Ferris men’s tennis spent a week in Florida on a spring break trip that was all about business.
Normally spring break in Florida entails beaches and relaxation, but the Bulldogs went to work.
Junior Conner Hunt said, “We didn’t get out very much. We knew we were down here to play so we tried to stay rested for our matches.”
Ferris went 3-2 in five matches earning wins over Post (8-1), West Liberty (6-3) and Methodist (6-3). However, the Dawgs lost to Florida Southern 5-4 and were swept by No. 7 Saint Leo 9-0.
Hunt said, “Saint Leo is a really good team. We have quite a ways to go. Hopefully we’ll see them again in the NCAA tournament.”
The Bulldogs have returned from the sunshine state with bronze skin and eyes set on gold–the GLIAC championship.
They took first place last year and are looking to repeat. The first step towards the championship will be taken this weekend as Ferris opens up their conference schedule against Findlay and Hillsdale.
Ferris has the best overall record in the conference at 9-3, but the conference record is a blank slate for all teams. The competition in the GLIAC will be close.
Hunt said, “There’s always going to be tough matches. Everyone in the GLIAC can play and has a chance but I think we’re going to be good.”
The conference schedule opens with a road trip. Ferris plays Findlay at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 and Hillsdale at noon on Sunday, March 20.