BSU drops 2015 opener at Concordia College, 5-4
Monday, February 2, 2015
BSU drops 2015 opener  at Concordia College, 5-4

FARGO, N.D. (Courts Plus) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team dropped its 2015-opening match to Concordia College, 5-4, Sunday at Courts Plus in Fargo, N.D.

The Beavers got out to a quick start as Claudia Bellew and Caley Westin defeated the Cobbers’ No. 1 doubles pair, 8-3, and Justine Scheller and Sabrina Okeson took the No. 3 doubles match, 8-2.

Leading 2-1 heading into single play, BSU took the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches. Shaylin Prout earned a straight sets victory over Brittany Glatt, 6-1 and 6-0, while Deanie Hatch won at No. 2 singles  6-3 and 6-1, over Kendra Stock, but CC would come back to gain wins in the final four singles matches to edge the Beavers.

Bemidji State, now 0-1 overall returns to action Feb. 14 and 15 when it travels to Winona, Minn. to open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action with a pair of match ups. The Beavers will face Winona State University at 4 p.m. Friday, with a 9 a.m. match versus Upper Iowa University set for 9 a.m. Saturday.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).