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Ferris State Duo Claims Doubles B Draw Championship At ITA Regionals

Ferris State Duo Claims Doubles B Draw Championship At ITA Regionals

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis pairing of Yannic Alexander Mader and Erik Kovacs emerged victories in winning the doubles B draw at the 2023 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional, which wrapped up play on Monday (Oct. 2) afternoon in Allendale.

The duo recorded an 8-5 win in the semifinals and then beat Joaquin Mingeuz Ribera and Victor Lopes of Grand Valley State by an 8-3 score in Monday afternoon's finale to claim the B draw title.

Ferris State also had success in the A draw where the tandem of Benjamin Lortie and Jan Koupil reached the semifinals before falling to top-seeded and eventual champions Cedric Drenth and Daniel Grey of Wayne State by a score of 8-4 in the annual regional event.

The pairing of Lortie and Koupil had posted an 8-5 win in the quarterfinals on Sunday in the ITA Championships contested on the campus of Grand Valley State.

On Saturday, FSU had an outstanding opening day of play as six of the Bulldogs' eight competitors won in the first round of the event with the two lone setbacks coming by 10-8 scores in the third set of action.

Meanwhile, in the men's singles A draw, Lortie won each of his matches to advance to the round of 16. He claimed a win on Sunday over Grey to reach the quarterfinals of singles play before falling in three-set action. Mader reached the quarterfinals of the B men's singles draw before bowing out while Lorenzo Pierini advanced to the semifinals of the men's C singles draw.

The Bulldogs are slated to host Grace (Ind.) on Friday, Oct. 13, to close out the fall portion of the schedule.

Results from the ITA Regional Championships can be found at this link: