Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis team received significant court time on Monday (March 9) as the Bulldogs played a pair of dual matches in Florida on their annual spring trip.
Ferris State opened the day's action with a decisive 7-2 win over St. Thomas Aquinas in non-league play during the morning hours in Tampa before falling to NCAA Division I Northern Illinois by a 4-0 score in evening action in Lakeland.
In the first match of the day against St. Thomas Aquinas, the Bulldogs swept the doubles round with the top two tandems earning wins of 8-0 at the number one spot and 8-1 at the second flight, respectively.
Then, in singles play, Ferris State posted wins at the top two positions and the bottom two spots in the lineup. St. Thomas Aquinas' lone wins came at third and fourth singles as FSU picked up the win.
Following the morning match, the Bulldogs ventured to Lakeland to face Northern Illinois. The D1 Huskies won the second and third flights in the lineup during doubles play with the top spot going unfinished.
In singles action, Northern Illinois took the match by winning and fourth and fifth singles. The rest of the encounters were also unfinished as the match came to a close.
Ferris State, now 6-3 overall this year, continues action in the Sunshine State against Rollins (Fla.) on Tuesday in Winter Park at 3:30 p.m. (ET). FSU then faces Florida Southern on Thursday (May 12) in its final match of the spring break trip.
Below are complete results from both matches:
Ferris State 7, St. Thomas Aquinas 2
Mar 09, 2015 at Tampa, Fla.
|1. Vasil Surduk (FS) def. Aaron Stahl (STAQ) 6-1, 6-0|
|2. Tyler Bridges (FS) def. Gilberto Lantigua (STAQ) 6-0, 6-0|
|3. Javier Munoz-Laguna (STAQ) def. Raleight Grossbaum (FS) 2-6, 6-3, 10-4|
|4. Andreu Ferragut-Lluc (STAQ) def. Simon Levy (FS) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Aaron Dial (FS) def. Chris Jonas (STAQ) 6-0, 6-1|
|6. Connor Douglas (FS) def. William Tronsor (STAQ) 6-1, 6-0|
|1. Laurent Galarneau/Roger Hernandez-Pena (FS) def. Javier Munoz-Laguna/Aaron Stahl (STAQ) 8-0|
|2. Vasil Surduk/Aaron Dial (FS) def. Michael Tasaro/Chris Jonas (STAQ) 8-1|
|3. Tyler Bridges/Zachary Grabovic (FS) def. William Tronsor/Andreu Ferragut-Lluc (STAQ) 8-6|
Northern Illinois 4, Ferris State 0
Mar 09, 2015 at Lakeland, Fla.
|1. Laurent Galarneau (FS) vs. Simon Formont (NIU) unfinished|
|2. Vasil Surduk (FS) vs. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) unfinished|
|3. Roger Hernandez-Pena (FS) vs. Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) unfinished|
|4. Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Tyler Bridges (FS) 6-2, 6-0|
|5. Carlos Manzanas (NIU) def. Zachary Grabovic (FS) 6-1, 6-2|
|6. Raleight Grossbaum (FS) vs. Georg Lundkvist (NIU) unfinished|
|1. Laurent Galarneau/Roger Hernandez-Pena (FS) vs. Kevin Daun/Georg Lundkvist (NIU) unfinished|
|2. Frederic Cadieux/Louis-Philippe Hamel (NIU) def. Vasil Surduk/Aaron Dial (FS) 6-3|
|3. Simon Formont/Tom Hjertonsson (NIU) def. Tyler Bridges/Zachary Grabovic (FS) 6-3|