Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team pulled out a 5-4 win in its 2011-12 season opener over Saginaw Valley State on Friday (Sept. 2) afternoon in University Center, Mich.
The Cardinals won two of the three doubles flights before Ferris State responded by winning four of the six singles positions to notch the win.
Ferris State's singles wins came at the numbers one, four, five and six spots in the lineup while the lone FSU team to win in doubles competition came at the second flight.
Senior Natalie Diorio was a double winner for the Bulldogs.
All four of Ferris State's singles triumphs came in straight-sets.
The Bulldogs return to action by hosting Findlay on Thursday, Sept. 8, in a 3 p.m. (ET) match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.
Ferris State 5, Saginaw Valley 4
Sep 02, 2011 at University Center, MI
|1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Yunjiao Shangguan (SV) 6-3, 6-4|
|2. Meghan Woody (SV) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 7-6, 7-6|
|3. Charlotte Wong (SV) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1|
|4. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Annessa Campian (SV) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Bobbi Enos (SV) 6-0, 6-1|
|6. Blair McCarty (FS) def. Katie Piorkowski (SV) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Yunjiao Shangguan/Meghan Woody (SV) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-4|
|2. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Bobbi Enos/Annessa Campian (SV) 8-5|
|3. Charlotte Wong/Katie Piorkowski (SV) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Julie Fusik (FS) 8-5|
|Ferris State 1-0, 1-0 GLIAC|
|Saginaw Valley 0-1, 0-1 GLIAC|