The Bulldogs started the match by sweeping the doubles points. The Beavers team of Kali Welu (Jr., Pequot Lakes, Minn.) and Shelia Hoberg (So., Bismarck, N.D.) put up a fight but were unable to come away as the Bulldogs Rose Phippen and Brynne Wischer were victorious 8-5 at No. 1. The No. 3 doubles match was also tight as the Bulldog team of Carolyn Dahlman and Lyndsey Seaver edged the Beaver’s Farrah Steinke (Fr., Crosby, Minn.) and Cheyanne Maki (So., Watford City, N.D.) by the score of 8-6.
Singles saw the most entertaining match of the day as Bemidji State’s Steinke matched up against the Bulldog’s Kelly Rosengren at No. 5 singles. The first set was all Rosengren as she won the set 6-3. Steinke however showed resilience as she battled back to take the second set 7-5. The third set saw both competitors battle back and forth but the second set comeback wasn’t enough for Steinke as she fell in the tiebreaker 10-7.
The loss drops the Beavers record to 3-10 while the Bulldogs improve to 6-4.
State is set to face off against the College of St. Scholastica Saints
Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Burns Wellness Commons. From there the
Beavers will travel home to face off against the Minnesota State
University Moorhead Dragons with the match scheduld to be begin at 10
a.m. at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center located on the
Bemidji State University campus.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).