Men's Tennis

2008-09 News

May 8: Ferris' Season Ends With Loss In NCAA-II Midwest Regional Final

The Ferris State University men's tennis team saw its season come to a close Friday (May 8) as the Bulldogs suffered a 5-0 loss to nationally-ranked Northwood in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Final at the Gerstacker Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who entered the tourney ranked fifth in the region, had toppled the region's fourth-ranked squad in Grand Valley State by a 5-4 count in the first round Thursday (May 8). However, the region's top-seeded Timberwolves advanced to the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen by taking all three doubles flights and the first two completed singles matches against FSU. NU, which is ranked 11th nationally and posted a 5-0 win over Michigan Tech in first-round play Thursday, served as the host for one of the two four-team regionals in the Midwest Region.

Friday's loss marked the third time in the last four seasons the Bulldogs have lost to Northwood in the regional final at Midland. FSU also dropped matches to NU in each of its last two regional final appearances during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns. A year ago (2007-08), the Bulldogs fell in the opening round of regional play.

Ferris concluded the year with a 14-8 overall record under second-year head coach Alex Palladino. FSU (6-1) placed second this season behind the Timberwolves (7-0) in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) standings and dropped a 8-1 decision to NU in the only previous meeting between the two teams earlier this year (April 7) in Midland.

Northwood, which also captured the GLIAC Tournament Championship this spring, improved to 19-1 overall and advances to the NCAA-II Round of 16 on May 13-16 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Men's Singles:
1. Peter Kazianschuetz (NU) vs. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) unfinished
2. Frederic Schoelzel (NU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-2, 6-3
3. Bertrand Vigouroux (NU) vs. Jack Swan (FS) unfinished
4. Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-3, 6-1
5. Maxime Dutors (NU) vs. Justin Hermes (FS) unfinished
6. Alex Minicozzi (NU) vs. Josh Guckenberger (FS) unfinished

Men's Doubles:
1. Kazianschuetz/Schoelzel (NU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-6
2. Olivier Brignoli/Alex Minicozzi (NU) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-4
3. Bertrand Vigouroux/Maxime Dutors (NU) def. Guckenberger/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-2


May 7: Ferris Pulls Off Upset In First Round Of NCAA Division II Tournament

The Ferris State University men's tennis team pulled off an upset with a 5-4 victory over West Michigan rival Grand Valley State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament on Thursday (May 7) at the Gerstacker Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who entered the tourney ranked fifth in the region, toppled the region's fourth-ranked squad for the second time in three tries this campaign to advance to the NCAA-II Midwest Regional final on Friday (May 8). FSU will face top-seeded host Northwood at 10 a.m. (EDT) with a berth into the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen at stake. NU, which beat Michigan Tech in Thursday's first round and is ranked 12th nationally, is serving as the host for one of two four-team regionals in the Midwest Region.

Earlier this season, the Bulldogs beat the Lakers by a 5-4 score in the regular-season finale (April 14) between the two teams at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids. However, GVSU responded by posting an idential 5-4 win over FSU in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Semifinals (April 18) held at the Midland Community Tennis Center.

The Bulldogs trailed Grand Valley State 2-1 following Thursday morning's doubles action, but came back to earn the win by taking four of the six singles positions, including a three-set win via tiebreaker by freshman Justin Hermes at the number five position. Senior number one player Lewis DeGeneault also pulled off a big win by knocking off the region's 10th-ranked singles player in GVSU's Tony Dang 6-2, 6-3 at the top flight.

Junior Ahmet Demir and sophomore Josh Guckenberger also captured singles wins for Ferris State, which improved to 14-7 overall this campaign. Hermes and freshman Jack Swan were the lone Bulldog players to earn a victory in doubles action as they toppled the Lakers' Alex Switzer and Matt Globerson 8-5 at the second spot in the lineup. GVSU concluded the year with a 20-9 overall record.

Hermes won the clinching match for FSU with an 8-6 triumph in the tiebreaker of his final set to lift the Bulldogs to the win. Ferris trailed 4-3 with two matches remaining after the two teams split the top four singles positions, but Hermes and Guckenberger both pulled out three-set tiebreakers at numbers five and six singles to help the Bulldogs advance in the tournament.

The win marked the fourth time in the last five years Ferris and GVSU have met in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Tournament and the Bulldogs have won all four matches.

