October 11, 2013

Women's Tennis Opens Road Trip With Narrow Win In GLIAC Action

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team resumed Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Friday (Oct. 11) and came away with a close 5-4 road win over Ohio Dominican at Panther Courts in Columbus, Ohio.

The Bulldogs took the second and third doubles flights to build a 2-1 edge heading into singles play and then split the six singles spots to clinch the win.

Ferris State took advantage of a depleted ODU lineup as the Bulldogs received default wins at third doubles and the number six singles spot.

On the court, FSU's Gabrielle Demchenko and Julie Fusik were 8-4 winners at second doubles while senior Ana Jan pulled out a straight-set victory at number one singles and Laurence LeBlanc was a three-set winner in second singles.

Ferris State improved to 7-4 overall and in the GLIAC with the win.

The Bulldogs continue a three-match weekend road trip to Ohio with a match on Saturday (Oct. 12) morning at Ashland, which is slated for a 10 a.m. (ET) start.  The Bulldogs then travel to Tiffin on Sunday (Oct. 13) with match time set for 9 a.m. (ET).

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 5, Ohio Dominican University 4
Oct 11, 2013 at Columbus, Ohio (Panther Courts) 

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Anita Girizd (ODU) 6-1, 7-6
2. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Ana Pico (ODU) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
3. Regina Camberos (ODU) def. Gabrielle Demchenko (FS) 6-2, 6-1
4. Alejandra Gonzalez (ODU) def. Janie Sell (FS) 6-4, 6-2
5. Paula Rodriguez (ODU) def. Julie Fusik (FS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6. Jessica Wilcox (FS) def. No player (ODU), by default
 
Doubles competition
1. Anita Girizd/Ana Pico (ODU) def. Ana Jan/Laurence LeBlanc (FS) 8-4
2. Gabrielle Demchenko/Julie Fusik (FS) def. Alejandra Gonzalez/Regina Camberos (ODU) 8-4
3. Janie Sell/Sydney Berens (FS) def. No player/No player (ODU), by default
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