October 22, 2011

Women's Tennis Wins GLIAC Tourney Match

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team bounced back from an opening-round loss to beat Saginaw Valley State by a 5-1 score in the second round of the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Saturday (Oct. 22) afternoon in Midland, Mich.

The fifth-seeded Bulldogs took out the eighth-seeded Cardinals in the contest at the Midland Community Tennis Center after falling in their quarterfinal match to fourth-seeded Ashland on Friday (Oct. 21) night.

FSU bolted out to a 2-1 lead following the doubles round and captured the first three completed singles flights en route to the win.

With the triumph, FSU improved to 9-5 overall this season while the Cardinals fell to 5-9 on the year.

Ferris State will face sixth-seeded Lake Superior State in the sixth-place match at the tournament on Sunday (Oct. 23) starting at 9:30 a.m. (ET).

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 5, Saginaw Valley 1
Oct 22, 2011 at Midland, Mich. (MCTC)

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) vs. Yunjiao Shangguan (SV) unfinished
2. Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Meghan Woody (SV) 6-3, 6-0
3. Melissa Flowers (FS) vs. Charlotte Wong (SV) unfinished
4. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Bobbi Enos (SV) 6-4, 6-1
5. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Annessa Campian (SV) 6-3, 6-1
6. Mary Coleman (FS) vs. Theresa Frederick (SV) unfinished
 
Doubles competition
1. Yunjiao Shangguan/Meghan Woody (SV) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-6
2. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Charlotte Wong/Annessa Campian (SV) 8-1
3. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) def. Bobbi Enos/Katie Piorkowski (SV) 8-6
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