Men's Tennis

2006-07 News

May 4: Bulldog Men's Tennis Season Ends In NCAA Tourney Second Round

The Ferris State University men's tennis team had its season come to an end on Friday (May 4) as the Bulldogs suffered a 5-0 loss to rival Northwood in the NCAA Division II Tournament Second Round at NU's Gerstacker Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who were seeded sixth overall among eight Great Lakes Regional teams in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field, had defeated the region's third-ranked team in Grand Valley State 5-3 on Thursday (May 3) to reach the final in the four-team Northwood regional.

Ferris State's season ends with an 11-8 overall record under interim head coach Tom Daglis. The nationally 18th-ranked Timberwolves improved to 17-3 overall with the win and will now advance to the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen May 9-12 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Northwood took a 3-0 lead following doubles play after pulling out a pair of close wins at the numbers one and two positions. NU then needed only two victories in the six singles matches and the Timberwolves earned straight-set victories at both the fourth and sixth flights.

The Bulldogs made their 10th consecutive and 13th overall NCAA-II National Tournament appearance this campaign.

Northwood 5, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Teddy Mebounou (NU) vs. Akshay Chellappa (FS) unfinished
2. Henryk Seeger (NU) vs. Bryan Karazia (FS) unfinished
3. Olivier Brignoli (NU) vs. Corey Banghart (FS) unfinished
4. Marius Broek (NU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 7-5, 6-0
5. Sasha Nanninga (NU) vs. Kevin Brundle (FS) unfinished
6. Carlos Canudas (NU) def. Nick Andres (FS) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Teddy Mebounou/Marius Broek (NU) def. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) 9-7
2. Carlos Canudas/Sasha Nanninga (NU) def. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-6
3. Henryk Seeger/Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-3


May 3: Ferris Men's Tennis Springs Upset In NCAA Tournament

The Ferris State University men's tennis team upset West Michigan rival Grand Valley State by a 5-3 score in the opening round of the 2007 NCAA Division II Tournament Thursday (May 3) at Northwood University's Gerstacker Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who are seeded sixth overall among eight Great Lakes Regional teams in the 64-team NCAA Tournament field, defeated the region's third-ranked Lakers by winning two of the three doubles flights and claiming three of the five completed singles encounters.

Ferris State improved to 11-7 overall with the victory and moved into Friday's (May 4) second round match versus host Northwood, which defeated Rockhurst (Mo.) 5-1 in Thursday's first regional tilt. The match will begin at 12 p.m. (EDT) at the Gerstacker Tennis Center.

FSU previously had dropped an 8-1 regular-season decision to Grand Valley State in its 2006-07 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season finale on April 5 at the Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs are currently midst their 10th consecutive and 13th overall NCAA-II National Tournament appearance. The winner of Friday's second-round encounter will advance to the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen May 9-12 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Ferris State 5, Grand Valley State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Adam Sandusky (GV) 6-4, 6-4
2. Tony Dang (GV) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-4, 6-3
3. Patrick Troy (GV) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-2, 6-1
4. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Brock Plangger (GV) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Matt Globerson (GV) 6-2, 6-2
6. Alex Switzer (GV) vs. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) unfinished

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Adam Sandusky/Tony Dang (GV) 8-6
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Justin Sauerbrey/Patrick Troy (GV) 9-8 (8-6)
3. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 9-8 (7-3)


April 22: Ferris Finishes Fifth In 2007 GLIAC Tournament

The Ferris State University men's tennis team wrapped up action in the 2007 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament with a fifth-place overall performance Sunday (April 22) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

The fourth-seeded Bulldogs topped number six seed Findlay 5-0 in Sunday's fifth place match of the two-day tournament. Ferris previously suffered a 5-4 loss in quarterfinal round play Saturday (April 21) to fifth-seeded Wayne State before bouncing back to defeat number eight seed Lake Superior State 5-0 late Saturday afternoon in consolation action.

