SUU Strategic Communications

Men's Tennis Splits Doubleheader

March 12, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Thunderbird men’s tennis team picked up the third win in the history of the program this weekend, as they knocked off Concordia-Moorhead as part of a doubleheader in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The other result was the Thunderbirds falling 4-0 to Big Sky opponent North Dakota.

“We didn’t show up against North Dakota and they took advantage of that on almost every court,” SUU head coach Sadhaf Pucher said. “As a young team we need to adapt to the environment better on away trips. I am very happy how we bounced back from a tough loss and took care of business against Concordia Moorhead. Really proud of how everyone responded after a tough loss.”

Southern Utah 7, Concordia-Moorhead 0

For the third time in the history of the program SUU picked up a victory as a team, sweeping Concordia-Moorhead.

The Thunderbirds won two of the three matches in doubles competition. Conor Tordoff and Cedric Rupa were victorious in the No. 2 match 6-2 and Guy Feigin and Sergio Palacio were able to pull out a win in the No. 3 match 6-2.

The Thunderbirds dominated singles competition, sweeping all six matches.

Conor Tordoff led SUU in the No. 1 spot, defeating Isaac Toivonen 6-2, 6-4. Micah Alba knocked off David Youngs in the No. 2 spot 6-3, 6-3, and Feigin defeated David Schneck 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 3 spot.

Nicolas de Enrique Schmidt was victorious in the No. 4 spot with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 effort. Palacio knocked off Matthew Engum 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5 match and Cedric Rupa cleaned up in the No. 6 spot 6-2, 6-2 over Jared Saue.    

North Dakota 4, Southern Utah 0

In Big Sky competition the Thunderbirds weren’t as successful, as they fell to the Fighting Hawks 4-0.

SUU won one match in doubles competition, as Feigin and Palacio defeated Matt Hokanson and Alex Mailes 6-4. UND was able to win the other two matches to claim the doubles point.

The Fighting Hawks got hot in singles competition, winning three of the six matches. Three others went unfinished, as UND swept the T-Birds 4-0.

Next Up

Southern Utah will be in Cedar City for the first time in competition this Tuesday, as they host the Vandals of Idaho. Come out the Thunderbird Tennis Courts and support the Thunderbirds at 11 a.m.

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