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Men’s and women’s tennis look to continue success in 2012

(08/26/12 7:07pm)

One word can be used to describe both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Grand Valley State University: Determined. After the women finished last season as the runner up to Northwood University in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), with the men finishing in third place on their side, it’s apparent they have their sights set on getting back in contention for a GLIAC title. The women’s team returns 10 players from last year’s squad, including two returning doubles teams. “Our key to the girl’s success is the doubles,” said Head Coach Jon Black.















GVSU cross country teams prep for GLIACs

(10/17/12 7:01pm)

Grand Valley State University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to go streaking again this fall. No, not the kind that involves shedding clothes. The Lakers are aiming for their 11th-consecutive men’s GLIAC title, and also it would be the women’s 12th-consecutive GLIAC title as the teams travel to the GLIAC Championships in Midland, Mich. Saturday.



Familiar foes have great chance to see each other in GLIAC tournament

(10/24/12 4:56pm)

When you think about women’s tennis in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, two teams come to mind: Northwood University and Grand Valley State University. The two schools have met four out of the past five years in the GLIAC Tournament championship, and it wouldn’t be unlikely if they got together to battle it out once again during the tournament this weekend.


Women’s tennis team falls to Northwood in GLIAC championship

(10/28/12 5:12pm)

The GLIAC conference championship run came up just short for the Grand Valley State University women’s tennis team this past weekend. After powering through Hillsdale College and Wayne State University in early round matches, the Lakers eventually fell to reigning champion Northwood, 6-3 in the championship match.


Men’s and women’s cross-country teams earn regional championships

(11/04/12 5:03pm)

Grand Valley State University’s cross-country programs showed why they own the Midwest region this past weekend as both the men’s and women’s teams cruised to their 11th and 12th consecutive regional championships. “This results from all of our kids buying into the program,” said head coach Jerry Baltes.