BSU falls 7-2 to UMD
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
BSU falls 7-2 to UMD

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University tennis team fell 7-2 to University of Minnesota Duluth Wednesday afternoon in Duluth, Minn. BSU was unable to match their 5-4 victory over UMD earlier this year as they fall to 1-9 on the year with the loss. The Bulldogs improve to 2-8 with the victory.

Kelli Christiansen (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.) picked up the lone singles victory for the Beavers against UMD with a three-set decision over Brittany Thompson, 5-7, 6-2, 1-0. The win gives Christiansen her third singles win of the year and improves her overall mark to 3-7 on the year. Christiansen and Thompson were teammates at Bemidji High School.

In doubles, Britney Greenwaldt (Jr., Morris, Minn.) and Katherine Wolak (Jr., Geneseo, Ill.) came away with an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over Anna Witty and Jessica Stensrud. Greenwaldt and Wolak are 5-4 on the season. Wednesday's victory marks the pairs their first win at the No. 2 slot.

In other singles action Kara Johnson (Sr., Anoka, Minn.) fell to Carrie Dahlman at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Johnson is yet to notch a mark in the win column this season as she falls to 0-10 on the year.

At the No. 2 spot, Greenwaldt fell 6-3, 7-5 to Katie Bolf. The BSU netter is 2-8 in singles so far this season.

At No. 4 singles, Meg Hafdahl (So., Virginia, Minn.) jumped up from the No. 5 spot to No. 4 singles but lost 6-4, 6-3 to Stensrud. Hafdahl is 4-6 on the season.

At the No. 5 slot, Wolak was upended 7-6, 6-2 to Witty. Wolak falls to 4-6 in her first match at the No. 5 spot this season.

Jenae Anderson (Fr., Little Falls, Minn.) made her first appearance in the BSU lineup on Wednesday but was defeated by Kelsey Cunningham 6-1, 6-2. 

In other doubles action, Johnson and Christiansen were defeated 8-2 by Dahlman and Bolf. The BSU pairis 0-10 in doubles this year.

At the No. 3 position,  Anderson and Hafdahl were defeated by Thompson and Cunningham, 8-2.

BSU will return to action Feb. 25 versus University of Mary in Fargo, N.D.