Beavers fall to Dragons
Monday, April 2, 2007
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University tennis team was able to pick up a win at the No. 4 singles spot from Amy Erickson (Roseau, Minn.) but were unable to get its first victory of the year Sunday as the Minnesota State, Moorhead Dragons defeated the Beavers by a score of 8-1 at Alex Nemzek Hall in Moorhead, Minn.

Play started with doubles competition where the Dragons were able to sweep the points despite the tough challenge given to them at the No. 1 doubles spot where the pair of Kristen Lexcen (Andover, Minn.) and Kali Welu (Pequot Lakes, Minn.) were edged out by the Dragons team of Rose Milless and Miranda Quast by a score of 8-6.

Singles action saw Erickson get her second victory of the season at the No. 4 singles spot as she climbed from being down the first set to claim the point over the Dragons Claudia Irina with a score of 1-6, 6-4, 10-5. At No. 1 singles Welu took her opponent Ashley Taborsky to a tiebreaker but was unable to get the point falling by a score of 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

The Beavers now stand at 0-8 (0-3; NSIC) for the 2007 season and are back in action Monday as they play the St. Cloud State Huskies in an afternoon match that was recently added by head coach Scott Sorenson scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The Beavers return home on Wednesday as they host the University of Minnesota, Crookston Golden Eagles at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center at 2:00 p.m.