BAY CITY, Mich. - Wayne State University junior Oscar Gamarra (Guayaquil, Ecuador/Unidad Educativa Javier) earned GLIAC Men's Tennis "Athlete of the Week" honors after a posting 3-1combined singles and doubles mark for the week.
GLIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week:
Oscar Gamarra - Wayne State
Junior/Guayaquil, Ecuador/Unidad Educativa Javier
Wayne State University junior Oscar Gamarra was 2-0 at No. five
singles this weekend after winning two third set tiebreakers.
Gamarra bested Ferris State’s Razvan Mag 4-6, 7-5, 10-4.
Later in the week, he rallied back to defeat Grand Valley
State’s Josh Kazdan 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Gamarra also won at third
doubles (with partner Thomas Ducret) 8-6 over the Laker duo John
McDonald and Dan Jarboe. For the year, Gamarra has a perfect 5-0
singles record in GLIAC matches, and a 3-1 GLIAC mark in
GLIAC Men's Tennis Weekly
Honor Roll: Tyler Marengo - FS; Andrew Darrell - GV;
Felipe Baptista - LS; Brian Coffman - TU.
GLIAC Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week: (3/28) Jean Menard - NU, (4/3) Steven Roberts - FS, (4/10) Oscar Gamarra - WS.
Ferris State Bulldogs
The Ferris State University
men’s tennis team earned a key 5-4 win over Wayne State in
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on
Thursday evening (April 5) at the FSU Racquet and Fitness Center in
Big Rapids. FSU improved to 12-6 overall and 7-1 in the GLIAC with
the triumph. The Bulldogs are currently ranked sixth in the
Midwest Regional Rankings. Ferris State will next visit Grand
Valley State on April 12 for its regular-season league finale
starting at 12 p.m. (ET).
The Oilers went 1-1 last week
losing to Ohio Dominican at home 6-3 before beating Tiffin on the
road 5-4. Findlay will be in action next at Wayne State on April
Grand Valley State Lakers
The Lakers snapped a five-match win streak and a six-match
conference win streak with a close loss to Wayne State, 5-4 on
Friday. Grand Valley State then fell to No. 37 Lewis on
Monday with the only win coming from freshman John McDonald. GVSU
closes out conference action against West Michigan rival Ferris
State on Thursday. The Lakers are looking for a spot in the
GLIAC Tournament with their 6-2 mark in the league.
Lake Erie Storm
Lake Erie is 0-11 overall and 0-7
in the GLIAC. The Storm returns to action on April 13 when they
host GLIAC foe Lake Superior State.
Lake Superior State Lakers
The Lakers claimed their first
GLIAC victory over Michigan Tech Saturday, 5-4. Three singles
matches went into third-set tiebreakers, with LSSU winning all
three matches. Felipe Baptista (Sau Paulo, Brazil) was victorious
at No. 1 singles 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Dane Fosgard (St. Clair, Mich.)
defeated MTU 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2 at No. 5 singles, and David
Wieczor won at No. 6 singles 0-6, 6-3, 6-4. The Lakers finish their
season on the road at Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican April 13-14.
Michigan Tech Huskies
Michigan Tech played just one match
last week—a 5-4 loss at Lake Superior State. The Huskies have
two more matches remaining on their regular season schedule. Both
are on the road in Ohio … No. 2 singles player Luka Stupar
(Belgrade, Serbia) improved to a team-best 11-7 in singles with his
sixth straight victory last week … Senior Doug Yossida
(Suzano, Brazil) earned his third consecutive No. 3 singles win
last Saturday at Lake Superior State to improve to 9-5 in dual
matches on the year.
The Northwood University men's tennis team was idle this past week. They will return to action April 13 against Tiffin at home.
Ohio Dominican Panthers
The Ohio Dominican University men’s tennis team currently is 3-12 overall and 2-5 in conference play after defeating Findlay 6-3 on the road.
Brian Coffman went 3-0 in singles
play and 2-1 in doubles play as he helped the Dragons go 2-1 for
the week. Coffman won a third singles match against Indiana Tech
6-1, 6-1, while also posting wins against Findlay 6-1,6-2 and Lake
Erie 6-0, 6-1. His lone loss of the week came in doubles play with
Andres Torres 8-5 against Indiana Tech. He also had doubles wins
against Findlay 8-4 and Lake Erie 8-0...Leonid Vladimirov and Craig
Martin also went 2-0 in singles play for the week, while Kyle
Johnson also went 2-1 in singles play at second singles...Robbie
Ball/Leonid Vladimirov also posted a 2-0 mark in doubles play.
Wayne State Warriors
The Wayne State men’s tennis team returned to GLIAC action this past Thursday and Friday with a road trip to Ferris State and Grand Valley. The Warriors suffered their first GLIAC setback of the season at Ferris State, with the Bulldogs taking the 5-4 decision. On Friday. WSU bounced back, winning a very close 5-4 match GVSU. The bottom of the line-up got the job done for the Warriors against the Lakers, with wins at second and third doubles and fourth through sixth singles.