Eastern Blanks North Dakota 7-0

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.

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