WINONA, Minn. -- The Bemidji State tennis team split a pair of neutral-site matches Sunday, dropping a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match with Upper Iowa University, 6-3, before sweeping a non-conference match with Hamline University, 9-0.
The Beavers opened the day versus the Peacocks. Despite earning an 8-2 victory by Morgan Opp and Zoe Lindgren in the No. 1 doubles match, BSU pairs fell in the No. 2 and No. 3 match ups.
Singles play would continue top go UIU's way as the Peacocks earned wins in the top four singles positions before Hanna Alme edged Anna Okelot, 7-5, 6-4 in the No. 5 match and Brooke Mimmack won her six singles match 6-3, 6-2. But the damage had already been done and Upper Iowa took the match 6-3.
In the Beavers' second match of the day, they ventured outside the NSIC to meet Hamline. BSU dominated from top to bottom to sweep the match 9-0.
The Beavers won all three doubles matches and then put together six straight-sets singles victories. Mimmack finished the day 3-0, teaming up with Sabrina Okeson to earn an 8-4 win at No. 3 singles before posting a 6-3, 6-1 win in the No. 6 singles position.
The Beavers, now 3-2 overall and 0-2 in NSIC play, return to action Feb. 19 when the team travels to Duluth, Minn. for a pair of conference match ups. BSU will face St. Cloud State University at 9 a.m. before a meeting with the University of Minnesota Duluth at 3 p.m.
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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).