Women's Tennis

2006-07 News

May 3: Ferris' Season Comes To An End In NCAA-II Regional Play

The Ferris State University women's tennis team saw its season come to an end Thursday (May 3) as the Bulldogs suffered a heart-breaking 5-4 loss to nationally-ranked Indianapolis in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional at Midland, Mich.

The Greyhounds captured the opening match of the four-team regional held at Northwood University's Gerstacker Tennis Center by capturing the bottom four singles flights. Ferris took a 2-1 lead after the doubles round with wins at the top two flights. In singles play, however, the Bulldogs managed only two victories as Indianapolis earned the triumph.

Perhaps, the closest match of the day came in number four singles play where Indianapolis' Megan Farley topped Bulldog senior Allison Halbert (Battle Creek/Pennfield) in narrow fashion by a a count of 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) as the match came down to a third-set tiebreaker. The Greyounds' Laura Phillip also needed three sets to defeat FSU senior Jenna O'Dell (Escanaba) at the third spot in the lineup with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 win.

The Ferris State women's team, which was ranked 39th nationally in the most recent (April 27) Fila Division II National Rankings, was making its 12th consecutive regional tournament appearance and 17th overall NCAA-II National Tournament bid.

FSU closes the season with an 11-11 overall record under second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun while the 38th-ranked Greyhounds improved to 12-2 overall and will advance to Friday's (May 4) regional final against the winner of today's Northwood-West Liberty State (W.Va.) match.

The loss was Ferris' second-straight to Indianapolis to finish the 2006-07 campaign. The Greyhounds also recorded a narrow 5-4 win over Ferris to close the regular-season on April 1 at Indianapolis, Ind.

In addition to Halbert and O'Dell, the Bulldogs will also lose two other senior players from this year's team in Molly Basha (Eau Claire, Wis./Regis) and Marissa Muchow (Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon). Together, the four seniors helped the Bulldogs to a four-year overall record of 56-28, including a 33-5 record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action.

Indianapolis 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Lindsey Fischer (INDY) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Ashley Liles (INDY) 6-3, 6-1
3. Laura Phillip (INDY) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Megan Farley (INDY) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Kristen Volz (INDY) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-3, 6-2
6. Jeannie Hartley (INDY) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Lindsey Fischer/Ashley Liles (INDY) 8-4
2. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) def. Jeannie Hartley/Melanie Sullivan (INDY) 8-5
3. Laura Phillip/Kristen Volz (INDY) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-1


April 1: Ferris Falls To Two Nationally-Ranked Foes

The Ferris State University women's tennis team suffered a pair of losses to nationally-ranked opponents this past weekend (March 31-April 1) at Indianapolis, Ind. FSU suffered a 6-3 setback versus 22nd-ranked Drury (Mo.) in neutral site play Saturday (March 31) before falling in a road match at 35th-ranked Indianapolis Sunday (April 1) morning.

Sunday's match was the last scheduled spring encounter for the Bulldogs, who are ranked 39th overall in the latest Fila Division II National Rankings along with fifth in the Great Lakes Region. Eight teams will be invited to the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Tournament scheduled for May 3-5 at two regional sites. Official national pairings will be announced later this month.

The Bulldogs are currently 11-10 overall this season and posted a 7-2 GLIAC regular-season slate last fall.

Drury (Mo.) 6, Ferris State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Mouna Sabri (DRURY) 6-1, 7-5
2. Alejandra Miranda-Sanchez (DRURY) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 6-1, 6-3
3. Khrystsina Tryboi (DRURY) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-0, 6-2
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Eva Hankova (DRURY) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Thu Mai (DRURY) def. Ann Grant (FS) 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
6. Megan Blosser (DRURY) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. A. Miranda-Sanchez/Thu Mai (DRURY) 8-5
2. Mouna Sabri/Khrystsina Tryboi (DRURY) def. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) 8-5
3. Megan Blosser/Eva Hankova (DRURY) def. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-2

Indianapolis 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Fischer, Lindsey (UINDY) 6-4, 6-0
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Liles, Ashley (UINDY) 6-4, 6-4
3. Phillipp, Laura (UINDY) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Sullivan, Melanie (UINDY) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
5. Volz, Kristen (UINDY) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-3, 6-1
6. Hartley, Jeannie (UINDY) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Fischer, Lindsey/Liles, Ashley (UINDY) 8-1
2. Hartley, Jeannie/Sullivan, Melanie (UINDY) def. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) 9-8
3. Volz, Kristen/Phillipp, Laura (UINDY) def. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-6


March 25: Ferris Women's Tennis Drops Two Matches Sunday

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad suffered a pair of non-league road losses to NCAA Division I opponents Sunday (March 25). FSU dropped a shortened 4-0 decision at Toledo (Ohio) in the morning match before falling to Bowling Green State 7-0 in afternoon play.

In the morning match, the Bulldogs dropped all three doubles flights and then fell in three completed singles matches versus the Rockets at Toledo's Varsity Courts in Toledo, Ohio. The match was halted early due to scheduling conflicts with FSU's afternoon match.

In the afternoon match, Ferris managed to win one of the three doubles spots as the nationally 10th-ranked tandem of seniors Marissa Muchow and Molly Basha were victorious in top flight action against the Falcons on BGSU's Keefe Courts at Bowling Green, Ohio. However, BGSU bounced back to win all six singles flights to pick up the win.

