OWATONNA, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University Tennis team saw its six-match winning streak come to an end in Owatonna, Minn. Saturday, dropping a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match to Minnesota State University, Mankato, 7-2.
Despite stretching three of nine matches to tiebreakers, BSU fell short and failed to gain its 11th victory of the season. The Beavers dip to 10-5 overall and 5-5 in league play.
BSU found itself trailing, 2-1, following doubles play. The Beavers collected a single doubles point in the No.3 match, where Claudia Bellew and Justine Scheller teamed up for a 8-7 (9-5) victory.
Freshman Zoe Lindgren posted a straight-sets victory (6-3, 6-3) over Minnesota State’s Sarah McCann in the No. 4 slot match to account for BSU’s only team point in single’s play. Morgan Opp and Bellew each extended their matches to tie breakers, but were unable to come out on top and the Beavers settled for the loss.
The Beavers wrap up the 2016 regular season tomorrow in a neutral-site match against Southwest Minnesota State University. The first serve is set for 9 a.m. in Owatonna, Minn.
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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).