Northwood Posts Women's Tennis Win Over FSU

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis squad suffered a 9-0 loss to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tennis rival Northwood on Tuesday (Sept. 20) in league play at Midland, Mich.

The host Timberwolves took all three doubles flights and swept the six singles matches to notch the victory and hand the Bulldogs only their second loss of the campaign.

FSU fell to 4-2 both overall and in the GLIAC with the setback while NU improved to 3-0 on the year and in league competition.  The match took place at the Gerstacker Tennis Complex on the Northwood campus.

Ferris State opens a three-match homestand by hosting Lake Superior State on Thursday, Sept. 22, in a 2 p.m. (ET) league tilt at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.  The Bulldogs will also host Michigan Tech on Sunday (Sept. 25) at 10 a.m. (ET).

Below are the complete match results:

Northwood 9, Ferris State 0
Sep 20, 2011 at Midland, Mich. (Gerstacker Courts)

Singles competition
1. Susana Alcaraz (NU) def. Ana Jan (FS) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ekaternia Zhukoven (NU) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-4, 6-0
3. Svenja Stephan (NU) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-3, 6-4
4. Ayana Kobayashi (NU) def. Natalie Diorio (FS) 6-3, 6-3
5. Nastya Puchkina (NU) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 6-0, 6-3
6. Nikoletta Kaposzta (NU) def. Blair McCarty (FS) 3-6, 6-3, 10-2
Doubles competition
1. Susana Alcaraz/Nastya Puchkina (NU) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-6
2. Svenja Stephan/Ekaternia Zhukoven (NU) def. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) 8-1
3. Nikoletta Kaposzta/Ayana Kobayashi (NU) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) 8-2
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