The Bulldogs, who are currently 10-7 overall this campaign and ranked third in the most recent (April 6) Fila Division II Great Lakes Regional Rankings, swept Findlay in doubles play Sunday morning and then captured the first two completed singles matches to take the win.

The Bulldogs also handled Lake Superior State in convincing fashion Saturday as FSU won all three doubles flights and then picked up a singles victory at the number four spot along with a forfeit at the sixth flight to notch the triumph.

Ferris won two of the three doubles flights versus Wayne State in the opening-round match, but then watched the Warriors come back to claim four of the six singles spots.

FSU finished fourth overall this year in league regular-season play, which represents the first time the Bulldogs have not finished either first or second overall in the GLIAC since placing fourth in 1981. Prior to this year's postseason conference tournament, the Bulldogs and Northwood had also met in the championship match in each of the last eight consecutive seasons (1999-06).

The Bulldogs next hope to receive their 10th consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament bid when the official regional pairings and sites are announced later this week. Two schools will be selected to host NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Tournament action May 3-5 with the winner of each regional advancing to the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen May 9-12 at Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Here are complete results of Ferris' GLIAC Tournament matches:

Wayne State 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Antoine Marenaud (WS) 6-1, 6-3
2. Donavon Mitchell (WS) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3
3. Alejandro Gomez (WS) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 4-3, retired
4. Arthur Carrilho (WS) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Ryan Buck (WS) 7-5, 6-3
6. Kevin Turnbull (WS) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Antoine Marenaud/Donavon Mitchell (WS) 8-4
2. Alejandro Gomez/Arthur Carrilho (WS) def. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-0
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Ryan Buck/Kevin Turnbull (WS) 8-4

Ferris State 5, Lake Superior State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) vs. Matt Earley (LS) unfinished
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) vs. Craig Baas (LS) unfinished
3. Brian Anderson (FS) vs. Steve Demps (LS) unfinished
4. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Dan Stam (LS) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) vs. Kyle Waisanen (LS) unfinished
6. Nick Andres (FS) def. No player (LS), by forfeit

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Matt Earley/Craig Baas (LS) 9-7
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Steve Demps/Dan Stam (LS) 8-3
3. Bryan Karazia/Elliott Pettit (FS) def. No player/No player (LS), by forfeit

Ferris State 5, Findlay 0

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) vs. Travis Whipple (UF) unfinished
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) vs. Michael Sarno (UF) unfinished
3. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Steven Fox (UF) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kevin Brundle (FS) vs. Jitrat Jaidee (UF) unfinished
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Jeremy Jackson (UF) 6-0, 6-1
6. Nick Andres (FS) vs. Matt Thomas (UF) unfinished

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Travis Whipple/Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 8-5
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Michael Sarno/Steven Fox (UF) 8-1
3. Bryan Karazia/Elliott Pettit (FS) def. Jeremy Jackson/Matt Thomas (UF) 8-5


April 5: Bulldogs Drop Regular-Season Finale To GVSU

The Ferris State University men's tennis team dropped its regular-season Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) finale to West Michigan rival Grand Valley State by an 8-1 count Thursday (April 5) afternoon at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Lakers upset the nation's 37th-ranked Bulldogs by winning two of the three doubles flights before sweeping singles action. FSU's lone win came in number two doubles play by an 8-5 score.

Ferris State entered the match ranked third in the latest (March 23) Fila Division II Great Lakes Regional Rankings with GVSU listed fourth in the region. The Bulldogs fell to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the GLIAC with the loss while GVSU improved to 14-5 overall and 4-1 in league play this campaign.

The Bulldogs are next scheduled to take part in the annual GLIAC Championship Tournament Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich. Official pairings for the event, which was recently rescheduled from its initial date (April 20-21), will be made the week of the event.

