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Junior Abby Perkins hits the serve during a spring match on April 17, 2016.

GVSU splits GLIAC weekend series

After a red hot start to the season, the Grand Valley State women’s tennis team faced reality this past weekend after defeating archrival Saginaw Valley State 6-3, but then fell to Northwood 5-4. Both games were away from Allendale as the team made its first road trip of the season.

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Madison Ballard warms up before the match against Saginaw Valley State University on Sep. 12th, 2015.

GVSU women's tennis sophomore rebounding after rocky freshman year

“You have got to want to be the best before you can even begin to reach for that final goal, and you have got to be prepared to sacrifice a lot to get there,” said Billie Jean King, a pioneer for women’s tennis. Grand Valley State womens tennis player Madison Ballard epitomizes what it means to face adversity head on and make the necessary sacrifices to reach her ultimate goal.

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