The doubles round counted as a single point in the final team score per NCAA Division I regulations. Ferris dropped to 11-8 overall this campaign with the two setbacks.

Ferris State, which is presently ranked 39th overall in the latest Fila Division II National Rankings, continues spring action Saturday, March 31, by taking on nationally 22nd-ranked Drury (Mo.) in non-league neutral site play at Indianapolis, Ind. Match time is set for 4 p.m. (EDT).

FSU is then scheduled to face Inidanapolis in a 9 a.m. (EDT) non-conference road encounter Sunday, April 1, at Indianapolis.

Toledo (Ohio) 4, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Myriam Cueva (UT) def. Molly Basha (FS) 6-1, 6-0
2. Martina Wodzinski (UT) vs. Marissa Muchow (FS) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
3. Maha Guirguis (UT) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-0, 6-0
4. Nadia Zoubareva (UT) vs. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-3, 4-3, unfinished
5. Jessica Azoulay (UT) vs. Ann Grant (FS) 6-3, 1-3, unfinished
6. Sarah Horning (UT) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Myriam Cueva/Nadia Zoubareva (UT) def. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) 8-6
2. Martina Wodzinski/Maha Guirguis (UT) def. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) 8-1
3. Jenny Belsky/Sarah Horning (UT) def. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-5

Bowling Green State 7, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Ashley Jakupcin (BGSU) def. Molly Basha (FS) 6-3, 6-2
2. Samantha Kintzel (BGSU) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kelsey Jakupcin (BGSU) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jenna Nussbaum (BGSU) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Andrea Volle (BGSU) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-3, 6-3
6. Stefanie Menoff (BGSU) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Kelsey Jakupcin/Jenna Nussbaum (BGSU) 8-5
2. Katia Babina/Andrea Volle (BGSU) def. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) 8-2
3. Samantha Kintzel/Stefanie Menoff (BGSU) def. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-2


March 8: Women's Tennis Back On Track After Road Win

The Ferris State University women's tennis team got back on track with a 8-1 triumph over Kalamazoo in non-league action Thursday (March 9) in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Bulldogs improved to 11-6 overall with the win in the final match of their spring break trip. FSU swept the doubles round and took all but the sixth singles flight to record the victory.

Ferris State returns to action Saturday, March 24, at NCAA Division I Toledo (Ohio) with match time set for 4:30 p.m. (EST) in Toledo, Ohio.

Ferris State 8, Kalamazoo 1

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Mary Atallah (KZOO-W) 6-2, 6-2
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Megan Fink (KZOO-W) 6-4, 6-1
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Laura Spencer (KZOO-W) 3-6, 6-3, 11-9
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Ayano Nakamura (KZOO-W) 7-5, 6-4
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Smitha Gudipati (KZOO-W) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8
6. Lindsay Zuhlke (KZOO-W) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Mary Atallah/Laura Spencer (KZOO-W) 8-3
2. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) def. Megan Fink/Lindsay Zuhlke (KZOO-W) 8-5
3. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Ayano Nakamura/Sayako Nakagawa (KZOO-W) 8-6


March 6: Ferris Falls To Nationally Top-Ranked Team In Spring Break Match

The Ferris State University women's tennis team dropped a 5-0 decision to NAIA national power Auburn-Montgomery on its spring trip Monday (March 6) in Montgomery, Ala.

The Lady Senators, who are ranked first in the latest NAIA National Rankings, swept the doubles round and then took the first two completed singles flights to notch the victory. The match was played first to five points.

FSU is presently ranked 30th in the latest Fila Division II National Rankings. The Bulldogs own a current 10-6 overall record to date and are listed fifth in the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Rankings.

Ferris State next returns to Michigan and will take on Kalamazoo Thursday (March 8) in a 4:30 p.m. (EST) match at Kalamazoo, Mich.

Auburn-Montgomery 5, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Kamila Dadakhodjaeva (AUB-MONT) vs. Molly Basha (FS) unfinished
2. Tereza Veverkova (AUB-MONT) vs. Marissa Muchow (FS) unfinished
3. Yudeshnee Pillay (AUB-MONT) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-1, 6-1
4. Nadia Lysak (AUB-MONT) vs. Allison Halbert (FS) unfinished
5. Hannah Kuervers (AUB-MONT) vs. Ann Grant (FS) unfinished
6. Rachel Dunlavy (AUB-MONT) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Veverkova/Kuervers (AUB-MONT) def. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) 8-5
2. Kamila Dadakhodjaeva/Nadia Lysak (AUB-MONT) def. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) 8-4
3. Yudeshnee Pillay/Rachel Dunlavy (AUB-MONT) def. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-0


March 5: Ferris Wins One Of Three Matches To Open Spring Trip

The Ferris State University women's tennis team dropped its first two matches of a spring break trip, but boucnced back to shut out West Alabama Monday (March 5) in non-league play at Livingston, Ala.

The Bulldogs began the trip by traveling to Greencastle, Ind., for a pair of matches against NCAA Division III schools Saturday (March 3). FSU suffered a 7-2 loss to nationally seventh-ranked host DePauw (Ind.) in the morning match before falling to 16th-ranked Denison (Ohio) in a narrow 5-4 neutral site decision during the afternoon session. Ferris rebounded to sweep West Alabama 9-0 Monday afternoon.

