Sports Shorts

Men’s tennis still undefeated in conference
With a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State and Michigan Tech, the Ferris State men’s tennis team improved their GLIAC record to 5-0.

The Bulldogs handled both teams with ease, winning both matches 9-0 to keep themselves atop the GLIAC.

Against Lake Superior State, the Bulldogs didn’t lose a single set and only dropped seven total games in the six singles matches that were played.

The match against Michigan Tech told a similar tale. The Bulldogs dropped one set total in Ferris freshman Nur Adim Ramdani Iswan’s 5-7, 7-6, 10-6 victory at No. 3 singles.

The Bulldogs improved to 15-4 on the season with last weekend’s wins. They will take the court again this weekend in matches at Northwood and Wayne State on Saturday, April 16, and on Sunday, April 17, respectively. Both matches begin at 10 a.m.

Softball swept by Grand Valley
After a hot start to conference play, the Ferris State softball team was handed their first conference losses last Tuesday against Grand Valley State.

The Bulldogs fell 3-2 in the first game despite outhitting the Lakers 6-4. Ferris senior pitcher Stacy Thompson received the loss despite only allowing one earned run and four hits. The Bulldogs had four costly errors that resulted in two of Grand Valley’s runs.

In the second game, Ferris lost 6-5, with two runs given up resulting from the three errors by the Bulldog defense.

The bats were working for the Dawgs though with 10 total hits. Sophomore catcher Emily Reed and junior infielder Bailey Darwin both hit home runs in the contest.

At the time of print, Ferris sits at 21-11 overall and 6-2 in the conference.

The Bulldogs have a busy week ahead as they play 12 games in seven days. They will kick off their week at Wayne State on Wednesday, April 13, at 3:3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Women’s golf takes third
Ferris State women’s golf placed third in the Trine University Spring Classic in Angola, Ind. at Zollner Golf Course last weekend.

Ferris’ score of 337 was enough for third in a field of 13 teams. They placed just one stroke out of second place behind St. Mary’s college and 15 strokes behind first place Hope College.

Ferris had three golfers in the top 10 with junior Jordan Duvall placing seventh with an 82. Ferris junior Claire Jansa and sophomore Sirinporn Phakamad tied for eighth with a couple scores of 84.

The Bulldogs will play at the Walsh Invitational in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

Track and field fares well at Bellarmine invite
Ferris State had 19 top 10 finishers at the Bellarmine Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

A combination of 17 Ferris athletes from both the men’s and women’s track and field teams were involved in the 19 top-10 finishes. Five athletes recorded personal records on the first day alone.

The team is back in action on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at the Al Owens Invitational hosted by Grand Valley State.