Women's Tennis

2007-08 News

March 20: Ferris Back On Winning Track After Non-League Home Win

The Ferris State women's tennis team got back on the winning track by registering a 6-3 non-conference victory over Aquinas Thursday (March 20) afternoon inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play and then recorded victories in four of the six singles flights.

With the win, Ferris State improved its overall record to 6-15 for the season.

The match was the final scheduled regular-season encounter for the Bulldog women's tennis squad.

Women's Singles:
1. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Alyssa Austin (AQ) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ann Grant (FS) def. Lindsey Skinner (AQ) 6-2, 6-3
3. Kelly Magee (AQ) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-2, 6-1
4. Sarah VanGessel (AQ) def. Emily Henry (FS) 6-0, 6-3
5. Sarah Thompson (FS) def. Cecilia Vaughn (AQ) 6-2, 6-3
6. Kelly Ewert (FS) def. Lauren Cherluck (AQ) 6-2, 6-4

Women's Doubles:
1. Ann Grant/Amy Ingle (FS) def. Alyssa Austin/Lindsey Skinner (AQ) 8-4
2. Kelly Magee/Sarah VanGessel (AQ) def. Jessie Conklin/Daniela Dimas (FS) 8-5
3. Sarah Thompson/Kelly Ewert (FS) def. Cecilia Vaughn/Lauren Cherluck (AQ) 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.

Women's Singles:
1. Kim Ezzo (MC) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 6-3, 6-2
2. Ann Grant (FS) def. Jennifer Daly (MC) 3-6, retired
3. Jaclyn McLean (MC) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Meghan Raynor (MC) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-3, 6-3
5. Elizabeth Mullane (MC) def. Emily Henry (FS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Maria Franco (MC) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-3, 6-1

Women's Doubles:
1. Kim Ezzo/Jennifer Daly (MC) def. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FS) 8-5
2. Jaclyn McLean/Meghan Raynor (MC) def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-1
3. Sarah Thompson/Kelly Ewert (FS) def. Elizabeth Mullane/Maria Franco (MC) 8-5


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).

Women's Singles:
No. 1 Amy Ingle (FS) def. Fernanda Oliveira, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Vuokko Vahatalo (LU) def. Ann Grant, 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 Anni Pajunen (LU) def. Daniela Dimas, 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Caitlin Fell (LU) def. Jessie Conklin, 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Ana Luiza Zaia (LU) def. Emily Henry, 2-6, 7-5, 10-6
No. 6 Sarah Thompson (FS) def. Melanese Newbold, 6-1, 2-6, 10-6

Women's Doubles:
No. 1 Ingle/Grant (FS) def. Pajunen/Oliveira, 8-3
No. 2 Vahatalo/Fell (LU) def. Dimas/Conklin, 8-4
No. 3 Zaia/Emmanouil (LU) def. Thompson/Ewert, 8-6


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.

Women's Singles:
1. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Autise Mortimer (NEWW) 6-2, 7-5
2. Lauren Hartley (NEWW) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-1, 6-0
3. Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Chanelle Clare (NEWW) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
4. Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Bethany Poppe (NEWW) 6-4, 6-4
5. Emily Henry (FS) def. Brittany Grooms (NEWW) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Kelly Ewert (FS) def. Kelly Cheesborough (NEWW) 6-0, 6-1

Women's Doubles:
1. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FS) def. Lauren Hartley/Bethany Poppe (NEWW) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Chanelle Clare/Autise Mortimer (NEWW) def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-4
3. Kelly Ewert/Sarah Thompson (FS) def. Danielle Beckerle/Kelly Cheesborough (NEWW) 8-2


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.

Women's Singles:
1. Sarka Vitkova (FMU) def. Amy Ingle (FERRIS) 6-0, 6-2
2. Klara Vitkova (FMU) def. Ann Grant (FERRIS) 6-0, 6-1
3. Valeska Ibscher (FMU) def. Daniela Dimas (FERRIS) 6-3, 6-2
4. Magda Jezovicova (FMU) def. Jessie Conklin (FERRIS) 6-1, 6-1
5. Victoria Mishina (FMU) def. Emily Henry (FERRIS) 6-0, 6-2
6. Sarah Hickman (FMU) def. Sarah Thompson (FERRIS) 6-0, 6-0

Women's Doubles:
1. Sarka Vitkova/Jenny Ludwig (FMU) def. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FERRIS) 8-2
2. Klara Vitkova/Valeska Ibscher (FMU) def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FERRIS) 8-0
3. Tereza Sykorova/Magda Jezovicova (FMU) def. Sarah Thompson/Kelly Ewert (FERRIS) 8-0


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.

