Women's Tennis Wins Third-Straight Match

FSU's Tabitha Simpson was a double-winner versus Tiffin (FSU Photo Services)
FSU's Tabitha Simpson was a double-winner versus Tiffin (FSU Photo Services)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team remained unbeaten by picking up its third consecutive victory to start the 2010-11 season with an 8-1 triumph over Tiffin in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday (Sept. 11) in Tiffin, Ohio.

The Bulldogs improved to both 3-0 overall and in league action with their second win in as many days on the road.

FSU claimed the three doubles flights to take a 3-0 advantage heading into singles play where they managed to win five of six spots to put the match away.

The lone Dragon victory came at the number two singles flight were Malaika Bora Messi topped FSU senior Amy Ingle by a 6-2, 2-6, 10-3 count.  Ferris took the other five positions in straight-sets.

The Bulldogs wrap up their three-match weekend road swing by taking on Wayne State on Sunday, Sept. 12, with match time set for 11 a.m. (EDT) in Detroit, Mich.

Singles competition
1. Alina Stanila (FSW) def. Emily Egan-Morris (TUW) 6-1, 6-3
2. Malaika Bora Messi (TUW) def. Amy Ingle (FSW) 6-2, 2-6, 10-3
3. Tiffany Rheynard (FSW) def. Jessie Stefanov (TUW) 6-2, 6-4
4. Melissa Flowers (FSW) def. Taylor Cooper (TUW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Tabitha Simpson (FSW) def. Nicole Ardner (TUW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Natalie Diorio (FSW) def. Renee Mattson (TUW) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Amy Ingle/Tiffany Rheynard (FSW) def. Malaika Bora Messi/Emily Egan-Morris (TUW) 8-6
2. Alina Stanila/Melissa Flowers (FSW) def. Jessie Stefanov/Taylor Cooper (TUW) 8-1
3. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FSW) def. Nicole Ardner/Renee Mattson (TUW) 8-0