Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Complete Inaugural GLIAC/GLVC Regional Crossover Unbeaten

Nationally-Ranked Bulldogs Complete Inaugural GLIAC/GLVC Regional Crossover Unbeaten

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis team completed a weekend sweep at the 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)/Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Crossover as the Bulldogs rolled past Lewis (Ill.) on Sunday (March 19) by a 7-2 count in regional play at Plainfield, Ill.

Ferris State jumped out to a 2-1 lead following doubles play against the Flyers and cruised to the triumph by taking five of the six singles flights in straight-sets.

FSU entered the contest ranked first in the latest Midwest Regional Rankings with Lewis seventh overall in the regional listing. It was FSU's second victory over a top 10 regionally-ranked opponent this weekend following Friday's victory against fifth-ranked Southern Indiana. Ferris State also beat Rockhurst (Mo.) on Saturday at the inaugural regional crossover.

In Sunday's final match, the Bulldogs got singles wins from Till von Winning at the number one flight along with sweeping the third thru sixth positions. Steward Sell, Nur Adim Ramdani Iswan, Daniil Tarantinov and Pablo Munoz Baroja all were victorious as well in singles action.

The Bulldogs' second and third doubles flights also notched wins with the pairing of Iswan and Vasil Surduk scoring an 8-1 triumph at two doubles and the tandem of Tarantinov and Robert Camplin picking up an 8-4 win at the third spot in the lineup.

Overall, a total of seven different players saw action in the win and all seven had at least one victory on the day.

Ferris State, which improved to 9-2 overall this season with the triumph, will return to GLIAC action on Tuesday, March 28, as FSU takes on West Michigan rival Grand Valley State at the Premier Athletic Club in Grandville. Match time is set for 10 p.m. (ET).