FSU is presently ranked 30th in the latest Fila Division II National Rankings. The Bulldogs own a current 10-5 overall record to date and are listed fifth in the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Rankings.

Ferris State continues its spring break trip by visiting Auburn-Montgomery Tuesday (March 6) for a 1 p.m. (EST) tilt. Ferris then returns to Michigan and will take on Kalamazoo Thursday (March 8) in a 4:30 p.m. (EST) match at Kalamazoo, Mich.

DePauw (Ind.) 7, Ferris State 2

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Amrita Padda (DEPAUW) 6-0, 6-2
2. Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-4
3. Sallie Crawford (DEPAUW) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-4, 6-4
6. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Erin Andrade/Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) 8-6
2. Amrita Padda/Sallie Crawford (DEPAUW) def. Jenna O'Dell/Ann Grant (FS) 8-2
3. Betsey Flanzer/Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) def. Allison Halbert/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-2

Denison (Ohio) 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Meghan Damico (DENISON) 6-1, 7-5
2. Marta Drane (DENISON) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 6-3, 6-4
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Kendra Murray (DENISON) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Whitney Block (DENISON) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-0, 6-4
5. Erin Gorsich (DENISON) def. Ann Grant (FS) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
6. Sarah Mitchiner (DENISON) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Marta Drane/Whitney Block (DENISON) 8-5
2. Kendra Murray/Meghan Damico (DENISON) def. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) 8-4
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Kara Zdanowski/Sarah Mitchiner (DENISON) 9-8 (7-5)

Ferris State 9, West Alabama 0

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Adanys Clerch (UWA) 6-1, 6-0
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Amy Cole (UWA) 6-0, 7-5
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Amy Frazier (UWA) 6-2, 6-0
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Rama Siby (UWA) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Amanda Morgan (UWA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Niki Noto (UWA) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Amy Cole/Adanys Clerch (UWA) 8-5
2. Allison Halbert/Ann Grant (FS) def. Amy Frazier/Rama Siby (UWA) 8-2
3. Jenna O'Dell/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Amanda Morgan/Niki Noto (UWA) 8-0


Oct. 28: Ferris Finishes Third Overall At GLIAC Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis team wrapped up its fall campaign with a third-place overall finish in the 2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships, which finished Saturday (Oct. 28) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

Ferris posted a 5-3 win over number five seed Lake Superior State in Saturday's third place match after splitting a pair of matches in the first day of the event Friday (Oct. 27). The third-seeded Bulldogs topped sixth-seeded Michigan Tech 5-2 in their opening round match before suffering a 5-4 setback to second-seeded Grand Valley State in Friday afternoon's semifinals.

The Bulldogs fell behind 2-1 following the doubles round against Lake Superior State, but came back to win four of the five completed singles flights in registering the victory.

Ferris concluded the fall season with a 9-3 overall record. FSU is tentatively slated to open the spring campaign Saturday, Feb. 17, with a non-league encounter at NCAA Division I Bowling Green State in Bowling Green, Ohio. Match time is still to be determined.

Ferris State 5, Lake Superior State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Celina Grondin (LS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Megan LaMothe (LS) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Lindsay Adams (LS) 6-2, 6-3
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Megan Smith (LS) 6-1, 6-2
5. Ann Grant (FS) vs. Alexandra Chiakmakis (LS) unfinished
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Carolyn Pumford (LS) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Celina Grondin/Lindsay Adams (LS) 8-1
2. Megan LaMothe/Alexandra Chiakmakis (LS) def. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) 8-4
3. Carolyn Pumford/Megan Smith (LS) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-4


Oct. 27: Ferris Splits Two Matches In Opening Day Of GLIAC Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis team split a pair of matches in the opening day of action at the 2006 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships Friday (Oct. 27) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The third-seeded Bulldogs defeated sixth-seeded Michigan Tech 5-2 in the opening match of the day, but then suffered a 5-4 loss to second-seeded Grand Valley State in semifinal round action. FSU will face number five seeded Lake Superior State in the third-place match Saturday (Oct. 28) starting at 12 p.m. (EDT).

Ferris handled Michigan Tech as the Bulldogs took a 3-0 advantage following the doubles round and then captured two of the four completed singles encounters.

However, Ferris dropped two of the three doubles flights versus Grand Valley State and then split the six singles spots in the second match of the day.

FSU had advanced to the GLIAC Tournament final four consecutive years prior to this campaign. Ferris is presently 8-3 overall this campaign under second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun.

Ferris State 5, Michigan Tech 2

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Amy Palmgren (MT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Silvia Oliveros (MT) 7-5, 6-1
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) vs. Monika Malinska (MT) unfinished
4. SamanthaJang-Stewart (MT) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Ann Grant (FS) vs. Whitney Schoep (MT) unfinished
6. Heather Neff (MT) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Silvia Oliveros/Amy Palmgren (MT) 8-1
2. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) def. SamanthaJang-Stewart/Monika Malinska (MT) 8-4
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Heather Neff/Whitney Schoep (MT) 8-6

Grand Valley State 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Lindsay Grimmer (GV) 6-2, 6-2
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Jenna Killips (GV) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Audrey Koopsen (GV) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 7-6 (4-0), 2-6, 6-1
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Emily Zellner (GV) 6-1, 6-2
5. McCall Monte (GV) def. Ann Grant (FS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
6. Whitney Bindus (GV) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Emily Zellner/Lindsay Grimmer (GV) 8-2
2. Audrey Koopsen/McCall Monte (GV) def. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) 9-8 (4-0)
3. Jenna Killips/Jaime Oppenlander (GV) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-5


Oct. 21: Ferris Wins Final League Regular-Season Match

The Ferris State University women's tennis team claimed a 9-0 road win over Findlay in its final Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season match of the 2006 campaign Saturday (Oct. 21) in Findlay, Ohio.

