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Ferris State Men's Tennis Caps Memorable Championship Season In NCAA Tourney

Ferris State Men's Tennis Caps Memorable Championship Season In NCAA Tourney

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's tennis squad had another memorable championship season come to a close on Monday (May 13) as the Bulldogs fell to rival Grand Valley State 4-0 in a closely contested NCAA Tournament match at Big Rapids High School.

The visiting Lakers, who fell to FSU in GLIAC regular-season play this year, took the doubles point and captured the first three completed singles matches to notch the win. With the victory, GVSU will advance to face either Wayne State or Tiffin on Tuesday in Big Rapids.

While GVSU won the first three completed singles contests, the matches were close as five of the is six singles encounters went to third sets.

The Lakers got off to a strong start in doubles play with a 6-3 win at one doubles and a 6-4 decision at two doubles. In singles play, the Lakers got a straight-set win at six singles followed by a three-set triumph at the fourth spot in the lineup before closing out the match in three sets at one singles.

With the setback, Ferris State closed the year with a 17-5 overall record.

The Bulldogs hosted NCAA Regional men's action in Big Rapids for the first time since the 2016-17 season and made their ninth consecutive tournament berth this season. It was also FSU's 27th all-time NCAA Tourney appearance.

The Bulldog men's team won this year's GLIAC Regular-Season Championship along with the league postseason tournament title. This year's regular-season title marked FSU's 22nd all-time crown and the Bulldogs captured their first conference tournament championship in three years. The Bulldog men were a perfect 6-0 in GLIAC regular-season action.

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