Women's Tennis Drops Spring Opener At The Racquet & Fitness Center

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis squad played its first match of the spring season, but came out on the short end of a 5-3 non-conference decision against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) on Saturday (Feb. 15) inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

The visiting Tigers posted a pair of doubles wins in taking an early 2-1 advantage in the match and then claimed the victory by winning three singles matches.

Ferris State's lone doubles win came from the pairing of Janie Sell and Sydney Berens at the number two flight in the lineup by an 8-6 score.

In singles action, Olivet Nazarene took the top two spots, but Ferris State answered with wins at the third and fourth flights. ONU claimed the sixth position with the fifth flight going unfinished.

Both Sell and Berens were double winners on the day as they pulled out singles triumphs at the third and fourth flights, respectively.

Ferris State fell to 8-10 overall this season with the loss.

Next up for the Bulldogs is a non-conference home match against Davenport on Tuesday (Feb. 18) starting at 6 p.m. (ET) in Big Rapids.

Below are the complete match results:

Olivet Nazarene 5, Ferris State 3
Feb 15, 2014 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center)

Singles competition
1. Priscilla Nunez (ONU) def. Ana Jan (FS) 6-2, 6-4
2. Aziza Butoyi (ONU) def. Gabrielle Demchenko (FS) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
3. Janie Sell (FS) def. Seraphine Buchmann (ONU) 7-6, 7-6
4. Sydney Berens (FS) def. Clara Ruegsegger (ONU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Rebecca Beloungea (FS) vs. Marta Quereda (ONU) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished
6. Tifanny Aguirre (ONU) def. Anne Smudz (FS) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Priscilla Nunez/Seraphine Buchmann (ONU) def. Ana Jan/Gabrielle Demchenko (FS) 9-7
2. Janie Sell/Sydney Berens (FS) def. Aziza Butoyi/Tifanny Aguirre (ONU) 8-6
3. Lindsey Peterson/Marta Quereda (ONU) def. Rebecca Beloungea/Anne Smudz (FS) 8-3
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