The Bulldogs won all six of the singles flights, including the top five spots in straight-sets. The closest doubles score was 8-4 as the Bulldogs dominated the match.

Ferris State finished conference play with a 7-2 overall and league mark. The Oilers fell to 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the GLIAC with the loss.

Ferris will next take part in the GLIAC Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich. First round action is slated to begin Friday at 10 a.m. (EDT).

Ferris State 9, Findlay 0

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Devin Games (UF) 6-1, 6-2
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Elizabeth Blosser (UF) 6-1, 6-1
3. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Lana Pahl (UF) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Jenna Lemle (UF) 6-0, 6-0
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Pamela Bullock (UF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Courtney Kahl (UF) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7

Doubles competition:
1. Marissa Muchow/Molly Basha (FS) def. Devin Games/Lana Pahl (UF) 8-0
2. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Elizabeth Blosser/Jenna Lemle (UF) 8-2
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Pamela Bullock/Courtney Kahl (UF) 8-4


Oct. 20: Ferris Resumes League Action With Road Win

The Ferris State University women's tennis team resumed Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a 6-3 win over Wayne State Friday afternoon (Oct. 20) in Detroit, Mich.

The Bulldogs took an early 2-1 advantage by winning the first and third doubles flights. In singles play, the Bulldogs were able to win four of the six spots, including the top three encounters.

Ferris State improved to 6-2 overall and in GLIAC play while Wayne State fell to 7-4 overall and 4-4 in conference action.

Ferris wraps up the league slate by visiting Findlay Saturday, Oct. 21, for a 10 a.m. (EDT) tilt in Findlay, Ohio.

Ferris State 6, Wayne State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Amanda Pressotto (WS) 6-0, 6-1
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Colette Cabot (WS) 6-2, 6-1
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Steph Nicolson (WS) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Dee Mays (WS) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 4-6, 7-5, 14-12
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Stephanie Van Tuyl (WS) 6-4, 6-1
6. Meghan Luzod (WS) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Marissa Muchow/Molly Basha (FS) def. Steph Nicolson/Dee Mays (WS) 8-1
2. Amanda Pressotto/Colette Cabot (WS) def. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) 8-4
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Meghan Luzod/Sargam Bhatt (WS) 8-6


Oct. 15: Final Day Action Compete At Chicago State Windy City Fall Invitational

Final day action was completed Sunday (Oct. 15) in the annual three-day Chicago State Windy City Fall Invitational in Chicago, Ill.

The Ferris State University women's tennis team finished with a fourth-place doubles effort in the event. In addition to Ferris, the field also included host Chicago State, the University of Chicago, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Evansville.

The Bulldogs dropped a 3-0 decision to doubles champion Evansville in their lone match Sunday. Individual-based singles action had also been contested in Flight A and B singles divisions during the initial two days of the event.

Doubles play was contested using a mini-team format much like a regular-season match. The Bulldogs, who dropped all three of their doubles matches to the University of Chicago Friday, rebounded to post a 2-1 win over Chicago State in Saturday doubles play before falling to Wisconsin-Milwaukee by a 2-0 count late Saturday. The finished with a 1-3 overall doubles team mark against the NCAA-I competition.

Ferris State returns to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season action by visiting Wayne State Friday, Oct. 20, for a 3 p.m. (EDT) league tilt at Detroit, Mich.

Here are Sunday's final results:
Sunday Results PDF


Oct. 14: Day Two Action Finishes Up At Chicago State Windy City Fall Invite

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad took part in day two action at the annual Chicago State Windy City Invitational Saturday (Oct. 14) in Chicago, Ill.

Singles action was contested Saturday in both the Flight A and Flight B divisions. In addition to Ferris, the field also includes host Chicago State, the University of Chicago, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Evansville.

Ferris sophomore Ann Grant split a pair of consolation matches in the Flight A singles division. In Flight B singles play, FSU sophomores Kelly Ewert and Jessie Conklin both dropped their only matches of the day. In addition, sophomore Katie Perdue finished 0-1 in singles consolation action in the Flight B division.

Doubles play was also contested using a mini-team format. The Bulldogs, who dropped all three of their doubles matches to the University of Chicago Friday, rebounded to post a 2-1 win over Chicago State in Saturday doubles play before falling to Wisconsin-Milwaukee by a 2-0 count.

Final day action in the event wraps up Sunday (Oct. 15) starting at 9 a.m. (EDT).

Here are Saturday's results:
Flight A Singles PDF
Flight B Singles PDF
Doubles Results PDF


Oct. 13: Day One Action Complete At Annual Chicago State Windy City Fall Invite

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad opened action in the annual Chicago State Windy City Fall Invitational Friday (Oct. 13) in Chicago, Ill.

