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Women's Tennis drops decision to Grand Valley on road

Tara Harvey

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Lake Superior State women's tennis team opened their road weekend with a match against Grand Valley State.  Under head coach Luke Ogren, the Soo Lakers (1-7, 0-6 GLIAC) fell to the GV Lakers (5-0, 5-0 GLIAC) 8-1 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

Kicking things off in doubles play were Tara Harvey and Macarena Bielsa against Alexa Sweeney and Aimee Moccia.  Grand Valley won the number one doubles spot 8-3.  Grand Valley's Madison Ballard and Nicole Heninger downed AlexiAnn Drouin and Allison Grandfield by the same 8-3 score.  Finishing up the doubles portion, GVSU's number three doubles tandem of Abby Perkins and Livia Christman defeated Laura Valderrama and Jenay Andrews 8-2, completing a sweep of the doubles portion.

Lake Superior started off the singles portion on the correct foot, as Drouin won against Ballard, one of her opponents in doubles, 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.  The native of St. George's, Quebec, continued her great season in the number one singles slot.

Unfortunately for Lake Superior, Grand Valley was victorious in the remaining singles slots, as Harvey fell at the number two spot to Sweeney 6-4, 6-1, Valderrama was downed by Moccia 6-1, 6-1 in number three singles, and Perkins defeated Lake State's Grandfield 6-1, 6-0.

In the number five slot, Lake Superior's Kirsten Malpass fell to Grand Valley's Olivia Hanover 6-0, 6-0.  Finishing the day was GVSU's Heninger downing LSSU's Andrews 6-0, 6-0.

Lake Superior concludes their weekend on the road against Ferris State.  The Bulldogs (2-2, 2-2 GLIAC) are coming off of a 5-4 loss against Michigan Tech.  Game time is 10 a.m. in Big Rapids, Michigan.