Big Rapids, Mich. - Ashland University proved to be too tough for the Ferris State University women's tennis team as the Eagles scored a 7-2 victory over FSU in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Thursday (Oct. 6) afternoon in Ashland, Ohio.
The host Eagles bolted out to a 2-1 lead after the doubles round and then took wins at the top five singles flights en route to the convincing triumph.
Ferris State dropped to 6-3 both overall and in the GLIAC while Ashland improved to 8-2 with the victory.
FSU's lone doubles victory came by an 8-3 score at the number three flight while senior Mary Coleman recorded the only singles win with a 6-1, 6-0 decision at sixth spot in the lineup.
Four of Ashland's five wins in singles play came in straight-sets and the Eagles won both of the top two doubles positions by identical 8-4 margins.
Ferris State continues its three-match trip to Ohio by visiting Ohio Dominican on Friday (Oct. 7) for a 3 p.m. (ET) league encounter in Columbus, Ohio. The Bulldogs will then square off against Lake Erie on Saturday (Oct. 8) in a 10 a.m. (ET) league tilt at Painesville, Ohio.
Below are the complete match results:
Ashland 7, Ferris State 2
Oct 06, 2011 at Ashland, Ohio
|1. Victoria Goudy (AU) def. Ana Jan (FS) 6-2, 6-3|
|2. Erika Sullivan (AU) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-0, 6-1|
|3. Paige Cooper (AU) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-4, 3-6, 10-4|
|4. Zdenka Pozo (AU) def. Natalie Diorio (FS) 6-0, 6-3|
|5. Kira Kotova (AU) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 6-3, 6-1|
|6. Mary Coleman (FS) def. Sally Trout (AU) 6-1, 6-0|
|1. Paige Cooper/Victoria Goudy (AU) def. Melissa Flowers/Ana Jan (FS) 8-4|
|2. Zdenka Pozo/Erika Sullivan (AU) def. Natalie Diorio/Tabitha Simpson (FS) 8-4|
|3. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) def. Sally Trout/Kira Kotova (AU) 8-3|