Sports Shorts

Men’s Tennis extends winning streak

The Ferris State men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five-straight matches with a road victory over Lewis University on April 2.

Despite losing the top three positions in singles the Bulldogs hung tough to pull out a 6-3 win, which was their sixth victory in the last seven matches, moving them to 12-5 on the year.

The number one doubles team for Lewis is ranked third nationally, but the Ferris State team of Laurent Galarneau and Aaron Dial pulled off an electrifying upset, winning 8-5

Ferris State is 5-0 in conference and atop the GLIAC conference. Up next for the team is a crucial conference match-up against Northwood on April 9 at home.

Track and Field starts season strong

Both the men and women’s track and field teams opened their outdoor seasons at the Alma Invitational over the holiday weekend. Both got off to very solid starts to their 2015 campaign.

The Bulldog’s men’s team totaled 85 points in the 10-team meet, beating out Division I Central Michigan along with six other teams.

The women’s team totaled 89 points in a 9-team meet, finishing the highest of the three GLIAC teams competing.

Softball team begins league play

The Ferris State softball team began its conference season against Lake Erie, battling the Storm to a split on April 3. The Bulldogs won the second game in decisive fashion, scoring eight runs in the fourth inning en route to a 10-3 victory.

That victory proved to be the lone one for Ferris State this past week, as the Ashland Eagles swept them on April 4, losing 9-3 and 5-1 respectively.

The Bulldogs hung with Ashland for almost the entire first game, but the Eagles put up six runs in the top of the seventh to seal the game.

On the positive side, the Bulldogs are in the midst of a 16-game home stand, which leaves plenty of time to sort out the kinks. Their next contest is a home doubleheader against Lake Superior State today at 3 p.m.

Women’s tennis finishes their season in dominant fashion

The Bulldog’s women’s team also took on Lewis for their regular season finale, and the Dawg’s finished their season strong, prevailing 6-2.

The win was Ferris State’s fourth in a row, and they have won six of their last seven, finishing at 19-8 on the season.

The Bulldog’s must now wait on the NCAA Division II Selections, which will be announced later this month. Ferris State will be competing in the Midwest Regional, with matches beginning in early May, against an opponent who has yet to be decided.