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Momentum swing

The Lady Bulldogs tennis team faced off against Ashland University Oct. 26 for a first-round matchup during the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.

Ferris, which entered the tournament as the fourth overall seed, defeated the fifth seeded Ashland Eagles.

The match was up for grabs until Ferris’ junior Julia Fusik won her match in consecutive sets, 6-1 and 6-2. This win meant the Bulldogs would face the No. 1 ranked and undefeated Northwood University in the semifinals.

The Bulldogs could not build on their success, losing 5-0 to the Lady Timberwolves the following day, Oct. 27. The Lady Bulldogs hoped to regain their composure against their last opponent of the tournament versus Wayne State University in a third-place matchup on Sunday.

Sunday seemed to be a flashback of the day prior for the Bulldogs, losing handily 5-0 to Wayne State. Ferris wrapped up the conference season with an 11-7 overall record and 9-5 in GLIAC play. The Bulldogs will prepare over the winter offseason.

Playing spoiler

Ferris’ mens golf team won the Motor City Invite hosted by Wayne State University on Oct. 23 to conclude the fall season.

After the first day of play, Ferris trailed Wayne State by three shots. Following play from sophomore Luke Trocchio and junior Trent Davison, the Bulldogs shot a tournament best 270 on the final day which was seven shots better than any other team competitor to win the tournament by five shots overall.

Trocchio won the individual title while being five shots under par, and Davison was tied for third place.

Davison was able to shake off an opening round of 77 and followed that effort with a final round of 66. n