ORLANDO, Fla. – The Samford men's tennis team earned a 5-2 win over North Dakota Tuesday afternoon at Sanlando Park.
With the win, Samford improves to 8-6 on the season. North Dakota falls to 5-7 with the loss.
"We did well to bounce back in singles today after a tough doubles point," Samford head coach Rahim Esmail said. "Courts 3, 4, 5 and 6 did a good job of taking care of business and getting good starts to their second sets after having closer first sets."
In doubles, North Dakota earned wins at No. 1 and No. 2 to pick up the first point of the match. Samford's Max Rebol and Aleksandar Petrovic won the match at No. 3 doubles, defeating Jake Kuhlman and Chuck Tang, 6-1.
In singles, Samford earned wins at No. 1, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 to secure the 5-2 victory. The win is the fourth-straight victory for the Bulldogs.
Samford will return to Southern Conference play when the Bulldogs play at ETSU March 24 at 12 p.m. (CT). A full recap and results will be posted to www.samfordsports.com following the completion of the match.
Samford 5, North Dakota 2
1. Rossouw Norval (SAM-M) def. Nejc Sitar (UND) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0
2. Lukas Buth (UND) def. Daniel Orlita (SAM-M) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0
3. Sami Kirberg (SAM-M) def. Johnnie Carmichael-Plester (UND) 7-5, 6-2
4. Aleksandar Petrovic (SAM-M) def. Jake Kuhlman (UND) 6-4, 6-0
5. Max Rebol (SAM-M) def. Davide Callegari (UND) 6-3, 6-2
6. Jack Lyttle (SAM-M) def. Alex Reinke (UND) 6-1, 6-0
1. Nejc Sitar/Lukas Buth (UND) def. Sami Kirberg/Jack Lyttle (SAM-M) 6-2
2. Johnnie Carmichael-Plester/Davide Callegari (UND) def. Rossouw Norval/Daniel Orlita (SAM-M) 6-4
3. Max Rebol/Aleksandar Petrovic (SAM-M) def. Jake Kuhlman/Chuck Tang (UND) 6-1