UMC fell to Bemidji St 9-0 and Wisconsin-River Falls 7-2.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The UMC tennis program lost a pair of matches Sun., March 4 at Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center. The Golden Eagles fell 9-0 to Bemidji State University and 7-2 to University of Wisconsin-River Falls. UMC continues to show improvement and were able to pick up their first doubles and singles wins of the season.

    The Golden Eagles fall to 0-9 on the season. Bemidji State improves to 6-3 on the season. Wisconsin-River Falls improves to 1-9 on the 2018 season.

    Adrianna Tiede (So., LeCenter, Minn.) got the first singles win of the season at the No. 3 spot as she battled back down 6-4 to win with a 6-4 second set and 10-8 third set. In doubles, Whitney Erickson (Sr., Spring Valley, Minn.) and Reanne Erickson (Jr., Fargo, N.D.) got the first doubles win of the season 8-5 over Molly Deering and Krista Haglund.

    At the No. 1 singles slot, Whitney Erickson fell 6-0, 6-3 to Brittany Asfeld. At the No. 2 spot, Deering upended Reanne Erickson, 7-5, 6-4 despite a strong match by Erickson. At the No. 4 slot, Hanna Ruckheim (So., Parkers Prairie, Minn.) was upended 6-0, 6-0 by Hannah Andress. At No. 5 singles spot, Tori Koch (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.) fell 6-0, 6-1 to Delanie Otto. At the No. 6 singles slot, Karli Renney (Fr., Detroit Lakes, Minn.) fell by forfeit to Karli Helland.

    At the No. 2 doubles spot, Tiede and Ruckheim fell 8-2 to Asfeld and Otto. At the No. 3 slot, Helland and Andress won by forfeit over Koch and Renney. Against UMC struggled as they lost three matches by a tally of 6-0, 6-0in singles and two matches by a tally of 8-0.

    UMC returns to action March 24 at 2 p.m. against University of Mary in Fargo.