BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's tennis team picked up a 5-4 victory on Sunday over University of Minnesota Duluth to give first-year head coach Beth Campus her first victory at BSU. The Beavers improve to 1-4 on the season.
Up 4-3 at the time, Kelli Christiansen (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.) gave BSU the victory with a three-set win over Anna Bertrang, 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 at No. 3 singles. Christiansen hasa 2-3 overall mark on the season.
BSU won two out of three matches in doubles to open the day, taking the quick lead 2-1 over the Bulldogs. At No. 1 doubles Kara Johnson (Sr., Anoka, Minn.) and Christiansen fell 9-7 to Katie Bolf and Brittany Thompson. At the No. 2 slot, Miranda Milless (Jr., Motley, Minn.) and Meg Hafdahl (So., Virginia, Minn.) defeated Anna Witty and Jessica Stensurd, 8-3. At No. 3 doubles, Katherine Wolak (Jr., Geneseo, Ill.) and Brittney Greenwaldt (Jr., Morris, Minn.) upended Bertrang and Molly Denney, 8-4.
In singles, Milless fell 6-0, 6-2 to UMD's Witty to tie the team score at 2-2. Milless falls to 0-5 on the season.
The Beavers took the lead back at 3-2 when Wolak upended Denney, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 6 slot. Wolak is 4-1 on the year.
At No. 1 singles, Johhnson fell 6-0, 6-2 to Bolf to tie the score at 3-3. Johnson falls to 0-5 on the season.
BSU took the lead back at 4-3 with a victory from Greenwaldt over Thompson, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2 singles. Greenwaldt is 1-4 on the season.
The day finished with Hafdahl falling 6-2, 7-6(3) to Stensrud. Hafdahl improves to 4-1 on the season.
The Beavers will continue the season on March 4 when they host MSU Moorhead at Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center at 5 p.m.