Women's Tennis Win Streak Halted By Calvin

Ferris' Tiffany Rheynard was the squad's lone double winner at Calvin (FSU Photo Services)
Ferris' Tiffany Rheynard was the squad's lone double winner at Calvin (FSU Photo Services)

Grand Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team saw its five-match winning streak come to an end on Tuesday (March 2) as the Bulldogs suffered a narrow 5-4 non-league loss at Calvin.

The Knights claimed the second and third doubles spots to take a 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.  They then were able to split the six singles flights in notching the victory.

Calvin improved to 3-1 overall this campaign with the triumph while FSU fell to 10-6 overall after suffering its first loss in four spring matches.

Junior Tiffany Rheynard was the lone double winner on the day for Ferris State as she pulled out a straight-set win at the second singles spot and teamed up with junior Amy Ingle for an 8-4 doubles victory at the number one position.

Ferris State will wrap up its regular-season play with four matches on its annual spring trip.  This year, the Bulldogs will travel to Missouri and Kansas where they will face Missouri-Kansas City, Northwest Missouri State, Southwest Baptist (Mo.) and Washburn (Kan.) from March 9-12.

FSU's first scheduled match on the trip is a non-league tilt at Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday, March 9, starting at 3 p.m. (EST).

Below are complete match results:

Singles competition
1. Melissa Ooosterhouse (CALVINW) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 6-1, 6-3
2. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Kaitlin Spoelhof (CALVINW) 6-2, 7-5
3. Elisabeth Geenen (CALVINW) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Rachel Strikwerda (CALVINW) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-4, 7-5
5. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Michelle Busscher (CALVINW) 6-2, 6-4
6. Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Rachel DeGroot (CALVINW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)

Doubles competition
1. Amy Ingle/Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Melissa Ooosterhouse/Kaitlin Spoelhof (CALVINW) 8-4
2. Jill VanVeen/Rachel Strikwerda (CALVINW) def. Natalie Diorio/Mary Coleman (FS) 8-4
3. Elisabeth Geenen/Rachel DeGroot (CALVINW) def. Melissa Flowers/Daniela Dimas (FS) 8-5