FSU Suffers Setback In GLIAC Home Match

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team dropped its regular-season Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) finale to archrival Grand Valley State on Thursday (Oct. 13) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

The visiting Lakers took an 8-1 victory in a contest that was rescheduled due to a power outage on the FSU campus on Sept. 30.

The Lakers quickly took control as they won all three doubles flights, including a pair of 8-5 wins at the second and third positions.

Ferris State's lone win of the day came in singles play where number one player Ana Jan recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the top spot in the lineup.

However, GVSU won the final five singles flights to earn the victory.

The Bulldogs wrapped up league regular-season play with an 8-4 overall and league record.

FSU will take part in the 2011 GLIAC Tournament on Oct. 21-23 in Midland, Mich.


Below are the complete match results:

Grand Valley State 8, Ferris State 1
Oct 13, 2011 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center)

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Niki Shipman (GV) 6-4, 6-4
2. Tara Hayes (GV) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-0, 6-1
3. Leah Dancz (GV) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 7-5, 6-0
4. Lexi Rice (GV) def. Natalie Diorio (FS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Anne Marie Morin (GV) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 6-1, 6-4
6. Alyssa Lucas (GV) def. Mary Coleman (FS) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Tara Hayes/Alyssa Lucas (GV) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-1
2. Leah Dancz/Allison Fecko (GV) def. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) 8-5
3. Niki Shipman/Lexi Rice (GV) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) 8-5
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