GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Creighton men’s tennis team fell to North Dakota, 5-2 on Friday night at the Option Wellness & Health centre in Grand Forks, N.D.
The Bluejays fell to -3 on the yr with the loss, when the Battling Hawks improved to 6- on the year with their first earn above the Bluejays in the previous 8 meetings.
The host Combating Hawks gained Friday’s double issue with equivalent 6-2 wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions.
Junior Shin Inoue and freshman Zachary Kuo just about every attained singles victories for Creighton. Inoue claimed a 6-3, 6-4 straight sets acquire over UND’s Riley Odell at the No. 5 singles location, while Kuo battled his way to 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 a few-set win in excess of Jayho Hong at the No. 6 slot.
North Dakota secured the in general twin gain with a trio of three-set victory at the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles positions, as nicely as a straight established earn at the No. 1 place. Graduate transfer Oscar Alvarez gained his very first set, 6-4, right before falling 6-3 in the 2nd and 7-5 in the third.
Sophomore Alejandro Gandini pressured a decisive 3rd set at the No. 3 singles place. The Santiago, Dominican Republic indigenous, secured a 6-3 acquire in set a person, but dropped established two 7-6 (7-2) and set 3 7-5).
At the No. 4 singles situation, freshman Kirtan Patel acquired off to a potent begin, capturing a 6-3 gain in established 1. North Dakota’s Nikita Snezhko, nevertheless, responded with challenging 7-6 (7-3) and 7-6 (10-8) established wins to secure the acquire for the Battling Hawks.
“This was an incredible university match that we misplaced by just a pair of inches,” mentioned head mentor Tom Lilly. “We played flat in doubles, which was disappointing, but battled for in excess of three several hours in the singles and arrived up just a tad short in opposition to a team that is 6- with no out best player. It was just an unfortunate finish for us in this kind of a excellent college match.”
Creighton returns to the court on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. as they just take on Gustavus Adolphus in Grand Forks, N.D.
North Dakota 5, Creighton 2
Jan 27, 2023 at Grand Forks, N.D. (Alternative Well being &Physical fitness)
|1. Gerhard Sullwald (UND) def. Matthew Lanahan (CU) 6-3, 6-1|
|2. Cian McDonnell (UND) def. Oscar Alvarez (CU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5|
|3. Edmond Aynedjian (UND) def. Alejandro Gandini (CU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-5|
|4. Nikita Snezhko (UND) def. Kirtan Patel (CU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (10-8)|
|5. Shin Inoue (CU) def. Riley Odell (UND) 6-3, 6-4|
|6. Zachary Kuo (CU) def. Jayho Hong (UND) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4|
|North Dakota 6-|