Gunderson defeated Katie Motley at second singles 6-0, 6-2.
First-year Nicole Krier (Woodbury, Minn.) battled at sixth singles, but fell 5-7, 5-7 to Lynnea Wilke.
Gunderson and Kelly Gust (Sr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) fell at first doubles, 2-8, while Sara Mitambo (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Kristen Kiemele (So., Eagan, Minn.) had a 4-8 loss at second doubles.
The Pipers start the season at 0-1, 0-0 MIAC with the non-conference loss. They will host Carleton on Friday, February 6, in their first conference match of the season. The match will be played at 6:30 p.m. at Lifetime Fitness in Lakeville.