Ferris State Tennis Teams Fall To Nationally-Ranked Valdosta State

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams returned back to action on Tuesday (March 11) against highly-regarded Valdosta State (Va.) in non-league action, but both teams suffered setbacks at the VSU Tennis Courts in Valdosta, Ga.

The Bulldog men's team dropped an 8-1 decision against the nationally 14th-ranked Blazers while the women's squad fell 9-0 to 20th-ranked VSU in afternoon action.

In the men's match, the Bulldogs picked up their lone win of the day at the number one singles flight as Laurent Galarneau recorded a 6-0, 6-3 triumph for FSU. However, Valdosta State swept the doubles round and took the bottom five singles positions to earn the triumph.

Meanwhile, the Blazers recorded the sweep on the women's side with all six singles wins coming in straight-sets. FSU's number two doubles tandem of Janie Sell and Sydney Berens narrowly fell 9-8 (7-4) for the closest match of the women's contest.

Both Ferris State teams continue their spring break trip on Wednesday (March 12) as they face Flagler in non-conference action at St. Augustine, Fla. The men's match will get underway at 10 a.m. (ET) with the women's tilt to follow at approximately 3 p.m. (ET).

Complete results of both matches can be found below:

MEN'S MATCH - #14 VSU Men's Tennis 8, Ferris State 1
Mar 11, 2014 at Valdosta, Ga. (VSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Laurent Galarneau (FS) def. Francisco Yim Kim (VSUMT) 6-0, 6-3
2. Mario Navarro Bayo (VSUMT) def. Aaron Dial (FS) 6-0, 6-0
3. Joachim Schemm (VSUMT) def. Laurent Mailloux (FS) 6-1, 6-2
4. Gereon Heitmann (VSUMT) def. Otto Keresztes (FS) 6-4, 6-3
5. Niklas Herbring (VSUMT) def. Jose Calero (FS) 6-3, 6-3
6. Sebastian Jasyk (VSUMT) def. A Giacomazzi Serafim (FS) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Francisco Yim Kim/Niklas Herbring (VSUMT) def. Laurent Galarneau/Aaron Dial (FS) 8-4
2. Mario Navarro Bayo/Sebastian Jasyk (VSUMT) def. Otto Keresztes/Laurent Mailloux (FS) 9-7
3. Joachim Schemm/Gereon Heitmann (VSUMT) def. Jose Calero/Will Huntington (FS) 8-4

WOMEN'S MATCH - #20 Valdosta State 9, Ferris State 0
Mar 11, 2014 at Valdosta, Ga. (VSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Michelle Fischer (VSUWT) def. Ana Jan (FSW) 6-3, 6-2
2. Laura Ubeda (VSUWT) def. Gabrielle Demchenko (FSW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jennifer Rink (VSUWT) def. Janie Sell (FSW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Sydney Berens (FSW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Julianna Boehm (VSUWT) def. Rebecca Beloungea (FSW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Joanna Lario (VSUWT) def. Anne Smudz (FSW) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Michelle Fischer/Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Ana Jan/Gabrielle Demchenko (FSW) 8-1
2. Jessica Tuggle/Moriah Hibbard (VSUWT) def. Janie Sell/Sydney Berens (FSW) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Laura Ubeda/Julianna Boehm (VSUWT) def. Rebecca Beloungea/Anne Smudz (FSW) 8-0
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