FSU has lost to Northwood in each of its last two regional final appearances during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns at Midland. Ferris (6-1) placed second this season behind the Timberwolves (7-0) in the GLIAC standings and dropped a 8-1 decision to NU in the only meeting between the two teams earlier this year (April 7) in Midland. Northwood also captured the GLIAC Tournament Championship this spring.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Tony Dang (GV) 6-2, 6-3
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Marc Roeeslein (GV) 6-4, 6-2
3. Philipp Claus (GV) def. Jack Swan (FS) 7-5, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Brock Plangger (GV) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-3, 6-2
5. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Alex Switzer (GV) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Josh Guckenberger (FS) def. Michael Coupek (GV) 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Tony Dang/Marc Roeeslein (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-4
2. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) 8-5
3. Brock Plangger/Michael Coupek (GV) def. Brian Anderson/Josh Guckenberger (FS) 8-4


April 19: Ferris Finishes Third Overall At GLIAC Tournament

The Ferris State University men's tennis team bounced back to place third in the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament by posting a 5-1 triumph over Wayne State in its final match Sunday (April 19) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs captured the third-place match against the fourth-seeded Warriors by taking a 2-1 edge following the doubles round. Ferris then sealed the win by taking the first three completed singles flights.

FSU entered the tournament as the number two overall seed and beat seventh-seeded Findlay by a 5-1 count in the quarterfinal-round on Saturday (April 18). The Bulldogs then were upset by third-seeded Grand Valley State during Saturday afternoon's semifinal action before bouncing back to beat Wayne State in the third-place match.

The Bulldogs are currently 13-7 overall and ranked fourth in the latest Campbell's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Midwest Regional Rankings. Eight teams from the region will be invited to compete in the regional portion of the NCAA Division II Touranment on May 7-9 with the official draw slated to be announced next week.

Men's Singles:
1. Johan Maubacq (WS) vs. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) unfinished
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Bertrand Moulin (WS) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Kevin Turnbull (WS) vs. Jack Swan (FS) unfinished
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Eric Szydlowski (WS) 7-6, 6-1
5. Roberto Gomez (WS) vs. Brian Anderson (FS) unfinished
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. William Nolan (WS) 6-0, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Kevin Turnbull/Bertrand Moulin (WS) 8-5
2. Johan Maubacq/Roberto Gomez (WS) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Michael Savalle/Eric Szydlowski (WS) 8-6


April 18: Bulldogs Split Two Matches To Open GLIAC Tournament

The Ferris State University men's tennis team split a pair of matches on the opening day of the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Saturday (April 18) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The second-seeded Bulldogs topped number seven seed Findlay by a 5-1 count in the first round during the morning session, but fell to third-seeded Grand Valley State 5-4 during the afternoon semifinals.

FSU, which is currently 12-7 overall, will wrap up the annual league tournament by taking on fourth-seeded Wayne State in Sunday's (April 19) third-place match at the tournament.

Ferris won two of three doubles matches against Findlay in round one and clinched the victory by taking the first three completed singles flights. In the loss to Grand Valley State, FSU managed to win only one doubles encounter and split the six singles positions as the Lakers avenged a 5-4 regular-season road loss at Ferris earlier this week (April 14).

Ferris State 5, Findlay 1

Men's Singles:
1. Kyle Collette (UF) vs. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) no result
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Travis Whipple (UF) 6-1, 6-0
3. Jitrat Jaidee (UF) vs. Jack Swan (FS) no result
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Steven Fox (UF) 6-0, 6-0
5. David Brooks (UF) vs. Brian Anderson (FS) no result
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Nick Eby (UF) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Kyle Collette/Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 8-2
2. Travis Whipple/Steven Fox (UF) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. David Brooks/Nick Eby (UF) 8-1

Grand Valley State 5, Ferris State 4

Men's Singles:
1. Tony Dang (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-2, 6-4
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Marc Roesslein (GV) 6-2, 6-4
3. Philipp Claus (GV) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
4. Brock Plangger (GV) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Michael Coupek (GV) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Pat Snyder (GV) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Tony Dang/Marc Roesslein (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-5
2. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Brock Plangger/Michael Coupek (GV) 8-4
3. Matt Globerson/Philipp Claus (GV) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-3


April 14: Bulldogs Battle Back For Narrow Victory In GLIAC Showdown

The Ferris State University men's tennis team rallied for a hard-fought 5-4 victory over West Michigan rival Grand Valley State in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown Tuesday (April 14) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The host Bulldogs battled back from a 2-1 deficit following the doubles round to win four of the six singles flights, including a pair in three sets, to secure the win indoors.

Both Ferris and GVSU entered the regular-season finale tied for second place in the league standings. FSU improved to 11-6 overall and 6-1 in the GLIAC with the triumph while the Lakers fell to 18-7 overall and 5-2 in conference action.

