A pair of Ferris State University women's tennis players have claimed All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors for the fall 2008 campaign in an announcement made today (Oct. 29) by the league office.
Bulldog sophomore Amy Ingle (Battle Creek/Hastings) attined All-GLIAC Second Team laurels while senior Ann Grant (Port Huron/Northern) was an honorable mention choice in voting conducted by the league's member head coaches. Nine players were named to both the first and second teams with 12 others earning honorable mention recognition.
Grand Valley State senior Audrey Koopsen picked up league Player of the Year honors, Victoria Zhilkina of Michigan Tech was tabbed as the Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year kudos were received by Northwood's Zane Colestock.
The 5-4 Ingle, who served as a team captain this season, recorded a 7-8 overall singles record and was 8-6 in doubles play this fall. She won four of her nine GLIAC matches at the number one flight in the FSU lineup. Meanwhile, she registered a 7-5 doubles record in dual action at the top spot in the lineup while pairing with different partners. Currently, Ingle owns a 18-19 career singles ledger and is 16-21 in doubles action during her Bulldog career to date.
Grant notched 6-4 singles and 4-3 doubles marks this fall season. The four-year letterwinner's current career records stand at 39-36 (singles) and 30-42 (doubles) to date. She played primarily at the number five singles flight and third doubles spot in the fall 2008 season. The 5-4 Grant also emerged victorious in six of her nine league singles encounters.
The Bulldogs wrapped up the fall season with a 6-6 overall record under second-year head coach Alex Palladino. FSU is tentatively slated to open the spring season by taking on Bellarmine (Ky.) on Friday, Feb. 13, in a 2:30 p.m. (EST) non-league tilt at Indianapolis, Ind.