Men's Tennis

2007-08 News

May 8: Ferris Men's Tennis Season Ends In NCAA Tournament

West Virginia Wesleyan earned a 5-2 victory over Ferris State in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Tournament Thursday afternoon (May 8) at Midland, Mich.

The opening two regional rounds of the event are being hosted by Northwood University at the Gerstacker Tennis Center.

West Virginia Wesleyan, the third-seeded team in the Great Lakes Region, improves to 24-3 overall this campaign. Ferris State, the sixth-seed, ends its season with a 10-11 overall record under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

The Yellow Jackets took a 3-0 lead after doubles, which included a 9-7 victory at the number one position.

FSU earned a pair of wins in singles, taking victories at the second and sixth flights. However, West Virginia Wesleyan claimed the victory by winning at the numbers one and five spots in the lineup.

The Yellow Jackets advance to the second round where they will face second-seeded Northwood on Friday (May 9) at 12 p.m. (EDT).

West Virginia Wesleyan 5, Ferris State 2

Men's Singles:
1. Adam White (WVW) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-2, 6-3
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Rafael Cavalcante (WVW) 7-6 (6-1), 6-1
3. Alvaro Ochoa (WVW) vs. Bryan Karazia (FS) unfinished
4. Daniel Lobo (WVW) vs. Kevin Brundle (FS) unfinished
5. Danilo Franciscon (WVW) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-4, 6-1
6. Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Dennis Cole (WVW) 6-3, 6-2

Men's Doubles:
1. Adam White/Rafael Cavalcante (WVW) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 9-7
2. Daniel Lobo/Danilo Franciscon (WVW) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-5
3. Alvaro Ochoa/Luiz Cruz (WVW) def. Bryan Karazia/Tyler Shelly (FS) 8-2


April 20: Ferris Men's Tennis Drops Third-Place Match At GLIAC Tourney

The Ferris State University men's tennis team finished in fourth place overall after dropping its third-place match Sunday (April 20) morning in the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The second-seeded Bulldogs suffered a 5-2 setback to number four seed Wayne State in Sunday's match. Ferris previously opened the event with a 5-0 quarterfinal-round shutout of seventh-seeded Michigan Tech on Saturday (April 19) before being upset 5-1 by third-seed Grand Valley State in the semifinals.

The Warriors won two of three doubles flights and then took the top three singles spots to claim the win over the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs entered the tournament ranked 37th nationally along with third in the Great Lakes Region. Wayne State is listed 43rd in the national rankings and improved to 9-9 overall this year with the triumph.

Ferris, which is presently 10-10 overall this season following the loss, will most likely earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Championships. The bids will be awarded next week for the NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional, which will take place May 8-10 at a campus site to be announced.

Wayne State 5, Ferris State 2

Men's Singles:
1. Johan Maubacq (WS) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-3, 6-3
2. Antoine Marenaud (WS) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-1, 6-4
3. Donavon Mitchell (WS) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-4, 6-2
4. Kevin Brundle (FS) vs. Alejandro Gomez (WS) unfinished
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) vs. Eric Szydlowski (WS) unfinished
6. Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Marlon Leone (WS) 6-2, 6-2

Men's Doubles:
1. Johan Maubacq/Donavon Mitchell (WS) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Antoine Marenaud/Alejandro Gomez (WS) 8-6
3. Kevin Turnbull/Felipe Fonseca (WS) def. Tyler Shelly/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-1 (7-5)


April 19: Ferris Men's Tennis Splits Two Matches In Day One Of GLIAC Tourney

The Ferris State University men's tennis team split a pair of matches in opening-day play Saturday (April 19) at the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament being played at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The second-seeded Bulldogs, who are ranked 37th nationally along with third in the Great Lakes Region, topped number seven seed Michigan Tech 5-0 in Saturday morning's quarterfinal-round action before being upset by third-seeded rival Grand Valley State 5-1 in the semifinals later in the day.

FSU will face fourth-seeded Wayne State in Sunday's (April 20) third-place match while the Lakers advanced and will take on number one seed Northwood in the title contest. Sunday's matches begin at 10 a.m. (EDT).

Ferris swept Michigan Tech in doubles play and then captured the number three and five singles flights when the match was stopped. The Lakers took the top two doubles flights and then captured the first three completed singles spots in the semifinal encounter. In postseason action, the first team to win five of the eight combined singles/doubles flights is declared the winner.