The Bulldogs received singles wins from seniors Lewis DeGeneault (#1) and Kyle Revall (#4) along with junior Ahmet Demir (#2) and freshman Justin Hermes (#6). Both Demir and Revall battled back for three-set wins after dropping the initial set.

FSU has presently won six of its last seven outings to date this campaign.

Tuesday's match was the final regular-season contest for both teams prior to this weekend's GLIAC Tournament, which will be held at the Midland Community Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday (April 18-19). The official pairings for the league tournament will be announced later this week.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Tony Dang (GV) 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Marc Roesslein (GV) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
3. Philipp Claus (GV) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Brock Plangger (GV) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Alex Switzer (GV) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-7 (6-8), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Michael Coupek (GV) 6-1, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Tony Dang/Marc Roesslein (GV) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-3
2. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-6
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Brock Plangger/Michael Coupek (GV) 8-1


April 7: FSU Streak Snapped By Ranked Timberwolves

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad saw its five-match winning streak come to an end Tuesday (April 7) as the Bulldogs suffered their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) loss with a 8-1 setback at archrival Northwood in Midland, Mich.

The nationally 12th-ranked Timberwolves opened the home portion of their schedule with the win while improving to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in league play.

FSU fell to 10-6 overall and 5-1 in the GLIAC with the road loss.

The Timberwolves used strong doubles play to take control of the match, winning at all three positions to go up 3-0 heading into singles. Northwood then posted a pair of quick straight set victories at four and five singles to clinch the win.

All four of the other singles matches went three sets, with the Timberwolves earning three wins.

The Bulldogs next return home to take on West Michigan rival Grand Valley State on Tuesday, April 14, with match time set for 1 p.m. (EDT) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Peter Kazianschuetz (NU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 5-7, 6-2, 10-7
2. Frederic Schoelzel (NU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 2-6, 6-2, 10-4
3. Bertrand Vigouroux (NU) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-2, 7-5, 11-9
4. Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-0, 6-4
5. Maxime Dutors (NU) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-1, 6-3
6. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Alex Minicozzi (NU) 7-5, 0-6, 10-8

Men's Doubles:
1. Peter Kazianschuetz/Frederic Schoelzel (NU) def. DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-4
2. Alex Minicozzi/Michael Haas (NU) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Maxime Dutors/Bertrand Vigouroux (NU) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-5


April 2: Ferris Wins Battle Of League Unbeatens In GLIAC Men's Tennis

The Ferris State University men's tennis team recorded a 6-3 victory over Wayne State in a battle of teams unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Thursday (April 2) afternoon in Detroit, Mich.

Both teams entered the match with identical 4-0 marks in GLIAC play this season. The Warriors jumped out to a 2-1 edge after the doubles round with wins at the first and third flights, but Ferris rallied to capture five of the six singles spots en route to the triumph.

The Bulldogs posted their fifth-straight win by taking the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles positions. Four of the five wins came in straight-sets while senior Lewis DeGeneault was also on his way to a two-set victory before winning by retirement at the top flight.

Ferris State improved to 10-5 overall and 5-0 in the GLIAC with the win while WSU fell to 5-7 overall and 4-1 in conference competition. The match was also a battle of teams listed in the latest Campbell's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Rankings as FSU is currently fourth and the Warriors are ninth in the region.

FSU wraps up a four-match conference road stretch by taking on archrival and nationally 13th-ranked Northwood on Tuesday, April 7, in a 2 p.m. (EDT) GLIAC encounter at Midland, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Bertrand Moulin (WSU) 6-2, 4-0, retired
2. Johan Maubacq (WSU) def. Ahment Demir (FS) 7-5, 6-4
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Kevin Turnbull (WSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Eric Szydlowski (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Roberto Gomez (WSU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Will Nolan (WSU) 6-1, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Johan Maubacq/Bertrand Moulin (WSU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahment Demir (FS) 8-3
2. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Kevin Turnbull/Marlon Leone (WSU) 9-7
3. Eric Szydlowski/Michael Savalle (WSU) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-4


March 29: Ferris Stays Unbeaten In GLIAC Action With Another Road Win

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad stayed unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a narrow 5-4 league road triumph over Lake Superior State on Sunday (March 29) in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

For the second-straight match, the Bulldogs had to rally from a 2-1 deficit following the doubles round as the host Lakers captured victories at each of the top two tandem positions. However, Ferris came back to take four of the six singles flights en route to the win.

