Ferris’ men’s tennis team extends the winning streak

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris State University men’s tennis team drove its winning streak to seven consecutive games, sharpening up for a big upcoming Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference roadblock by defeating Wisconsin-Eau Claire 7-0 in non-league action Sunday at FSU rackets and gym.

The Bulldogs, ranked 19th nationally in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) D2 National Rankings, climbed to 14-2 overall this year and remained perfect at home by moving to 8-0 in Big Rapids with the win.

“Even though I set this match up to get some outdoor tennis to lead into upcoming matches that are likely to be played outdoors, we still ended up with a solid indoor match,” said FSU head coach Mark Doren. “Eau Claire has a great team and it was a great day for us to keep the rhythm of playing every weekend.”

The Bulldogs opened the game by taking the three double flights for the first point of the day, capturing both the first and second flights with identical 7-5 margins to go with a 6-4 decision after three doubles.


All six singles also went to FSU and were settled in straight sets with Mathis Guerre, Jan Koupil, Yannic Alexander Mader, Benjamin Lortie, Alessandro Santangelo and Josh McDermott all winning. Five of the six were double winners on the day, with senior Ayush Deswal replacing Mader in the doubles row to also win.

In the coming week, the Bulldogs visit longtime tennis rival Northwood on Friday for a game at 6 p.m. 1pm at Midland Tennis Center. FSU will then face 11th-ranked Wayne State in a showdown between top 20 teams Saturday (April 16) in Detroit.

Currently, FSU enters the week at the top of the conference standings at 5-0 in league play with Wayne State at 4-0 followed by Grand Valley State (4-1) and Northwood (3-1) in the top half of the league list.

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