The Bulldogs had defeated GVSU 6-3 on the road in league regular-season action back in March (3/21).

Here are the complete results from Saturday's matches:

Ferris State 5, Michigan Tech 0

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) vs. Brett Girard (MT) unfinished
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) vs. Brandon Ellefson (MT) unfinished
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Alan Parenteau (MT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bryan Karazia (FS) vs. Chris Verhulst (MT) unfinished
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Justin Foley (MT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) vs. Matt Tronnes (MT) unfinished

Men's Doubles:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Brett Girard/Matt Tronnes (MT) 8-6
2. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Brandon Ellefson/Alan Parenteau (MT) 8-0
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Justin Foley/Tim Viola (MT) 8-1

Grand Valley State 5, Ferris State 1

Men's Singles:
1. Tony Dang (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-2, 6-4
2. Renato Tamashiro (GV) vs. Akshay Chellappa (FS) unfinished
3. Patrick Troy (GV) vs. Ahmet Demir (FS) unfinished
4. Philipp Claus (GV) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-1, 6-4
5. Alex Switzer (GV) vs. Kevin Brundle (FS) unfinished
6. Brock Plangger (GV) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-4, 6-4

Men's Doubles:
1. Tony Dang/Patryk Polus (GV) def. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-3
2. Patrick Troy/Renato Tamashiro (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 9-8 (3-0)
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) 8-5


April 5: Ferris Men's Tennis Wraps Up GLIAC Regular-Season Play With Win

The Ferris State University men's tennis team wrapped up its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season slate with a 6-3 triumph over visiting Wayne State Saturday (April 5) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs concluded league action with a 6-1 overall mark in the GLIAC to go along with a 9-8 overall record. Wayne State dropped to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in conference competition.

FSU led 2-1 after the doubles round and then claimed four of the six singles flights.

Ferris State is currently ranked third in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Rankings along with 37th nationally in NCAA Division II action. The Warriors entered the match listed fifth in the most recent regional poll in additio to being ranked 43rd nationally. FSU has presently won seven of its last nine dual outings this season under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

The match concluded a four-match conference homestand for the Bulldogs. FSU is next slated to compete in the annual GLIAC Tournament April 19-20 at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich. Official matchups for the event will be announced the week of the tournament.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Johan Maubacq (WS) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
2. Antoine Marenaud (WS) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Donavon Mitchell (WS) 6-4, 6-3
4. Alejandro Gomez (WS) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-4, 6-4
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Kevin Turnbull (WS) 6-3, 6-2
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Eric Szydlowski (WS) 6-3, 6-4

Men's Doubles:
1. Johan Maubacq/Donavon Mitchell (WS) def. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-5
2. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Antoine Marenaud/Alejandro Gomez (WS) 8-3
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Kevin Turnbull/Eric Szydlowski (WS) 8-6


March 29: Ferris Rolls To Another League Victory In Home Men's Tennis Play

The Ferris State University men's tennis team recorded its second-straight shutout in as many days as the Bulldogs topped Michigan Tech 9-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday (March 29) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs used eight different players in improving their record to 8-8 overall and 5-1 in the GLIAC this campaign. All five singles victories came in straight-sets and the closest doubles score was an 8-4 decision at the number one flight.

The Huskies fell to 2-13 overall and 0-4 in conference action with the loss.

Ferris State is currently ranked third in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Rankings along with 39th nationally in NCAA Division II action. FSU has presently won six of its last eight dual outings this season under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

Ferris continues its five-match homestand by entertaining Wayne State Saturday, April 5, in a 1 p.m. (EDT) conference match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Brett Girard (MT) 6-4, 7-5
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Brandon Ellefson (MT) 6-1, 6-1
3. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Alan Parenteau (MT) 6-4, 6-0
4. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Chris Verhulst (MT) 6-1, 6-1
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Justin Foley (MT) 6-2, 6-3
6. Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Matt Tronnes (MT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2

Men's Doubles:
1. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Brett Girard/Matt Tronnes (MT) 8-4
2. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Alan Parenteau/Brandon Ellefson (MT) 8-0
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Justin Foley/Chris Verhulst (MT) 8-1


March 28: Bulldog Men Shutout Lake Superior State In League Home Match

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad posted a decisive 9-0 shutout of visiting Lake Superior State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Friday (March 28) afternoon inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs swept both the singles and doubles rounds in convincing fashion. FSU took the three doubles flights by scores of 8-4, 8-2 and 8-0. Additionally, Ferris claimed all six singles spots in straight-sets with the closest score being 6-3, 6-1 at the number two position in the lineup.

