February 20, 2013

Men's Tennis Pulls Out Close Home Victory Over Aquinas

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis team won its second consecutive match as the Bulldogs beat Aquinas 5-4 in a close contest on Wednesday (Feb. 20) night at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 overall this season with the win over the Saints, who dropped to 3-2 on the year after the non-league setback.

Ferris State captured wins at the numbers one and three doubles positions to grab a 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.

During the singles round, the Bulldogs managed to win both the first and second flights and also came away with a victory at the number five position to pull out the home win.

The triumph included a three-set win by top singles player Laurent Galarneau.

Ferris State opens Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play at home this weekend as the Bulldogs host Tiffin on Friday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m. (ET).  FSU also hosts Ohio Dominican and Findlay on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 5, Aquinas College 4
Feb 20, 2013 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center) 

Singles competition
1. Laurent Galarneau (FS) def. Aaron Hendrick (AQMT) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
2. Sergiu Laza (FS) def. Nik Artaev (AQMT) 6-3, 7-6
3. Kristoff Saari (AQMT) def. Tyler Marengo (FS) 6-3, 6-4
4. Kyle Masteller (AQMT) def. Razvan Mag (FS) 6-2, 6-1
5. Otto Keresztes (FS) def. Andy Struble (AQMT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Frankie Fischer (AQMT) def. Aaron Dial (FS) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Laurent Galarneau/Razvan Mag (FS) def. Aaron Hendrick/Nik Artaev (AQMT) 8-5
2. Kyle Masteller/Kristoff Saari (AQMT) def. Sergiu Laza/Tyler Marengo (FS) 8-5
3. Otto Keresztes/Aaron Dial (FS) def. Michael Sendor/Frankie Fischer (AQMT) 9-7
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