The victory was FSU's fourth consecutive of the season and second in as many days after Saturday's (March 28) 6-3 league win at Michigan Tech. Ferris improved to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in the GLIAC with the victory over the Lakers, who dropped to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in conference play this year.

The Bulldogs will continue their four-match league road swing by visiting Wayne State on Thursday, April 2, with match time set for 12 p.m. (EDT) in Detroit, Mich. Ferris then wraps up the conference road stretch by taking on archrival Northwood Tuesday, April 7, in a 2 p.m. (EDT) GLIAC match at Midland, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Razvan Mag (LS) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Brandon Clayton (LS) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Pawel Wegrzyn (LS) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Robert Nelson (LS) 6-0, 6-1
5. Craig Baas (LS) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-4, 6-2
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Jack Miller (LS) 6-1, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Razvan Mag/Pawel Wegrzyn (LS) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-6
2. Brandon Clayton/Robert Nelson (LS) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-6
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Craig Baas/Steve Demps (LS) 8-2


March 28: Bulldogs Bounce Back In Singles For GLIAC Road Triumph

The Ferris State University men's tennis team rallied to post a 6-3 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win over the Michigan Tech Huskies on Saturday (March 28) at the Gates Tennis Center in Houghton, Mich.

The host Huskies jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the doubles round, but Ferris responded by winning five of the six singles flights to take the win. FSU swept the top four singles positions in straight-sets with MTU's lone individual victory coming in number five singles competition.

The Bulldogs remained unbeaten (3-0) in league action with the triumph and improved to 8-5 overall with their third-straight victory. MTU fell to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in the GLIAC with the setback.

Ferris State continues its four-match GLIAC road swing by visiting Lake Superior State on Sunday, March 29, for a 10 a.m. (EDT) league encounter in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Brett Girard (MT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Anders Sandholm (MT) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Douglas Yossida (MT) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Brandon Ellefson (MT) 6-1, 6-3
5. Tim Viola (MT) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Chris Verhulst (MT) 6-1, 6-1

Men's Doubles:
1. Brett Girard/Douglas Yossida (MT) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-4
2. Brandon Ellefson/Anders Sandholm (MT) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-3
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Chris Verhulst/Tim Viola (MT) 8-3


March 21: Ferris Men's Tennis Completes Weekend Homestand With Win

The Ferris State University men's tennis team completed a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) weekend homestand with a 7-2 league triumph over Findlay on Saturday (March 21) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who beat Tiffin in their league opener by a 9-0 count to start the weekend at home on Friday (March 20), grabbed a 2-1 lead after the doubles round against the Oilers and then captured the bottom five singles flights to secure the victory. UF's lone wins came at the second doubles and top singles spots in the lineup.

FSU improved to 7-5 overall and is now 2-0 in GLIAC action to date following the victory. Meanwhile, the Oilers dropped to 5-4 overall this season with the loss in its initial conference tilt.

Ferris State next opens up a four-match GLIAC road swing by visiting Michigan Tech on Saturday, March 28, for a 10 a.m. (EDT) league encounter at MTU's Gates Tennis Center in Houghton, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Kyle Collette (UF) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Travis Whipple (UF) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Steve Fox (UF) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 6-2, 6-0
5. Justin Hermes (FS) def. David Brooks (UF) 6-2, 6-0
6. Josh Guckenberger (FS) def. Nick Eby (UF) 6-1, 6-0

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Kyle Collette/Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 8-6
2. Travis Whipple/Steve Fox (UF) def. Kyle Revall/Jeff Paauwe (FS) 8-0
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. David Brooks/Nick Eby (UF) 8-1


March 20: Ferris Men's Tennis Opens GLIAC Play With Shutout Victory

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play with a sweep of the league's newest member on Friday (March 20) as the Bulldogs shutout Tiffin (Ohio) by a 9-0 count at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Ferris took all three doubles flights in commanding fashion and then captured all six singles spots in straight-sets. The closest individual match came at the number one flight where FSU senior Lewis DeGeneault topped TU's Harry Smith by a 6-4, 6-4 score.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 6-5 overall this season and are now 1-0 in GLIAC action. The Dragons fell to 1-10 overall by dropping their first-ever GLIAC tilt.