Ferris State, which is currently midst a five-match homestand, improved to 7-8 overall and 4-1 in GLIAC action with the victory. The Lakers, meanwhile, dropped to 5-8 overall and remained winless (0-3) in conference play.

Both teams are presently ranked in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Rankings with FSU coming in third and LSSU 10th in the most recent poll. FSU is also listed 39th nationally in NCAA Division II action.

FSU continues its two-match weekend home set by hosting Michigan Tech Saturday (March 29) morning in a 10 a.m. (EDT) conference home tilt at the Racquet and Fitness Center.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Pawel Wegrzyn (LS) 6-1, 6-2
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Brandon Clayton (LS) 6-3, 6-1
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Robert Nelson (LS) 6-1, 6-1
4. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Craig Baas (LS) 6-0, 6-1
5. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Travis Toth (LS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Jeff Ferrel (LS) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Pawel Wegrzyn/Brandon Clayton (LS) 8-4
2. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Robert Nelson/Craig Baas (LS) 8-2
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Jack Miller/Travis Toth (LS) 8-0


March 25: Ferris Men's Tennis Upset Bid Falls Short Versus Northwood

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad nearly pulled off an upset of nationally 19th-ranked and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) rival Northwood Tuesday (March 25) afternoon, but fell just short as the Timberwolves escaped with a thrilling 5-4 victory in league play inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead following doubles play with victories at both the first and third flights. However, NU responded by capturing four of the six singles spots en route to the win. Two of the Timberwolves four singles wins in the close match went to three sets.

Northwood's singles victories came at the numbers one, two, four and six flights with FSU managing to pull out wins at the third and fifth singles positions.

Both teams entered the match unbeaten in conference action as FSU dropped to 3-1 in the GLIAC and Northwood improved to 3-0 in league play with the triumph. The Timberwolves are currently ranked second in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Rankings with FSU listed third. Ferris is also ranked 39th nationally.

Overall, the Bulldogs fell to 6-8 this campaign and Northwood improved to 5-2 on the year.

The match against the defending conference champions opened up a five-match homestand for FSU. Ferris continues league play by hosting Lake Superior State Friday (March 28) starting at 2 p.m. (EDT) before squaring off against Michigan Tech Saturday (March 29) in a 10 a.m. (EDT) conference home encounter.

Men's Singles:
1. Peter Kazianschuetz (NU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-4, 6-2
2. Bertrand Vigouroux (NU) def. #33 Akshay Chellappa (FS) 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Olivier Brignoli (NU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Pierre Martiner Bot (NU) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Alex Minicozzi (NU) 2-6, 7-5, 12-10
6. Carlos Canudas (NU) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-3, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Kazianschuetz/Pierre Martiner Bot (NU) 8-6
2. Bertrand Vigouroux/Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-3
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Alex Minicozzi/Carlos Canudas (NU) 8-1


March 21: Ferris Men's Tennis Stays Unbeaten In GLIAC By Beating GVSU

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad remained unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a 6-3 triumph over West Michigan rival Grand Valley State Friday (March 21) afternoon at the Ramblewood Tennis Courts in Grandville, Mich.

The Bulldogs improved to 6-7 overall and 4-0 this season in the GLIAC with the league triumph. Meanwhile, GVSU fell to 11-3 overall with the setback in its first conference match of the year.

FSU is currently ranked third in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Rankings while the Lakers are fourth.

The Bulldogs trailed 2-1 following doubles action, but came back to win five of the six singles flights to earn the victory in their final conference road match of the campaign. Three of the singles spots were decided in three sets.

Ferris State opens up a five-match homestand by facing defending league champion and conference rival Northwood Tuesday, March 25, at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Tony Dang (GV) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Renato Tamashiro (GV) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Patrick Troy (GV) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
4. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Philipp Claus (GV) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
5. Alex Switzer (GV) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Brock Plangger (GV) 6-2, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Tony Dang/Brock Plangger (GV) def. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) 9-8 (9-7)
2. Ahmet Demir/Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Patrick Troy/Renato Tamashiro (GV) 8-1
3. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-5


March 19: FSU Men's Tennis Falls At NCAA-I Western Michigan

The Ferris State University men's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback Wednesday (March 19) at NCAA Division I Western Michigan in an afternoon contest played at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The nationally 39th-ranked Bulldog men's squad dropped to 5-7 overall this year. The doubles round in the match counted as a single point in the team score per NCAA Division I regulations.

