Women's Tennis Tops Tiffin In GLIAC Play

Women's Tennis Tops Tiffin In GLIAC Play

Big Rapids, Mich. - A strong doubles start keyed the Ferris State University women's tennis team to a 6-3 win over Tiffin in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Friday (Sept. 9) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

The Bulldogs swept the three doubles flights against the visiting Dragons and then split the six singles positions to take the win.

FSU improved to 3-0 both overall and in league competition this fall with the triumph.

Ferris State won both the first and second doubles positions by identical 8-5 scores with the third flight tandem scoring an 8-2 win.

In singles play, all three Bulldog victories came in straight-sets while two of Tiffin's three wins were the result of capturing third-set tiebreakers.

Ferris State wraps up its three-match weekend homestand against Wayne State on Saturday (Sept. 10) with match time set for 11 a.m. (ET) at the Racquet and Fitness Center.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 6, Tiffin 3
Sep 09, 2011 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center)

Singles competition
1. Malaika Bora Messi (TUW) def. Ana Jan (FS) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
2. Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Taylor Cooper (TUW) 6-3, 6-1
3. Anna Scherting (TUW) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-3, 6-4
4. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Nicole Ardner (TUW) 6-1, 6-0
5. Chelsea Beck (TUW) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 7-5, 1-6, 10-4
6. Mary Coleman (FS) def. Cassie Dye (TUW) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Malaika Bora Messi/Taylor Cooper (TUW) 8-5
2. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Anna Scherting/Chelsea Beck (TUW) 8-5
3. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) def. Nicole Ardner/Renee Mattson (TUW) 8-2