Women's Tennis Falls In GLIAC Semifinals To Unbeaten Northwood

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team could not pull off another upset in the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Semifinals as the fifth-seeded Bulldogs fell to top-seeded Northwood by a 5-0 score on Saturday (Oct. 27) afternoon in Midland.

With the setback, the Bulldogs will now face second-seeded Wayne State in Sunday's (Oct. 28) third-place match starting at 8:30 a.m. (ET) at the Midland Community Tennis Center.

The Bulldogs trailed 3-0 following doubles play against the Timberwolves and Northwood won the first two completed singles flights in straight-sets to claim the victory.  NU will face third-seeded Grand Valley State in Sunday's title match as the Lakers topped WSU in the semifinal round.

Ferris State dropped to 11-6 overall this season with the setback while Northwood improved to 15-0 on the year.

FSU was the fifth overall seed in the eight-team field heading into Friday's opener against fourth-seeded Ashland before pulling out a 5-4 win to reach the semifinals.

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Below are the complete match results:

Northwood 5, Ferris State 0
Oct 27, 2012 at Midland, Mich. (MCTC)

Singles competition
1. Susana Alcaraz (NU) vs. Ana Jan (FS) unfinished
2. Svenja Stephan (NU) vs. Tabitha Simpson (FS) unfinished
3. Ayana Kobayashi (NU) def. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 6-0, 6-3
4. Nastya Puchkina (NU) vs. Sydnie Sine (FS) unfinished
5. Mariia Avksenenko (NU) vs. Janie Sell (FS) unfinished
6. Inesa Asatryan (NU) def. Jessica Swanson (FS) 6-2, 6-0
 
Doubles competition
1. Susana Alcaraz/Nastya Puchkina (NU) def. Ana Jan/Tabitha Simpson (FS) 8-2
2. Svenja Stephan/Ayana Kobayashi (NU) def. Laurence LeBlanc/Julia Fusik (FS) 8-4
3. Inesa Asatryan/Nikoletta Kaposzta (NU) def. Sydnie Sine/Janie Sell (FS) 9-8 (7-4)
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