GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Choice Health and Fitness) -- The Bemidji State University tennis team earned its first win over Winona State University since 1999 Friday, 7-2, in a neutral-site match in Grand Forks, N.D.
The Beavers' best start on record continued versus WSU as BSU defeated the Warriors for the second time in the 19th all-time meeting between the NSIC rivals (2-17).
The Beavers opened the match with a 3-0 lead by sweeping doubles play, which included Shaylin Prout and Deanie Hatch's first victory of the season at No. 1 singles, 8-4.
After dropping matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, the Beavers completed the match with wins in the remaining four singles positions.
The Beavers, now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in NSIC play, continues league play tomorrow at 1 p.m. when it faces Upper Iowa University.
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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).