GRAND FORKS, N.D (Choice Fitness) – The Bemidji State University tennis team dropped a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match up with Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday at Choice Fitness in Grand Forks, N.D.
Bemidji State opened the match gaining three point sin doubles play. The pair of Sabrina Okeson and Breann Walsh got BSU on the board with an 8-5 win in the No. 3 slot. Zoe Lindgren and Morgan Opp followed with an 8-5 win of their own at No. 1 before Ariadna Lopez-Simo and Hannah Alme completed the doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory at No. 2.
Minnesota State bounced back taking the first five singles matches to gain the victory. BSU’s Opp lost at No. 1 (6-0, 6-1), Walsh at No. 5 (6-3, 6-1), Brooke Mimmack dropped her first match of 2017 (6-3, 6-1) at No. 6, Lindgren at No. 2 (6-4, 6-4) and Lopez-Simo at No. 3 in a tie breaker (4-6, 7-6 (7-2) 11-9)) before Alme scored a 6-4, 7-6 (18-16) win in the No. 4 singles spot to bring the final score to 5-4.
The Beavers, now 11-5 overall, drop to 5-5 in NSIC play. BSU returns to action tomorrow at 8 a.m. when it will face Southwest Minnesota State University in the 2017 regular-season finale. The match will again be played at Choice Fitness in Grand Forks, N.D.
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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).