Beavers fall to MSU-Moorhead in home opener
Sunday, February 5, 2006
BEMIDJI, Minn. - [box score] For the second consecutive day the Bemidji State University tennis team was pitted against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe Minnesota State University-Moorhead and despite the change in venue the outcome was the same as the Dragons defeated the Beavers by the score of 7-2 Sunday at the Gillett Fitness/Recreation Center.

BSU got out to an early lead for the second straight day, garnering points at both of the top two singles positions. Junior Melissa Fogelson (Bemidji, Minn.) earned her first singles victory of the young 2006 season taking the No. 1 slot with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Rose Milless and at No. 2 singles, newcomer Kali Welu (Fr., Pequot Lakes, Minn.) took her match versus's Alyssa Schafer in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, to improve to 2-0 in her collegiate career.

But the Beavers were unable to generate any additional team points in either the remainder of the singles matches or any of the three doubles matches as the Dragons swept the remaining seven points to gain the 7-2 victory.

At the conclusion of the day, BSU head coach Tom Hokanson commented "Melissa really took charge of her match to gain a win today while Kali continued her consistent play to win her second consecutive match."

The Beavers fall to 0-2 overall and are 0-2 versus NSIC competition. The team continues its current three-match homestand next weekend. Saturday the team will battle former NSIC rival University Minnesota Duluth at 11 a.m. while it will turn around to face Winona State University bright and early Sunday morning. That NSIC match is set for an 8:00 a.m. start at the Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center.