WINONA, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University tennis team dropped its 2015 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener Saturday at Winona State University, 7-2.
The Beavers found themselves in a 3-0 hole after dropping all three doubles matches.
After the Beavers' Shaylin Prout lost her No. 1 singles match (6-3, 6-1), Deanie Hatch took the first set of her No. 2 singles match 6-2, dropped the second set 7-5 and lost the tie breaker 10-5.
Bemidji State got singles victories at the No. 4 and 5 positions, BSU's newest team members. Freshman Claudia Bellew earned a straight-sets victory at No. 4 singles (6-3, 6-4), while fellow rookie Rachel Franklin won her No. 5 singles match (6-2, 6-1).
The Beavers look to even their league record tomorrow when they battle Upper Iowa University in Winona, Minn.