Ferris State, which is currently fourth in the latest Campbell's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Midwest Regional Rankings, will wrap up its weekend league homestand by hosting Findlay on Saturday (March 21) starting at 3 p.m. (EDT) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Harry Smith (TU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Andres Torres (TU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Ryan Toporowsky (TU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Preston Torbert (TU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Matthew Weiss (TU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Bryan Heisler (TU) 6-0, 6-0

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Harry Smith/Andres Torres (TU) 8-3
2. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Ryan Toporowsky/Bryan Heisler (TU) 8-4
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Preston Torbert/Matthew Weiss (TU) 8-4


March 14: FSU Wraps Up Spring Trip With Road Loss

The Ferris State University men's tennis team suffered a 6-3 setback in the final match of its annual spring break trip to DePauw (Ind.) on Saturday (March 14) at Greencastle, Ind.

DePauw, ranked 17th in Division III, improved to 7-0 on the season with the win.

Ferris State took a 2-1 lead with wins at first and second doubles, but the Tigers rallied with singles wins at the one, two, four, five and six slots.

The Bulldogs return home to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with their first official league home tilt of the season against league newcomer Tiffin (Ohio) on Friday, March 20, starting at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-4, 7-5
2. Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Hunter Schouweiler (DEPAUW) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. Michael Rardon (DEPAUW) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-4, 6-4
5. Will Gates (DEPAUW) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-2, 6-2
6. Evan Hunter (DEPAUW) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-0, 6-0

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Bryan Heck/Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) 8-5
2. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Will Gates/Hunter Schouweiler (DEPAUW) 8-4
3. Scott Swanson/Michael Rardon (DEPAUW) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-2


March 12: FSU Posts Narrow Win Over Pfeiffer

The Ferris State University men's tennis team recorded a narrow 5-4 non-league road triumph over Pfeiffer (N.C.) in action Thursday (March 12) at Misenheimer, N.C.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-4 overall with the win while Pfeiffer dropped to 4-5 on the year with the loss.

FSU opened up a 3-0 lead by winning the three doubles flights, but Pfeiffer battled back to capture four of the six singles positions. Three of the singles spots were decided in three sets.

Ferris wraps up its annual spring break trip by visiting DePauw (Ind.) on Saturday (March 14) for a non-conference tilt in Greencastle, Ind.

Men's Singles:
1. Philip Lawson (PU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-1, 6-2
2. Jack Swan (FS) def. Sid Kaushik (PU) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
3. Johan de Wit (PU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. A.J. Flores (PU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4
5. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Frank Pouchet (PU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Cody Simpson (PU) def. Josh Guckenberger (FS) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Johan de Wit/Philip Lawson (PU) 8-4
2. Justin Hermes/Jack Swan (FS) def. A.J. Flores/Sid Kaushik (PU) 9-8
3. Kyle Revall/Jeff Paauwe (FS) def. Frank Pouchet/Cody Simpson (PU) 8-2


March 11: Bulldogs Suffer Road Loss at Francis Marion

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis squads faced tough competition on Wednesday (March 11) as both Bulldog teams fell to nationally-ranked Francis Marion (S.C.) by identical 9-0 scores in Florence, S.C.

The Bulldog women trailed 3-0 after the doubles round and lost five of the six singles flights in straight-sets to the ninth-ranked Patriots.

Meanwhile, the FSU men's team also dropped five singles flights in straight-sets along with one by retirement against the Patriots' 11th-ranked men's squad. The closest doubles score in the men's match was 8-4 at both the second and third spots in the lineup.

Ferris' women's squad, which is ranked ninth in the current Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Rankings, dropped to 10-10 overall this season with the setback while FMU improved to 11-1 on the year.

The Bulldog men also dropped to .500 on the year with a 4-4 overall mark to date. Francis Marion is presently 10-1 overall this campaign following Wednesday's victory.

Ferris State next will face Pfeiffer (N.C.) on Thursday (March 12) in both men's and women's action with match time set for 1 p.m. (EDT) in Misenheimer, N.C.

The match will wrap up the women's spring trip action while the Bulldog men will also visit DePauw (Ind.) on Saturday (March 14) for a 4 p.m. (EDT) encounter in Greencastle, Ind., before heading back to Big Rapids.

Men's Singles:
1. Oshada Wijemanne (FMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-0, 6-2
2. Dilshod Sharifi (FMU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-4, 3-2, retired
3. Karl Rogers (FMU) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Mario Kieck (FMU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-0, 6-4
5. Jack Bishop (FMU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Dirk Bair (FMU) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-3, 6-4

Men's Doubles:
1. Oshada Wijemanne/Dilshod Sharifi (FMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-1
2. Dirk Bair/Mario Kieck (FMU) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Noah van Moerkerken/Matthew Keth (FMU) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-4


March 10: FSU Suffers Road Setback To Ranked Bearcats

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis teams both dropped a pair of matches at nationally-ranked Lander (S.C.) on Tuesday (March 10) in Greenwood, S.C.

