May 10, 2013
N O T E S
Despite the loss, Michigan is 3-1 all-time against Virginia Tech.
Senior Evan King has won 12 consecutive matches dating back to a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Wisconsin's Billy Bertha on March 23.
The Wolverines claimed the doubles point for the 14th time in 26 dual matches this season. U-M is 10-4 when winning the doubles point this season and 6-6 when dropping the initial point.
Matches in postseason play are abandoned once the match is clinched.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Bruce Berque
On winning doubles point ... "In the doubles, we played with good energy and intensity. We played with great discipline and I think we were a lot better in doubles play. I think it might have given us a false sense of security. Doubles and singles are very different games. We won the decisive match for the point and I think our guys thought that was how it was going to be for the singles as well. It wasn't the same type of toughness in the singles that we showed in the doubles."
On singles play ..."Evan (King) is very confident and even when he loses a set he is still confident. We had a little bit of bad luck on some courts. We were about to close out on court six and did not get to finish. There were a couple of things that didn't go our way. Virginia Tech did a great job and was tough competitors. Doubles is one point and singles is six points. We won doubles and they won singles."