FSU Women's Tennis Back In Winning Column

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team got back on track with a decisive 7-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win over Ohio Dominican on Friday (Oct. 7) afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

The Bulldogs improved to 7-3 overall and in league play with the win while ODU fell to 7-4 overall and 6-4 in the conference.

Ferris State built a 2-1 advantage after the doubles round and took the bottom five singles flights to account for the final margin.

Ohio Dominican's only wins came at both the top singles and doubles positions.

Seniors Natalie Diorio and Mary Coleman along with junior Tabitha Simpson and freshman Laurence Leblanc were all double winners for Ferris State.

The Bulldogs will visit Lake Erie on Saturday (Oct. 8) as they wrap up a three-match trip to Ohio with a 10 a.m. (ET) league encounter against the Storm in Painesville, Ohio, at the Andrews Osborne Academy.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State University 7, Ohio Dominican 2
Oct 07, 2011 at Columbus, OH

Singles competition
1. Sofia Espana-Perez (ODU-WT) def. Ana Jan (FSU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Tabitha Simpson (FSU) def. Anita Girizd (ODU-WT) 6-1, 7-5
3. Melissa Flowers (FSU) def. Aline Mariano (ODU-WT) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
4. Natalie Diorio (FSU) def. Krista Derry (ODU-WT) 6-4, 6-3
5. Laurence Leblanc (FSU) def. Hanna Ukhal (ODU-WT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mary Coleman (FSU) def. Mari Monaco (ODU-WT) 6-0, 6-1
 
Doubles competition
1. Sofia Espana-Perez/Aline Mariano (ODU-WT) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FSU) 8-1
2. Natalie Diorio/Tabitha Simpson (FSU) def. Krista Derry/Anita Girizd (ODU-WT) 8-6
3. Mary Coleman/Laurence Leblanc (FSU) def. Mari Monaco/Hanna Ukhal (ODU-WT) 8-3
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