Beavers fall to North Dakota 9-0
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University tennis team was unable to snap its three game losing streak as it was defeated by the University of North Dakota 9-0 at the Center Court Fitness Center in Grand Forks, N.D.

The Beavers Shelia Hoberg (So., Bismarck, N.D.) and Julie Kapsner (Jr., Pierz, Minn.) teamed up for the first time this season at No. 2 doubles but saw themselves fall to the team of Emma Hustad and Lindsey Whiting 8-3. The Sioux would take all three doubles points to get out to the early 3-0 lead.

Farrah Steinke (Fr., Crosby, Minn.) was a bright spot on the day for the Beavers as she took opponent Christa Hall through a marathon match at No. 5 singles. The first set went Halls way as she edged Steinke 7-5. Steinke would then battle back to claim the second set 6-4. The third set went back and forth but Hall was able to slip away with the set winning it 7-6 to capture the point.

With the victory the Sioux claimed the season sweep of the Beavers as they defeated them back on February 2 9-0 at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center.

The loss drops Bemidji State to (3-9; 0-2 NSIC) while North Dakota climbs to 9-3.

The Beavers return to action March 28 as they travel to Duluth, Minn. to take on the College of St. Scholastica at 7 p.m. The next day they are scheduled to battle against the University of Minnesota Duluth at 8 a.m.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).