Grand Valley State 8, Ferris State 1

Singles Competition:
1. Adam Sandusky (GV) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 5-7, 7-5, 10-7
2. Tony Dang (GV) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-3, 7-5
3. Patrick Troy (GV) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-2, 6-1
4. Brock Plangger (GV) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-4, 6-2
5. Matt Globerson (GV) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 4-6, 6-4, 12-10
6. Alex Switzer (GV) def. Nick Andres (FS) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Adam Sandusky/Tony Dang (GV) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 9-7
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Justin Sauerbrey/Patrick Troy (GV) 8-5
3. Alex Switzer/Matt Globerson (GV) def. Bryan Karazia/Elliott Pettit (FS) 8-5


March 31: Mercyhurst Edges Bulldogs In GLIAC Men's Tennis Action

The Ferris State University men's tennis team suffered a narrow 5-4 loss to Mercyhurst in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday (March 31) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs fell to 8-5 overall and 4-2 in league play this campaign with the loss. The Lakers took two of the three doubles flights and then split the six singles flights in the match.

Ferris wraps up GLIAC regular-season action by hosting West Michigan rival Grand Valley State Thursday, April 5, beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT) in the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Mercyhurst 5, Ferris State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Mariano Fava (MC) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)
2. Lee Michael Marnik (MC) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-4, 7-5
3. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Mijo Cotic (MC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Mateusz Przbysz (MC) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-3, 6-3
5. Ronald Heurich (MC) def. Nick Andres (FS) 6-2, 7-5
6. Elliott Pettit (FS) def. Kyle King (MC) 6-4, 0-6, 10-3

Doubles competition:
1. Lee Michael Marnik/Mariano Fava (MC) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-5
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Kyle King/Mijo Cotic (MC) 8-4
3. Ronald Heurich/Mateusz Przbysz (MC) def. Nick Andres/Elliott Pettit (FS) 8-5


March 30: FSU Tops Findlay In GLIAC Men's Tennis Play

The Ferris State University men's tennis team posted an 8-1 triumph over Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Friday (March 30) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs swept the six singles flights and captured two of the three doubles matches to improve to 8-4 overall and 4-1 in league play this campaign.

FSU hosts Mercyhurst Saturday (March 31) starting at 10 a.m. (EDT) in league play at Big Rapids, Mich.

Ferris State 8, Findlay 1

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Travis Whipple (UF) 6-2, 6-1
2. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Michael Sarno (UF) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 6-2, 6-1
4. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Steven Fox (UF) 6-0, 6-1
5. Nick Andres (FS) def. Matt Thomas (UF) 7-6 (6-2), 6-2
6. Elliott Pettit (FS) def. Orry Kennedy (UF) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Travis Whipple/Jitrat Jaidee (UF) 8-5
2. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Michael Sarno/Steven Fox (UF) 8-1
3. Matt Thomas/Orry Kennedy (UF) def. Nick Andres/Elliott Pettit (FS) 8-5


March 27: FSU Suffers First League Loss To Rival Northwood

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad suffered a 8-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road setback Tuesday (March 27) against league archrival Northwood in Midland, Mich.

The nation's 15th-ranked Timberwolves improved to 8-2 overall this campaign and remained unbeaten in GLIAC play with a 4-0 record this season.

The 37th-ranked Bulldogs fell to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in conference action with the setback.

The Timberwolves swept the three doubles matches and then won five of the six singles flights to earn the victory. NU's lone loss was as the result of a retirement.

Ferris State next hosts Findlay in GLIAC play Friday, March 30, beginning at 3 p.m. (EDT) inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

Northwood 8, Ferris State 1

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Teddy Mebounou (NU) 2-6, 2-0, retired
2. Henryk Seeger (NU) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-1, 6-0
3. Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-2, retired
4. Marius Broek (NU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-0, 6-4
5. Sasha Nanninga (NU) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3)
6. Carlos Canudas (NU) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Teddy Mebounou/Marius Broek (NU) def. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) 8-2
2. Sasha Nanninga/Carlos Canudas (NU) def. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-6
3. Henryk Seeger/Olivier Brignoli (NU) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-1


March 24: Ferris Men's Tennis Splits Two Road Matches

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad split a pair of road matches this weekend (March 23-24) as the Bulldogs fell to NCAA Division I Western Michigan 7-0 in non-league play Friday (March 23) evening before topping Wayne State 5-4 Saturday (March 24) in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

The Bulldogs dropped Friday's match at WMU as the Broncos took all six singles flights in straight-sets indoors at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich. The doubles round counted as a single point per NCAA-I regulations. Western Michigan is presently ranked 46th nationally in the Division I poll.

