Bulldogs Win Home Opener In Strong Fashion

Bulldogs Win Home Opener In Strong Fashion

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis team took advantage of its home court to record a 9-0 non-league win over Davenport in its 2012 home opener on Tuesday (Feb. 21) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.

The host Bulldogs improved to 3-1 overall this season with the win over the Panthers, who fell to 5-3 on the year.

The match was the initial home contest of the season for the Bulldogs and they wasted little time in getting off to strong start.  FSU jumped ahead 3-0 following the doubles round with victories at all three positions.

In singles play, FSU took all six flights in convincing fashion by winning each in straight-sets.

The match finished off a stretch in which the Bulldogs played four matches in a seven-day span with the first three away from home.

FSU is idle until March 4 when the Bulldogs begin a four-match road stretch over the spring break period.  Ferris State begins the trip to Missouri and Indiana by facing Rockhurt (Mo.) in a neutral site match at St. Louis, Mo.

Below are the complete match results:

Ferris State 9, Davenport 0
Feb 21, 2012 at Big Rapids, Mich. (FSU Racquet & Fitness Center) 

Singles competition
1. Laurent Galarneau (FS) def. Shumilov, Vitaly (DUMT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Steven Roberts (FS) def. Roland, Victor (DUMT) 6-4, 6-2
3. Otto Keresztes (FS) def. Woods, Christian (DUMT) 6-2, 6-1
4. Razvan Mag (FS) def. Carvalho, Mattheus (DUMT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Oriol Vidal Cortes (FS) def. Pell, Eric (DUMT) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tyler Marengo (FS) def. Briggs, Keaton (DUMT) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Laurent Galarneau/Steven Roberts (FS) def. Shumilov, Vitaly/Pell, Eric (DUMT) 8-6
2. Justin Hermes/Otto Keresztes (FS) def. Chambers, Tyler/Roland, Victor (DUMT) 8-2
3. Razvan Mag/Oriol Vidal Cortes (FS) def. Carvalho, Mattheus/Woods, Christian (DUMT) 8-4