Singles action was contested Friday in both the Flight A and Flight B divisions. In addition to Ferris, the field also included host Chicago State, the University of Chicago, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Evansville.

FSU senior Jenna O'Dell split a pair of singles matches in the Flight A division of singles play. O'Dell defeated Eddie Hill of Chicago 6-3, 6-3 in round one before falling to Golda Rubina of Chicago State 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.

Ferris sophomore Ann Grant lost a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Kari Kastenholz of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the opening round while Bulldog senior Allison Halbert suffered a 6-1, 6-4 setback to Ali O'Neal of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round. Both were competing in the Flight A division.

In Flight B singles play, FSU sophomore Kelly Ewert lost to Samantha Islas of Chicago State 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the first round. Freshman Stacy Brown beat Cassie Kramer of UWM 6-2, 6-0 in round one before dropping a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Traci Litscher of UWM in the second round.

Sophomore Jessie Conklin also competed in Flight B singles and dropped a 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 decision to Sam Drew of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Along with singles play, doubles action took place using a team format. Ferris dropped a 3-0 decision Friday to the University of Chicago.

Action continues both Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 14-15) starting at 9 a.m. (CDT) both days.

The complete brackets from day one can be found at this link
Day One Singles Results PDF
Day One Doubles Results PDF


Oct. 13: Ferris Doubles Tandem Finishes Seventh At ITA Small College Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis doubles tandem of seniors Molly Basha and Marissa Muchow finished in seventh place overall in the Division II field at the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships on Friday (Oct. 13) at Fort Myers, Fla.

The Bulldog tandem split a pair of matches in Friday's action. They dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Lynn's (Fla.) Alexandra Schunk and Victoria Weltz in consolation play before concluding the event with a 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 triumph over Northeastern State's (Okla.) Simona Stoica and Amanda Stone.

Basha and Muchow, who advanced to the national meet by winning the doubles division at the ITA Great Lakes Regional Championships (Sept. 15-17) in Midland, dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 decision to Clayton State's (Ga.) Julia Chergova and Anna Redecsi in Thursday's (Oct. 12) opening round of the event. They finished with a 1-2 overall mark.

The National Small College Tennis Championships, which are being hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University, is an event presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and features the top players in the nation from NCAA Divisions II and II, NAIA and junior/community colleges battling it out to determine the top small college players in the country.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships and has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.

Complete results from the ITA Championships can be found at this link:
ITA National Results


Oct. 12: Ferris Duo Falls In Opener At Small College Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis doubles tandem of seniors Molly Basha and Marissa Muchow suffered a loss in their opening match of the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Small College Championships Thursday (Oct. 12) in Fort Myers, Fla.

Basha and Muchow, who advanced to the national meet by winning the doubles division at the ITA Great Lakes Regional Championships (Sept. 15-17) in Midland, dropped a 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 decision to Clayton State's (Ga.) Julia Chergova and Anna Redecsi. They will next face Alexandra Schunk and Victoria Weltz of Lynn (Fla.) in Friday's consolation action.

The National Small College Tennis Championships, which are being hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University, is an event presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and features the top players in the nation from NCAA Divisions II and II, NAIA and junior/community colleges battling it out to determine the top small college players in the country.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships and has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.

Complete results from the ITA Championships can be found at this link:
ITA National Results


Oct. 10: GVSU Upsets Ferris In GLIAC Women's Tennis Tilt

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad was upset by West Michigan rival Grand Valley State 5-4 Tuesday (Oct. 10) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's tennis action at the GVSU Tennis Courts in Allendale, Mich.

The Bulldogs held a 2-1 advantage following the doubles round by capturing both the top two flights. However, the Lakers won four of the six singles matches to pull off the upset.

Grand Valley State improved to 6-1 both overall and in league play while Ferris dropped to 5-2 overall and in conference action.

The setback marks the first time the Bulldogs have lost to a league opponent other than perennial power Northwood since dropping an 8-1 decision at Northern Michigan, which has since dropped women's tennis, in 2002 (Sept. 21). In addition, FSU's two conference losses this season are the school's most since recording a 5-2 GLIAC record in the 1982-83 campaign.

The Bulldogs are next scheduled to take part in the annual Chicago State Windy City Fall Invitational Friday through Sunday (Oct. 13-15) in Chicago, Ill. In addition, the doubles tandem of seniors Marissa Muchow (Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon) and Molly Basha (Eau Claire, Wis./Regis) are slated to compete in the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Championships running Thursday to Sunday (Oct. 12-15) in Fort Myers, Fla.

Grand Valley State 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Lindsay Grimmer (GV) 6-2, 6-2
2. Jenna Killips (GV) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
3. Audrey Koopsen (GV) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-2, 6-4
4. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Emily Zellner (GV) 6-4, 6-1
5. McCall Monte (GV) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-2, 6-4
6. Whitney Bindus (GV) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Lindsay Grimmer/Emily Zellner (GV) 8-5
2. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Audrey Koopsen/McCall Monte (GV) 8-1
3. Jenna Killips/Jaime Oppenlander (GV) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-3


Oct. 7: Ferris Women's Tennis Bounces Back With Home Victory

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad bounced back from its loss a day earlier to archrival Northwood as the Bulldogs topped Saginaw Valley State 6-3 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday (Oct. 7) inside FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who suffered a 7-2 league home loss to the Timberwolves Friday (Oct. 6), handled Saginaw Valley State by claiming two of the three doubles flights and four of the six singles matches.

