Eagles win third-straight home match, dominate singles competition against Big Sky opponent North Dakota
The Eastern Washington University men’s tennis team
didn’t drop a set in singles competition as they coasted to a
7-0 win Tuesday (Mar.12) in a Big Sky Conference matchup against
North Dakota at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse in Cheney, Wash.
The win marked the Eagles second-straight sweep of an opponent, after blanking Pacific Lutheran 7-0 last week. It improved their record to 5-9 overall and 2-3 in the Big Sky this season.
In singles action, sophomore Joseph Cohen handed UND’s Josh Oothoudt a 6-3, 6-1 loss.
Sophomore Eduardo Martinez defeated Ryan McGuigan in the No. 2 competition with scores of 6-4 and 6-2.
Freshman Tomas Aranguiz dropped only four games to Connor Oberle, grabbing a 6-3, 6-1 victory.
Senior Kyle Koetje won the first set 6-3 against Joe Lee and duplicated that score in the second for the win.
The No. 5 and 6 matchups were a little more competitive, as Eduardo Bringold defeated Grant Bakke 8-4 and Stefan Farrar prevailed over Will Biernat 8-7 (7-5).
In doubles, Cohen and Martinez were caught in a battle with Oberle and Oothoudt, with the competition going unfinished at 7-7 (40-15).
Bringold teamed up with Aaron Lince to take down Bakke and McGuigan 8-6 in No. 2 doubles.
Koetje and Aranguiz made quick work of Biernat and Lee with an 8-0 victory.
The win capped of a three-match home stand for the Eagles. They will face Seattle at a neutral site on Mar. 26 in Las Vegas, Nev.