SMSU women’s tennis goes 1-2 over weekend

The Southwest Minnesota State women’s tennis team competed in three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matches over the weekend in Fargo, N.D., and finished with a 1-2 record.

The Mustangs opened with a match against Minnesota State-Moorhead Saturday and won 6-3, which was the team’s first NSIC victory since March 27, 2011.

SMSU lost to the University of Mary 6-3 in its second match of the day Saturday. In its lone match Sunday, the Mustangs dropped a 7-2 match to the University of Sioux Falls.

Crystal Overbaugh went 3-0 for the Mustangs in singles competition over the weekend.

The Mustangs return to NSIC action April 6-7 against MSU-Mankato, Minnesota Duluth and Upper Iowa in St. Peter.

Saturday

SMSU 6, MSU-Moorhead 3

Singles

1. Katie Kienitz (SMSU) def. Jenna Galstad 6-4, 7-6 (4)

2. Morgan Smith (MSU-M) def. Shelby Monahan 6-4, 6-2

3. Crystal Overbaugh (SMSU) def. Cassie Smith 7-5, 6-0

4. Hannah Hagen (SMSU) def. Ashley Wood 6-2, 6-4

5. Jamie LaCoursiere (MSU-M) def. Allison Niedert 7-6 (1), 6-4

6. Kayla Uphus (SMSU) def. Kaitlin McNary 6-3, 6-0

Doubles

1. Kienitz/Overbaugh (SMSU) def. M. Smith/C. Smith 8-5

2. Galstad/LaCouriere (MSU-M) def. Monahan/Hagen 8-5

3. Samantha Ritter/Niedert (SMSU) def. McNary/Emerson 8-4

U-Mary 6, SMSU 3

Singles

1. Sarah Janes (M) def. Kienitz 6-0, 6-0

2. Hallie Week (M) def. Monahan 6-0, 6-0

3. Overbaugh (SMSU) def. Kate O’Connell 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)

4. Rachel Sutt (M) def. Hagen 6-4, 7-6 (5)

5. Ritter (SMSU) def. Alexis Tatter 6-1, 6-1

6. Ashley Akers (M) def. Uphus 7-5, 7-6 (3)

Doubles

1. Janes/O’Connell (M) def. Kienetz/Overbaugh 8-2

2. Week/Sutt (M) def. Monahan/Hagen 8-5

3. Ritter/Niedert (SMSU) def. Akers/Ashley Tuschling 8-2

Sunday

Sioux Falls 7, SMSU 2

Singles

1. Alison Kaus (USF) def. Kienitz 6-0, 6-1

2. Monohan (SMSU) def. Rachel Hussy 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

3. Overbaugh (SMSU) def. Stacy Beard 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)

4. Molly Seigentholer (USF) def. Hagen 6-3, 6-0

5. Kale Sieve (USF) def. Uphus 6-0, 6-3

6. Morgan DeLange (USF) def. Aileen Roman, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1. Kaus/Seigentholer (USF) def. Kienitz/Overbaugh 8-1

2. Sieve/Beard (USF) def. Monahan/Hagen 8-1

3. DeLange/Julia Iverson (USF) def. Ritter/Niedert 8-3