Sports Shorts

By: Mollie Hamelund and Cora Hall

Big road win for women’s tennis

Ferris women’s tennis notched a big win Friday, Feb. 15, against the Lewis University (Illinois) Flyers.

This was a signicant regional win for the Bulldogs as they were away playing at the Five Star Tennis Center in Plaineld, Illinois. Ferris defeated Lewis in a 5-2 count to bring their total team record to 7-7.

The Bulldogs started strong with capturing all of the doubles matches. Going into singles, the Flyers notched two wins in, but the Bulldogs ended with a victory. Ferris freshman Brittany Lavenant had an impressive performance by shutting her opponent out 6-0 in both matches.

The Bulldogs face off against Tiffin University 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Ferris Racquet and Fitness Center.

GVSU Tune-Up

Ferris’ track and eld team went down to Grand Valley State University Friday, Feb. 15, to compete in the GVSU Tune-Up meet.

The Bulldogs placed well, starting with Ferris senior runner Sarah Utchel placing second in the 200-meter women’s race. In the 800 meter race, Ferris junior runner Jennifer Eaton placed fourth and Ferris junior runner Taylor Thrush came in seventh. The women’s 4 by 400-meter relay, which consisted of Thrush, Eaton, Ferris junior Madison Slater and Ferris freshman Hannah Todd, placed third.

For the Ferris men, senior Cody Stilwell won the weight throw and junior Stanley Williams placed third overall in the long jump.

The Bulldogs head to University Center to compete in the GLIAC Indoor Championships Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24.

Conference honors for hockey and softball

Ferris freshman goaltender Roni Salmenkangas and Ferris senior infielder Logan Fleming both gained player of the week honors this week.

Salmenkangas reined in Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after a big weekend against the University of Alaska-Anchorage with 46 saves in the two-game series.

Fleming was chosen as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for the first time in her collegiate career. Through four games this season, the senior has a team-leading .643 average and collected seven RBIs, nine hits and two runs scored.