SEATTLE – (March 9) The Seattle University women’s tennis team snapped a two-game losing streak with a big 4-3 win over North Dakota on Friday night at the Tennis Center at Sand Point.

 

The Redhawks started the evening with a strong performance in doubles and taking the point. Kelli Woodman and Michelle Lui got thigs started with a 6-2 win in the first flight, and Kali McCollister and Lily-Ana Kreutzer followed with a 6-2 win at #3 to clinch the doubles point.

 

In singles, the Redhawks lost the opening match at #3, but Lui then gave SU the lead with a 7-6, 6-2 win against North Dakota’s top opponent. Hannah Gianan fought in her match at #3 and came out on top in a three-set battle, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(3). With the score tied 3-3 and one match left, McCollister sealed the win with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 win at #5.

 

“The girls really played tough today physically and mentally on every court,” assistant coach Jessica Perez said. “It was a great match to win as we approach conference play and we’re just going to keep focusing on getting better and better.”

 

The Redhawks are back in action this coming week with three matches in as many days. They’ll play Northern Colorado in Portland Thursday at 10 a.m. Then, they’ll host Illinois State on Friday at 2:30 p.m., and finish with a road match at UW on Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

Tennis Match Results

 

North Dakota vs Seattle U

Mar 9, 2018 at Seattle, Wash.

(Tennis Center at Sand Point)

 

Seattle U 4, North Dakota 3

 

Singles competition

  1. Lui, Michelle (SU) def. Palumbo, Carmen (UND) 7-6, 6-2
  2. Gianan, Hannah (SU) def. Hartnett, Elly (UND) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3)
  3. Sullivan, Isa (UND) def. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-2, 6-1
  4. Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. Woodman, Kelli (SU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  5. McCollister, Kali (SU) def. Finnigan, Zahra (UND) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
  6. Yasunaga, Jaylee (UND) def. Lily-Ana Kreutzer (SU) 7-5, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

  1. Woodman, Kelli/Lui, Michelle (SU) def. Hartnett, Elly/Palumbo, Carmen (UND) 6-2
  2. Sullivan, Isa/Kasilingam, Preethi (UND) def. Gianan, Hannah/Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-4
  3. McCollister, Kali/Lily-Ana Kreutzer (SU) def. Lobanova, Masha/Finnigan, Zahra (UND) 6-2

 

Match Notes:

North Dakota 2-9

Seattle U 4-8

Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5)