Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team officially opened the 2012-13 campaign on Friday (Sept. 7), but suffered a 7-2 setback to Wayne State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road action at Detroit, Mich.
The outing marked the debut for first-year FSU head coach Chad Berryhill, who took over the Bulldog program this past summer.
The host Warriors jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage by winning all three doubles flights. They then took four of the six singles positions to earn the victory.
Ferris State's wins in singles play came from junior Ana Jan at the number one flight along with Janie Sell in number five singles competition. Jan was a 6-3, 7-6, 10-7 winner over WSU's Yahsha Moore while Sell topped Jessica Kruczek by a 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 count.
The Bulldogs continue a season-opening three-match road swing this weekend by visiting Hillsdale on Saturday (Sept. 8) for a 12 p.m. (ET) league match. FSU then takes on Findlay on Sunday (Sept. 9) with match time set for 11 a.m. (ET) in Findlay, Ohio.
Below are the complete match results:
Wayne State University 7, Ferris State 2
Sep 07, 2012 at Detoit (Wayne State)
|1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Yahsha Moore (WS) 3-6, 7-6, 10-7|
|2. Julia Kamenko (WS) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. Alex Poissant (WS) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Anne Li Briand (WS) def. Sydnie Sine (FS) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Janie Sell (FS) def. Jessica Kruczek (WS) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2|
|6. Rebeca Aguirre (WS) def. Julia Fusik (FS) 6-4, 6-2|
|1. Yahsha Moore/Anne Li Briand (WS) def. Ana Jan/Tabitha Simpson (FS) 8-2|
|2. Alex Poissant/Julia Kamenko (WS) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Julia Fusik (FS) 8-4|
|3. Tanya Joseph/Jessica Kruczek (WS) def. Sydnie Sine/Janie Sell (FS) 8-6|