Ferris State's Steven Roberts Named GLIAC Men's Tennis "Athlete of the Week"

Ferris State's Steven Roberts Named GLIAC Men's Tennis "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Ferris State University senior Steven Roberts (San Jose, Calif./Del Mar) earned GLIAC Men's Tennis "Athlete of the Week" honors after a posting perfect 6-0 combined singles and doubles mark for the week.


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GLIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week:

Steven Roberts - Ferris State
Senior/San Jose, Calif./Del Mar

Steven Roberts was unbeaten on the week with a perfect 6-0 combined singles and doubles mark. Roberts captured all three of his No. 3 flight singles matches in dominating straight-set wins, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Northwood’s Marcus Oliveira in a narrow 5-4 setback to the nationally-ranked Timberwolves. He also paired up with Laurent Galarneau for three doubles victories at No. 1 doubles. Roberts currently owns a perfect 7-0 mark in GLIAC singles play and is 6-0 in conference doubles play to date this campaign.



GLIAC Men's Tennis Weekly Honor Roll:  Andrew Darrell - GV; Felipe Baptista - LS; Andres Torres - TU; Jason Chen - WS.

GLIAC Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week:  (3/28) Jean Menard - NU, (4/3) Steven Roberts - FS.


Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University men’s tennis team won two of three matches this past week at home at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in Big Rapids. FSU suffered a narrow 5-4 setback to nationally-ranked rival Northwood on Wednesday (March 28) in Big Rapids before bouncing back to beat Ohio Dominican and Lake Erie by 9-0 scores in weekend action. The Bulldogs improved to 11-6 overall and 6-1 in GLIAC action with a dominating 9-0 shutout of the Storm on Saturday in Big Rapids. The Bulldogs wrap up their four-match homestand versus Wayne State on Thursday, April 5, starting at 2 p.m. (ET) in Big Rapids.  FSU then visits rival Grand Valley State on April 12 for their final league regular-season match of the 2012 campaign.

Findlay Oilers

The University of Findlay men's tennis team has a 7-5 record on the season with a 2-3 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Oilers will host Ohio Dominican this coming weekend.


Grand Valley State Lakers

The Grand Valley State men’s tennis team is currently on a six-match win streak in GLIAC play and went 3-0 in last week’s matches against Hope College, Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican.  The Lakers are closing out their schedule quickly before the conference tournament.  GVSU hosts undefeated Wayne State on Friday.  GVSU dominated in singles competition picking up wins in every game.


Lake Erie Storm

Lake Erie is 0-9 overall and 0-6 in the GLIAC. The Storm returns to action on Tuesday, Arpil 3, with a conference road match at Tiffin University.




 Lake Superior State Lakers

The Lakers continue their losing streak with seven straight losses, being defeated 5-4 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play against Findlay and Tiffin. The Lakers are 0-6 in the GLIAC play. LSSU has only three matches left. Senior’s Travis Toth (St. Johns, Mich.) and David Wieczor (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) will play their last home match against Upper Peninsula opponent Michigan Tech.


Michigan Tech Huskies

Michigan Tech won both of its matches last weekend to improve to 6-9 overall and 2-4 in GLIAC play … The Huskies went a combined 6-0 in doubles matches last weekend. It was their first sweeps in doubles since Feb. 4 in a 9-0 win at St. Norbert … Tech’s three seniors went a combined 5-1 in their final two home matches of their careers … Senior Luke Stupar (Belgrade, Serbia) owns a team-best 10 singles wins on the year including a 4-1 in GLIAC play … Senior Doug Yossida (Suzano, Brazil) possesses a team-best .615 winning percentage (8-5) in dual matches … Tech has three regular season matches left on its 2012 schedule, all on the road.


Northwood Timberwolves

The Northwood University men's tennis team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-4 victory at Ferris State last week. The Timberwolves are now 9-0 overall, 6-0 in the GLIAC. Northwood is now off until April 13 when they take on Tiffin. Match time is set for 2 p.m.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers are currently 2-12 overall and 1-5 in conference play after dropping two matches this past weekend to Ferris State and Grand Valley State.





Tiffin Dragons

Andres Torres went 4-1 during the Dragons’ 2-1 week, including 2-0 in singles play. Torres won both of his fourth singles matches, while teaming with Brian Coffman to go 2-1 at second and third doubles...Leonid Vladimirov also went 2-0 in singles play while going 1-1 in doubles play...Nicholas Almeida, Chalin Cahlik, andn Craig Martin all won their lone singles matches...The teams of Almeida/Cahlik and Luiz Carvalho/Vladimirov also won their doubles matches...Torres and Coffman both hold the best singles record on the team this year with identical 9-4 marks. Vladimirov is also 5-2. Vladimirov/Robbie Ball also hold an 8-3 record in doubles play.



Wayne State Warriors

The Wayne State men’s tennis team took a break from GLIAC play last weekend. The Warriors traveled to face two GLVC foes—Indianapolis and Lewis. WSU split the weekend, defeating UIndy 8-1 and falling just short at Lewis, 5-4. The region’s eighth-ranked Warriors are now 10-7 overall. They will look to preserve their 4-0 GLIAC mark with games this weekend at Ferris State and Grand Valley.

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