GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota men's tennis team was topped by Big Sky Conference opponent the University of Idaho Vandals 6-1 Friday afternoon at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks. The loss drops North Dakota to 1-4 on the season so far.
In the doubles portion, Idaho started out strong by taking the firs two of the three matches and clinching the doubles point. UND's Lukas Buth and Daniel Martinez teamed up to take the No. 1 doubles match 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.
In singles competition, Alex Mailes was the lone Fighting Hawk to earn a point for his team on the day; defeating Idaho's Lucas Coutinho 6-4, 6-4.
The Fighting Hawks put up some tough competition on the day, but the results were not in their favor.
North Dakota will continue play against Eastern Washington on Monday morning at 11:30 a.m., also at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks
Idaho 6, North Dakota 1
1. Kovacs,Mark (UI) def. Buth, Lukas (UND) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
2. Longhi Neto,Carlos (UI) def. Martinez, Daniel (UND) 6-3, 6-4
3. Scarpelli,Guilherme (UI) def. Laska, Annei (UND) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Fonseca,Felipe (UI) def. Callegari, Davide (UND) 6-3, 6-4
5. Mailes, Alex (UND) def. Coutinho,Lucas (UI) 6-4, 6-4
6. Santibanez,Esteban (UI) def. Yeacker, Ben (UND) 6-1, 6-0