GVSU Wins Home Opener Over Findlay, 8-1
Leah Dancz won both her matchups in the home opener, winning at both #1 doubles and #4 singles.
Leah Dancz won both her matchups in the home opener, winning at both #1 doubles and #4 singles.

Sept. 13, 2013

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ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Grand Valley State women's tennis team turned in a victory in its 2013 home opener on Friday (Sept. 13), handling Findlay by a score of 8-1 at the GVSU Tennis Courts. It was the first of seven straight home contests for the Lakers.

GVSU, now 3-0 on the year both overall and in the GLIAC, will continue the homestand with a 10 a.m. match against GLIAC foe Wayne State on Saturday (Sept. 14).

The Lakers came through with a 2-1 record in doubles play, winning at both #1 and #3 doubles. The lone loss on the day came in #2 doubles, where GVSU took the match to a tiebreak.

In singles, the Lakers took control, winning all six matchups.

Leah Dancz, Kali Phillips and Niki Shipman all went 2-0 on the day, winning both their singles match and their doubles matches. Phillips was a winner at both #1 singles (6-4, 6-1) and teamed with Dancz to win at #1 doubles (8-4). Dancz was also victorious in her #4 singles match, 6-2, 6-0. Shipman won her #3 singles matchup 6-3, 6-2, then paired up with Morgan Patterson to win at #3 doubles, 8-3.

Grand Valley State 8, Findlay 1
Sep 13, 2013 at Allendale, Mich. (GVSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Kali Phillips (GV-W) def. Nina Djordjevic (UFW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Lexi Rice (GV-W) def. Tijana Raicevic (UFW) 6-4, 6-1
3. Niki Shipman (GV-W) def. Matina Matic (UFW) 6-3, 6-2
4. Leah Dancz (GV-W) def. Viktoriya Shkola (UFW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Carola Orna (GV-W) def. Lauren Jonathan (UFW) 6-2, 6-1
6. Kelly Trapp (GV-W) def. Abigail Herrera (UFW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Leah Dancz/Kali Phillips (GV-W) def. Nina Djordjevic/Tijana Raicevic (UFW) 8-4
2. Lauren Jonathan/Matina Matic (UFW) def. Lexi Rice/Carola Orna (GV-W) 9-8 (8-5)
3. Niki Shipman/Morgan Patterson (GV-W) def. Viktoriya Shkola/Kiara Shaw (UFW) 8-3

Match Notes
Findlay 0-2
Grand Valley State 3-0
T-2:45 A-39



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