Saturday, FSU resumed league play with a thrilling 5-4 win over the Warriors in West Bloomfield, Mich. The Bulldogs won all three doubles flights and then recorded singles wins at the fourth and fifth spots.

Ferris State is currently 7-3 overall and still unbeaten (3-0) in GLIAC play. The Bulldogs, who are ranked 37th in the Fila Division II national rankings, next face league archrival Northwood Tuesday, March 27, starting at 1 p.m. (EDT) in Midland, Mich.

Western Michigan 7, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Brady Crosby (WMU) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 6-2, 6-0
2. Kevin Hayward (WMU) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-1, 6-3
3. Bryan Norville (WMU) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-0, 6-2
4. John Pelton (WMU) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-2, 6-0
5. Alejandro Staub (WMU) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-1, 7-5
6. Milan Petercak (WMU) def. Nick Andres (FS) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Alex Birchmeier/Bryan Norville (WMU) def. Akshay Chellappa/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-2
2. Brady Crosby/John Pelton (WMU) def. Bryan Karazia/Nick Andres (FS) 8-1
3. R.K. Bacalla/Alejandro Staub (WMU) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-3

Ferris State 5, Wayne State 4

Singles Competition:
1. Antoine Marenaud (WS) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Donavon Mitchell (WS) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
3. Alejandro Gomez (WS) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-4, 1-0, retired
4. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Arthur Carrilho (WS) 7-6, 6-1
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Ryan Buck (WS) 7-5, 6-7 (0-6), 6-2
6. Kevin Turnbull (WS) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 1-6, 7-6 (4-0), 10-7

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Marenaud/Donavon Mitchell (WS) 8-6
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Arthur Carrilho/Alejandro Gomez (WS) 8-6
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Ryan Buck/Kevin Turnbull (WS) 8-3


March 21: Ferris Men's Tennis Posts Home Exhibition Victory

The Ferris State University men's tennis team recorded a 8-1 triumph over visiting Grand Rapids Community College in exhibition action Wednesday (March 21) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs swept the six singles flights and took two of the three doubles matches. GRCC's lone win of the day came in number one doubles play.

FSU is presently listed 31st in the Fila Division II Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The Bulldogs are currently 6-2 overall this campaign.

Ferris State next takes on NCAA Division I Western Michigan Friday, March 23, in a 6 p.m. (EDT) non-league tilt at Kalamazoo, Mich. FSU then resumes Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play Saturday, March 24, at Wayne State with match time set for 12 p.m. (EDT) in Detroit, Mich.

Ferris State 8, Grand Rapids CC 1

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Chris Levay (GR) 6-2, 6-2
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Javier Sanchez (GR) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
3. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Pat Snyder (GR) 6-3, 6-4
4. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Matt Fenech (GR) 6-1, 6-0
5. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Kyle Vyncke (GR) 6-1, 6-1
6. Nick Andres (FS) def. Alex Brown (GR) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Chris Levay/Pat Snyder (GR) def. Kevin Brundle/Akshay Chellappa (FS) 8-6
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Javier Sanchez/Matt Fenech (GR) 8-1
3. Elliott Pettit/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Alex Brown/Kyle Vyncke (GR) 8-1


March 12: Ferris Men's Tennis Suffers Non-League Home Loss

The Ferris State University men's tennis team dropped a 6-3 non-conference home decision to Aquinas Monday (March 12) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

FSU took a 2-1 lead following the doubles round, but the Saints managed to capture five of the six singles spots.

