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BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: Tennis finishes season at .500

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The BSU tennis team won two of its three contests last weekend in Grand Forks to finish the season with a .500 record.

The Beavers opened the weekend with an 8-1 loss to Sioux Falls, but bounced back with a 7-2 win over Minnesota Crookston and a 5-4 win over Minnesota State.

Caley Westin earned the only victory in the match against Sioux Falls as she won her contest in three sets.

Teams of Westin and Mikela Kowatsch and Nicci Hedtke and Anna Buck got the Beavers match with UMC off to a good start by taking two of the three doubles events.

Shaylin Prout, Deanie Hatch, Anna Markgraf, Westin, and Buck continued the success in singles as the Beavers won five of the six singles contests.

BSU’s doubles teams jumped ahead to a 3-0 start by sweeping MSU in the first three events.

The Mavericks battled back to win four of the six singles events, but Hatch and Markgraf held their ground and each won in two sets to secure the Beavers victory.

The .500 record is the best since in over 12 years and is enough to give the Beavers an outside shot of making the postseason when the NSIC announces its postseason pairings at the end of the competition season.

Final round of NSIC Championship cancelled

The final round of the NSIC Men’s Golf Championship was cancelled Sunday due to the weather, leaving BSU in eighth place out of ten.

The fourth round of the tournament was scheduled for Sunday, with Saturday being the third round in Omaha, Neb. The first two rounds were played on September 30 and October 1 in Brainerd.

Freshman Aaron Leintz, of Bagley, led the Beavers by finishing ninth individually with a score of 230 (+14) in 36 holes.

St. Cloud State earned first place by shooting 30 strokes better than any other school at 890. BSU finished with a team score of 947.

Tyler Koivisto paced the Huskies with three consecutive rounds shooting a 73, to finish just three strokes over par.

BSU entered Saturday in sixth place, but slipped to eighth, despite shooting 304 — its best score of the three rounds.