The Broncos improved to 10-1 at home this season with the win and 11-7 overall to date this campaign. They took all six singles flights in straight-sets while the closest doubles score was an 8-5 decision at the number two spot in the lineup.

Ferris State, which is presently 2-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play this season, resumes league action by visiting West Michigan rival Grand Valley State Friday (March 21) for a 2 p.m. (EDT) tilt in Allendale, Mich. The match is the Bulldogs' final scheduled regular-season road match this campaign.

Men's Singles:
1. Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-2, 6-0
2. Alex Birchmeier (WMU) def. #33 Akshay Chellappa (FS) 6-1, 6-2
3. Kazuya Komada (WMU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alejandro Staub (WMU) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-1, 6-1
5. Bryan Norville (WMU) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Michael Calderone (WMU) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Casey Cullen/Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-4
2. Alex Birchmeier/Bryan Norville (WMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-5
3. Michael Calderone/Kazuya Komada (WMU) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-0


March 16: Ferris Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten In GLIAC Action

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad remained unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a 9-0 shutout of Findlay Sunday (March 16) in Findlay, Ohio.

The nationally 39th-ranked Bulldog men's squad are presently 5-6 overall and 2-0 in the GLIAC following the triumph. FSU swept the doubles round and took all six singles flights in straight-sets to notch the victory.

The match was the final one for Ferris on a eight-match spring break trip which saw the Bulldogs play single matches in Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio along with four encounters in South Carolina. Four of the matches were also against nationally-ranked opponents.

Ferris returns to action on Wednesday (March 19) as the Bulldogs visit NCAA Division I Western Michigan for a 1 p.m. (EDT) non-league tilt in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Travis Whipple (UFM) 6-4, 6-0
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Steven Fox (UFM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Jitrat Jaidee (UFM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Matt Thomas (UFM) 6-3, 6-0
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Orry Kennedy (UFM) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Nick Eby (UFM) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Corey Banghart/Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Travis Whipple/Steven Fox (UFM) 8-3
2. Brian Anderson/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Jitrat Jaidee/Matt Thomas (UFM) 9-7
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Orry Kennedy/Nick Eby (UFM) 8-2


March 15: Bulldog Tennis Teams Draw Split At Mercyhurst

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams earned a split on Saturday (March 15) afternoon versus Mercyhurst in Erie, Pa.

The nationally 39th-ranked Bulldog men's squad improved to 4-6 overall this season with a 7-2 win over the Lakers in their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt of the season. FSU swept the doubles round and then captured four of the six singles flights en route to the win in its league opener.

Meanwhile, the Bulldog women's squad concluded a week-long spring break trip with a 7-2 non-conference setback against Mercyhurst, which is ranked ninth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's Great Lakes Regional Rankings. The Bulldog women dropped to 5-15 overall this year with their third setback to the Lakers in the 2007-08 season.

The Bulldog men opened their annual spring trip with a match in Indiana (March 7) followed by a single match in Georgia and four in South Carolina last week. Ferris concludes the trip by visiting Findlay Sunday (March 16) for an 11 a.m. (EDT) conference men's match in Findlay, Ohio. Ferris' women's team also played six non-confernece matches along the way. The Bulldog women next host Aquinas Thursday (March 20) in a 12:30 p.m. (EDT) non-conference tilt at FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Tim Hansson (MC) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-4, 6-4
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Mateusz Przybysz (MC) 6-3, 6-3
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Mijo Cotic (MC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Ronald Heurich (MC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Adam Marnik (MC) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
6. Kyle King (MC) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Tim Hansson/Mateusz Przybysz (MC) 8-6
2. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Mijo Cotic/Adam Marnik (MC) 8-2
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Ronald Heurich/Kyle King (MC) 8-5


March 13: Ferris Men's Tennis Back On Winning Track After Road Win

The nationally-ranked Ferris State University men's tennis team got back on the winning track with a convincing 8-1 non-league decision over Erskine (S.C.) Thursday (March 13) afternoon in Due West, S.C.

