FSU Women's Tennis Drops Road Match

FSU freshman Tabitha Simpson was the Bulldogs' lone winner at UMKC (FSU Photo Services)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team opened its annual spring trip with a 5-1 setback in non-league play at NCAA Division I Missouri-Kansas City on Tuesday (March 9) afternoon in North Kansas City, Mo.

The Bulldogs fell to 10-7 overall this campaign with the loss while the Kangaroos improved to 2-7 on the season in the win at the Northland Racquet Club.

In the win, UMKC freshman Laura Bouet tied a school single-season win record by recording her 10th victory of the campaign in a 6-2, 6-4 triumph at the second flight over FSU's Tiffany Rheynard.

In the other singles matches, Missouri Kansas City's Eva Dalvai battled back from a set down to defeat FSU's Amy Ingle, 3-6, 6-2, 10-8, at the top flight while Suzan Lisenby beat the Bulldogs' Melissa Flowers, 6-5, 6-4 in fourth singles competition.  Jillian Yakominich took her match from Ferris' number five player Natalie Diorio by a 7-6, 6-1 count.  

In the sixth singles flight, UMKC's Holly Davis won the first set of her match against Daniela Dimas, 6-3, and was down in the second set, 2-3, before the match was called due to time. 

Ferris' lone win of the day came at the number three flight where Bulldog freshman Tabitha Simpson topped Chelsea Horner 6-3, 6-0.

In doubles action, all three Kangaroo teams picked up wins to give UMKC the doubles point as the tandem round counted as only a single point in the final team score per NCAA Division I regulations.  Dalvai and Horner beat Ingle and Rheynard, 8-5, at the top flight while Lisenby and Bouet defeated Diorio and FSU's Mary Coleman at number two, 8-0.  In number three doubles play, Jessica Ball and Yakominich downed Ferris' Flowers and Dimas, 8-6.

The Bulldog women's tennis team continues its four-match swing to Missouri and Kansas by visiting Northwest Missouri State on Wednesday (March 10) for a 2 p.m. (EST) non-league tilt in Marysville, Mo.

Singles Results
No. 1 - Eva Dalvai (UMKC) def. Amy Ingle (FSU), 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
No. 2 - Laura Bouet (UMKC) def. Tiff Rheynard (FSU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Tabitha Simpson (FSU) def. Chelsea Horner (UMKC), 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 - Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) def. Melissa Flowers (FSU), 6-5, 6-4
No. 5 - Jillian Yakominich (UMKC) def. Natalie Diorio (FSU), 7-6, 6-1
No. 6 - Holly Davis (UMKC) vs. Daniela Dimas (FSU), 6-3, 2-3, DNF

Doubles Results
No. 1 - Dalvai/Horner (UMKC) def. Ingle/Rheynard (FSU), 8-5
No. 2 - Lisenby/Bouet (UMKC) def. Diorio/Coleman (FSU), 8-0
No. 3 - Ball/Yakominich (UMKC) def. Flowers/Dimas (FSU), 8-6
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