February 22, 2011

FSU Women's Tennis Registers Home Win

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team returned to action for the first time following fall competition and scored a 9-0 non-conference home win over Albion on Tuesday (Feb. 22) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs, who posted an 11-3 overall record in the fall and were 9-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) competition, took all three doubles flights and won the six singles spots in notching the victory.

Albion dropped to 2-1 overall this season with the setback under former Ferris head coach Scott Drew.

The Bulldogs claimed five of the six singles matches in straight-sets, including one by retirement at the top position.  Two of the wins came by identical 6-1, 6-0 scores and the fourth and six spots in the lineup.

Ferris State will hit the court again for another non-conference home tilt on Friday (Feb. 25) as FSU hosts another Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) foe in Hope College.  Match time is set for 3 p.m. (ET).

Below are complete match results:

Singles competition
1. Alina Stanila (FS) def. Shelley Zamler (ALBION) 6-0, 3-0, retired
2. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Marissa Cloutier (ALBION) 3-6, 6-1, 10-4
3. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Katie Blumberg (ALBION) 6-2, 7-5
4. Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Sarah Towler (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0
5. Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Allie Bloodworth (ALBION) 6-3, 6-1
6. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Marissa Messenger (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Tiffany Rheynard/Amy Ingle (FS) def. Marissa Cloutier/Shelley Zamler (ALBION) 8-5
2. Alina Stanila/Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Katie Blumberg/Sarah Towler (ALBION) 8-2
3. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Marissa Messenger/Leah Saurman (ALBION) 8-2
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