Sports Shorts

Heart of conference play

The Ferris women’s tennis team returned to GLAC play Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, and split a pair of contests in Big Rapids with a 6-1 loss against the Wayne State Warriors and a 7-0 win against Ashland University.

Wayne State dominated the majority of Saturday, taking two out of three doubles’ matches and won the top five singles’ contests. The only win on the day for the Bulldogs in doubles’ play came when Ferris freshman Sam Stephenson and Ferris senior Nicole Meylor finished with a 6-3 victory in the third fight. Meylor also earned a singles’ victory with a 6-3 win at six singles.

On Sunday, the Bulldogs bounced back in impressive fashion against the Ashland Eagles. They swept the doubles’ round on the afternoon and all of the singles’ fights. The team improved to 3-4 overall on the season with the victory. The win also ended the three-match losing streak for the squad.

The team will return to GLIAC play against the Northwood Timberwolves Saturday, Oct. 20, in Midland, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at

Saginaw Valley State University. Both matches begin at 10 a.m.

2018 Beall Fall Classic
The Ferris women’s golf team competed in the 2018 Beall Fall Classic Sunday, Oct. 7, hosted by the University of Findlay (Ohio), finishing with a 10th place mark.

The Bulldogs shot a 651 total for the weekend, with a 321 on Sunday and a 330 on the last 18 holes on Monday. Ferris freshman Mackenzie Dale led the Bulldogs, finishing in 23rd place for the event with a 158 score. Dale shot 79s on both days of the competition.

Ferris junior Mari Suokko finished tied for 27th place at Findlay with a 159 total score over the two-day event.

The Bulldogs will conclude their fall schedule Monday, Oct. 22, as the team gets set to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to compete in the 2018 Music City Invitational.