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North Dakota defeats Portland State
Courtesy: Toria Marturano, UND Media Relations
Release: 02/11/2017
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North Dakota defeats Portland State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota women’s tennis team took down the Portland State Vikings 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at Choice Health and Fitness. This is UND’s first Big Sky Conference win at home in two years.

UND started the day off strong by sweeping the doubles competition to give the Fighting Hawks a 1-0 lead on the Vikings.

The Fighting Hawks continued their success into singles competition by getting a point in all but one singles match. Preethi Kasilingam continued her strong play, but this time with a better result. She defeated Portland State’s Sally Partington in two sets by a score of 6-2 and 6-3 in No. 4 singles play.

North Dakota's Alex Revenig also controlled both sets in No. 6 singles, beating PSU’s Ashley Knecht 6-3 and 6-4 for her third Big Sky Conference win of the season. While Mimi Yunker defeated PSU’s Georgia Dobell in two sets by a score of 6-3 for both sets in No. 3 singles.

Fighting Hawks’ Ella Hassall and Faith Lee also recorded points for UND in the No. 1 and No. 5 singles matches. It marks Hassal’s first singles win of her career.

This is North Dakota first dual win since opening the season with a 4-3 win against Weber State on January 27.

UND is back in action at home February 17 to take on Big Sky opponent Montana at Choice Health & Fitness at 1:00 p.m.

North Dakota 6, Portland State 1

Singles competition
1. Hassall, Ella (UND) def. PERI, Siena (PSU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5
2. DONG, Tracy (PSU) def. Allen-Fisher, Sophie (UND) 6-3, 6-2
3. Yunker, Mimi (UND) def. DOBELL, Georgia (PSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. PARTINGTON, Sally (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Lee, Faith (UND) def. REES, Taylor (PSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Revenig, Alex (UND) def. KNECHT, Ashley (PSU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Lee, Faith/Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. DONG, Tracy/REES, Taylor (PSU) 6-1
2. Hassall, Ella/Allen-Fisher, Sophie (UND) def. DOBELL, Georgia/PARTINGTON, Sally (PSU) 7-5
3. Yunker, Mimi/Revenig, Alex (UND) def. PERI, Siena/KNECHT, Ashley (PSU) 7-5

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