The Bulldog men's tennis squad jumped out to a 2-1 advantage after the doubles round, but suffered a 6-3 non-league setback to 16th-ranked Lander at the Joe Cabri Courts.

Meanwhile, the FSU women's squad also dropped a 6-3 decision to the Bearcats in afternoon play.

The Ferris men's tennis team fell to 4-3 overall with its second consecutive loss on its annual spring trip. Lander battled back from a 2-1 deficit to claim five of the six singles matches en route to the win.

In the women's match, the 40th-ranked Bearcats took two of the three doubles positions and captured wins in four of the six singles flights. Ferris fell to 10-9 overall in women's play with the loss.

Lander improved to 5-3 overall in men's action and 7-1 on the year in women's competition with the sweep of the Bulldogs.

Both Ferris State teams previously opened their annual spring trips by falling at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina (S.C.) by identical 7-0 scores on Monday (March 9).

The Ferris squads will continue their trip by visiting Francis Marion (S.C.) on Wednesday (March 11) for dual matches starting at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) in Florence, S.C.

Men's Singles:
1. Damien Cordesse (LU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sheharyar Wali (LU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. T.C. Valle (LU) 7-5, 0-6, 10-4
4. Levan Clark (LU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-0, 6-0
5. Carlos Marques (LU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-3, 6-3
6. Maxime Desmars (LU) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-0, 6-3

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Sheharyar Wali/Michael Fedoseyev (LU) 8-5
2. Damien Cordesse/Levan Clark (LU) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. T.C. Valle/Gary Bertoldo (LU) 9-8


March 9: NCAA-I Chanticleers Snap FSU's Four-Match Streak

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad opened its annual spring trip with a 7-0 setback to Coastal Carolina (S.C.) on Monday (March 9) afternoon in Conway, S.C.

The Bulldogs fell to 4-2 overall this campaign with the shutout loss to the NCAA Division I Chanticleers, who improved to 10-1 overall as a Big South Conference member.

Coastal Carolina swept the three doubles flights at the Billy Nichols Tennis Center and then posted wins in all six singles positions to notch the victory. Five of the six singles matches were decided in straight-sets with the number six flight determined by retirement.

The doubles round counted as a single point in the team score per NCAA Division I regulations.

The loss ended FSU's four-match winning streak.

The Bulldogs continue their trip by visiting Lander (S.C.) on Tuesday (March 10) for a 2 p.m. (EDT) non-league encounter.

Men's Singles:
1. PEREZ, German (COASTAL) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-0, 6-3
2. TZVETKOV, Plamen (COASTAL) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-1, 6-3
3. RAMOS, Ernesto (COASTAL) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-2, 6-3
4. VLASKIN, Dmitry (COASTAL) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-1, 6-1
5. SOVIC, Dorian (COASTAL) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-4, 6-1
6. WITHERS, Joseph (COASTAL) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-1, 4-2, retired

Men's Doubles:
1. PEREZ, German/RAMOS (COASTAL) def. Ahmet Demir/Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 8-4
2. TZVETKOV, Plamen/VLASKIN (COASTAL) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-3
3. WITHERS, Joseph/HAIRSTON, John (COASTAL) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-3


Feb. 28: Ferris Wraps Up Weekend By Winning Fourth-Straight Match

The Ferris State University men's tennis team wrapped up its weekend slate by winning its fourth consecutive match with a 8-1 road triumph over Albion on Saturday (Feb. 28) at Albion, Mich.

The Bulldogs improved to 4-1 overall this campaign with the victory. Meanwhile, Albion dropped to 1-4 overall with the setback.

FSU swept the doubles round in the contest and then took the bottom five singles flights to notch the triumph.

The Bulldogs next open up a five-match spring trip to the South by taking on Coastal Carolina (S.C.) on Monday, March 9, starting at 1 p.m. (EST) in Conway, S.C. FSU will play three matches in South Carolina along with a match each in both North Carolina and Indiana during the week long (March 9-14) trip over the school's spring break week.

