BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team was perfect Friday opening the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) season with a 9-0 victory versus University of Minnesota, Crookston at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.
The victory stands as the first of the season for the Beavers an marks the sixth consecutive season BSU has defeated the Golden Eagles.
Senior's Kelli Christiansen (Bemidji, Minn.) and Britney Greenwaldt (Morris, Minn.) BSU on the right track securing their first victory of the season 8-3 over Katelyn Johnson and Alyssa Klingenberg in the No. 1 doubles spot.
Bemidji State would go on to sweep the doubles portion of the meet with Miranda Milless (Sr., Motley, Minn.) teaming with newcomer Caley Westin (Fr., Virginia, Minn.) at No. 2 doubles for an 8-4 win and the No. 3 duo of Meg Hafdahl (Jr., Virginia, Minn.) and Abby Vohaska (Fr., Bull Valley, Ill.) squeaking out an 8-6 win.
Holding a 3-0 lead in the contest entering the singles competition, the Beavers ran away with the victory earning team points in all six singles matches, which included straight-set wins by Greenwaldt at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-2), Milless in the No. 4 slot (6-1, 6-3), Hafdahl in the No. 5 singles match (6-1, 6-0) and a No. 6 singles draw that saw BSU freshman Emily Rollins (North Branch, Minn.) earn her first collegiate victory (6-0, 7-5) over Casey Paris of UMC.
Bemidji State continues its current homestand with a 1 p.m. match tomorrow versus the region's top-ranked team Augustana College (6-1; 2-0 NSIC).
Minnesota, Crookston 0, Bemidji State 9
Feb 24, 2012 at Bemidji, Minn.
1. Christiansen, Kelli/Greenwaldt, Britney (BSU) def. Johnson, Katelyn/Klingenberg, Alyssa (UMC) 8-3
2. Milless, Miranda/Westin, Caley (BSU) def. Jarvis, Casi/Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) 8-4
3. Hafdahl, Meg/Vohaska, Abby (BSU) def. Paris, Casey/Roepke, Holly (UMC) 8-6
1. Greenwaldt, Britney (BSU) def. Johnson, Katelyn (UMC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Christiansen, Kelli (BSU) def. Jarvis, Cassie (UMC) 1-6, 6-2, 10-3
3. Westin, Caley (BSU) def. Roepke, Holly (UMC) 6-7, 6-2, 10-4
4. Milless, Miranda (BSU) def. Pihlaja, Amanda (UMC) 6-1, 6-3
5. Hafdahl, Meg (BSU) def. Klingenberg, Alyssa (UMC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Rollins, Emily (BSU) def. Paris, Casey (UMC) 6-0, 7-5