The 39th-ranked Bulldogs improved to 3-6 overall this campaign and stopped a six-match skid in the process. The victory was FSU's first in six matches over the spring break period on the squad's trip to the South.

FSU swept the doubles round, which included a default victory at the second flight. In singles play, the Bulldogs captured five of the six spots with the only setback coming in number four singles competition.

The Bulldogs opened their annual spring trip with a match in Indiana followed by a single match in Georgia and four in South Carolina. FSU will open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's tennis action on the return trip home as the Bulldogs take on Mercyhurst Saturday (March 15) in a 3 p.m. (EDT) league tilt at Erie, Pa. Ferris then visits Findlay Sunday (March 16) for an 11 a.m. (EDT) conference match.

Ferris' women's team, which did not face Erskine, is also playing selected matches along the way. The FSU women conclude their six-match spring break trip against Mercyhurst on Saturday in non-league play. The women's match will also start at 3 p.m. (EDT).

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Fabio Ciarrucchi (ERSKINE) 6-1, 6-2
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Simeon Harrar (ERSKINE) 6-4, 6-0
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Jacob Gregory (ERSKINE) 6-1, 6-2
4. Johnny Holland (ERSKINE) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Ryan Miller (ERSKINE) 6-1, 6-4
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Aaron Gregory (ERSKINE) 6-3, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Jacob Gregory/Holland (ERSKINE) 8-2
2. Ahmet Demir/Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Miller/Ciarrucchi (ERSKINE), by default
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Harrar/Aaron Gregory (ERSKINE) 8-6


March 12: Lander Rolls Past Ferris State In Men's & Women's Tennis Action

Lander (S.C.) rolled past Ferris State in men's and women's tennis action Wednedsay (March 12) as the Bearcats defeated both Bulldog teams at the Joe Cabri Courts in Greenwood, S.C.

The nationally eighth-ranked Lander men's squad improved to 8-4 overall this campaign with a 8-1 triumph over the Bulldogs in non-league play. Meanwhile, the Bearcats captured the women's match by a 6-3 count. Lander's women's squad is presently 5-4 overall this campaign after the victory.

The Bulldogs dropped to 5-14 overall in women's action while the FSU men's team fell to 2-6 overall this campaign with the setbacks.

The Ferris men's team wraps up a five-match swing in South Carolina by taking on Erskine (S.C.) Thursday (March 13) at 11 a.m. (EDT) in Due West, S.C.

Following Thursday's men's match, the Bulldogs begin their spring trip home to Big Rapids. On the way back, the FSU men's team will open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with matches at Mercyhurst and Findlay on Saturday and Sunday (March 15-16), respectively. The women's team will also face Mercyhurst in non-league play Saturday. Both of Saturday's matches begin at 3 p.m. (EDT) with Sunday's men's tilt at Findlay starting at 11 a.m. (EDT).

Men's Singles:
No. 1 Guilherme Fonseca (LU) def. Lewis DeGeneault, 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Michael Fedoseyev, 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 Henrik Willers (LU) def. Ahmet Demir, 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Damien Cordesse (LU) def. Corey Banghart, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Andre Ivarsson (LU) def. Kevin Brundle, 6-4, 7-5
No. 6 Juan Manrique (LU) def. Jeremiah DeJose, 4-6, 6-0, 10-3

Men's Doubles:
No. 1 Fonseca/Cordesse (LU) def. Banghart/Chellappa, 8-5
No. 2 Willers/Ivarsson (LU) def. DeGeneault/Demir, 8-2
No. 3 Fedoseyev/Valle (LU) def. Brundle/DeJose, 8-3


March 11: Ferris Tennis Teams Split Matches At Newberry

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams split a pair of matches Tuesday (March 11) as the squads continued their spring trip action against the Newberry Indians in Newberry, S.C.

The Bulldog women snapped a six-match losing streak dating back to last fall with a 7-2 triumph over the Lady Indians at the Cannon Tennis Courts. FSU improved to 5-13 overall in women's action with the win while Newberry remained winless with an 0-7 mark this season.

In men's action, FSU dropped its fifth consecutive match as the Indians recorded a 7-2 victory, giving them their first win over a nationally-ranked team since the turn of the century. Ferris, which is 39th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Men's National Rankings, fell to 2-5 overall this year with the setback. Newberry's men's team, ranked ninth in the Southeast Region, is currently 3-4 overall this campaign.

