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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Beavers start off fall season with nonconference split

The Bemidji State tennis team kicked off its season on Saturday at Bemidji High School, picking up a 5-2 win over Wisconsin-River Falls and dropping a 6-1 loss to Minnesota State Moorhead.

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BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State tennis team kicked off its season on Saturday at Bemidji High School, picking up a 5-2 win over Wisconsin-River Falls and dropping a 6-1 loss to Minnesota State Moorhead.

Against the Falcons (0-5), the Beavers (1-1) notched four singles victories. No. 1 Blanca Lopez-Oro (6-2, 6-2), No. 2 Nicoleta Anestiadi (6-2, 6-4), No. 3 Laura Burger (6-0, 6-4) and No. 6 Lexi Leitner (6-2, 6-4) all triumphed.

The Beavers clinched the overall matchup win with the doubles point, as the teams of Lopez-Oro and Burger (6-2) and Lily Jones and Leitner (6-1) emerged victorious.

BSU had less luck with MSUM. Lopez-Oro once again picked up a win – a 7-6, 7-6 decision over former Beaver Shaelyn Johnson – but Lopez-Oro was the lone Bemidji State singles player to record a victory.

Jones and Leitner also won again in doubles, but the Dragons pulled out the other two matches to earn the doubles point.

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The Beavers will hibernate for the winter and start conference play in late February.

Bemidji State 5, Wisconsin-River Falls 2

Singles

No. 1: Lopez-Oro (BSU) def. Courteau, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2: Anestiadi (BSU) def. Budzinski, 6-2, 6-4

No. 3: Burger (BSU) def. Struss, 6-0, 6-4

No. 4: Syverson (UWRF) def. Nelson, 6-1, 6-2

No. 5: Duddeck (UWRF) def. Jones, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7

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No. 6: Leitner (BSU) def. Aerts, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1: Lopez-Oro/Burger (BSU) def. Budzinski/Struss, 6-2

No. 2: Courteau/Syverson (UWRF) def. Anestiadi/Nelson, 6-4

No. 3: Jones/Leitner (BSU) def. Duddeck/Zeifert, 6-1

MSU Moorhead 6, Bemidji State 1

Singles

No. 1: Lopez-Oro (BSU) def. Johnson, 7-6, 7-6

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No. 2: Gin (MSUM) def. Anestiadi, 6-4, 6-3

No. 3: Dykema (MSUM) def. Burger, 6-2, 6-0

No. 4: Burian (MSUM) def. Nelson, 6-2, 6-0

No. 5: Nemmers (MSUM) def. Jones, 6-2, 6-0

No. 6: Bell (MSUM) def. Leitner, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Gin/Johnson (MSUM) def. Lopez-Oro/Burger, 6-1

No. 2: Bell/Dykema (MSUM) def. Anestiadi/Nelson, 6-2

No. 3: Jones/Leitner (BSU) def. Reichman/Burian, 6-4

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