Bemidji State goes 2-0 in NSIC road play

Bemidji State goes 2-0 in NSIC road play
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Bemidji State goes 2-0 in NSIC road play

DULUTH, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University tennis team collected a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road victories Sunday, improving 5-2 overall and 2-2 in league play.

The Beavers' extended their winning streak to three matches defeating St. Cloud State University, 6-3, before a road match victory over the University of Minnesota Duluth by the same score.

Bemidji State got out to an early lead versus the Huskies in the morning match. Doubles team of Breann Walsh and Brooke Mimmack posted an 8-5 win in the No. 3 spot, while Morgan Opp and Zoe Lindgren won in the No. 1 match to give BSU a 2-1 edge heading into singles play.

BSU won three of the last four singles matches, including the No. 1 and 2 singles matches, where Opp (6-4, 6-7 (1-7) 12-10) and Lindgren (6-3, 2-6, 12-10) each needed tie breakers to earn wins.

The Beavers used the same method, taking two of three doubles matches, to jump out to an early lead versus Minnesota Duluth. Ariadna Lopez-Simo and Hannah Alme earned an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles and Walsh teamed up with senior Sabrina Okeson for a 8-5 win in the third doubles match.

After UMD and Elsa Erickson took the No. 5 singles match over Walsh, 6-4, 6-0, the Beavers bounds back to get wins from Lopez-Simo at No. 3 (6-4, 6-3), Mimmack at No. 6 (6-4, 6-2) and Alme in the No. four position (6-2, 6-2) to take the match.

BSU continues NSIC road play Feb. 25-26. The Beavers will travel to Grand Forks, N.D. for a trio of league match ups. The Beavers will battle Augustana College at 3 p.m. Saturday before meeting the University of Sioux Falls at 8 .m. Sunday with a matinee match against the University of Minnesota Crookston.