Both Ferris State teams next visit Lander (S.C.) Wednesday (March 12) for non-league action in Greenwood, S.C. Both the men's and women's matches are set to begin at 2 p.m. (EDT).

The Bulldog men are midst an eight-match schedule in a 10-day span over the FSU spring break period. Ferris opened the trip at DePauw (Ind.) last Friday (March 7) and visited Augusta State (Ga.) on Sunday (March 9). FSU is playing five matches in South Carolina this week. The Bulldogs then play their initial two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) encounters on their way home at Mercyhurst and Findlay on March 15 and 16, respectively. The women's team is playing a total of six matches on the same trip.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Maxim Sukharev (NEWM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Daryl Van Vuuren (NEWM) 7-5, 7-5
3. Jeremy Smith (NEWM) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
4. Lucas Mattos (NEWM) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-2, 6-2
5. Felipe Sobrinho (NEWM) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mikael Jurkovic (NEWM) def. Tyler Shelly (FS) 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7

Men's Doubles:
1. Jeremy Smith/Daryl Van Vuuren (NEWM) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Akshay Chellappa (FS) 8-4
2. Maxim Sukharev/Lucas Mattos (NEWM) def. Kevin Brundle/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-5
3. Felipe Sobrinho/Mikael Jurkovic (NEWM) def. Tyler Shelly/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 9-8 (7-4)


March 10: Bulldog Tennis Teams Drop Two Duals At Francis Marion (S.C.)

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams continued their spring break action Monday (March 10) as the Bulldogs took on Francis Marion (S.C.) in Florence, S.C.

The Bulldog men suffered a third consecutive 7-2 setback as the nationally 15th-ranked Patriots improved to 11-1 overall with the win at the Kassab Courts. Meanwhile, the Bulldog women fell 9-0 to 10th-ranked Francis Marion.

Both of FSU's wins came in men's singles action on the day.

The Ferris men's team dropped to 2-4 overall with the loss while the women's team presently holds a 4-13 overall record this campaign.

FSU next visits Newberry (S.C.) Tuesday (March 11) for 2 p.m. (EDT) dual matches in Newberry, S.C.

The Bulldog men are midst an eight-match schedule in a 10-day span over the FSU spring break period. Ferris opened the trip at DePauw (Ind.) last Friday (March 7) and visited Augusta State (Ga.) on Sunday (March 9). FSU is playing five matches in South Carolina this week. The Bulldogs then play their initial two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) encounters on their way home at Mercyhurst and Findlay on March 15 and 16, respectively. The women's team is playing a total of six matches on the same trip.

Men's Singles:
1. Franklyn Emmanuel (FMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FERRIS) 6-2, 6-4
2. Dilshod Sharifi (FMU) def. Bryan Karazia (FERRIS) 6-3, 6-0
3. Bastian Czwalinna (FMU) def. Kevin Brundle (FERRIS) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6
4. Jeremiah DeJose (FERRIS) def. Dananjaya Mayadunne (FMU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Karl Rogers (FMU) def. Corey Banghart (FERRIS) 6-3, 6-2
6. Tyler Shelly (FERRIS) def. Jordan Gandy (FMU) 6-2, 6-2

Men's Doubles:
1. Dilshod Sharifi/Dananjaya Mayadunne (FMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Bryan Karazia (FS) 8-1
2. Franklyn Emmanuel/James Machlachlan (FMU) def. Kevin Brundle/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-3
3. Bastian Czwalinna/Karl Rogers (FMU) def. Tyler Shelly/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4


March 9: FSU Tennis Teams Fall At Augusta State (Ga.)

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams dropped a pair of matches at nationally-ranked Augusta State (Ga.) Sunday (March 9) on the squad's annual spring trip to the South in Augusta, Ga.

The Bulldog men dropped a 7-2 decision to 21st-ranked Augusta State while the FSU women fell to the 28th-ranked Lady Jags by a 9-0 count.

FSU posted its lone victories at the number three doubles and number six singles flight in men's action.

The Ferris men dropped to 2-3 overall this campaign with the loss and the FSU women are presently 4-12 to date this season.

Both Ferris State teams will next visit Francis Marion (S.C.) Monday (March 10) for a 2:30 p.m. (EDT) tilt in Florence, S.C.

