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Bemidji girls drop three at Brainerd

The Bemidji High School girls tennis team was swept at Monday's Brainerd Invitational, falling to Virginia and Brainerd 5-2 and losing 7-0 to Delano.

The Lumberjacks return to action Wednesday with three home duals. They will face Grand Rapids at 2 p.m., East Grand Forks at 3:30 and Greenway at 5.

In Monday's dual against Virginia, BHS prevailed at first and third doubles. Emma Nielsen and Katie Ditmanson combined for a 6-2, 7-5 triumph at first doubles while Jenna Lee and Francesca Huerd posted a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) win at third.

At second doubles, Claire Baumgartner and Kenzie Shultz fell 6-4, 7-5.

The Lumberjacks dropped each of the singles matches. Jessica Solberg lost 6-4, 6-0 at first, Amy Frosaker 6-1, 6-0 at second, Claudia Bellew 6-4, 6-0 at third and Olivia Dickinson 6-2, 6-1 at fourth.

In the 5-2 loss to Brainerd Bellew earned a 6-3, 3-6 (10-7) win at third singles and Schultz was a 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, (12-1) victor at fourth.

Solberg fell 7-5, 6-4 at first and Frosaker 6-1, 6-0 at second.

In doubles play Nielson and Ditmanson lost at first, Baumgartner and Johnson at second and Lee and Dickinson at third.

Against Delano, Solberg sustained an injury and had to default in her match at first singles.

Bellew had a tough loss at third singles, winning the first set 6-3 before losing 4-6 and then falling in the super tiebreaker 9-11.

Brainerd Invitational

Virginia 5, Bemidji 2


Slatten (V) def. Solberg 6-4, 6-0

Kingston (V) def. Frosaker 6-1, 6-0

Seitz (V) def. Bellew 6-4, 6-0

Gunderson (V) def. Dickinson 6-2, 6-1


Nielsen and Ditmanson (B) def. Scorch and Skavcis 6-2, 7-5

Silcox and Kralich (V) def. Baumgartner and Schultz 6-4, 7-5

Lee and Huerd (B) def. Greenwalt and Berglund 6-1, 7-5 (7-2)


Cunningham and Taylor (V) def. Johnson and Wood 6-4, 7-5

Brainerd 5, Bemidji 2


Salo (Bra) def. Solberg 7-5, 6-4

Badenmacher (Bra) def. Frosaker 6-1, 6-0

Bellew (Bem) def. Comeau 6-3, 3-6, (10-7)

Schultz (Bem) def. Headley 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, (12-10)


Krema and Wennorstrande (Bra) def. Nielsen and Ditmanson 6-3, 6-2

Gerdenak and Hintz (Bra) def. Baumgartner and Johnson 7-6 (7-2), 6-1

M.Steffen and K.Steffen (Bra) def. Lee and Dickinson 6-4, 6-3


Williamson and Wolhart (Bra) def. Huerd and Wood 6-3, 6-0

Delano 7, Bemidji 0


L. Finn (Del) def. Solberg, default

Hedtke (Del) def. Frosaker 6-0, 6-2

Parsons (Del) def. Bellew 3-6, 6-4, 11-9

Bammage (Del) def. Schultz 6-4, 6-4


C.Finn and Ross (Del) def. Nielsen and Ditmanson 7-6, 1-6, 10-7

Warne and Sandlass (Del) def. Baumgartner and Huerd 6-3, 6-2

Vatnsdal and Peterson (Del) def. Lee and Johnson 6-4, 6-1


Kopt and Rumpza (Del) def. Dickinson and Wood 7-5, 7-5