Men's Singles:
1. Ben Miller (ALBION) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 6-3, 7-5
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Brent Parshall (ALBION) 6-0, 6-4
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Adam Brown (ALBION) 6-2, 6-1
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Chris Brown (ALBION) 6-3, 6-0
5. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Danny Frank (ALBION) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (12-10)
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Johnny Vinson (ALBION) 6-0, 6-0

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Ben Miller/Brent Parshall (ALBION) 8-6
2. Brian Anderson/Kyle Revall (FS) def. Adam Brown/Johnny Vinson (ALBION) 8-5
3. Justin Hermes/Jack Swan (FS) def. Chris Brown/Dave Blake (ALBION) 8-6


Feb. 27: Ferris Claims Win In First Home Match Of Season

The Ferris State University men's tennis team picked up a 6-3 non-league victory over Aquinas in its first home match of the 2008-09 campaign on Friday (Feb. 27) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 overall this campaign and began the weekend with the win. Ferris took a 2-1 lead following the doubles round with wins at the second and third flights before taking four of the six singles spots.

Aquinas dropped to 1-1 on the year under 18th-year head coach Jerry Hendrick. The Saints managed to win the top doubles flight along with the fourth and fifth singles positions in the match.

The Bulldogs will hit the road for a match on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Albion. Match time is set for 1 p.m. (EST) for the non-league encounter at Albion, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Jordan O'Neill (AQMT) 6-4, 6-4
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Tuan-anh Tran (AQMT) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. John Telfer (AQMT) 6-1, 6-4
4. Nick Ludwig (AQMT) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
5. Travis Wolf (AQMT) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-4, 6-2
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Dan Doerrfeld (AQMT) 7-5, 6-4

Men's Doubles:
1. Jordan O'Neill/Tuan-anh Tran (AQMT) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-4
2. Brian Anderson/Kyle Revall (FS) def. John Telfer/Nick Ludwig (AQMT) 8-4
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Dan Doerrfeld/Michael Sendor (AQMT) 8-6


Feb. 14: Ferris Rolls Past Greyhounds In Road Match

The Ferris State University men's tennis team rolled past Indianapolis by a 9-0 count in non-league action on Saturday (Feb. 14) at the UIndy Tennis Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

The victory was the second-straight for FSU as the Bulldogs improved to 2-1 overall this campaign with the Valentine's Day triumph.

The Greyhounds dropped to 3-2 overall this year with the setback on their home court.

Ferris State will next return to action by hosting Aquinas on Friday, Feb. 27, in a 4 p.m. (EST) non-conference home match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Greenlee, J.D. (UINDY) 6-0, 6-1
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Hack, Jonathan (UINDY) 6-1, 7-5
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Prow, Kyle (UINDY) 6-1, 7-5
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Smith, Matt (UINDY) 6-1, 6-2
5. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Broda, Taylor (UINDY) 6-3, 6-1
6. Josh Guckenberger (FS) def. Rastall, Tom (UINDY) 6-4, 7-5

Men's Doubles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Greenlee, J.D./Smith, Matt (UINDY) 8-6
2. Brian Anderson/Kyle Revall (FS) def. Prow, Kyle/Broda, Taylor (UINDY) 8-6
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Price, Jeff/Hack, Jonathan (UINDY) 8-6


Feb. 13: Ferris Posts First Dual Win Of Season

The Ferris State University men's tennis team recorded its first dual victory of the 2008-09 season with a 7-2 non-league triumph over Bellarmine (Ky.) in a neutral site match on Friday (Feb. 13) at Indianapolis, Ind.

The Bulldogs improved to 1-1 overall this campaign with the win while the Knights also dropped to 1-1 overall with the setback and the University of Indianapolis Tennis Center.

Ferris took five of the six singles flights, including the top four spots in the lineup and registered doubles victories and the second and third positions to notch the triumph.

FSU next takes on Indianapolis on Saturday (Feb. 14) in a non-conference road tilt at the UIndy Tennis Center. Match time is set for 9:30 a.m. (EST).

Men's Singles:
1. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) def. Janssen-Bernard, Nic (BU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Ahmet Demir (FS) def. Matthews, Nathan (BU) 6-0, 6-3
3. Jack Swan (FS) def. Reddy, Sathi (BU) 6-1, 7-5
4. Kyle Revall (FS) def. Worley, Tyler (BU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Clark, Paul (BU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-3, 6-2
6. Justin Hermes (FS) def. Atcher, Todd (BU) 6-0, 6-4

Men's Doubles:
1. Janssen-Bernard, Nic/Matthews, Nathan (BU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-5
2. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Clark, Paul/Worley, Tyler (BU) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) def. Reddy, Sathi/Atcher, Todd (BU) 8-6


Feb. 11: Ferris Men's Tennis Drops First Dual Match At NCAA-I WMU

The Ferris State University men's tennis team officially opened dual action with a 7-0 setback at NCAA Division I Western Michigan on Wednesday (Feb. 11) evening at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Broncos swept the six singles flights in straight-sets and took the three doubles matches, which counted as a single point in the team score per NCAA-I regulations. WMU improved to 7-2 overall this season with the victory.

