BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University Tennis Team has been seeded seventh and will take on the second-seeded Minnesota State University Moorhead in the quarterfinal round of the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament, April 13-14 at the Lifetime Fitness in Minnetonka, Minn.
The Bemidji State and MSU Moorhead match is set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday with the winner advancing to the semifinal round where it will face the winner between the No. 3 seed Winona State University and sixth-seeded University of Sioux Falls at 8 a.m. Sunday. The championship match will begin at 12 p.m. that afternoon.
The Beavers and Dragons met earlier this season in a neutral-site match in Grand Forks, N.D. The Dragons pulled out a 4-1 victory Feb. 22. After the Beavers were narrowly edged for the doubles point, Hannah Alme accounted for BSU’s point winning her No. 3 singles match 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.
With one non-conference match remaining their on regular-season slate, the Beavers are 10-6 overall and is 6-5 versus the NSIC. With a 7-0 victory over Concordia College Saturday, BSU recorded its fourth consecutive 10-win season.
Last season the Beavers earned the No. 4 seed and knocked off No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth before falling to the eight-time defending NSIC Champion, Augustana University in the semifinal match up.
Top-seeded AU has won 110 consecutive NSIC matches, 10 straight regular-season league titles and eight straight NSIC Tournament championships.
The winner of the eight-team, single-elimination tournament will earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Central Region Tournament May 13-14, where it will join the league tournament champions from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and the Great American Conference along with the three highest ranked teams that were defeated in their respective league tournaments. Two teams from each of the eight regions will advance to the final site, which will be played May 22-25 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
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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).