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Idaho knocks off North Dakota
Courtesy: Toria Marturano, UND Media Relations
Release: 02/17/2018
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss against Idaho Friday evening at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks

The Vandals opened up the Big Sky dual with wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to earn the doubles point.

In singles competition, Zahra Finnigan was the only Fighting Hawk that came out with a win, topping Idaho’s Marta Magalhaes in a third-set quick game for No. 5 singles competition. Finnigan won the first set 6-2, lost the second set inn a tiebreaker 6-7 (3-7), and clinched the point with a 10-3 third set win in a quick game.

Fighting Hawks Elly Hartnett also put up some stiff competiton on the day going into three sets with Idaho's Maria Tavares 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in No. 2 singles play.

North Dakota will get back into action Saturday, February 24 at 11:30am against South Dakota State at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks.

 Idaho 6, North Dakota 1

Singles competition

1. Petrei,Marianna (UI) def. Palumbo, Carmen (UND) 6-3, 6-0

2. Tavares,Maria (UI) def. Hartnett, Elly (UND) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

3. Badillos,Lucia (UI) def. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 6-1, 6-2

4. Spataro,Laura (UI) def. Sullivan, Isa (UND) 7-5, 6-4

5. Finnigan, Zahra (UND) def. Magalhaes,Marta (UI) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 10-3

6. Watabe,Shion (UI) def. Yasunaga, Jaylee (UND) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. Palumbo, Carmen/Hartnett, Elly (UND) def. Petrei,Marianna/Badillos,Lucia (UI) 7-6 (7-1)

2. Spataro,Laura/Tavares,Maria (UI) def. Sullivan, Isa/Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) 6-2

3. Chen,Maggie/Watabe,Shion (UI) def. Lobanova, Masha/Finnigan, Zahra (UND) 6-4

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