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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Lumberjack alum Alexis Konecne named MSU Moorhead head coach

With Bemidji, Konecne had a career record of 105-27. She was a two-time state participant in doubles, including a state consolation championship with Abbie Kelm in 2015.

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Bemidji’s Alexis Konecne returns a volley for a winner during a 2014 match against Hibbing.
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MOORHEAD -- Former Bemidji High School girls tennis player Alexis Konecne has made another leap in the tennis world.

The 2016 BHS graduate was named Minnesota State Moorhead’s newest women’s tennis head coach on Monday.

"I am grateful for this opportunity," Konecne said in a news release. "I love the women on the team and am excited to work with them. I feel very supported by the athletic department here and want to thank them for their help in this process. I look forward to learning along the way and putting in the work needed to grow the Dragon women's tennis program."

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Alexis Konecne

After her days with the Lumberjacks, Konecne went on to become a key member of MSUM’s program from 2017-20. She posted a 38-18 singles record and a 47-18 doubles record as a Dragon, also helping the team to NSIC Tournament championship match appearances in 2018 and 2019.

Konecne has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with Minnesota State Moorhead and now takes over for Jason Thiner, who resigned earlier this year after two seasons.

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With Bemidji, Konecne had a career record of 105-27. She was a two-time state participant in doubles, including a state consolation championship with Abbie Kelm in 2015.

"I am excited to have coach Konecne be our next head women's tennis coach," MSUM athletic director Chad Markuson said. "She brings the qualities we look for in Dragon (coaches, and) she has a passion for the sport and is committed to providing a meaningful student-athlete experience. Alexis was a key member as a student-athlete of the best Dragon women's tennis teams, and I am looking forward to her leading the program back to those levels."

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