Courtesy: Matt Schill,
Fighting Hawks down Omaha for first win
Release: 02/05/2018
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OMAHA, Neb.-- The University of North Dakota women's tennis team etched its first team win Sunday with a 4-3 defeat of host Omaha. UND had four singles wins to secure the victory.

The Mavs picked up the doubles point with wins at the top two spots to lead 1-0 heading into singles play. UND's duo of Masha Lobanova and Zahra Finnigan won at No. 3, 6-3.

In singles, the teams traded wins at the top four spots, but North Dakota claimed wins at both the No. 5 and 6 positions for the team win. Finnigan was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at No. 5 while Alex Revenig recorded a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

Elsewhere, UND won the top singles match as Carmen Palumbo dispatched Omaha's Natalie Lorentz, 6-4, 6-1. Preethi Kasilingam out-lasted Emily Behling, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to win the No. 3 singles match.

North Dakota (1-3 overall) heads to Lincoln, Neb. next weekend for matches against Nebraska (Saturday) and SIU Edwardsville (Sunday) before returning home for four straight.

North Dakota 4, Omaha 3
Feb 04, 2018 at Omaha, Neb. (Miracle Hill Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Carmen Palumbo (UND) def. Natalie Lorentz (OMAHA) 6-4, 6-1
2. Savanna Crowell (OMAHA) def. Isa Sullivan (UND) 6-3, 6-0
3. Preethi Kasilingam (UND) def. Emily Behling (OMAHA) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
4. Marie Kapelevich (OMAHA) def. Jaylee Yasunaga (UND) 6-0, 6-4
5. Zahra Finnigan (UND) def. Rylee Tucker (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-1
6. Alex Revenig (UND) def. Clare Crockett (OMAHA) 6-3, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Natalie Lorentz/Savanna Crowell (OMAHA) def. Caremn Palumbo/Preethi Kasilingam (UND) 6-4
2. Rylee Tucker/Emily Behling (OMAHA) def. Isa Sullivan/Jaylee Yasunaga (UND) 7-5
3. Zahra Finnigan/Masha Lobanova (UND) def. Janelle Wilson/Marie Kapelevich (OMAHA) 6-3
Match Notes
North Dakota 1-3
Omaha 2-5

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