Wayne State’s women’s tennis team (6-1, 6-1 GLIAC) bounced back from a loss to Northwood to defeat Ferris State (3-3, 3-3 GLIAC) on Oct. 13., 6-3.
Senior Liz Ghellere, junior Dasha Kuznetsova and freshman Linda Liong led the Warriors, winning both their singles and doubles matches.
Ghellere beat her fourth flight opponent Nicole Meylor in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, and Kuznetsova defeated her second flight opponent Verebes, 6-4, 6-4. Liong, along with freshman Irena van Meer defeated third flight opponents, 8-3.
In singles play, the Warriors also got wins from freshman Khadija Da-Silva 6-2, 6-4 against Stefanovic.
WSU’s hopes for an undefeated season came to an end after a 6-3 loss at Northwood, Coach Sheila Snyder said.
“We knew we had to play well against Ferris [State], they always play us tough,” said Snyder.
The Warriors were led by some of their upperclassmen.
“We played well in some spots,” Snyder said. “Our two, three [and] four singles carried us today, especially Liz [Ghellere] and Dasha [Kuznetsova], winning their one doubles match, then both winning their single matches.”
“But, on the other hand, I hope that the ones who lost can learn from this and play better on [Sunday],” said Snyder.
The Warriors earned two points in the doubles sessions with wins by Liz Ghellere and Dasha Kuznetsova 8-2, and by Irena van Meer and Linda Liong, 8-3.
WSU earned four points in singles with wins from Kuznetsova, Ghellere, Linda Liong and Khadija Da-Silva.
The homestand continues for the Warriors as the welcome Grand Valley State Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. GVSU is undefeated in GLIAC play (6-0).
“Grand Valley is definitely going to be a great test for us,” Snyder said.
“They come into today undefeated in the GLIAC, so hopefully we got some of the kinks out today. But, at the end of the day, a win's a win, and we’ll happily take it.”