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Ferris State Tennis wins two matches over Grand Valley State in GLIAC play

The Ferris State University men's and women's tennis squads pulled out an impressive home sweep over longtime West Michigan rival Grand Valley State on Saturday (March 30) as both teams captured home wins inside the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

The Bulldog women started off the day with a thrilling 4-3 triumph over the Lakers before the men came back to notch a 7-0 shutout over GVSU for the sweep.

"Wow what a day," said FSU head coach Mark Doren. "I am so impressed with both teams today. The grit and determination they showed against two very good GVSU teams was outstanding."

In the opening match, Ferris State's women's team took the first and third doubles flights for the initial point over Grand Valley State. FSU then came back in singles action and captured straight-set wins at the top three spots in the lineup, holding off a GVSU team that took the bottom three positions overall.

Ferris State improved to 9-7 overall in women's competition this year and a perfect 3-0 in the GLIAC. The win was FSU's fifth consecutive to date this campaign.

"For the women to lose 7-0 last year and come back this year and fight so hard to prove they belong at the top of the GLIAC made me so proud," said Doren. "Also. this year we've been really fortunate to get very important wins from the bottom of our lineup. Today, our 1,2,&3 singles all won to give us the win."

The Bulldog men's team emerged with doubles wins at the top two flights for the first point and then swept the singles round. Ferris State won each of the top two singles spots in three-set fashion and captured the bottom four flights in straight-sets to account for the final 7-0 margin.

With the win, the Ferris State men's team is now 12-4 on the year and also unbeaten in the GLIAC at 3-0 to date. The Bulldogs have won seven matches in a row.

"On the men's side, I challenged some of the underclassman early in the week to really look at what the GV rivalry means to the other sports on campus and to the upperclassman on our team, and show today that it means that much to them as well," Doren said. "They came out today and really showed that Bulldog fight."

The Ferris State women's team returns to competition on Saturday, April 13, facing Saginaw Valley State at home beginning at 12 p.m. (ET) in Big Rapids. Both teams then face Wayne State in a league showdown on Sunday, April 14, with the men's contest beginning at 10 a.m. (ET) and the women's match at 2 p.m. (ET) in Detroit.

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CSAA Baseball

MONDAY - 5/13

Reed City 0 @ Big Rapids 3

Reed City 3 @ Big Rapids 16 (5inn)

Lakeview 4 @ C Montcalm 14 (6inn)

Lakeview 4 @ C Montcalm 9

Tri County 5 @ Fremont 1

Tri County 8 @ Fremont 5 (6inn)

TUESDAY - 5/14

Chippewa Hills 5 @ Grant 4

Chippewa Hills 1 @ Grant 2

C Montcalm 7 @ Kent City 6

C Montcalm 12 @ Kent City 2

Big Rapids 13 @ Lakeview 1

Big Rapids 14 @ Lakeview 1 (5inn)

White Cloud 1 @ Morley Stanwood 2

White Cloud 11 @ Morley Stanwood 2

Tri County 1 @ Newaygo 3

Tri County 3 @ Newaygo 4

WEDNESDAY - 5/15

C Montcalm 4 @ Carson City 5

C Montcalm 24 @ Carson City 8 (5inn)

Manistee 3 @ Reed City 4 (6inn)

Manistee 12 @ Reed City 12 (5inn)

FRIDAY - 5/17

Big Rapids 0 @ Byron Center 4

Big Rapids 1 @ Byron Center 3

Kent City 6 @ E Jordan 3

Mancelona 3 @ Kent City 0

Lakeview 3 @ Grant 8

Lakeview 1 @ Grant 13 (5inn)

Ravenna 8 @ Newaygo 15

Ravenna 1 @ Newaygo 2

Morley Stanwood 2 @ Chip Hills 10

Morley Stanwood 2 @ Chip Hills 10

Tri County 6 @ White Cloud 8

Tri County 8 @ White Cloud 3

SATURDAY - 5/18

Inland Lakes 4 @ Big Rapids 7

Big Rapids 1 @ Beal City 11

Fremont 4 @ White Cloud 1

Fremont 5 @ Newaygo 10 (6inn)

Hesperia 2 @ Grant 12 (6inn)

Grant 2 @ Newaygo 1

Clare 22 @ Reed City 2 (4inn)

Ludington 13 @ Reed City 1

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CSAA Softball

MONDAY - 5/13

Reed City 8 @ Big Rapids 10

Reed City 0 @ Big Rapids 9

Lakeview 0 @ C Montcalm 10 (5inn)

Lakeview 1 @ C Montcalm 1 (6inn)

TUESDAY - 5/14

Chip Hills 9 @ Grant 14

Chip Hills 9 @ Grant 10

C Montcalm 7 @ Kent City 6

C Montcalm 12 @ Kent City 2

Big Rapids 14 @ Lakeview 1 (6inn)

Big Rapids 16 @ Lakeview 0 (5inn)

WEDNESDAY - 5/15

C Montcalm 0 @ Sacred Heart 15 (5inn)

C Montcalm 1 @ Sacred Heart 8

THURSDAY - 5/16

Cadillac 0 @ Reed City 19 (3inn)

Cadillac 0 @ Reed City 11 (5inn)

FRIDAY - 5/17

Lakeview 0 @ N Branch 10 (6inn)

SATURDAY - 5/18

Big Rapids 2 @ Dakota 12

Big Rapids 4 @ Oakridge 5

Big Rapids 9 @ Canton 4

Grant 2 @ Newaygo 1

Holton 1 @ Reed City 1

Ludington 0 @ Reed City 7

SUNDAY - 5/19

Big Rapids 14 @ Milan 2

CSAA Baseball Standings

1) Big Rapids: 17-1 | +172 -42 (+130)

2) Chippewa Hills: 11-5 | +91 -57 (+34)

3) Grant: 12-6 | 107 -57 (+50)

4) Newaygo: 12-6 | +104 -65 (+39)

5) Central Montcalm: 10-6 | +109 -71 (+38)

6) Reed City: 11-7 | +125 -81 (+44)

7) White Cloud: 8-10 | +79 -117 (-38)

8) Morley Stanwood: 6-12 | +57 -117 (-60)

9) Kent City: 5-13 | +86 -144 (-58)

10) Tri County: 4-14 | +89 -147 (-58)

11) Lakeview: 0-16 | +60 -181 (-121)

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