FSU Tops Ohio Dominican In League Home Tilt

FSU's Melissa Flowers battles in her singles match versus ODU (Photo by Rob Bentley)
FSU's Melissa Flowers battles in her singles match versus ODU (Photo by Rob Bentley)

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team won its second match in as many days as the Bulldogs rolled past Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) newcomer Ohio Dominican on Friday (Oct. 7) in a league home match at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids.

The match was part of FSU's "Women In Sports Day" promotion.  Women and kids on hand were treated to a brief lesson, games and more as part of the first-ever event involving home contests for the Bulldog women's soccer, tennis and volleyball programs.

Ferris State treated the fans to a decisive victory in a key conference encounter between the two schools.

The Bulldogs opened the match by winning all three doubles flights with the closest score coming by virtue of an 8-6 triumph at the number one flight.

FSU then took five of the six singles flights and all came in straight-sets as FSU improved to 8-2 overall and in league play.

Ohio Dominican dropped to 9-5 overall and 6-4in the GLIAC with the setback.

Ferris State wraps up league regular-season play by hosting another new league school in Lake Erie on Saturday (Oct. 9) morning at 11 a.m. (EDT) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.

Singles competition
1. Alina Stanila (FS) def. Sofia Espana-Perez (ODU-W) 6-4, 6-1
2. Amy Ingle (FS) def. Ruchika Alahakoon (ODU-W) 6-0, 6-1
3. Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Nathalia Braga (ODU-W) 6-4, 6-1
4. Krista Derry (ODU-W) def. Melissa Flowers (FS) 6-4, 6-1
5. Tabitha Simpson (FS) def. Aline Mariano (ODU-W) 6-2, 6-4
6. Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Kelsi Klein (ODU-W) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Amy Ingle/Tiffany Rheynard (FS) def. Sofia Espana-Perez/Aline Mariano (ODU-W) 8-6
2. Alina Stanila/Melissa Flowers (FS) def. Ruchika Alahakoon/Nathalia Braga (ODU-W) 8-5
3. Tabitha Simpson/Natalie Diorio (FS) def. Krista Derry/Mari Monaco (ODU-W) 8-1