The Raiders (9-8) battled hard through doubles, dropping matches at No. 1, 8-5, and 8-6 at No. 3, before taking a pair of singles points through Clements and Smith.
MSOE emerged victorious in two of the three singles matches that went to a third-set tiebreaker. Playing at No. 3, Clements won 6-2, 6-7, 10-5. Then, Smith rebounded from an opening-set loss to claim her match 0-6, 6-3, 10-3.
At No. 2 singles, sophomore Sammy Soeder also looked to rebound from a first-set loss but came up short in the tie-breaker, 6-0, 4-6, 10-4.
The Raiders return to action Saturday, hosting UW-Stout.