Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis squad, which is ranked #23 nationally, held onto first place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) standings as the Bulldogs capped off a big weekend with a decisive 7-2 triumph over West Michigan rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (March 31) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.
The Bulldogs beat the Lakers for their 11th-straight win this year on the heels of an identical 7-2 road win at Northwood on Thursday. FSU is now 14-2 overall and still unbeaten at 4-0 in the GLIAC to date.
Ferris State swept the doubles in round with three impressive victories in building an early 3-0 edge against the Lakers. FSU took the first flight 8-5 before winning the second spot 8-4 and the third 8-3 in the doubles round.
During singles action, GVSU's nationally 72nd-ranked Sebastian Lescoulle was a straight-set winner at the top singles flight and the Lakers also picked up a win at six singles, but Ferris State swept the second thru fifth positions in the lineup to earn the triumph.
Ferris State is next slated to face Edinboro (Pa.) in non-league action on the road Friday (April 6) in Ohio before playing a pair of league road outings at Tiffin and Wayne State on Saturday and Sunday (April 7-8), respectively.
After Saturday's action, the Bulldogs are currently one of two remaining teams left unbeaten in league action as FSU is 4-0 and Davenport 3-0 in the GLIAC.
Below are the complete match results:
|Position||Ferris State University||Grand Valley State University||Winner||Score|
|#1 Singles||Nur Adim Ramdani Iswan||#72 Sebastian Lescoulle||Grand Valley State University||6-1, 6-0|
|#2 Singles||Stew Sell||Jack Geissler||Ferris State University||6-2, 7-5|
|#3 Singles||Daniil Tarantinov||Alex Steenoven||Ferris State University||1-6, 6-0, 6-3|
|#4 Singles||Austin Debruyne||Nick Urban||Ferris State University||6-1, 7-5|
|#5 Singles||Pablo Munoz Baroja||DJ Colantone||Ferris State University||6-3, 6-2|
|#6 Singles||Mathis Guerre||Marcos Muniz||Grand Valley State University||7-6 (0), 6-1|
|#1 Doubles|| Stew Sell
Nur Adim Ramdani Iswan
| Alex Steenoven
|Ferris State University||8-5|
|#2 Doubles|| Daniil Tarantinov
| DJ Colantone
|Ferris State University||8-4|
|#3 Doubles|| Pablo Munoz Baroja
| Eric Zwemer
|Ferris State University||8-3|