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Tennis Topples U-Mary

Nick Ross | Sports and Outdoors Writer | 03/30/2011

Thce BSU tennis team notched their second win of the season last weekend, putting them just one win shy of last year’s overall total.  The Beavers won 8 of 9 matches, falling in the no. 1 singles match only, while sweeping all three doubles matches.

In the no. 1 singles position, senior Kara Johnson was the lone Beaver defeat on the day.  Johnson won the first set 6-2, and then dropped the second and third sets by scores of 6-1 and 7-10.

The three of the team’s four juniors held down the middle of the singles matches.  Picking up two sweeps from Brittany Greenwaldt with scores of 6-1 and 6-2 and Kelli Christiansen with 6-4 and 6-3.

Miranda Milliss was the only junior to not sweep, winning 6-0, dropping the second 7-6 and then winning in a tiebreaker in the third, 12-10.

Sophomore Meg Hafdahl won in the no. 5 spot, sweeping 6-3 and 6-0, and junior Katherine Wolak won in the no. 6 spot, sweeping 6-1 and 6-2.  Hafdahl and Wolak both lead the Beavers in single wins with records of 5-5 this season.

The Beavers dominated in the doubles side of the match, winning all three games in decisive fashion.  Johnson and Christiansen won in the first doubles match 8-2, picking up their first doubles win of the season.

Hafdahl and Milless gained their third win of the season, moving to a record of 3-5, with a 8-2 win.

In the last doubles match, Wolak and Greenwaldt picked up their 5th win of the season, pushing their record to 5-4 in a dominant fashion, winning 8-0.

The BSU tennis team will take to the court again next weekend, when they travel to Grand Forks to face the University of Minnesota, Crookston.  The Beavers will look to improve their record to 3-9 on the season.  They Beavers have four matches left on the season.