North Dakota downs Coyote women�s tennis team, 6-1

North Dakota downs Coyote womenâ�?�?s tennis team, 6-1 North Dakota won five of the six singles matches on its way to a 6-1 win over The University of South Dakota women's tennis team in action on Friday in Sioux City, Iowa. North Dakota (10-7) also earned the team point by winning three doubles matches (in Division I scoring, the team that wins two of the three doubles matches wins one team point). For USD (9-11), Shadi Soleymani (Fr., Vasteras, Sweden) recorded a 7-5, 6-2 win over North Dakota's Emily Callison at No. 1 singles. The Coyotes also lost a pair of tough matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, as Rijalda Zejnic (Jr., Hamilton, Ontario) and Isabel Nunez (Fr., Oakville, Ontario) lost in three-set decisions. Zejnic and Soleymani lost 8-4 at No. 1 doubles as well to UND's Brynne Wischer and Emily Callison were victorious. "The meet was competitive, particularly at the higher spots," said USD head coach Malcolm Gilreath. "There were a lot of close matches. It was a good learning match. Shadi played a very good match – she beat a good No. 1 singles player." USD's next action is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 against Briar Cliff University. The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa. The Coyotes' meet against Sioux Falls, originally scheduled for April 6, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. North Dakota 6, South Dakota 1 Doubles No. 1 – Brynne Wischer/Emily Callison (UND) def. Shadi Soleymani/Rijalda Zejnic, 8-4 No. 2 – Katie Callison/Katie Wessman (UND) def. Isabel Nunez/Ashley Waltman, 8-0 No. 3 – Molly Maurer/Tiffany Reisenauer (UND) def. Janea Hagen/Melanie Rockne, 8-2 Singles No. 1 — Soleymani (USD) def. E. Callison, 7-5, 6-2 No. 2 — K. Callison (UND) def. Zejnic, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 (third set super tiebreaker) No. 3 — Wischer (UND) def. Nunez, 5-7, 6-2, 10-7 (third set super tiebreaker) No. 4 — Maurer (UND) def. Hagen, 6-0, 6-1 No. 5 — Wessman (UND) def. Rockne, 6-0, 6-0 No. 6 – Reisenhauer (UND) def. Waltman, 6-1, 6-2

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