Aquinas is ranked 22nd in the NAIA National Poll while FSU is listed 31st in the Fila Division II Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The Bulldogs are currently 6-2 overall this campaign.

Ferris State next hosts Grand Rapids Community College in exhibition action Wednesday, March 21, with the home match set to start at 2 p.m. (EST).

Aquinas 6, Ferris State 3

Singles Competition:
1. Mike Rose (AQMT) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 6-1, 6-4
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Patrick Bruining (AQMT) 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
3. Jordan O'Neill (AQMT) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
4. Pat Grashorn (AQMT) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-4, 6-1
5. Tuan-anh Tran (AQMT) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-3, 6-3
6. Jason Beydoun (AQMT) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Mike Rose/Patrick Bruining (AQMT) 8-6
2. Pat Grashorn/Jordan O'Neill (AQMT) def. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) 8-4
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Jason Beydoun/Dan Doerrfeld (AQMT) 8-1


March 3: Ferris Men's Tennis Falls In Neutral Site Tilt

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad suffered a 9-0 loss to DePauw (Ind.) in non-league play Saturday (March 3) at Kalamazoo, Mich.

DePauw is ranked sixth in the latest Fila Division III National Rankings while FSU is listed 31st overall in NCAA Division II play. DePauw captured all six singles flights in straight-sets.

Ferris State dropped to 6-1 overall this season with the loss. The Bulldogs resume action with a home exhibition match versus Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, March 21, starting at 2 p.m. (EST) inside FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center at Big Rapids, Mich.

DePauw (Ind.) 9, Ferris State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Evan Webeler (DEPAUW) def. Akshay Chellappa (FS) 6-1, 6-3
2. Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Bryan Karazia (FS) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kortney Keith (DEPAUW) def. Corey Banghart (FS) 6-2, 6-4
4. Jeff Zanchelli (DEPAUW) def. Brian Anderson (FS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Bryan Heck (DEPAUW) def. Kevin Brundle (FS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) def. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Evan Webeler/Kortney Keith (DEPAUW) def. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) 8-4
2. Bryan Heck/Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Brian Anderson/Bryan Karazia (FS) 8-3
3. Jeff Zanchelli/Scott Sauer (DEPAUW) def. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) 8-3


Feb. 25: Ferris Men's Tennis Beats Lewis In Non-League Tilt

The Ferris State University men's tennis team handled a short-handed Lewis (Ill.) squad with a 5-0 triumph Sunday (Feb. 25) in non-league play at Houghton, Mich.

The Bulldogs took the three completed matches and won two others by default. Lewis had only five players available for the match. Combined with the weather situation, the match was played the first to five points.

Ferris State improved to 6-0 overall this campaign with the neutral site victory. The Bulldogs' next match is a non-league encounter Saturday, March 3, against DePauw (Ind.) in Kalamazoo, Mich. The neutral site match begins at 3 p.m. (EST).

Ferris State 5, Lewis (Ill.) 0

Singles Competition:
1. No Match
2. No Match
3. No Match
4. No Match
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Mega, Bret (LEWIS) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) won by default

Doubles competition:
1. #7 Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. O'Neill, John/Maretich, Mike (LEWIS) 8-2
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Karas, Ben/Fritz, Doug (LEWIS) 8-2
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) won by default


Feb. 24: FSU Remains Undefeated With League Road Triumph

The Ferris State University men's tennis team remained unbeaten with a 9-0 sweep over Michigan Tech in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Saturday (Feb. 24) in Houghton, Mich.

The Bulldogs, presently 5-0 overall this campaign, improved to 2-0 in league action by winning all six singles flights in straight-sets. The closest doubles score was only 8-4 at the third flight. MTU dropped to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in the GLIAC with the home court setback.

FSU next will square off against regional opponent Lewis (Ill.) Sunday (Feb. 25) in a 9 a.m. (EST) non-league neutral site tilt at Houghton.

