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GVSU Falls in Close Match to Wayne State, 5-4
 
Niki Shipman won both her matches on Saturday, winning at both #4 singles and #3 doubles to stay undefeated on the season so far.
 
Niki Shipman won both her matches on Saturday, winning at both #4 singles and #3 doubles to stay undefeated on the season so far.
 

Sept. 14, 2013

Box Score

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Grand Valley State women's team dropped an extremely close match to GLIAC rival Wayne State on Saturday (Sept. 14) at the GVSU Tennis Courts, 5-4. It was the first loss of the season for the Lakers, who are now 3-1 on the year.

In the second of seven straight home contests for GVSU, the Lakers got out to an early 2-1 lead after doubles. The #2 doubles group of Leah Dancz and Kali Phillips won a close contest, 8-6, while Niki Shipman and Morgan Patterson teamed up to win their #3 doubles match, 8-1. Lexi Rice and Carola Orna fought hard but dropped a 9-7 decision at #1 doubles.

Wayne State won four of the six singles matches to get the victory, however. Phillips forced #2 singles to a third set after splitting the first two, 3-6, 7-5. The third set went 6-1 in favor of Wayne State, however.

Shipman at #4 singles was victorious by scores of 6-2, 6-4, while Trapp won her #6 singles match, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a thriller. Both Trapp and Shipman remain undefeated in singles play as they are 4-0, and Shipman is still undefeated in her doubles play, as well.

GVSU will look to rebound on Sunday (Sept. 15) when the Lakers welcome Hillsdale in to Allendale for a 10 a.m. match at the GVSU Tennis Courts.

Wayne State University 5, Grand Valley State 4
Sep 14, 2013 at Allendale, Mich. (GVSU Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Yahsha Moore (WSU) def. Lexi Rice (GV-W) 6-2, 6-2
2. Julia Kamenko (WSU) def. Kali Phillips (GV-W) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
3. Andreea Mitrache (WSU) def. Leah Dancz (GV-W) 6-3, 6-3
4. Niki Shipman (GV-W) def. Anastasia Burobina (WSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Anne Li Briand (WSU) def. Carola Orna (GV-W) 6-3, 6-4
6. Kelly Trapp (GV-W) def. Alex Poissant (WSU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

 

 

Doubles competition
1. Yahsha Moore/Anne Li Briand (WSU) def. Lexi Rice/Carola Orna (GV-W) 9-7
2. Leah Dancz/Kali Phillips (GV-W) def. Anastasia Burobina/Alex Poissant (WSU) 8-6
3. Niki Shipman/Morgan Patterson (GV-W) def. Jessica Kruczek/Lauren Hughes (WSU) 8-1

Match Notes
Wayne State University 4-1
Grand Valley State 3-1
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