February 23, 2012

Bulldog Women Open Spring With Home Win

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis squad kicked off its spring season with a 6-3 non-league win over Davenport on Thursday (Feb. 23) evening at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.

The Bulldogs trailed 2-1 following doubles play as the Panthers won the top two flights, but Ferris State battled back to claim the victory and improve to 11-5 overall this campaign.

Davenport fell to 8-3 on the season with the setback.

FSU won five of the six singles positions with four of the five triumphs coming in straight-sets.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, March 4, when they host Hope College in a 4 p.m. (ET) match at the Racquet and Fitness Center.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 6, Davenport 3
Feb 23, 2012 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet and Fitness Center) 

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Favela, Diana (DUWT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Favela, Denisse (DUWT) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 7-5, 6-3
3. Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Fortney, Stephanie (DUWT) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Kuzdal, Kristi (DUWT) 6-1, 6-4
5. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Woods, Angelica (DUWT) 6-2, 6-3
6. Julie Fusik (FS) def. Todd, Kelly (DUWT) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Favela, Diana/Favela, Denisse (DUWT) def. Ana Jan/Melissa Flowers (FS) 8-4
2. Woods, Angelica/Fortney, Stephanie (DUWT) def. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) 9-7
3. Laurence LeBlanc/Mary Coleman (FS) def. Todd, Kelly/Kuzdal, Kristi (DUWT) 8-2
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