In just the third singles match of her collegiate career, Welu continued her perfect record adding a win to improve to 3-0. After dropping the first set 3-6 to the Bulldogs' Kara Skildum, the freshman bounced back to take the second set 6-2 and garner the victory with a 10-2 tie-breaker.
Unfortunately Minnesota Duluth overpowered the Beavers at ever other singles position while starting singles play up three points after sweeping the three doubles matches. The Bulldogs cruised to the 8-1 victory.
The loss marks the seventh consecutive match the Bulldogs have taken from the Beavers dating back to March 7, 1999.
The Beavers fall to 0-3 overall and are 0-2 versus NSIC competition. The team wraps up its current three-match homestand tomorrow when it faces Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe Winona State University in an 8 a.m. sunrise start at the Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center.