Sports Shorts

Tennis heads south

Both the Ferris State men’s and women’s tennis teams took shelter from the cold during spring break.

The teams headed down to Florida to play five matches each. The men’s squad beat Eckerd College 6-3 and took out St. Thomas Aquinas 7-2 the following day before falling to Northern Illinois 4-0 in late afternoon play last Monday. The team also lost 8-1 last Tuesday to Rollins College before finishing their trip with a 7-2 victory over Florida Southern on Thursday.

The men are currently 7-4 on the season and will travel to Kalamazoo to play Western Michigan today.

The women beat Eckerd 9-0, and followed it with another win against Minnesota State in an 8-1 victory. The team also lost to Rollins 8-1, but followed by finishing strong with two victories over Southern Indiana and Florida Southern by scores of 8-1 and 6-3 respectively.

The women’s team has a break until March 31 where they will travel to Davenport to take on the Panthers.

Softball plays 17 games in 7 days

The Ferris State softball team started off their spring break in Florida with a 4-3 loss to Southern New Hampshire on Friday, March 6th.

The team played 17 games on their trip down south at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. The Bulldogs left the sunshine state with a (5-12) record on the trip.

The Dawgs left with victories against West Liberty University, Bentley University, West Virginia Weslayan, Urbana (Ohio) and Minnesota St. Moorhead during their time in Florida.

Ferris State is currently 5-18 on the season and will travel to Grand Rapids for a doubleheader against Davenport University next Thursday.

Lehman named top five in Midwest

Senior guard Drew Lehman of the Bulldogs’ men’s basketball team was recently recognized as one of the best players in the Midwest, as his name was added to the Daktronics All-Region First Team.

Lehman, who started in every game for the Bulldogs this year, averaged 18.3 points per game and posted twice as many assists as he did turnovers this season. The standout senior also led the team in minutes played, assists per game and free throw percentage, among other categories.

Only two other GLIAC athletes were chosen alongside Lehman for the first team, and now Lehman and the rest of the athletes recognized will be eligible for selection into the Daktronics All-America team, which will be announced in the near future after the national ballot.