Men’s tennis remains undefeated in conference
Rolling through GLIAC with five straight wins against the likes of Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Lake Erie and Walsh College, the men’s tennis team now sports an 11-2 record with an 8-0 conference mark. Ferris won four out of five by sweeping teams, 9-0, and beat Michigan Tech 8-1 for a five-game streak. Ferris seniors Tyler Marengo, Razvan Mag and junior Otto Keresztes have led the Bulldogs to their impressive start. Mag and Keresztes are both undefeated in this impressive run, while Marengo has lost only once during the stretch. The Bulldogs are atop the GLIAC standings. Ferris travels to Wayne State April 3 and Northwood April 9 for the final two contests of the season.
Men’s golf falls to the Indianapolis Greyhounds
Ferris State met the Indianapolis Greyhounds in a rare dual match on March 29 in Camby, Ind. The Bulldogs finished with a final score of 299, 11 shots over par. The Greyhounds took control and shot an impressive 287, one shot under par. The Bulldogs were led by junior Trent Davidson and freshman Ben Cook. Davidson shot an even par score of 72 on the day. Cook was just behind him with a 73 (+1) for the rounds. The Bulldogs are readying themselves for the NCAA Midwest Regionals #2, April 6-7 in Georgetown, Ky.
Outdoor season kicks off for Ferris track teams
Ferris State’s track and field teams traveled to North Carolina to start the 2013 outdoor season at the Raleigh Relays. Nearly 3,000 athletes from 84 programs were in competition at the meet. Ferris sophomore distance runner Blake Garver finished in third place in section five-nine of the men’s 1,500 meter run, with a time of 4:01.68. Behind Garver was Ferris junior distance runner Connor Larowe, who finished in fifth place of the same realm. Senior Ryan Chute placed 12th in section II of the men’s 1,500 relay, which was the best performance of any NCAA Division II athlete. Ferris’ senior distance runner Alyssa Osika finished in 14th place in section IV of the women’s 1,500 meter run, while the Bulldogs’ junior thrower Jessica Pilling placed eighth overall in the hammer throw. Ferris returns to host its only home meet this year, the annual Bulldog Open at Top Taggart Field April 6.
Spring season play underway
The Ferris women’s golf team opened up the season March 23 in a tournament in Perry Park, Ky. Ferris ended the tournament with a final tally of 643, which was good enough for a seventh place finish out of 24 schools. Ferris senior Emily Rohdy carried the torch for the Bulldogs with two rounds of 78 and 79, placing 16th overall in the 141 person competition. In the first round, Ferris shot a 327. The Bulldogs improved on day two, finishing 11 shots better and tallying 316. Ferris missed the Bellarmine Spring Invite, cancelled March 25, due to poor weather conditions in Louisville, Ky. The team will travel to Columbus, Ohio for the Ohio Dominican Invite April 7-8.