Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis team kicked off its 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) slate with a 7-2 win over Lake Superior State on Friday (March 18) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.
The Bulldogs built a 2-1 lead following doubles play with LSSU's lone victory coming at the number one flight.
In singles action, the Lakers managed to win the top singles position, but Ferris captured the remaining five singles spots, including four in straight-sets, to pull out the win.
Ferris State improved to 6-2 overall this season by winning its league opener while the Lakers fell to 1-11 overall and 0-1 in the GLIAC.
The Bulldogs are currently ranked 40th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II National Poll along with sixth in the Midwest Region.
FSU continues its league-opening weekend homestand by hosting Michigan Tech on Saturday (March 19) with match time set for 10 a.m. (ET) in Big Rapids.
Below are the complete match results:
#40 Ferris State 7, Lake Superior State 2
Mar 18, 2011 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center)
|1. Sergiu Laza (LSSU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Jack Swan (FS) def. Brandon Clayton (LSSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3|
|3. Steven Roberts (FS) def. Robert Nelson (LSSU) 6-1, 6-1|
|4. Justin Hermes (FS) def. J. Gaberiel-Oliveira (LSSU) 6-2, 6-1|
|5. Oriol Vidal Cortes (FS) def. Travis Toth (LSSU) 6-2, 6-4|
|6. Tyler Marengo (FS) def. Ryne DuShane (LSSU) 6-3, 6-3
|1. Sergiu Laza/Brandon Clayton (LSSU) def. Kyle Revall/Steven Roberts (FS) 8-6|
|2. Jack Swan/Tyler Marengo (FS) def. Travis Toth/Robert Nelson (LSSU) 8-2|
|3. Justin Hermes/Oriol Vidal Cortes (FS) def. Ryne DuShane/J. Gaberiel-Oliveira (LSSU) 8-2|