FSU Splits First Two Matches At GLIAC Tourney

FSU Splits First Two Matches At GLIAC Tourney

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team will play for third place in the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Sunday (Oct. 24).

The Bulldogs suffered a narrow 5-4 semifinal loss to second-seeded Northwood in Saturday's (Oct. 23) second round at the Midland (Mich.) Community Tennis Center.

Previously, the third-seeded Bulldogs opened the three-day event with a 5-2 victory against number six seed Michigan Tech on Friday (Oct. 22) night.

The Bulldogs will face the fourth seed Wayne State in Sunday's final round with match time set for 9:15 a.m. (ET).

Northwood took a 2-1 advantage over FSU following the doubles round and the two teams then split the six singles flights as the Timberwolves recorded their second 5-4 win over FSU this fall.

In Friday's match against Michigan Tech, the Bulldogs won two of three doubles flights and then captured three of the first four singles matches en route to the victory.

Ferris State currently owns a 10-3 overall record to date this fall heading into Sunday's match.

Here are match results:

Ferris State 5, Michigan Tech 2
Oct 22, 2010 at Midland, Mich. (MCTC)

Singles competition
1. Alina Stanila (FS) def. Ploy Suthijindawong (MT) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
2. Natalia Lebedeva (MT) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 7-5, 6-4
3. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Nathalia Rondelli (MT) 7-5, 6-3
4. Tabitha Simpson (FS) vs. Anna Hegyi (MT) unfinished
5. Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Asel Otunchieva (MT) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
6. Natalie Diorio (FS) vs. Kira Eck (MT) unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Nathalia Rondelli/Ploy Suthijindawong (MT) def. Amy Ingle/Tiffany Rheynard (FS) 8-5
2. Alina Stanila/Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Natalia Lebedeva/Asel Otunchieva (MT) 8-2
3. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Anna Hegyi/Caitlin Hartley (MT) 8-2


Northwood 5, Ferris State 4
Oct 23, 2010 at Midland, Mich. (MCTC)

Singles competition
1. Alina Stanila (FS) def. Svenja Stephan (NU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Charlotte Sevin (NU) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 7-5, 6-1
3. Ayan Kobayashi (NU) def. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) 6-1, 6-0
4. Anne-Sophie Goujet (NU) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-4, 6-3
5. Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Nikoletta Kaposzta (NU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Nicole TenBrink (NU) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Amy Ingle/Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Svenja Stephan/Nikoletta Kaposzta (NU) 9-7
2. Charlotte Sevin/Anne-Sophie Goujet (NU) def. Alina Stanila/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-2
3. Ayan Kobayashi/Nicole TenBrink (NU) def. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) 8-4