Ferris State 9, Michigan Tech 0

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. Brett Girard (MT) 6-4, 6-2
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Rick Halverson (MT) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
3. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Brandon Ellefson (MT) 6-1, 6-2
4. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Alan Parenteau (MT) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Chris Calder (MT) 6-1, 6-4
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Andrew Sims (MT) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa/Corey Banghart (FS) def. Brett Girard/Chris Calder (MT) 8-2
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Rick Halverson/Andrew Sims (MT) 8-2
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Brandon Ellefson/Alan Parenteau (MT) 8-4


Feb. 23: FSU Opens GLIAC Play With Road Win

The Ferris State University men's tennis team opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action with a convincing 9-0 sweep over Lake Superior State Friday (Feb. 23) in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The Bulldogs, presently 4-0 overall this campaign, took four of the six singles flights in straight-sets while the closest doubles score was 8-6 at the number one flight. The loss was the first of the year for the Lakers.

FSU next visits Michigan Tech Saturday (Feb. 24) for a 5 p.m. (EST) conference match in Houghton, Mich. Ferris will square off against regional opponent Lewis (Ill.) Sunday (Feb. 25) in a 9 a.m. (EST) non-league neutral site tilt at Houghton.

Ferris State 9, Lake Superior State 0

Singles Competition:
1. Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. J. Legare Goulet (LS) 7-5, 7-5, 10-6
2. Bryan Karazia (FS) def. Matt Earley (LS) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
3. Corey Banghart (FS) def. Craig Baas (LS) 6-0, 6-0
4. Brian Anderson (FS) def. Steve Demps (LS) 7-6, 7-6
5. Kevin Brundle (FS) def. Dan Stam (LS) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Kyle Waisanen (LS) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Corey Banghart/Akshay Chellappa (FS) def. J. Legare Goulet/Matt Earley (LS) 8-6
2. Bryan Karazia/Brian Anderson (FS) def. Craig Baas/Steve Demps (LS) 8-2
3. Kevin Brundle/Jeremiah DeJose (FS) def. Dan Stam/Kyle Waisanen (LS) 8-2


Feb. 18: Bulldogs Open Spring Campaign With Three Victories

The Ferris State University men's tennis team opened the spring portion of the 2006-07 campaign with three victories this past weekend (Feb. 16-18) in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Bulldogs topped Rockhurst (Mo.) by a 5-3 margin in Friday's (Feb. 16) first official dual match of the season on a neutral court. FSU then defeated Southern Indiana 7-2 in neutral site play Saturday (Feb. 17) before beating Indianapolis by an identical 7-2 score Sunday (Feb. 18) on the road.

Ferris posted an overall 11-6 record in singles play along with a 8-1 doubles mark in the three matches this weekend.

The Bulldogs, presently 3-0 overall this campaign, are slated to open Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action Friday, Feb. 23, at Lake Superior State with a 10 a.m. (EST) start set for the league encounter in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

FSU then visits Michigan Tech Saturday (Feb. 24) for a 5 p.m. (EST) conference match in Houghton, Mich. Ferris will square off against regional opponent Lewis (Ill.) Sunday (Feb. 25) in a 9 a.m. (EST) non-league neutral site tilt at Houghton.

Ferris State 5, Rockhurst (Mo.) 3

Singles Competition:
1. Bryan Karazia (FSU) lost to Peter Grimsey (RU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Akshay Chellappa (FSU) leading Paul Ravkin (RU) 0-6, 7-6(6), 3-2 DNF
3. Corey Banghart (FSU) beat Garret Fischer (RU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Brian Anderson (FSU) lost to Adam Rens (RU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kevin Brundle (FSU) lost to Adam Ricceri (RU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FSU) beat Adam Bales (RU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Banghart/Chellappa (FSU) beat Grimsey/Ravkin (RU) 8-6
2. Karazia/Anderson (FSU) beat Rens/Fischer (RU) 8-4
3. Brundle/DeJose (FSU) beat Ricceri/Ryan Field (RU) 8-6

