Ferris Athletics

1998 Ferris Men's Tennis Notebag

July 31

Bulldog head coach Mike Haber has left Ferris to accept a position as assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin's women's tennis program. Haber leaves Ferris after guiding the 1997-98 Bulldogs to an NCAA Division II Midwest Regional appearance and a No. 11 Midwest Regionall ranking. As a player at Ferris from 1991-93, Haber was a two-time GLIAC champion at No. 1 singles and doubles and qualified for the NCAA II Championships while being nationally ranked in his three seasons of action.

May 19

The Bulldogs placed 11th in the 1998 NCAA Division II Midwest Region final rankings. Individually, freshman Martin Krbec was ranked ninth among the region's top singles players. In doubles, Krbec and sophomore Matt Vredenberg were ranked sixth in the region, while sophomore Pat Fisher and senior Jared Shapiro were 14th.

May 4

Freshman Martin Krbec posted the Bulldogs' lone triumph in singles action versus Southwest Baptist (Mo.) at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships. Krbec won in straight sets (6-4, 6-1) at No. 1 singles and finished the season with a team-leading 29-9 singles record. . .The Bulldogs were 144-79 in overall singles competition this season and 74-70 in doubles. . .Sophomore Pat Fisher and senior Jared Shapiro claimed FSU's other victory against Southwest Baptist at No. 2 doubles, 8-6. Fisher and Shapiro completed the season with a team-best 26-11 doubles record.

April 27

Freshman Martin Krbec defeated defending GLIAC champion Marek Kolar of Northwood at the GLIAC Tournament, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Kolar was named the GLIAC's 1998 "Player of the Year" by the conference's head coach. Krbec's victory gave him the No. 1 singles crown in the GLIAC for 1998.

April 20

The Bulldogs are ranked 7th in the latest NCAA Division II Midwest Region rankings.

April 13

The Bulldogs have won 13 of their last 14 matches and have a current 5-match winning streak. . .FSU has registered a 48-6 singles record and a 24-3 doubles mark in conference match play this season. . .Ferris finished undefeated at home this season at 8-0 (10-0 including exhibitions) and is 45-3 in home matches dating back to 1992. Freshman Calvin LaForrest has compiled an 18-8 record in singles competition, second-best on the squad. He is 15-4 at the number five flight.

April 6

The Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 11 matches, including a two-match winning streak. Ferris is 98-54 in overall singles competition this season and 54-24 in doubles. In the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Ferris is 36-6 in singles and 18-3 in doubles. The Bulldogs are eighth in the lastest NCAA Division II Midwest Regional rankings. . .FSU sports a 43-3 record in home matches dating back to the 1992 season (including exhibitions). The Bulldogs, 8-0 at home this season, went undefeated at home in 1992 (4-0), 1993 (5-0) and 1995 (8-0). . .Freshman Martin Krbec has posted a team-best 19-7 singles record, all at the number one flight. Sophomore Pat Fisher and senior Jared Shapiro have combined for a team-leading 19-6 doubles record, including an 18-6 mark at the number two flight.

March 22

The Bulldogs have a current eight-match winning streak. . .FSU is presently 86-48 in singles competition this season and 48-21 in doubles action. . .Freshman Martin Krbec has a team-leading 17-6 singles record, all at the number one flight. . .In doubles play, sophomore Pat Fisher and senior Jared Shapiro have combined for a team-best 17-5 record, including 16 wins at number two doubles.


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