Beavers lift lid on 2016 tennis season Saturday

Beavers lift lid on 2016 tennis season Saturday
Friday, February 5, 2016
Beavers lift lid on 2016 tennis season Saturday

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Bemidji State University tennis team opens its 2016 season this weekend with a pair of matches. The Beavers will host the University of Minnesota Crookston at 11 a.m. Saturday in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, before traveling to Virginia, Minn. at 10 a.m. Sunday to meet the University of Minnesota Duluth in nonconference action.

The Beavers will be led by seniors Shaylin Prout and Deanie Hatch. The duo played No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, for the majority of the 2014 and 2015 seasons and have paired up at No. 1 doubles, where they went 7-7 earning All-NSIC accolades following the 2015 campaign.

Head Coach Mark Fodness, who is in his fourth seaosn at BSU, has also added a trio of freshmen and junior transfer, Morgan Opp, to the roster for the 2016 season, to field BSU's most competitive roster in recent memory.

The Bemidji State tennis team finished the 2015 season with an 5-10 overall record and a 3-9 mark in NSIC action.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).