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)
|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|
|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)|