Women's Singles:
#1 Nathalia Rodrigues (ASU) Def. Amy Ingle (FSU) 6/0 6/0
#2 Fernanda Chiaparini (ASU) Def. Ann Grant (FSU) 6/0 6/3
#3 Laura Ferreira (ASU) Def. Daniela Dimas (FSU) 6/1 6/0
#4 Bianca Machado (ASU) Def. Jessie Conklin (FSU) 6/1 6/0
#5 Camila Correa (ASU) Def. Emily Henry (FSU) 6/2 6/1
#6 Giovana Fensterseifer (ASU) Def. Kelly Ewert (FSU) 6/0 6/0

Women's Doubles:
#1 Nathalia Rodrigues/Fernanda Chiaparini (ASU) Def. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FSU) 8/2
#2 Laura Ferreira/Bianca Machado (ASU) Def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FSU) 8/1
#3 Camila Correa/Luiza Pires (ASU) Def. Kelly Ewert/Sarah Thompson (FSU) 8/1


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.

Here are the complete women's singles results:
1. Janelle Arita (DEPAUW) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 6-2, 6-1
2. Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
4. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-4, 2-1, retired
5. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-1, 6-2
6. Tricia Wilks (DEPAUW) def. Emily Henry (FS) 6-1, 6-2

Here are the complete women's doubles results:
1. Erin Andrade/Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) def. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FS) 8-4
2. Greer Mackie/Janelle Arita (DEPAUW) def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-0
3. Tricia Wilks/Zandri Strauss (DEPAUW) def. Sarah Thompson/Kelly Ewert (FS) 8-1


Feb. 29: FSU Women's Tennis Falls At Home To Calvin

The Ferris State University women's tennis team suffered a 6-3 non-conference loss to Calvin in a battle of West Michigan schools Friday (Feb. 29) afternoon inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The visiting Knights led 2-1 following the doubles round and then captured four of the six singles flights while improving to 3-0 overall this campaign.

Ferris dropped to 4-10 overall this season with its second consecutive loss to open the spring portion of the schedule.

The Bulldogs open a six-match spring break trip by visiting DePauw (Ind.) Friday, March 7, for a 4:30 p.m. (EST) non-conference encounter in Greencastle, Ind. FSU will also play matches in Georgia, South Carolina and Pennsylvania on the swing.

Here are the complete singles results:
1. Melissa Oosterhouse (CALVIN) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 7-5, 6-4
2. Ann Grant (FS) def. Kaitlin Spoelhof (CALVIN) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
3. Elisabeth Geenen (CALVIN) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 6-0, 6-3
4. Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Rachel Strikwerda (CALVIN) 6-1, 6-4
5. Michelle Busscher (CALVIN) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-1, 6-3
6. Jill VanVeen (CALVIN) def. Kim Dubbeld (FS) 6-0, 6-4

Here are the complete doubles results:
1. Amy Ingle/Ann Grant (FS) def. Melissa Oosterhouse/Rachel Strikwerda (CALVIN) 8-2
2. Kaitlin Spoelhof/Jill VanVeen (CALVIN) def. Daniela Dimas/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-3
3. Elisabeth Geenen/Rachel DeGroot (CALVIN) def. Kim Dubbeld/Emily Henry (FS) 8-5


Feb. 22: Ferris Women's Tennis Opens Spring Season With Loss

The Ferris State University women's tennis team opened the spring portion of its schedule with a 5-4 loss at Albion Friday (Feb. 22) afternoon at the Ungrodt Tennis Center in Albion, Mich.

Albion took two of the three doubles flights and the two teams' split the singles matches. FSU's victories came at the top two singles flights along with the sixth singles position and the number two doubles spot.

Ferris currently owns a 4-9 overall record this season under first-year head coach Alex Palladino following a 4-8 performance during the fall portion of the slate.

FSU returns to action Friday, Feb. 29, as the Bulldogs host Calvin in non-league play at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich. The match begins at 1:30 p.m. (EST).

Here are the complete singles results:
1. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Shelley Zamler (ALBION) 6-4, 6-3
2. Ann Grant (FS) def. Michelle Mulder (ALBION) 7-5, 6-4
3. Vic Seiter (ALBION) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 6-4, 7-6 (8-5)
4. Emily Gundersen (ALBION) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-1, 6-4
5. Anna Gundersen (ALBION) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-2, 5-7, 6-0
6. Emily Henry (FS) def. Yume Nakamura (ALBION) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3

Here are the complete doubles results:
1. Michelle Mulder/Shelley Zamler (ALBION) def. Ann Grant/Amy Ingle (FS) 9-7
2. Jessie Conklin/Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Mara Rendina/Vic Seiter (ALBION) 9-7
3. Anna Gundersen/Emily Gundersen (ALBION) def. Emily Henry/Sarah Thompson (FS) 8-2


Oct. 28: Ferris Takes Sixth Place At 2007 GLIAC Tournament

The Ferris State University women's tennis team finished in sixth place overall at the 2007 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament, which wrapped up play Sunday (Oct. 28) in Midland, Mich.

FSU suffered a 5-1 loss to fourth-seeded Mercyhurst in Sunday's battle for fifth place at the event.

The seventh-seeded Bulldogs previously dropped a 5-0 decision in the opening round to number two seed Grand Valley State in Saturday (Oct. 27) afternoon's match at the Midland Community Tennis Center. However, FSU responded with a 5-4 upset of third-seeded Ashland in consolation round action during the evening session on Saturday.

Feris State wrapped up the fall season with a 4-8 overall record under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

Bulldog freshman Amy Ingle (Battle Creek/Hastings) was named to the nine-member All-GLIAC First Team announced in conjunction with the event Sunday. She was the only FSU player to attain all-conference recognition in voting conducted by the league's head coaches.

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Oct. 27: Ferris Splits Two Matches To Open GLIAC Tourney

The Ferris State University women's tennis team split a pair of matches to open first day action in the 2007 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Saturday (Oct. 27) in Midland, Mich.

The seventh-seeded Bulldogs dropped a 5-0 decision in the opening round to number two seed Grand Valley State in Saturday afternoon's match at the Midland Community Tennis Center. However, FSU responded with a 5-4 upset of third-seeded Ashland in consolation round action during the evening session.

The Bulldogs will now wrap up the two-day league event by competing for fifth place in Sunday's (Oct. 28) final round against fourth-seeded Mercyhurst. The final round matches are slated for a 9 a.m. (EDT) start.

Feris State, which is currently 4-7 overall this season, lost the first five completed matches against GVSU. In the win over Ashland, the Bulldogs battled back from a 2-1 deficit following doubles play to capture four of the six singles flights en route to the victory.

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Oct. 23: Ferris To Face GVSU In GLIAC Women's Tennis Tourney

The Ferris State University women's tennis team will be the seventh seed and face West Michigan rival Grand Valley State in the quarterfinal round of the 2007 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Tennis Tournament on Saturday (Oct. 27) in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs and the second-seeded Lakers will square off in Saturday's opening round of the two-day event at the Midland Community Tennis Center. Official match times will not be determined until the coaches have their official meeting Friday (Oct. 26) evening. Play will most likely be held indoors depending upon the weather conditions.

Second-round matches will also be held on Saturday with the final round set for Sunday (Oct. 28). Each of the eight competing teams will play three matches in the event regardless of the outcome. Northwood is the number one seed entering the tournament.

Feris State enters the tournament with both a 3-6 overall and league mark this campaign. GVSU currently holds a 9-1 overall and 8-1 league record. The Lakers recorded a 9-0 win over FSU in regular-season play (Oct. 5) at the Ferris Racquet and Fitness Center this season.


Oct. 20: Ferris Women's Tennis Falls To Wayne State

Strong doubles play helped the Wayne State women's tennis team defeat Ferris State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Saturday (Oct. 20) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The visiting Warriors swept the three doubles round and split the six singles flights to notch a 6-3 triumph over the Bulldogs and snap a two-match win streak for Ferris State.

WSU took the three doubles spots by scores of 8-1, 8-4 and 8-4 as the Bulldogs trailed 3-0 entering singles action. FSU managed to post victories at three of the top four singles positions, but the Warriors earned wins at the numbers three, five and six flights to claim the match.

Ferris State fell to 3-6 both overall and in the GLIAC while WSU improved to 5-5 overall and 4-5 in league play.

