Quick Hits: GVSU tennis team moves to 3-0

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Alexa Sweeney and Kristina Lucas

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GV / Emily Frye Alexa Sweeney and Kristina Lucas

Women’s tennis team moves to 3-0 at SVSU

The Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 victory at Saginaw Valley State on Saturday in University Center, Mich. The sweep was GVSU’s second in as many matches.

GVSU senior Leah Dancz led the way with a victory in No. 1 singles by taking down SVSU’s Izabella Ismailova 7-6, 6-4. Senior Kali Philips was also impressive in the No. 2 spot with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Erin Doud. In the No. 3 spot, Carola Orna beat Meghan Woody 7-6, 6-1.

Meanwhile, in doubles, the Dancz and Philips duo posted a decisive 8-0 win in the No. 1 spot, while Orna and freshman Alexa Sweeney teamed up to bounce Ismailova and Woody 8-0.

The Lakers return to action with a pair of road contests in GLIAC play this weekend, with matches lined up at Hillsdale College on Saturday and Wayne State University on Sunday.

Men’s golf team set to begin season at UIndy

On Monday, the Grand Valley State University men’s golf team begins its season with a two-day competition at the University of Indianapolis: the UIndy Brickyard Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.

GVSU, which failed to qualify for the national tournament in 2013, is led by first-year head coach Gary Bissell. The new-look Lakers have undergone a number of roster changes in the offseason, but have a chance to make a statement against some of the best teams in all of the NCAA Division II.

The team will compete against 12 other teams in the event, including seven ranked opponents: No. 1 Barry University, No. 2 California State University Monterey Bay, No. 6 University of Central Missouri, No. 8 University of West Florida, No. 22 University of Central Oklahoma, No. 23 University of Missouri-St. Louis and No. 25 Rollins College.