD, Stephanie (EWU) def. Revenig, Alex (UND) 6-2, 6-2

6. SWINDELL, Rachel (EWU) def. Lobanova, Masha (UND) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. SMITH, Janaya/BRAEDEN, Rylee (EWU) def. Palumbo, Carmen/Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 7-5

2. NELSON, Zoey/WORRALL, Faye (EWU) def. Finnigan, Zahra/Lobanova, Masha (UND) 7-5

3. BROUSSARD, Stephanie/SWINDELL, Rachel (EWU) def. Yasunaga, Jaylee/Sullivan, Isa (UND) 6-4

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