BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team used a 6-3 victory over the University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday to improve to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in NSIC play to open the season.
Without their No. 1 singles player, Shaylin Prout, who sat out due to injury, the Beavers regrouped and prevailed over the Bulldogs for the second time this season.
BSU took a 2-1 advantage out of doubles play. BSU newcomers Morgan Opp and Zoe Lindgren moved up from their regular No. 2 doubles position to gain an 8-2 victory in BSU’s No. 1 slot. Deanie Hatch and freshman Breann Walsh paired up to earn BSU’s other doubles point, posting a 9-7 victory in the No. 2 position.
Bemidji State dominated singles play earning four victories, and three in straight sets. Hatch won 6-2, 6-3 in her 2015-16 No. singles debut and Opp followed at No. 2 (6-4, 6-3) as did Scheller in the No. 6 slot (6-0, 6-3). Lindgren accounted for BSU’s other singles point, battling back after losing the second set to take her No. 3 singles match 6-1, 4-6, 10-7.
The Beavers continue NSIC play tomorrow when they host St. Cloud State University at noon.
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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).