The Bulldogs next take part in the GLIAC Tournament Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, in Midland, Mich. Match pairings will be announced by the league office following the conclusion of conference regular-season play.

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Oct. 19: FSU Posts Second-Straight League Victory

The Ferris State women's tennis team registered its second consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) victory of the season with a 6-3 triumph over visiting Findlay Friday (Oct. 19) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs took the top three singles flights and won four of the six individual encounters en route to the win. FSU also captured wins at both the numbers one and two doubles positions.

FSU improved to both 3-5 overall and in league play while the Oilers fell to 5-8 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

The Bulldogs continue their weekend homestand by hosting Wayne State Saturday, Oct. 20, in a 10 a.m. (EDT) league match.

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Oct. 12: Ferris Posts Narrow Win At Saginaw Valley State

The Ferris State women's tennis team came out victorious Friday (Oct. 12) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match play with a 5-4 decision over Saginaw Valley State in University Center, Mich.

The Bulldogs won all three doubles matches to claim the edge as Ferris prevailed in only two of the six singles matches.

The victory improves Ferris State's record to 2-5 both overall and in the conference as the win ended a three-match losing string.

The Bulldogs' next action on the courts is Friday, Oct. 19, when they host Findlay in a 3 p.m. (EDT) league encounter at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

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Oct. 5: Ferris Women's Tennis Drops League Home Encounter To GVSU

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad suffered a 9-0 setback to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) leader Grand Valley State in league play Friday (Oct. 5) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-5 both overall and in conference play this campaign with the loss while the first-place Lakers improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the GLIAC.

The Lakers swept the singles competition, winning all five flights in straight-sets. Grand Valley also captured all three doubles matches, including an 8-1 triumph at the number one doubles position.

Ferris State returns to action by visiting Saginaw Valley State Friday, Oct. 12, for a 2 p.m. (EDT) league match in University Center, Mich.

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Oct. 2: Ferris Falls To League Rival Northwood In Tuesday Action

The Ferris State University women's tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) rival Northwood in afternoon action Tuesday (Oct. 2) at the Gerstacker Courts in Midland, Mich.

The Timberwolves remained unbeaten on the year with a 3-0 overall and conference record while the Bulldogs fell to 1-4 this season.

Northwood captured all six singles flights in straight-sets and the closest doubles score was 8-3 at both the numbers one and three spots.

Ferris State will host West Michigan counterpart Grand Valley State Friday, Oct. 5, in a 3 p.m. (EDT) league tilt at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Northwood 9, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Darina Berkova (NU) def. Amy Ingle (FS) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ashley Neumann (NU) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 6-0, 6-3
3. Julia Goncalves (NU) def. Ann Grant (FS) 6-2, 6-2
4. Maelys Scerri (NU) def. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) 6-2, 6-3
5. Nicole Kromer (NU) def. Jessie Conklin (FS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Raphaela Perisic (NU) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Ashley Neumann/Julia Goncalves (NU) def. Amy Ingle/Daniela Dimas (FS) 8-3
2. Darina Berkova/Raphaela Perisic (NU) def. Ann Grant/Sarah Thompson (FS) 8-2
3. Nicole Kromer/Maelys Scerri (NU) def. Tiffany Rheynard/Jessie Conklin (FS) 8-3


Sept. 29: Bulldogs Drop Conference Home Decision

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad suffered an 8-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home setback to Michigan Tech Saturday (Sept. 29) morning at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Huskies swept the doubles round and took five of the six singles flights en route to the victory.

MTU improved to 2-4 overall and 2-3 in league play with the win while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-3 both overall and in conference action.

FSU's lone win came the number three singles flight as junior Ann Grant recorded a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over MTU's Nicole Kirch.

The Bulldogs visit archrival Northwood Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a 1 p.m. (EDT) league afternoon match in Midland, Mich.

Complete match results can be found at this link:

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Sept. 28: Ferris Picks Up First Victory Of The Season

The Ferris State University women's tennis squad posted an 8-1 victory over Lake Superior State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Friday (Sept. 28) afternoon at FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The win was the first of the year for the Bulldogs under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

FSU is now presently 1-2 both overall and in league play entering Saturday (Sept. 29) morning's league home tilt versus Michigan Tech, which begins at 10 a.m. (EDT).

LSSU dropped to 0-4 both overall in the GLIAC with the setback.

FSU claimed two of the three doubles flights and swept the singles round, winning all six spots in straight-sets.

