SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Huether Family Match Pointe) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to the University of Sioux Falls Friday evening in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Cougars set the tone early in the match earning close wins at all three doubles match ups to take a 3-0 lead into singles play. Zoe Lindgren and Ariadna Lopez-Simo were defeated in the No. 1 slot, 8-6, Breann Walsh and Brook Mimmack took an 8-4 loss at No. 2 and Hannah Peterson and Hope Johnson forced and extra game, but dropped their No. 3 doubles match 9-7.
Bemidji State played well in singles, but already in a 3-0 hole, it was too much to overcome.
Freshman Rachel Will opened singles play with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) win at No. 6 singles. Mimmack earned a straight-sets victory (6-0, 6-2) at No. 4 singles to start of run of three consecutive wins for BSU. Lopez-Simo earned a 6-1, 6-4 win in the No. 2 slot and Hannah Alme posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles, but it was too little too late.
The Beavers, now 3-2 overall and 3-2 in league play, return to play tomorrow at 9 .m. when they face Augustana University.
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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).