Ferris improved to both 5-1 overall and in conference action with the win while the Cardinals dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in league play.

SVSU's lone doubles win came at the number two flight. The Cardinals also picked up victories in both numbers two and three singles action, but Ferris took the top spot along with the bottom three singles encounters.

Ferris State visits Grand Valley State Tuesday, Oct. 10, for a 3:30 p.m. (EDT) GLIAC tilt in Allendale, Mich.

Ferris State 6, Saginaw Valley State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Katie Hanover (SV) 6-0, 6-0
2. Maggie Dodson (SV) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Danielle Coldren (SV) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-4, 6-2
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Maria Perez-Valencia (SV) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Jessica Stone (SV) 6-4, 6-1
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Jaymee Geneseo (SV) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Danielle Coldren/Maria Perez-Valencia (SV) 8-0
2. Katie Hanover/Maggie Dodson (SV) def. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) 8-5
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Jessica Stone/Jessica Jones (SV) 8-5


Oct. 6: Ferris Suffers First Loss Of Season To Archrival Northwood

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad suffered its first loss of the 2006-07 campaign Friday (Oct. 6) afternoon as the Bulldogs dropped a 7-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) decision to archrival Northwood in FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

The Timberwolves moved past FSU into first place in the league standings with the win. NU improved to 5-0 both overall and in conference play while Ferris fell a game back with a 4-1 overall and GLIAC record.

Both of FSU's two match wins came at the number one flights. Senior Molly Basha was victories in the first singles flight and teamed with fellow senior Marissa Muchow to record a triumph at the top doubles spot. NU took the other five singles matches in straight-sets.

Ferris State hosts league foe Saginaw Valley State Saturday (Oct. 7) starting at 10 a.m. (EDT) inside the Racquet and Fitness Center.

Northwood 7, Ferris State 2

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Sue Rossano (NU) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 10-5
2. Desiree Roset (NU) def. Marissa Muchow (FS) 6-1, 6-3
3. Ashley Neumann (NU) def. Allison Halbert (FS) 6-2, 6-2
4. Julia Goncalves (NU) def. Jenna O'Dell (FS) 6-4, 6-0
5. Cristina Oliveira (NU) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-2, 6-1
6. Nicole Kromer (NU) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Ashley Neumann/Julia Goncalves (NU) 8-3
2. Sue Rossano/Desiree Roset (NU) def. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) 8-3
3. Cristina Oliveira/Nicole Kromer (NU) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-6


Sept. 30: Bulldogs Remain Unbeaten With League Road Triumph

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad remained undefeated with a 7-2 triumph over Michigan Tech in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday (Sept. 30) at the Gates Tennis Center in Houghton, Mich.

The host Huskies grabbed an early 2-1 advantage following the doubles round with victories at both the numbers two and three flights. However, Ferris won all six singles matches, including one by retirement and four in straight-sets to take the victory.

FSU improved to 4-0 overall and in league play while Michigan Tech fell to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the GLIAC with the setback.

Ferris State hosts archrival Northwood in a key GLIAC encounter Friday, Oct. 6, starting at 1 p.m. (EDT) inside FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

Ferris State 7, Michigan Tech 2

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Amy Palmgren (MT) 6-3, 6-1
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Monika Malinska (MT) 5-4, retired
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. SamanthaJang-Stewart (MT) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Whitney Schoep (MT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Heather Neff (MT) 6-0, 6-2
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Katie Lindahl (MT) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Silvia Oliveros/Amy Palmgren (MT) 8-0
2. SamanthaJang-Stewart/Monika Malinska (MT) def. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) 8-6
3. Heather Neff/Whitney Schoep (MT) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-6


Sept. 29: Ferris State Records League Road Triumph

Ferris State picked up its first road victory of the 2006-07 campaign Friday (Sept. 29) as the Bulldogs defeated Lake Superior State 7-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's tennis action at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The Bulldogs moved to 3-0 both overall and in league play this campaign with the win, which came at LSSU's Norris Center. The Lakers fell to 3-1 overall and in the GLIAC with the home court setback.

Ferris State captured the top five singles flights and won two of three doubles encounters. LSSU's lone singles win came by default at the number six spot.

Ferris continues its league weekend trip by visiting Michigan Tech Saturday (Sept. 30) for a 10 a.m. (EDT) conference tilt in Houghton, Mich.

Ferris State 7, Lake Superior State 2

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Celina Grondin (LS) 6-3, 6-4
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Megan LaMothe (LS) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
3. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Lindsay Adams (LS) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Carolyn Pumford (LS) 6-0, 6-3
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Megan Smith (LS) 6-3, 6-0
6. Alex Chiakmakis (LS) def. Jennifer Prisner (FS), by default

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Celina Grondin/Lindsay Adams (LS) 8-2
2. Alex Chiakmakis/Megan LaMothe (LS) def. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Ann Grant/Jennifer Prisner (FS) def. Megan Smith/Carolyn Pumford (LS) 8-6


Sept. 23: Bulldog Women's Tennis Team Rolls To League Home Win

The Ferris State University women's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) sweep over visiting Ashland Saturday (Sept. 23) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, under second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun, played seven different players in the match. FSU improved to 2-0 both overall and in league play this season with the win while the Eagles fell to 4-5 overall and 0-5 in the GLIAC this campaign.

