Bemidji, Minn. – The Bemidji State University tennis team continues its season by hosting St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth this weekend at the Gillett Wellness Center. The Beavers will play the Huskies at noon Saturday and the Bulldogs at 1 p.m. Sunday.
St. Cloud State Huskies holds a 0-4 record overall after losing to Minnesota State University Moorhead Saturday, Feb. 10 and the University of Mary Sunday, Feb. 11.
During the 2017 season, SCSU fell to BSU 6-3. Both singles and doubles play were won by the Beavers, who took singles, 4-2, and doubles, 2-1.
UMD has a 2-1 record on the season after splitting matches against Mary Saturday, Feb. 10 and MSU Moorhead Sunday, Feb. 11.
Last year, the Beavers won 6-3 over the Bulldogs. In singles play, the Beavers dropped two matches, the No. 1 match going to UMD’s Shelby Benkofske over BSU’s Morgan Opp and No. 5 to Elsa Erickson over Breann Walsh. In match No. 1 of doubles play, Minnesota-Duluth’s Shelby Benkofske and Kelsey Zetah overtook Bemidji State’s Morgan Opp and Zoe Lindgren.
Bemidji State opened its road season Feb. 10 and 11 against Upper Iowa University and Winona State University in Grand Forks, N.D. BSU split the weekend with a 5-4 win over Upper Iowa and a 6-3 loss against Winona State. BSU will continue its season by travelling to Sioux Falls, S.D., to take on University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University Feb. 24 and 25.
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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).