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St. Cloud blanks Bemidji St.

BEMDIJI – The Bemidji State University tennis team dropped a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) match-up to St. Cloud State University, 9-0, Saturday at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.

The Beavers, who were hosting the Huskies for their final home match of the 2013 season, found themselves in a 3-0 hole upon the completion of doubles play and couldn’t make up the difference in singles action.

Caley Westin and Meg Hafdahl fell 8-1 at first doubles while Jessica Dulz and Nicci Hedtke dropped an 8-6 decision at second.

At third doubles Carlie Loeks and Carmen Backoeski were blanked 8-0.

In singles play, Hafdahl, who was the Beavers’ No. 2 singles player, forced her opponent to a first-set tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-3), before falling 6-0 in the second set. Other than Hedtke, who was forced to retire due to injury after a 6-0 loss in the first set of her No. 4 singles match, the Beavers’ singles players were defeated in straight sets as SCSU completed the 9-0 win.