Bulldog Women's Tennis Earns Comeback Home Win

Bulldog Women's Tennis Earns Comeback Home Win

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team fought back from an early deficit to post a 5-4 non-league win over Hope College in spring action on Saturday (March 2) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

The Bulldogs captured the indoor victory by coming back from a 2-1 deficit following the doubles round.  FSU claimed the top four singles positions in earning the comeback win.

With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 13-8 overall this season.

Laurence LeBlanc and Janie Sell were both double winners for the Bulldogs in singles and doubles competition.

Ferris State is next slated to visit Lewis (Ill.) for a non-league regional match on April 14 in Romeoville, Ill.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 5, Hope 4
Mar 02, 2013 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center) 

Singles competition
1. Ana Jan (FS) def. Carli Capestony (HOPE) 6-2, 6-1
2. Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Casey Baxter (HOPE) 6-3, 6-3
3. Laurence LeBlanc (FS) def. Leah LaBarge (HOPE) 6-1, 6-1
4. Janie Sell (FS) def. Melissa Bieri (HOPE) 7-6, 6-3
5. Anna Garcia (HOPE) def. Julia Fusik (FS) 3-6, 6-3, 14-12
6. Andrea Pickelman (HOPE) def. Anne Smudz (FS) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Carli Capestony/Leah LaBarge (HOPE) def. Ana Jan/Tabitha Simpson (FS) 8-6
2. Laurence LeBlanc/Janie Sell (FS) def. Melissa Bieri/Anna Garcia (HOPE) 8-5
3. Andrea Pickelman/Stephanie Huffaman (HOPE) def. Julia Fusik/Rebecca Beloungea (FS) 8-2