Wednesday's match opened the spring season for FSU, which had competitors in two invitational tournaments last fall. The Bulldogs are currently slated to play 15 additional dual contests this semester prior to postseason action, including seven Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contests.

FSU resumes play by taking on Bellarmine (Ky.) this Friday, Feb. 13, in a 2:30 p.m. (EST) neutral site non-league tilt at Indianapolis, Ind. Ferris then squares off against Indianapolis Saturday (Feb. 14) in a 9 a.m. (EST) non-conference road match.

Western Michigan 7, FSU 0

Men's Singles:
1. Michael Calderone (WMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault (FS) 7-5, 6-4
2. Kazuya Komada (WMU) def. Ahmet Demir (FS) 6-3, 6-3
3. Zeyad Montasser (WMU) def. Jack Swan (FS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Pablo Olivarez (WMU) def. Kyle Revall (FS) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brad Noel (WMU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Casey Cullen (WMU) def. Justin Hermes (FS) 6-0, 6-0

Men's Doubles:
1. Michael Calderone/Zeyad Montasser (WMU) def. Lewis DeGeneault/Ahmet Demir (FS) 8-4
2. Casey Cullen/Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Kyle Revall/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-3
3. Kazuya Komada/Pablo Olivarez (WMU) def. Jack Swan/Justin Hermes (FS) 8-1


Oct. 4: Ferris Men's Tennis Wraps Up Action In GVSU Invite

The Ferris State University men's tennis team wrapped up action in the Grand Valley State Invitational with a strong showing on Saturday (Oct. 4). The two-day event was held at Jenison High School in Jenison, Mich.

Bulldog junior Ahmet Demir captured the singles crown in the Flight A Division with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over GVSU's Tony Dang in the title match of the tournament format. Play was contested in four singles divisions along with two doubles flights.

In addition to Ferris State, the tournament field also included host GVSU, Lake Superior State and Grand Rapids Community College.

Bulldog senior Lewis DeGeneault posted a 6-2, 6-2 triumph against LSSU's Robert Nelson to claim third place in the Flight A Division.

In Flight B singles competition, Ferris freshman Jack Swan won the championship by posting a 2-6, 6-2, 10-2 decision over Grand Valley State's Alex Switzer in the finale. Bulldog senior Tyler Shelly also took third place with a hard-fought 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 11-9 win against GVSU's Mike Coupek.

Ferris senior Kyle Revall earned runner-up honors in Flight C Singles after falling to GVSU's Jeff Globerson by a 3-6, 6-4, 10-3 count in the title encounter. Freshman Justin Hermes fought back to take the Flight C consolation round by posting a 6-0, 7-5 triumph versus Pat Snyder of GVSU in his final match.

FSU's Josh Guckenberger, a sophomore, picked up the Flight D singles crown with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Josh Kazdan. Also, junior Brian Anderson battled back to take the Flight D consolation bracket with a 6-0, 6-1 win over GRCC's Chris Grashorn.

In doubles play, the Bulldog tandem of Shelly and Revall earned runner-up honors in Flight A while Demir and DeGeneault teamed up to place third in the division. Ferris' Swan and Hermes took the Flight B doubles title.

A Ferris player captured three of the four contested singles brackets and the Bulldogs also won one of the two doubles flights in the event.

The tournament wrapped up the fall play for the Bulldog men's squad, which will tentatively open their spring campaign with a match at NCAA Division I Western Michigan Saturday, Feb. 11, starting at 6 p.m. (EDT) in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Sept. 27: Bulldogs Open Season At Fall ITA Regional Event

The Ferris State University men's tennis team opened the 2008-09 season by taking part in the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Championships held Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Bulldog newcomer Jack Swan advanced to the quarterfinals round in singles play by winning three matches in the tournament. He fell to Northwood's Bertrand Vigouroux 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

FSU Lewis DeGeneault and Ahment Demir each won two matches in singles competition while Tyler Shelly and Kyle Revall each won a single match apiece.

All three Bulldog doubles tandems lost their opening match of the event.

Ferris State returns to the courts by taking part in the Grand Valley State Invitational Oct. 3-4 in Allendale, Mich.

Complete results can be found at the links below:

Singles:
http://athletics.uindy.edu/Pdfs/mten/2008/9/24/ITAsingles.htm

Doubles:
http://athletics.uindy.edu/Pdfs/mten/2008/9/24/ITAdoubles.htm

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