Bulldogs rally for a 7-2 victory
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Bulldogs rally for a 7-2 victory

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team secured points at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions, but University of Minnesota Duluth captured a point at No. 3 doubles and ran the table in the singles portion of the contest en route to a 7-2 victory Sunday at Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.

BSU senior doubles team of Britney Greenwaldt (Morris, Minn.) and Kelli Christiansen (Bemidji, Minn.) defeated the Bulldogs’ No. 1 doubles duo of Bemidji, Minn. native Brittany Thompson and Katie Bolf, 8-6.

The Beavers picked up their second point of the afternoon from the No. 2 doubles position.  The team of Miranda Milless (Sr., Motley, Minn.) and Caley Westin (Fr., Virginia, Minn.) earned a hard-fought point in the No. 2 doubles spot dropping Jessica Stensrud and Kelsey Cunningham, 8-6.

With a 2-1 lead heading into the singles matched, BSU was poised to post its second Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) victory of the weekend, but UMD would have something to say about that.  The Bulldogs rattled off wins in all six singles matches, winning five of six in straight sets.

The Beavers’ best chance at a single win was in the No. 3 slot, where Westin battled back from a 4-6 first-set loss to Alyssa Brunelli to push the match to a tie breaker with a 6-4 victory in the second set. The freshman would drop the tie breaker 8-10

Bemidji State, now 1-5 overall and 1-2 in NSIC play, now sets its sites on Florida.  The Beavers will travel to the Sunshine State from March 3-9 and will compete while there.