Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis squad ran into another formidable opponent on Wednesday (March 12) as the Bulldogs fell 6-3 to perennial power Flagler in non-league play at St. Augustine, Fla.
The match came as part of FSU's annual spring break trip with the Bulldogs currently playing matches this week in three states - Ohio, Georgia & Florida.
Against Flagler, the Bulldogs led 2-1 following doubles play as FSU picked up wins by default at both the second and third flights in the lineup.
However, the Saints, who were ranked 44th in the nation, rebounded to win five of the six singles positions to claim the triumph.
Ferris State's lone win in individual play came from Laurent Mailloux at the number three flight by a 6-4, 6-4 count.
The 37th-ranked Bulldogs will wrap up their trip later this week with two non-conference matchups remaining on the slate. FSU first visits Georgia College on Friday (March 14) before facing North Georia on Saturday (March 15) with both contests slated for 11 a.m. (ET) starts.
Below are the complete match results:
Flagler 6, Ferris State 3
Mar 12, 2014 at St. Augustine, Fla.
|1. Jose Martinez (FLAGLER) def. Laurent Galarneau (FS) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4|
|2. Inigo Landaluce (FLAGLER) def. Aaron Dial (FS) 6-1, 6-3|
|3. Laurent Mailloux (FS) def. Hermann Gertmann (FLAGLER) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Bruno Padilha (FLAGLER) def. Otto Keresztes (FS) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Emilio Preis (FLAGLER) def. Jose Calero (FS) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4|
|6. Uriel Oquendo (FLAGLER) def. A Giacomazzi Serafim (FS) 6-2, 6-4|
|1. Jose Martinez/Inigo Landaluce (FLAGLER) def. Laurent Galarneau/Aaron Dial (FS) 8-4|
|2. Otto Keresztes/Laurent Mailloux (FS) def. Hermann Gertmann/Emilio Preis (FLAGLER), by default|
|3. Jose Calero/Will Huntington (FS) def. Bruno Padilha/Uriel Oquendo (FLAGLER), by default|