Ferris State 5, Grand Valley State 1

May 6, 2005

BIG RAPIDS, MICH. -- Tournament host Ferris State won all three doubles flights and then captured two singles victories to beat Grand Valley State 5-1 Friday (May 6) in the championship match of the 2005 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region First and Second Round Women's Tennis Tournament held at FSU's Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Bulldogs, who are ranked 18th in the current (April 27) Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II National Poll, will now advance into the 16-team single elimination national championship field slated for May 11-14 at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Ferris, which is midst its 10th consecutive and 15th all-time NCAA Divison II Tournament appearance, reached the final round of 16 for the second time in four years and the sixth time overall by defeating fellow Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member GVSU for the third time this campaign. The Bulldogs improved to 17-2 overall while the Lakers concluded the year with a 22-8 overall record. The regional title was FSU's fifth in the last seven seasons to date.

FSU will face a South Region opponent to be determined in the NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen on May 11th. The national championships will be co-hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and the Sunshine State Conference.

Ferris State 5, Grand Valley State 1

Singles competition:
1. Molly Basha (FS) def. Marie Cameron (GV) 6-2, 6-2
2. Leila Salek (FS) def. Alison Koopsen (GV) 6-1, 6-0
3. Marissa Muchow (FS) vs. Arcelia Gomez (GV) unfinished
4. Allison Halbert (FS) vs. Jenna Killips (GV) unfinished
5. Jenna O'Dell (FS) vs. Emily Zellner (GV) unfinished
6. Natalie Pallett (GV) def. Nicole Berger (FS) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Marissa Muchow/Leila Salek (FS) def. Alison Koopsen/Emily Zellner (GV) 9-7
2. Nicole Berger/Molly Basha (FS) def. Marie Cameron/Arcelia Gomez (GV) 8-1
3. Allison Halbert/Jenna O'Dell (FS) def. Jenna Killips/Natalie Pallett (GV) 8-4

-- Courtesy Ferris State