Ferris won all six singles matches in straight-sets while the closest doubles score was 8-5 at the number one flight.

Ferris State will visit Lake Superior State Friday, Sept. 29, for a 3 p.m. (EDT) league tilt in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Ferris State 9, Ashland 0

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Katherine Goudy (AU) 6-0, 6-2
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Megan Stoll (AU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Chelsey Guerin (AU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Morgan Sanders (AU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Christa Halicki (AU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Jenna Gribben (AU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Katherine Goudy/Megan Stoll (AU) 8-5
2. Jenna O'Dell/Allison Halbert (FS) def. Chelsey Guerin/Morgan Sanders (AU) 8-2
3. Ann Grant/Jennifer Prisner (FS) def. Christa Halicki/Tess Hamilton (AU) 8-2


Sept. 22: Ferris Opens League Play With Convincing Home Victory

The Ferris State University women's tennis team opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a convincing 8-1 triumph over visiting Mercyhurst Friday (Sept. 22) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who are guided by second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun, took the top five singles flights and swept the doubles round in their first regular-season match of the campaign.

Ferris State will host Ashland Saturday, Sept. 23, in a 10 a.m. (EDT) league home match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Ferris State 8, Mercyhurst 1

Singles Competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Jennifer Daly (MC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Jamie Sutyak (MC) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Meghan Raynor (MC) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Chelsea Downing (MC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Ann Grant (FS) def. Elizabeth Mullane (MC) 6-0, 6-4
6. Jaclyn McLean (MC) def. Jennifer Prisner (FS) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Jennifer Daly/Jamie Sutyak (MC) 8-0
2. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Jaclyn McLean/Christine Mersch (MC) 8-5
3. Ann Grant/Jennifer Prisner (FS) def. Chelsea Downing/Elizabeth Mullane (MC) 9-8 (7-5)


Sept. 18: Ferris Women's Tennis Topples Kalamazoo Valley CC In Exhibition Play

The Ferris State University women's tennis team picked up an 8-1 victory over Kalamazoo Valley Community College in exhibition play Monday (Sept. 18) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who are guided by second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun, captured five of the six singles flights and swept the doubles round in winning their second exhibition match in less than a week. Ferris previously beat Grand Rapids Community College 9-0 last Monday (Sept. 11) at home.

FSU will begin its quest for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship by hosting Mercyhurst Friday, Sept. 22, in a 3 p.m. (EDT) league home encounter at the Racquet and Fitness Center. The Bulldogs then host Ashland Saturday, Sept. 23, in a 10 a.m. (EDT) league home match.

Ferris State 8, Kalamazoo Valley CC 1

Singles Competition:
1. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Michelle King (KVCC) 7-5, 6-4
2. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Ashley Sheperd (KVCC) 6-0, 6-3
3. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Mary Schering (KVCC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Ann Grant (FS) def. Georgeanne Hageman (KVCC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Morgan Mericle (KVCC) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Brooke Butler (KVCC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Michelle King/Georgeanne Hageman (KVCC) 8-2
2. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Ashley Sheperd/Molly Konzen (KVCC) 8-0
3. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Mary Schering/Morgan Mericle (KVCC) 8-2


Sept. 17: Ferris Doubles Tandem Claims Regional Title To Advance To Nationals

The Ferris State University women's tennis doubles tandem of seniors Marissa Muchow (Green Bay, Wis./Ashwaubenon) and Molly Basha (Eau Claire, Wis./Regis) advanced to the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Championships by winning the doubles final in the Wilson/ITA Great Lakes Region Championships, which concluded Sunday (Sept. 17) at Midland, Mich.

Muchow and Basha, who were seeded fifth overall in the draw, defeated Drury's (Mo.) Mouna Sabri and Khrystsina Tryboi by a score of 8-2 in Sunday's title encounter. The 2006 ITA National Small College Championships will be held Oct. 12-15 in Fort Myers, Fla.

The duo previously had posted an 8-3 triumph over Northwood's Julia Goncalves and Desiree Roset, who were seeded seventh, in the semifinal round. Overall, they compiled a 5-0 mark at the regional tournament, which was held Friday through Sunday (Sept. 15-17).

The ITA regional event, which was hosted by Northwood University, included both singles and doubles competition. Participants from all schools in the Great Lakes Region were included in the field with the individual singles and doubles champions earning automatic berths into the national championship field. Last season, Muchow and former Bulldog player Leila Salek teamed up to win the regional doubles crown and went on to place fifth in the Division II field at the National Small College Championships.

Basha also reached the semifinal round in the regional singles draw where she dropped a 7-5, 7-6 (3) decision Sunday morning to Drury's Sabri, who eventually claimed the region's singles title.

The National Small College Tennis Championships, which will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla., is an event presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and features the top players in the nation from NCAA Divisions II and II, NAIA and junior/community colleges battling it out to determine the top small college players in the country.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which was founded in 1956 and is based in Skillman, N.J., administers numerous regional and national championships and has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship.

