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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Dragons upend BSU in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Bemidji State women's tennis team fell victim to a 4-1 loss against Minnesota State Moorhead in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday.

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Bemidji State women’s tennis team fell victim to a 4-1 loss against Minnesota State Moorhead in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday.

At No. 1 doubles, the BSU duo of Zoe Lindgren and Ariadna Lopez topped Julia Geska and Olivia Keelin 6-3, but Nos. 2 and 3 doubles didn’t fare so favorably for the Beavers.

At No. 2, Rachel Nguyen and Lorissa Yuen topped Breann Walsh and Brooke Mimmack 7-6, while Bemidji native Alexis Konecne paired with Emma Wood to knock off Laney Rutkowski and Hannah Alme 7-5 at No. 3 doubles for the team point.

On the singles side, Alme was the lone Bemidji State victor with a 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 win at No. 3 over Konecne. Geske beat Lindgren 6-3, 6-0 at the top singles spot, while Nguyen bested Lopez 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2.

Keelin defeated Mimmack 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, the last match that finished. With the Dragons having earned the four team points needed to win, the fifth and sixth singles matches were not completed.

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Bemidji State falls to 4-5 overall and 1-4 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Beavers will look to bounce back at 8:30 a.m. today against U-Mary in Grand Forks.

Minnesota State Moorhead 4, Bemidji State 1

Singles

1-Geske (MSUM) over Lindgren (BSU) 6-3, 6-0; 2-Nguyen (MSUM) over Lopez (BSU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; 3-Alme (BSU) over Konecne (MSUM) 6-0, 5-7, 6-3; 4-Keelin (MSUM) over Mimmack (BSU) 6-2, 6-2; 5-Rutkowski (BSU) vs. Kornblum (MSUM), unfinished; 6-Peterson (BSU) vs. Wood (MSUM), unfinished.

Doubles

1-Lindgren/Lopez (BSU) over Geske/Keelin (MSUM), 6-3; 2-Nguyen/Yuen (MSUM) over Walsh/Mimmack (BSU), 7-6; 3-Konecne/Wood (MSUM) over Rutkowski/Alme (BSU), 7-5.

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