Men's Singles:
#1 Sergi Mullor (ASU) Def. Lew Degeneaurt (FSU) 6/1 6/0
#2 Igor Vasconcellos (ASU) Def. Ahmet Demir (FSU) 7/5 6/1
#3 Frederico Mendes (ASU) Def. Akshay Chellapa (FSU) 6/3 6/1
#4 Wu Ferraz (ASU) Def. Bryan Karazia (FSU) 6/4 6/3
#5 John Smith (ASU) Def. Jeremiah DeJose (FSU) 4/6 6/4 10/8
#6 Kevin Brundle (FSU) Def. Marcelo Braga (ASU) 6/2 6/4

Men's Doubles:
#1 Igor Vasconcellos/Frederico Mendes (ASU) Def. Akshay Chellapa/Bryan Karazia (FSU) 8/3
#2 Sergi Mullor/John Smith (ASU) Def. Kevin Brundle/Corey Banghart (FSU) 8/3
#3 Lew Degeneaurt/Ahmet Demir (FSU) Def. Wu Ferraz/Marcelo Braga (ASU) 8/3


March 7: Ferris Teams Open Spring Trip With Losses At DePauw

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams opened their annual spring trips with a pair of setbacks Friday (March 7) versus DePauw (Ind.) in Greencastle, Ind.

The FSU women fell by a 9-0 score while the Bulldog men's team suffered a 7-2 setback.

DePauw's men's team is ranked 10th nationally in the NCAA Division III rankings while the Bulldogs are currently 38th at the NCAA Division II level. The Tigers are presently listed fifth in the Division III women's rankings.

Ferris' women's squad dropped to 4-11 overall this campaign with the loss while the men's team is now even at 2-2 overall this campaign.

Both Ferris teams continue action on their annual spring trip by visiting Augusta State (Ga.) Sunday (March 9) for 4 p.m. (EDT) dual matches in Augusta, Ga.

Men's Singles:
1. Kortney Keith (DEPAUW) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Scott Sauer (DEPAUW) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
4. Hunter Schouweiler (DEPAUW) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-0, 6-1
5. Evan Hunter (DEPAUW) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
6. Will Gates (DEPAUW) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5)

Men's Doubles:
1. Kortney Keith/Will Gates (DEPAUW) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
2. Bryan Heck/Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) def. Kevin Brundle/Corey Banghart (FS) 9-7
3. Cameron Nash/Hunter Schouweiler (DEPW) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-3


Feb. 27: Bulldog Men's Tennis Suffers First Loss

The Ferris State University men's tennis team suffered its first dual loss of the 2007-08 campaign Wednesday (Feb. 27) as the Bulldogs dropped a 6-3 decision to Aquinas at the Orchard Hills Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Saints, who are ranked 23rd in the latest NAIA National Rankings, swept the doubles round and took the top three singles flights in posting the win.

Ferris played the six singles flights without two regulars in junior Lewis DeGeneault and senior Kevin Brundle due to injury and illness, respectively. First-year head coach Alex Palladino's squad dropped to 2-1 overall with the loss while the Saints improved to 2-0 this season.

FSU is currently 38th in the NCAA-II National Rankings along with third in the Great Lakes Region.

Ferris next begins its annual spring trip Friday, March 7, with a 6 p.m. (EST) non-league match at DePauw (Ind.) in Greencastle, Ind. The Bulldogs will play eight matches in a 10-day span over the FSU spring break period. In addition to the match in Indiana, Ferris will play a match in Georgia and five in South Carolina from March 9-13. The Bulldogs then play their initial two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) encounters on their way home at Mercyhurst and Findlay on March 15 and 16, respectively.

Here are the complete singles results:
1. Patrick Bruining (AQMT) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
2. Jordan O'Neill (AQMT) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 6-4, 6-4
3. Tuan-anh Tran (AQMT) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
4. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. John Telfer (AQMT) 6-4, 6-4
5. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Jason Beydoun (AQMT) 6-3, 6-2
6. Tyler Shelly (FS) def. Dan Doerrfeld (AQMT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Here are the complete doubles results:
1. Patrick Bruining/John Telfer (AQMT) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
2. Jordan O'Neill/Tuan-anh Tran (AQMT) def. Corey Banghart/Bryan Karazia (FS) 8-4
3. Jason Beydoun/Dan Doerrfeld (AQMT) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 9-8


Feb. 24: Ferris Men's Tennis Rolls Past Indianapolis

The Ferris State University men's tennis team rolled past regional foe Indianapolis by an 8-1 count Sunday (Feb. 24) in non-league play inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs swept the singles round and took two of the three doubles flights in securing the win. FSU is now 2-0 overall this season in dual play under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

The Greyhounds' lone victory came at the top doubles spot where the region's sixth-ranked tandem of Jan Stastny and J.D. Greenlee recorded an 8-5 win over FSU senior Akshay Chellappa and sophomore Brian Anderson.