Ferris State, which is guided by second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun, will host Kalamazoo Valley Community College Monday, Sept. 18, in a 3:30 p.m. (EDT) exhibition match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich. The Bulldogs open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action at home Friday, Sept. 22, versus Mercyhurst starting at 3 p.m. (EDT).

Click Here For Final Wilson/ITA Regional Results PDF


Sept. 16: Two Ferris Women's Tennis Players Still In ITA Regional Action

The Ferris State University women's tennis team has two individuals still alive following second-day action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Championships Saturday (Sept. 16) in Midland, Mich.

Senior Molly Basha reached the semifinal round of singles play with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Drury's Khrystsina Tryboi in the quarterfinals. She defeated DU's Thu Ha Mai 6-2, 6-0 in round three held earlier Saturday. The top-seeded Basha will now face Drury's seventh-seeded Mouna Sabri in Sunday's (Sept. 17) semifinal round.

In doubles play, Basha and Bulldog senior Marissa Muchow reached the doubles final with an 8-3 triumph over Northwood's Julia Goncalves and Desiree Roset in semifinal action. They will take on Drury's Tryboi and Sabri in Sunday's doubles title match.

Muchow dropped her third-round singles match on Saturday to Indianapolis' Lindsey Fischer by a 6-1, 6-4 count. Also, Ferris sophomore Ann Grant fell to Indy's Ashley Liles 6-0, 6-2 in the single-elimination event.

The winners of Sunday's singles and doubles titles will advance to the ITA National Small College Championships slated for Oct. 12-15 in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Sept. 15: Three FSU Players Remain Alive At ITA Regional Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis team advanced three players into the third round at the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Region Championships, which began Friday (Sept. 15) in Midland, Mich.

FSU Senior Molly Basha (Eau Claire, Wis./Regis), who's the top seed overall in the regional draw, recorded a 7-5, 6-1 singles triumph over fellow FSU senior Allison Halbert (Battle Creek/Pennfield) in the second round of action to reach round three where she will next face Drury's 11th-seeded Thu Ha Mai. Basha received an opening round bye while Halbert recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over Melanie Sullivan of Indianapolis in the first round.

Also advancing to the third round of singles play was FSU senior Marissa Muchow (Green Bay/Ashwaubenon), who is the 14th overall seed. Muchow topped Hannah Lazenby of Rockhurst (Mo.) in round one 7-5, 6-3 and then beat Wayne State's Steph Nicolson 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (7) in the second round.

Unseeded Ferris sophomore Ann Grant (Port Huron/Northern) reached the third round with a pair of opening day victories. She defeated Mercyhurst's Elizabeth Mullane and 12th-seeded Lindsey Grimmer of Grand Valley State by scores of 7-6 (5), 1-6, 1-0 (4) and 6-4, 7-5, respectively.

Ferris sophomore Jennifer Prisner (Lansing/St. John's) fell in the first round of the single-elimination event to Indianapolis' Megan Farley by a 6-4, 6-3 count.

Bulldog senior Jenna O'Dell (Escanaba) was a 7-5, 6-3 winner over Drury's Megan Blosser in round one, but lost to Laura Phillipp of Indy 6-4, 6-1 in the second round.

In doubles action, the Ferris tandem of Basha and Muchow remains alive heading into round three. The fifth-seeded duo beat Bellarmine's (Ky.) Abby Showalter and Jenna Hurt 8-3 in round one before stopping Sullivan and Farley of Indianapolis by an identical 8-3 margin in Friday's second round.

The Bulldog doubles team of Grant and Prisner dropped their opening-round match to Indy's Aly Neidlinger and Kristen Volz 8-4 on Friday. Finally, the tandem of Halbert and O'Dell fell to Lake Superior State's Celina Grondin and Lindsey Adams by a 8-3 score in the first round.

Regional action continues Saturday (Sept. 16) with the event slated to conclude on Sunday (Sept. 17). The winners of both the singles and doubles divisions will advance to the ITA National Small College Championships slated to take place Oct. 12-15 in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Sept. 11: Ferris Registers Exhibition Victory Over Grand Rapids CC

The Ferris State University women's tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory over Grand Rapids Community College in exhibition action Monday (Sept. 11) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who hit the court for the first time this fall under second-year head coach Jing "Amy" Sun, took the six singles flights in straight-sets and swept the doubles round. All three doubles victories came by identical 8-1 scores. Seven different FSU players saw action in the victory.

Ferris will officially open the 2006-07 campaign by taking part in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Championships this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 15-17, in Midland, Mich. Opening round action starts at 9 a.m. (EDT) on Friday.

Ferris State 9, Grand Rapids CC 0

Singles Competition:
1. Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Emily Schwallier (GRCC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Allison Halbert (FS) def. Kim Dubbeld (GRCC) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Jamee Williams (GRCC) 6-0, 6-2
4. Ann Grant (FS) def. Kristina Briggs (GRCC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jennifer Prisner (FS) def. Desiree Phillips (GRCC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Katie Perdue (FS) def. Kristi Johnson (GRCC) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Molly Basha/Marissa Muchow (FS) def. Kim Dubbeld/Jamee Williams (GRCC) 8-1
2. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Emily Schwallier/Desiree Phillips (GRCC) 8-1
3. Ann Grant/Jennifer Prisner (FS) def. Kristina Briggs/Kristi Johnson (GRCC) 8-1

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