Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Southern Utah University men's tennis punctuated its 2013 season on Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 loss at the University of North Dakota. The result drops the team to 0-14 on the year and 0-10 in the Big Sky in the program's first year of existence.
Freshmen Bryton Wells and Troy Benson swapped positions in singles, but both suffered a pair of defeats at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. The pair fell by the same 6-2, 6-1 result in both matches.
The lineup also changed at the bottom with Branden Olcott and Spencer Nielsen playing No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively. Olcott was the only other T-Bird to win games during the singles matches, losing 6-1, 6-2 against North Dakota's Will Biernat.
Olcott teamed with Russ Christensen at No. 3 doubles for the team's best result to open the match. The pair dropped the contest 8-4 as North Dakota swept each of the doubles matches for the doubles point.
Southern Utah will now look to the future with individual tournaments this fall and its sophomore season in the Big Sky in the spring of 2014.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah University vs North Dakota
April 21, 2013 at Grand Forks, N.D.
(Choice Health and Fitness Center)
North Dakota 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. OOTHOUDT, Josh (UND) def. WELLS, Bryton (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
2. MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND) def. BENSON, Troy (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
3. OBERLE, Connor (UND) def. DIAL, Alex (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
4. BAKKE, Grant (UND) def. CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. BIERNAT, Will (UND) def. OLCOTT, Branden (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
6. LEE, Joe (UND) def. NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
1. OOTHOUDT, Josh/OBERLE, Connor (UND) def. WELLS, Bryton/BENSON, Troy (SUU) 8-1
2. BAKKE, Grant/MCGUIGAN, Ryan (UND) def. DIAL, Alex/NIELSEN, Spencer (SUU) 8-2
3. BIERNAT, Will/VIGEN, Jared (UND) def. OLCOTT, Branden/CHRISTENSEN, Russ (SUU) 8-4
Southern Utah University 0-14 (0-10)
North Dakota 4-12 (2-8)
Sat. Apr. 19
vs. Northern Arizona
Sat. Apr. 12
@ Weber State
Fri. Apr. 11
@ Idaho State
Wed. Apr. 9
@ Eastern Washington
Fri. Mar. 28
Mon. Mar. 24
Darling Tennis Center
Fri. Apr. 25
@ Big Sky Championships