Ferris State Women's Tennis Concludes Action At ITA Regional Championships

ITA Regionals

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis squad wrapped up action in the 2018 Intercollegaite Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Championships on Monday (Sept. 17) with final-day play in Grand Rapids.

The individual-based event was hosted by Grand Valley State University with first-round action taking place on Saturday followed by day two competition on Sunday and the finals on Monday.

In Monday's action, freshman Brittany Lavenant fell in the semifinal round of the "B" singles bracket and concluded the tournament with a 4-1 overall record. She was FSU's lone competitor in Monday's final day of competition.

Previously, the tandem of senior Amiena Houston and freshman Sam Stephenson posted a perfect 4-0 record and captured the "B" flight doubles championship on Sunday.

In the "A" singles bracket, freshman Isabela Paixao recorded a 1-1 overall record in the tournament. Junior Silvia Verebes dropped her opening match and finished 0-2 after bowing out of the consolation round.

However, in doubles play, Paixao and Verebes paired up to notch a 3-1 overall record and reached the semifinal round before falling in the "A" doubles bracket. Their wins included an upset of the second-seeded duo in round two action.

Finally, Houston competed in the "B" singles tourney and went 2-1 overall.

FSU will begin Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday (Sept. 22) back at Grand Valley State with match time set for 10 a.m. (ET).