CEDAR CITY, Utah - The University of North Dakota women's tennis team was topped by Big Sky Conference opponent Southern Utah 4-3 Saturday Afternoon at Thunderbird Tennis Courts.
In the highly competitive dual, UND started out on top by sweeping SUU in doubles play to earn the first point on the day.
In singles play, the Thundersbird took ccontrol, winning four of the six matches. For UND, Preethi Kasilingam and Zahra Finnigan were the only Fighting Hawks to come out on top. Kasilingam topped Charity Sagiao 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 4 singles match. While Finnigan defeated Mikala Lowrance 6-0, 6-1 in No. 5 singles play.
The Fighting Hawks will finish their regualr season schedule back home on April 20 against Big Sky Conference opponent Idaho State at Choice Health and Fitness.
Southern Utah University 4, North Dakota 3
- NASSIK, Ghita (SUU) def. Palumbo, Carmen (UND) 6-4, 7-5
- TANTI, Zoe (SUU) def. Hartnett, Elly (UND) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
- TOBRAND, Eira (SUU) def. Sullivan, Isa (UND) 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
- Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. SAGIAO, Charity (SUU) 6-4, 6-3
- Finnigan, Zahra (UND) def. LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
- NGO, Alexandra (SUU) def. Yasunaga, Jaylee (UND) 6-3, 6-2