By Ellen Lescarbeau

The Bemidji State Women’s Tennis team is now 10-4 after a 2-0 weekend on the road with wins over Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of Mary.

With their wins in tow, the team has taken one step closer to earning a spot in the 2016 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship Sunday that will take place April 23-24 at the Oakdale Village Tennis Center in Minnetonka, Minn.

Making it to the conference tournament is a huge step for the tennis program. The Beavers have had a successful season and with now being 10-4 and 5-4 in league play, they are currently tied with the 1999 season for most wins in program history.

The team owes a lot of this year’s success to good team chemistry said sophomore team member Sabrina Okeson. “It has been a great year, that starts with a great team,” Okeson said. “We have six returners from previous years and four newcomers to the team this year, and it is the perfect combination of personalities. We have a great time on and off the court with each other and there is definitely never a dull moment.”

Sabrina Okeson sets herself up for a sharp hit back to her opponent.

Sabrina Okeson sets herself up for a sharp hit back to her opponent.

With already being tied for the most wins in program history, the team still has three games left, so they have a chance of beating the record. This weekend they will head to New Ulm and Owatana to finish up the last weekend in their regular season. There they will play DMLC, Mankato and Southwest State.

The team has had an awesome season already, and the most important thing is to always have fun and keep pushing forward Sabrina Okeson said. “It has been a great second year on the BSU Tennis team already, but I am excited to see how long we can keep our season going.”






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