It was an up-and-down weekend for the SVSU Women’s tennis team. On the first day of the GLIAC Postseason Tournament, the Cardinals fell to Michigan Tech 4-0.
SVSU entered the tournament as the No. 6 seed, which drew them their meeting with the third-seeded Huskies. It was a clean sweep for the Huskies, who won all three doubles matches and all six of the singles matches.
Senior Maddie Miller and senior Taylor McLaughlin narrowly lost their match 7-5. Friday, Oct. 25, the matches ended 6-1 or 6-2 in favor of the Huskies. This loss set up SVSU’s match with the Ashland Eagles.
With the matchup with Ashland looming, SVSU re-found their footing. SVSU’s top two doubles pairings found their way to victory, 6-2 and 7-3 respectively. SVSU also fought its way to win five of the six singles matches, earning them the points they needed to ensure their victory over Ashland for the second time this season.
Miller, junior Joanne Gao and senior Gyselle Gutierrez all ended the day winning both their single and double matches.
En route to SVSU’s positioning as the No. 6 seed in the tournament, the Cardinals played its way to a 4-7 season while owning a 3-6 record. This situated them between Northwood and Ashland in the standings, and a full seven games behind the Wayne State Warriors.
SVSU finished the GLIAC Postseason Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. They faced Ferris state for the second time, the first time ended with a loss. They lost again to Ferris State, 4-1.
Following the completion of the GLIAC Postseason Tournament, SVSU Tennis is matchless until Sunday, Feb. 2, at Hillsdale.