Ferris State 7, Southern Indiana 2

Singles Competition:
1. Bryan Karazia (FSU) lost to Christoph Burger (USI) 6-1, 6-2
2. Akshay Chellappa (FSU) beat Andrew McGuire (USI) 6-2, 6-2
3. Corey Banghart (FSU) beat Bo ScottGarret (USI) 6-2, 4-1, retired
4. Brian Anderson (FSU) beat Ryan McDaniel (USI) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kevin Brundle (FSU) beat Dusten Thomas (USI) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FSU) beat Bryan Sulcer (USI) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Banghart/Chellappa (FSU) beat Burger/Scott (USI) 8-6
2. Karazia/Anderson (FSU) lost to McDaniel/MGuire (USI) 8-6
3. Brundle/DeJose (FSU) beat Sulcer/Thomas (USI) 8-3

Ferris State 7, Indianapolis 2

Singles Competition:
1. Bryan Karazia (FSU) lost to Jan Stastny (UIndy) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4
2. Akshay Chellappa (FSU) beat JD Greenlee (UIndy) 6-2, 7-6 (6)
3. Corey Banghart (FSU) beat Alan Dowell (UIndy) 6-2, 6-2
4. Brian Anderson (FSU) lost to Levi Musser (UIndy) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Kevin Brundle (FSU) beat Tom Rastall (UIndy) 6-2, 3-6, 10-2
6. Jeremiah DeJose (FSU) beat John Wright-Pierkaski (UIndy) 6-7 (4), 6-2, 10-7

Doubles competition:
1. Banghart/Chellappa (FSU) beat Stastny/Greenlee (UIndy) 8-6
2. Karazia/Anderson (FSU) beat Rastall/Werner Henning (UIndy) 9-8 (5)
3. Brundle/DeJose (FSU) beat Dowell/Musser (UIndy) 8-5


Sept. 23: Bulldogs Wrap Up ITA Great Lakes Regional Action

The Ferris State University men's tennis team wrapped up play in the 2006 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Region Championships Saturday (Sept. 23) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Junior Akshay Chellappa split a pair of matches on Saturday as he topped eighth-seeded Andrea Dimke of Missouri-St. Louis in the round of 16 before falling to number-two seed Stefan Borg of Drury (Mo.) in the quarterfinal round of the single-elimination event.

In doubles play, the Bulldog tandem of Chellappa and junior Corey Banghart fell to Borg and Ali Chaudhry of Drury in the quarterfinals after winning their initial two rounds in Friday's (Sept. 22) first day of regional action.

The regional action wrapped up the fall campaign for Ferris State.

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Sept. 22: Two Bulldog Players Alive After Day One Play At ITA Regionals

The Ferris State University men's tennis team had two players still alive following opening-day action Friday (Sept. 22) at the 2006 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Region Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.

Junior Akshay Chellappa reached the round of 16 in singles play with a pair of victories on Friday. He defeated Grand Valley State's Ryan Diebold 6-4, 6-3 in the first round followed by a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Indianapolis' Joshua Greenlee in round two. Chellappa, who's seeded ninth overall in the singles draw, will next face Andreas Dimke of Missouri-St. Louis in the third round of action Saturday (Sept. 23).

Junior Jeremiah DeJose of Ferris dropped his round one match to 12th-seeded Peter Grimsey of Rockhurst (Mo.) by a 6-1, 6-1 count.

Senior Kevin Brundle fell to Jason Kramer of Northern Kentucky 6-1, 7-6 in the first round.

Junior Corey Banghart suffered a 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 setback to Alexis Lluis of Drury (Mo.) in his opening-round match of the single-elimination event.

Finally, junior Bryan Karazia lost in the first round to Missouri-St. Louis' Dimke by a 7-6, 6-1 score.

In doubles play, the tandem of Chellappa and Banghart advanced to the quarterfinal round with two wins on Friday. They defeated Casey Moser and Felipe Oliveira of Shepherd (W.Va.) 8-5 in the first round before posting an identical 8-5 win over Grimsey and Adam Rens of Rockhurst in round two. The unseeded duo is slated to take on the second-seeded combination of Drury's Stefan Borg and Ali Chaudhry in round three play Saturday.