Complete match results can be found at this link:

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Sept. 22: Ferris Suffers League Road Loss At Mercyhurst

The Ferris State University women's tennis team suffered a 7-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road setback to Mercyhurst Saturday (Sept. 22) in Erie, Pa.

The Bulldogs dropped to 0-2 both overall and in league action this campaign.

The Lakers improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the GLIAC with the triumph.

Complete match results can be found at this link:

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Sept. 21: Ferris Drops 2007-08 GLIAC Opener On The Road

The Ferris State University women's tennis team dropped its 2007-08 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener on the road Friday (Sept. 21) afternoon to Ashland by a score of 7-2 in Ashland, Ohio.

The Eagles took five of the six singles flights and two of the three doubles encounters to improve to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in league action this campaign.

The match also represented the Bulldogs' initial regular-season match of the season under first-year head coach Alex Palladino.

The Bulldogs will attempt to get back on track Saturday (Sept. 22) by visiting Mercyhurst for a 10 a.m. (EDT) league tilt in Erie, Pa.

Ashland 7, Ferris State 2

Singles Competition:
1. Myra Pepino (AU) def. Daniela Dimas (FS) 6-3, 6-1
2. Katherine Goudy (AU) def. Ann Grant (FS) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
3. Megan Stoll (AU) def. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) 6-2, 6-4
4. Corinne Pasley (AU) def. Katie Perdue (FS) 6-1, 6-3
5. Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Chelsey Guerin (AU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Morgan Sanders (AU) def. Sarah Thompson (FS) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Doubles competition:
1. Amy Ingle/Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Katherine Goudy/Megan Stoll (AU) 9-7
2. Myra Pepino/Corinne Pasley (AU) def. Ann Grant/Katie Perdue (FS) 8-5
3. Chelsey Guerin/Christa Halicki (AU) def. Tiffany Rheynard/Sarah Thompson (FS) 8-4


Sept. 15: Ferris Wraps Up Action In ITA Great Lakes Regional Championships

The Ferris State University women's tennis team wrapped up action in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Regional Championships Saturday (Sept. 15) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Freshman Amy Ingle dropped her third round match to Indianapolis' Lindsey Fischer 6-2, 6-1. Ingle had advanced to the third round of singles action with a pair of victories in Friday's (Sept. 14) opening day of play. She was the lone Bulldog player to advance to Saturday's second day of competition in singles action following Friday's play.

Sophomore newcomer Daniela Dimas reached the second round of singles play on Friday before bowing out of the event while juniors Jessie Conklin and Ann Grant both dropped their opening-round matches.

In doubles play, the tandem of Ingle and Dimas captured a victory before being eliminated in round two. Conklin and Grant also competed, but dropped their first round doubles contest.

The Bulldogs open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action under first-year head coach Alex Palladino by visiting Ashland and Mercyhurst for dual matches this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, respectively.


Sept. 10: Ferris Registers Exhibition Victory Over Kalamazoo Valley CC

The Ferris State University women's tennis team opened its 2007-08 campaign with an 8-1 exhibition victory over Kalamazoo Valley Community College Monday (Sept. 10) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs swept the doubles round and took five of the six singles points in the win. The match was the first for the Bulldogs under new head coach Alex Palladino, who will also coach the FSU men's tennis squad this campaign. Five of FSU's eight players who saw action in the match are also newcomers to the program.

Ferris State will take part in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Championships this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 14-16, in Indianapolis, Ind. Opening round action begins on Friday morning.

Ferris State 8, Kalamazoo Valley CC 1

Singles Competition:
1. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Michelle King (KVCC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Mary Schering (KVCC) 6-3, 6-0
3. Ann Grant (FS) vs. Georganne Hageman - not played
4. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Morgan Mericle 6-1, 6-0
5. Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Brooke Butler 8-0
6. Sarah Thompson (FS) def. Kesha McConaha 6-2, 6-0
7. Kim Dubbled (FS) lost to Kelsey Bigelow (KVCC) 8-6

Doubles competition:
1. Amy Ingle/Daniela Dimas (FS) def. Michelle King/Mary Schering (KVCC) 8-1
2. Ann Grant/Jessie Conklin (FS) def. Georganne Hageman/Morgan Mericle (KVCC) 8-6
3. Sarah Thompson/Katie Perdue (FS) def. Kesha McConaha/Kelsey Bigelow (KVCC) 8-2

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