ST. PAUL, Minn. (Leonard Center) -- The Bemidji State tennis team opened the 2012 season today dropping a nonconference match to Macalester 7-2 at Leonard Center in St. Paul, Minn.
The Beavers fall to 0-1 on the season, while Macalester improves to 2-1.
Macalester took a firm grasp on the match gaining win in all three doubles contests.
In singles play, BSU's Caley Westin (Fr., Virginia, Minn.) began her collegiate career with a victory in the No. 3 slot defeating Alicia Roopchand (6-2, 6-2) and senior Miranda Milless (Motley, Minn.) gained a win at No. 5 singles defeating Sarah Couser (6-1, 2-6 (12-10)) in a tie-breaker.
The Beavers were unable were shut out in the remaining four singles positions and dropped the match 7-2.
Bemidji State (0-1) will cap the opening day of the 2012 season with a nonconference match versus Northwestern College.
Macalester 7, Bemidji State 2
Feb 04, 2012 at St. Paul, Minn.
1. Katelyn Glenna/Gabby Queenan (MAC) def. Christiansen, Nicole/Greenwaldt, Britney (BSU) 8-4
2. Paige Schaefer/Alicia Roopchand (MAC) def. Milless, Miranda/Westin, Caley (BSU) 9-7
3. Lucy Miner/Sarah Couser (MAC) def. Hafdahl, Meg/Vohaska, Abby (BSU) 8-6
1. Katelyn Glenna (MAC) def. Greenwaldt, Britney (BSU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Paige Schaefer (MAC) def. Christiansen, Kelli (BSU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Westin, Caley (BSU) def. Alicia Roopchand (MAC) 6-2, 6-2
4. Lucy Miner (MAC) def. Hafdahl, Meg (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Milless, Miranda (BSU) def. Sarah Couser (MAC) 6-1, 2-6, 12-10
6. Kayleigh Roach (MAC) def. Rueter, Briana (BSU) 6-4, 6-4