FSU'S JACK SWAN PICKS UP GLIAC WEEKLY AWARD LAURELS
Ferris Freshman Chosen As League's Men's Tennis Player Of The Week
Ferris State University freshman Jack Swan (Milwaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) has been named this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week Award recipient as announced Wednesday (March 25) by the league office.
Swan presently holds a 16-3 overall singles record along with a 11-5 doubles mark to date this campaign. The 6-0 Swan, who has currently won three of his last four doubles encounters, is 2-0 to date in GLIAC singles play at the number three flight and has won both of his conference doubles matches at the third spot in the lineup.
Last weekend (March 20-21), Swan recorded back-to-back conference home singles wins over Tiffin's Ryan Toporowsky and Steve Fox of Findlay at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids. Swan beat Toporowsky by a 6-1, 6-2 score and swept Fox in straight-sets with scores of 6-0 and 6-1. He also teamed up with fellow freshman Justin Hermes (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) to post wins in doubles play both days, beating TU's Preston Torbert and Matthew Weiss 8-4 on Friday (March 20) and the Findlay combination of David Brooks and Nick Eby 8-1 in Saturday's (March 21) league match.
Swan's play last week helped the Bulldogs start league action with a 2-0 mark as FSU beat Tiffin 9-0 and scored a 7-2 victory against Findlay. The Bulldogs, who are currently ranked fourth in the Campbell's/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Rankings, are presently 7-5 overall this campaign.
Ferris State hits the road for a pair of GLIAC road matches this weekend as the Bulldogs begin a four-match league road swing. The Bulldogs first visit Michigan Tech on Saturday, March 28, with match time set for 10 a.m. (EDT) at the Gates Tennis Center in Houghton, Mich. FSU then travels to Sault Ste. Marie to take on Lake Superior State on Sunday, March 29, at 10 a.m. (EDT).