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Jacks down Omaha, 5-2

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 04/09/2014 16:19:46
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OMAHA, Neb. -- South Dakota State (15-6) swept doubles en route to a 5-2 win over Omaha (6-13) Wednesday afternoon.

"Today was a solid day for us," head coach Michael Engdahl said. "Our doubles was great and we played well enough to take care of business in singles."

Jackrabbit duos of Parker Lawley/Andrea Boglic, Mateus Moreira/Gary Notkin, and Lucas Pereira/Henrique Pereira all won their matchups 8-3, 8-5, and 8-4, respectively.

SDSU dropped the top two single's matches, but rebounded to win the remaining four.

Curcija and L. Pereira won 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-3 respectively, while Moreira won 7-6 (6-3), 6-3. Gary Notkin also won 4-6, 7-5, 10-8.

"It is the first match of a long weekend, so it feels good to get the win," Engdahl said. "We need to lock ourselves in mentally to play at a high level Friday."

The Jacks return to action this weekend with a pair of Summit League matches in Denver against DU and IUPUI Friday and Sunday, respectively.

South Dakota State 5, Omaha 2
Singles competition
1. Tyler Mercier (NO) def. Lawley, Parker (SDSUM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Adam Dockery (NO) def. Boglic, Andrea (SDSUM) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Curcija, Lovro (SDSUM) def. Eric McKnight (NO) 6-1, 6-2
4. Pereira, Henrique (SDSUM) def. Colin Buckley (NO) 6-1, 6-3
5. Moreira, Mateus (SDSUM) def. James McManus (NO) 7-6 (6-3), 6-3
6. Notkin, Gary (SDSUM) def. Erik Anderson (NO) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

Doubles competition
1. Lawley, Parker/Boglic, Andrea (SDSUM) def. Adam Dockery/Eric McKnight (NO) 8-3
2. Moreira, Mateus/Notkin, Gary (SDSUM) def. Tyler Mercier/Nathan Greteman (NO) 8-5
3. Pereira, Lucas/Pereira, Henrique (SDSUM) def. Colin Buckley/James McManus (NO) 8-4

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