Women's Tennis Upsets Ashland To Reach GLIAC Semifinals

Women's Tennis Upsets Ashland To Reach GLIAC Semifinals

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team scored a 5-4 upset over Ashland to advance to the semifinals of the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Friday night (Oct. 26) at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich.

FSU led 2-1 after the doubles round and then split the six singles flights to take the win.

With the victory, the Bulldogs avenged an earlier 6-3 setback to the Eagles in GLIAC regular-season play this year in Big Rapids.  Ferris State will next face top-seeded Northwood in the semifinals.

FSU was the fifth overall seed in the eight-team field heading into Friday's opener while Ashland was seeded fourth in the draw.  The two teams squared off in the opening round for the second-straight year.

The second round of the tournament will be on Saturday (Oct. 27) at 3:45 p.m. (ET) with the final round of play set for Sunday (Oct. 28) starting at 9:30 a.m. (ET).

The Bulldogs improved to 11-5 overall this season with the victory.

Visit this link for complete GLIAC Tournament Coverage:
GLIAC Tournament Website

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 5, Ashand University 4
Oct 26, 2012 at Midland, Mich. (MCTC)

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Erika Sullivan (AU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
2. Zdenka Pozo (AU) def. Tabitha Simpson (FS) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
3. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Kira Kotova (AU) 6-4, retired
4. Martina Baca (AU) def. Sydnie Sine (FS) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Andrea Ruiz (AU) def. Janie Sell (FS) 7-5, 6-3
6. Julia Fusik (FS) def. Daniela Alves (AU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Ana Jan/Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Erika Sullivan/Zdenka Pozo (AU) 9-7
2. Martina Baca/Andrea Ruiz (AU) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Julia Fusik (FS) 9-7
3. Sydnie Sine/Janie Sell (FS) def. Kira Kotova/Daniela Alves (AU) 8-3