The Ferris doubles team of Brundle and Karazia dropped an 8-5 decision to Kramer and Michael Volkov of Northern Kentucky in their first-round matchup.

The regional singles and doubles winners will be determined in Sunday's (Sept. 24) championship matches. The winners of both divisions will then advance to the ITA National Small College Championships Oct. 12-15 in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Sept. 17: Ferris Players Wrap Up Play In Home Invite

The Ferris State University men's tennis squad wrapped up play in their annual Bulldog Team Invitational Sunday (Sept. 17) at FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The two-day event featured players from Ferris, Michigan Tech, Grand Valley State and Lake Superior State. Action was contested in three singles flights and three doubles divisions.

Ferris State captured individual titles in two of the three singles flights along with the top doubles spot.

Bulldog junior Akshay Chellappa won the number one singles flight with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over GVSU's Adam Sandusky in Sunday's final. Chellappa finished the event with a 3-0 singles mark.

FSU junior Brian Karazia also competed at the number one singles flight and reached the semifinal round before falling to Sandusky 6-3, 6-3. He was 2-1 overall in the invitational.

In the number two singles flight, Ferris junior Corey Banghart advanced to the championship match before suffering a 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 setback to GVSU's Patrick Troy in the final. Banghart concluded action with a 2-1 record.

Ferris senior Kevin Brundle also took part in the number two singles flight and posted a 1-1 mark. He dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Banghart in the semifinal round.

The number three singles flight was won by FSU junior Jeremiah DeJose, who recorded a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Matt Globerson of GVSU in the title match. DeJose compiled a perfect 3-0 singles record over the two days.

In doubles action, Banghart and Chellappa claimed the number two flight championship with an 8-2 win over GVSU's Jose Rivas and Ryan Diebold. The duo emerged victorious in both of their doubles tilts at the event.

The Ferris squad of Brundle and Karazia moved into the number one doubles title match, but lost an 8-4 decision to Grand Valley State's Brock Plangger and Tony Dang. They had defeated GVSU's Sandusky and Troy in their opening doubles match to reach the final.

Ferris did not have a team compete in number three doubles play, where Michigan Tech's Alan Parenteau and Brandon Ellefson received top honors.

The Bulldogs will compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Great Lakes Region Championships starting Friday, Sept. 22, in Indianapolis, Ind. Opening day play in the three-day tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).


Sept. 16: Bulldog Players Move On In Annual Home Invitational

The Ferris State University men's tennis team opened the 2006-07 campaign by hosting first-day action in the annual Bulldog Team Invitational Saturday (Sept. 16) at FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

Final round action in the individual-based event is set for Sunday (Sept. 17) starting at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Junior Akshay Chellappa, the top seed in the number one singles flight, moved into the semifinals with a 6-7, 6-2, 10-6 triumph over Grand Valley State's Tony Dang.

FSU junior Brian Karazia also advanced to the semifinals at the top singles flight with two victories on Saturday.

In the second singles flight, Ferris senior Kevin Brundle and junior Corey Banghart will face each other in semifinal-round action Sunday after both picked up quarterfinal-round victories in their first matches on Saturday.

Finally, FSU junior Jeremiah DeJose moved into the championship match in number three singles play with two wins on Saturday, including a 6-1, 6-3 semifinal victory over Michigan Tech's Alan Parenteau.

In doubles play, the Bulldog tandem of Brundle and Karazia reached the title match before falling to GVSU's Dang and Brock Plangger by an 8-4 score. They had defeated GVSU's Adam Sandusky and Patrick Troy in the semifinals.

The Bulldog doubles team of Chellappa and Banghart claimed the flight two doubles title with an 8-2 victory over GVSU's Jose Rivas and Ryan Diebold in the championship match.

The annual event includes players from Ferris, GVSU, Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State.

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