Ferris State Suffers Setback In Battle Of Nationally-Ranked Foes
Big Rapids, Mich. - Nationally 39th-ranked Indianapolis battled back in singles play to record a 6-3 win over the 37th-ranked Ferris State University men's tennis team in a regional showdown on Sunday (March 2) afternoon at the UIndy Tennis Center.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the doubles round, but the Greyhounds bounced back to win five of the six singles flights to score the win. Indianapolis improved to 5-1 overall this year by beating a Bulldog team that was listed higher in the regional rankings.
Ferris State picked up doubles wins at both the first and second flights. The tandem of Laurent Galarneau and Aaron Dial were 8-6 winners at the top spot with the pairing of Laurent Mailloux and Otto Keresztes taking an 8-4 win at the number two flight.
However, in singles play, the Greyhounds captured victories at both of the top two spots along with the bottom three flights as FSU's lone win was a Mailloux victory at third singles.
Ferris State dropped to 2-6 overall this season with the setback.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday (March 8) as they visit Northwestern Ohio for a 10 a.m. (ET) non-conference match. The encounter opens a five-match spring break trip for FSU, which will also play matches in both Georgia and Florida over the course of a week span.
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Ferris State-Indianapolis Boxscore