In singles play, Bulldog junior Lewis DeGeneault upset Indianapolis' Stastny, who is ranked 10th in the region, at the number one spot in the lineup.

FSU is currently 38th in the NCAA-II National Rankings along with third in the Great Lakes Region. Indianapolis entered the match listed seventh in the region.

Ferris State visits Aquinas Wednesday, Feb. 27, for a 2 p.m. (EST) non-conference match in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Here are the complete singles results:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Jan Stastny (UI) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6
2. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. J.D. Greenlee (UI) 7-6 (7-6), 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
3. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Mark Silva (UI) 6-2, 6-3
4. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Werner Henning (UI) 6-3, 6-2
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Kyle Prow (UI) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Blake Hall (UI) 6-0, 6-3

Here are the complete doubles results:
1. Jan Stastny/J.D. Greenlee (UI) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-5
2. Corey Banghart/Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Kyle Prow/Mark Silva (UI) 8-3
3. Lewis DeGeneault/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Werner Henning/Blake Hall (UI) 8-1


Feb. 2: Ferris State Men's Tennis Posts First Dual Win

The Ferris State University men's tennis team opened the spring campaign by posting its first dual victory of the year with a 5-4 non-league triumph over Kalamazoo Saturday (Feb. 2) in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Bulldogs took four of the six singles matches and claimed the top doubles flight in recording the win. FSU is now 1-0 overall this season in dual play under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

The Bulldogs did not play any dual matches during the fall season, but did compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Championships.

FSU trailed Kalamazoo 2-1 following the doubles round, but rallied for the win by taking the numbers two, three, five and six spots in the singles lineup.

Kalamazoo is ranked 16th in the latest NCAA Division III National Rankings while FSU is currently 38th in the NCAA-II national listing.

Seven different FSU players competed in the match. Senior Akshay Chellappa was the only double winner for FSU as he posted a 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) victory at the number two singles spot along with teaming with senior Bryan Karazia for a 9-8 (7-5) win at the top doubles spot.

FSU returns to action Sunday, Feb. 24, when the Bulldogs host Indianapolis in non-league play starting at 11 a.m. (EST) inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

*Complete match results can be found at this link:
http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/sports/tennis/mtennis/0708stats/match01.htm


Sept. 23: Ferris State Men's Tennis Wraps Up ITA Regional Action

Ferris State University senior men's tennis player Akshay Chellappa fell in the semifinal round of singles play at the 2007 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Championships, which concluded Sunday (Sept. 23) in Midland, Mich.

Chellappa, who was seeded fourth overall in the singles draw, suffered a 6-3, 6-0 setback to Drury's (Mo.) top-seeded Stefan Borg in Sunday's semifinals. He previously had won his third consecutive match by defeating seventh-seeded Henryk Seeger of host Northwood 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (9) in the fourth round Saturday (Sept. 22) afternoon. He had received an opening-round bye.

The 5-7 Chellappa was the only Bulldog player left in the regional competition after Saturday's action. Borg went onto claim the singles title and advanced to the National Small College Championships Oct. 11-14 in Mobile, Ala.

FSU senior Kevin Brundle won his opening-round match in day one play Friday (Sept. 21) before falling to Seeger 6-2, 6-2 in the second round. Additionally, senior Corey Banghart picked up a first round win, but was then eliminated by Drury's (Mo.) number two seeded Federica Levi 6-4, 6-1 in round two.

Ferris' Nick Andres, Brian Anderson and Ahmet Demir also competed in the season-opening regional event but lost in the first round of singles competition.

In doubles play, each Bulldog tandem claimed a single victory before bowing out of the event in the second round. Andres and Demir teamed up as did Anderson and Brundle. FSU's top tandem of Banghart and Chellappa was seeded third overall but dropped a 9-8 (6) decision to Grand Valley State's Patrick Troy and Renato Tamashiro in the second round.

Complete results from the entire event can be found at the link below:

ITA Great Lakes Championship Results PDF

FSU Home Men's Tennis Racquet Center Search