Bemidji, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University tennis team defeated University of Minnesota Duluth, 7-2, Thursday at the Gillett Wellness Center.
The Beavers started the match with two points in doubles play. Wins came from the tandems of Hannah Alme and Brooke Mimmack, 8-2, at No. 2 and Jacki Damberg and Rachel Will, 8-3 in the third doubles position. BSU's top doubles team of Zoe Lindgren and Breann Walsh fell to Shelby Benkofske and Megan Anderson, 8-3.
BSU also triumphed over UMD in singles play, losing only one match. Two Beavers, Zoe Lindgren and Rachel Will, did not drop a single point in at least one of their sets. In number two singles play, Hannah Alme fought hard for a win against UMD’s Megan Anderson, where Alme won with scores of 7-5 and 6-2. The only singles loss came at the No. 4 position in a battle between BSU’s Breann Walsh and UMD’s Katie Baasch, where Walsh fell in the tiebreak set, 10-7, after winning the first set and losing the second.
Bemidji State plays University of Wisconsin River Falls and University of Minnesota Crookston Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively, at the Gillett Wellness Center. They travel to Moorhead, Minn. to take on Minnesota State University Moorhead and University of Mary Mar. 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).