GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota men's tennis team was taken down by Eastern Washington with a narrow 4-3 Monday loss morning at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks.
In doubles competition, Eastern Washington edged UND in two out of the three matches to clinch the first point. In No. 2 doubles play, Davide Callegari and Ben Yeaker teamed up to defeat the Eagles Jeremy Field and Victor Pereira 7-6 (7-3).
Davide Callegari, Alex Mailes, and Hunter Terrell came up victorious in singles competiton, but it was still not enough for the Fighting Hawks to pick up the W on the day. In No. 4 singles play, Callegari kept with his winning ways to defeat Martin Bats, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. In No. 5 singles Alex mailes topped Victor Pereira 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 for his second consecutive singles win of the week. While Hunter Terrell took down Ricardo Almeida 6-3 in both sets for his second collegiate win.
Although North Dakota lost the remaining match, the competition was stiff and entertaining. In No. 1 singles, Lukas Both was taken down by Scott Paz 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). Daniel Martinez was topped by Jeremy Field 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in No. 2 singles. While Annei Laska was defeated by Falvien Raveau 6-3, 7-5 in No. 3 singles.
North Dakota continues competition Friday, March 2 at noon against Big Sky Conference opponent Weber State also at Choice Health & Fitness.
Eastern Washington 4, North Dakota 3
1. PAZ, Scott (EWU) def. Buth, Lukas (UND) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
2. FIELD, Jeremy (EWU) def. Martinez, Daniel (UND) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. RAVEAU, Flavien (EWU) def. Laska, Annei (UND) 6-3, 7-5
4. Callegari, Davide (UND) def. BATS, Martin (EWU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Mailes, Alex (UND) def. PEREIRA, Victor (EWU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
6. Terrell, Hunter (UND) def. ALMEIDA, Ricardo (EWU) 6-3, 6-3