Ferris Drops Road Match To Bearcats

The 2008-09 women's tennis team
The 2008-09 women's tennis team

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams both dropped a pair of matches at nationally-ranked Lander (S.C.) on Tuesday (March 10) in Greenwood, S.C.

The Bulldog men's tennis squad jumped out to a 2-1 advantage after the doubles round, but suffered a 6-3 non-league setback to 16th-ranked Lander at the Joe Cabri Courts.

Meanwhile, the FSU women's squad also dropped a 6-3 decision to the Bearcats in afternoon play.

The Ferris men's tennis team fell to 4-3 overall with its second consecutive loss on its annual spring trip. Lander battled back from a 2-1 deficit to claim five of the six singles matches en route to the win.

In the women's match, the 40th-ranked Bearcats took two of the three doubles positions and captured wins in four of the six singles flights. Ferris fell to 10-9 overall in women's play with the loss.

Lander improved to 5-3 overall in men's action and 7-1 on the year in women's competition with the sweep of the Bulldogs.

Both Ferris State teams previously opened their annual spring trips by falling at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina (S.C.) by identical 7-0 scores on Monday (March 9).

The Ferris squads will continue their trip by visiting Francis Marion (S.C.) on Wednesday (March 11) for dual matches starting at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) in Florence, S.C.

Women's Singles:
1. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Anni Pajunen (LUW) 6-2, 6-2
2. Vuokko Vahatalo (LUW) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 7-6, 7-6
3. Eliza Adusumilli (LUW) def. Natalie Diorio (FS) 6-2, 7-6
4. Caitlin Fell (LUW) def. Jennifer Prisner (FS) 6-0, 6-3
5. Nicola James (LUW) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-3, 6-1
6. Mary Coleman (FS) def. Ana Luiza Zaia (LUW) 6-3, 6-4

Women's Doubles:
1. Amy Ingle/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Anni Pajunen/Ana Luiza Zaia (LUW) 8-4
2. Eliza Adusumilli/Nicola James (LUW) def. Jennifer Prisner/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-4
3. Caitlin Fell/Vuokko Vahatalo (LUW) def. Melissa Flowers/Mary Coleman (FS) 8-4