GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota men’s tennis team was defeated by South Dakota State, 5-2, on Sunday morning at Choice Health & Fitness.
The Jackrabbits started off the dual with wins in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches, giving SDSU the doubles point. However, Dustin Britton and Travis Lau teamed up to win their fifth doubles match on the season.
Dustin Britton, who earned a point for North Dakota, has gone undefeated in his last five No. 1 singles matches. Today, he defeated Emerson Styles 6-3, 6-4.
North Dakota’s Ty Misialek gave the Fighting Hawks their second and final point on the day by defeating Jonny Higham 6-1, 7-5 in No. 2 singles competition. Misialek has only lost one of the last six No. 2 singles matches.
The Fighting Hawks came close in three other singles matches, but ultimately fell in three sets in the No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 singles matches.
UND returns to action on Friday, March 31 against Big Sky Conference opponent Weber State in Ogden, Utah at 12 p.m.
South Dakota State 5, North Dakota 2
1. Britton, Dustin (UND) def. Emerson Styles (SDSUM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Misialek, Ty (UND) def. Jonny Higham (SDSUM) 6-1, 7-5
3. Marco Paulo Castro (SDSUM) def. Lau, Travis (UND) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
4. Gabriel Santos (SDSUM) def. Danyluk, Simon (UND) 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-7
5. Chuck Tang (SDSUM) def. Mailes, Alex (UND) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Lucas Pereira (SDSUM) def. Hokanson, Matt (UND) 6-4, 6-1