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Men’s Tennis clinches first GLIAC title since 1994

The Ferris State men’s tennis team defeated Walsh and Ohio Dominican to finish league play undefeated, while also capturing their first outright regular season GLIAC championship in 21 years.

The Bulldogs final two contests both came on the road, and they dominated Walsh 9-0, setting up the opportunity in Ohio to claim the championship.

The Dawgs came through in clutch fashion beating Ohio Dominican 6-3. With the victory, they improved to 9-0 in GLIAC action, and 16-5 on the year overall.

This is the latest conference title in a successful year for the Bulldogs, as men’s basketball, football and volleyball all captured GLIAC titles as well.

Ferris State will now take a nine-match winning streak into the GLIAC Tournament where they will be the top seed. The tournament will take place April 24-26 with the Bulldogs having a first round bye.

Softball team gains steam behind Thompson’s no-hitter

The Bulldog’s softball team has won three of their last four games, thanks in part to a no-hitter thrown by Stacy Thompson.

Earlier in the week the Dawgs were swept by Wayne State by scores of 1-9 and 2-9. Wayne State was buoyed by big first innings in both games, and Ferris State struggled to get people on base and with errors.

The team rebounded quickly though with a sweep of their own over Lake Superior State University. FSU easily won game won 8-2, while racking up 16 hits. In the second contest, the Bulldogs did all their damage in the 2nd inning, scoring five runs. From there they rode Thompson’s pitching effort en route to a 5-0 victory.

Ferris State was able to follow up their success against LSSU, defeating rival Grand Valley State 5-2 in game one of a doubleheader.

The Bulldogs jumped on the Lakers early, scoring four runs in the first inning, but Grand Valley prevailed in the nightcap 6-3 to end the Dawgs win streak at three. With the loss, Ferris fell to 8-10 in GLIAC play, and 15-31 overall.