Early Lead Helps Panthers Top Bulldogs In Women's Tennis Action

Early Lead Helps Panthers Top Bulldogs In Women's Tennis Action

Big Rapids, Mich. - Visiting Davenport University jumped out to an early lead following the doubles round and pulled out a 6-3 win over Ferris State in non-conference women's tennis action on Tuesday (Feb. 18) evening inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

The host Bulldogs took the number two doubles flight, but the Panthers captured wins at the first and third spots to grab a 2-1 edge after tandem play.

In singles action, Ferris State received wins from senior Ana Jan in a three-setter at the number one flight along with a straight-set victory for freshman Gabrielle Demchenko at the second spot in the lineup.

However, Davenport swept the third thru sixth singles positions to notch the victory.

Ferris State fell to 8-11 overall this campaign with the loss in its second dual match of the spring season.

The Bulldogs will hit the road for their next six matches beginning with a trip to face Southern Indiana on Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m. (ET). FSU will then face Indianapolis on the road the following day (March 2) before playing four matches on a spring break trip with encounters in Ohio, Georgia and Florida.

Below are the complete match results:

Davenport 6, Ferris State 3
Feb 18, 2014 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center)

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Alyssa Fuentes (DUWT) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
2. Gabrielle Demchenko (FS) def. Emily Spiech (DUWT) 6-1, 6-3
3. Puck Luttikhuis (DUWT) def. Janie Sell (FS) 7-5, 1-6, 6-0
4. Kristi Kuzdal (DUWT) def. Sydney Berens (FS) 6-4, 7-6
5. Montserrat Elizondo (DUWT) def. Rebecca Beloungea (FS) 6-2, 6-3
6. Angelica Woods (DUWT) def. Anne Smudz (FS) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Alyssa Fuentes/Emily Spiech (DUWT) def. Ana Jan/Gabrielle Demchenko (FS) 8-4
2. Janie Sell/Sydney Berens (FS) def. Kristi Kuzdal/Puck Luttikhuis (DUWT) 8-6
3. Montserrat Elizondo/Marcie Kooyers (DUWT) def. Rebecca Beloungea/Anne Smudz (FS) 8-3