Highlights & Postgame Interview
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis team pulled out a thrilling 4-3 win over rival Northwood for its first victory against the Timberwolves in 15 years to stay unbeaten in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Sunday (Sept. 15) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center.
In a marathon five-hour indoor tilt, the Bulldogs and the Timberwolves battled to the finish. NU took an early lead by capturing the doubles point with wins at the top two flights, but Ferris State responded in singles action and won the bottom four flights, including a trio of three-setters.
The win over Northwood snapped the Timberwolves' 22-match series' winning streak that included both regular-season and postseason action dating back to FSU's last win in the spring of 2004. The Bulldogs had not beat NU in GLIAC regular-season play since 2002.
Meanwhile, in singles action, Agata Klak claimed a three-set win at the third flight while Lavenant did likewise at the fourth spot in the lineup. FSU also got wins from Morgan Waller in straight-sets at five singles and by Johanna Frye at the number six flight in yet another three-setter as Ferris State rallied for the triumph.
With the win, the Bulldogs are now off to a 2-0 start this year and also unbeaten at 2-0 in the GLIAC to date.
Ferris State will next take part in the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships set for Sept. 20-22 in Grand Rapids.
The complete match results can be found at this link:
FSU vs Northwood