Brooke Bolender
Brooke Bolender

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Delray Beach, Fla.

High School:
Kaplan

Height:
5-4


07/22/2013

Bektas, Bolender Win Titles at Women's Hospital Classic

Bektas, Bolender Win Tennis Titles at Women's Hospital Classic

04/21/2013

Four in a Row: Wolverines Win Big Ten Tennis Title

Four in a Row: Wolverines Win Big Ten Women's Tennis Title

04/21/2013

Postgame Notes: #6 Michigan 7, Ohio State 0

Postgame Notes: #6 Michigan 7, Ohio State 0

04/19/2013

Wolverines Drop Penn State, One Win from Big Ten Title

Women's Tennis Drops Penn State, One Win from Big Ten Title

04/17/2013

This Week in Michigan Women's Tennis: Penn State, Ohio State

This Week in Michigan Women's Tennis: Penn State, Ohio State

01/17/2013

2013 Women's Tennis Season Preview

A preview of the U-M women's tennis team's season, which kicks back up this weekend at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor.

At Michigan ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Two-time ITA All-American (doubles) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... Four-time All-Big Ten first team ... Graduated as Michigan's career leader in singles victories (112), doubles victories (121) and combined victories (233).

Senior (2013-14) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten first team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Singles ... Went 27-7 overall, including a 17-4 dual-match record ... Went 2-0 at No. 2, 7-4 at No. 3 and 8-0 at No. 4 ... Spent a portion of the season ranked by the ITA ... Finished the fall at 7-3 over the span of three tournaments ... Finished 2-1 at the Adidas/USTA Collegiate Invitational (Nov. 1-3) ... Went 2-1 at the ITA Midwest Regionals (Oct. 12-13) ... Went 3-1 at the Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 20-22) ... Doubles ... Earned an NCAA berth with Emina Bektas, marking the fourth straight season she has competed in the event ... Finished the season ranked No. 16 with Bektas ... Went 26-10 with Bektas and 0-1 with Sarah Lee ... Finished the fall at 10-5 including a 3-0 record at the Adidas/USTA Collegiate Invitational (Nov. 8).

Junior (2012-13) ... Earned third varsity letter ... ITA All-American (doubles) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Captain ... Singles ... 25-14 overall record ... 19-7 dual-match record, going 1-0 at No. 2, 9-3 at No. 3 and 9-4 at No. 4 ... Clinched Michigan's 7-0 win over Ohio State (April 21) to seal U-M's fourth straight Big Ten championship ... Clinched three matches on the season ... Went 10-1 in Big Ten action ... Was 2-1 at the Big Ten Tournament (April 26-28) ... Doubles ... Finished ranked No. 4 by the ITA with Emina Bektas ... Earned a No. 5-8 seed with Emina Bektas for the NCAA Doubles Championship, falling in the first round ... Finished with a 32-10 overall record ... 23-5 in dual matches, going 21-4 at No. 1 with Emina Bektas and 2-1 at No. 1 with Ronit Yurovsky.

Sophomore (2011-12) ... Earned second varsity letter ... All-Big Ten Conference first team (unanimous selection) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Singles ... 25-12 overall record ... 16-9 dual-match record ... Clinched U-M's NCAA second-round win over Texas A&M with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 53 Nazari Urbina in the final match (May 12) ... Avenged an earlier-season loss with a 6-1, 6-1 decision against Indiana's Evgeniya Verteseva at the Big Ten Tournament (April 27) ... Also earned a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 win against Illinois' No. 102 Allison Falkin at the Big Ten Tournament ... Clinched U-M's win against Ohio State with a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Kara Cecil (April 22) ... Earned a 6-3, 7-5 clinching win against Illinois' No. 124 Melissa Kopinski (April 7) ... Defeated Minnesota's No. 116-ranked Alexa Palen (7-5, 7-6 (3), March 25) ... Posted a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Notre Dame's No. 84 Kristy Frilling (March 21) ... Earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Vanderbilt's no. 69 Lauren Mira (Feb. 3) ... Clinched U-M's win over Yale at the ITA Kickoff Weekend with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Blair Seideman in the final match (Jan. 29) ... Posted a 3-0 record at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 14-16) ... Defeated Georgia's No. 43 Nadja Gilchrist, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (5), at the Bulldog Tennis Classic (Oct. 14-16) ... Went 2-1 in season debut at the ITA All-American Championships (Nov. 4-6) ... Doubles ... 33-10 overall record ... 24-4 dual-match record ... Ranked as high as No. 7 in the March 27 in ITA poll ... Cruised past Illinois' No. 53 Marisa Lambropoulos/Melissa Kopinski, 8-0, at the Big Ten Tournament (April 28) ... Earned three straight wins over ranked teams, defeating Illinois' No. 48 Marisa Lambropoulos/Melissa Kopinski (8-6, April 7), Northwestern's No. 76 Linda Abu Mushrefova/Veronica Corning (8-6, April 8) and Nebraska's No. 44 Madeleine Geibert/Stefanie Weinstein (9-8 (8), April 13) ... Recorded an 8-4 win over Notre Dame's No. 1 Kristy Frilling/Shannon Mathews ...Earned an 8-5 decision against Georgia's No. 2 Gullickson/Gilchrist (Feb. 12) ... Defeated Yale's No. 16 Brook/Yu, 8-2, at the ITA Kickoff Weekend (Feb. 28-29) ... Paired with Emina Bektas to advance to the semifinals at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional (Oct. 21-24).

Freshman (2010-11) ... Earned first varsity letter ... ITA All-America (Doubles) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Feb. 22, April 19) ... First U-M freshman to win 30 matches in a season ... Set a new season record for singles wins (35) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award honoree ... Singles ... Ranked No. 81 in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 35-9 overall record ... 23-3 dual-match record ... 13-2 at No. 2, 9-1 at No. 3, 1-0 at No. 4 ... Defeated No. 73 Belinda Niu of Northwestern (6-3, 3-6, 6-1) to help Michigan win the Big Ten championship (April 23) ... Knocked off No. 87 Rosalia Alda of Tennessee (7-6, 2-6, 6-3) at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ASU Thunderbird (Nov. 5-7), finishing with a 4-1 record at the tourney ... Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Championships (Oct. 21-26), falling to teammate Denise Muresan (1-6, 6-3, 6-1) ... Doubles ... Earned NCAA doubles berth and No. 5-8 seed ... 30-10 overall record ... 23-4 dual-match record ... Ranked No. 8 with Denise Muresan in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 20-4 at No. 1 with Denise Muresan, 2-0 at No. 2 position with Muresan, 1-0 at No. 3 with Muresan ... Paired with Muresan to knock off No. 2 Bek/Wong of Clemson (8-2) and No. 3 Barte/Burdette (8-3) of Stanford at the ITA Indoor Championship (Feb. 18-20) ... Named to the all-tournament team at ITA Indoor Championships at the No. 1 doubles position ... 2-1 record with Whitney Taney, 2-1 with Mimi Nguyen, 1-0 with Sam Critser, 25-7 with Muresan, 0-1 with Michelle Sulahian.

Prep ... Graduated from Kaplan Prep (2010) ... Did not play high school tennis ... Trained at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., since 2005.

National/International ... Blue Chip recruit ... Member of the USTA High Performance Development Program ... Ranked as the No. 10 senior in the country ... 2009-10 ... Reached No. 97 in the world junior rankings ... Competed in the qualifying rounds of the Junior French Open and Wimbledon and doubles main draw ... Competed in the Junior U.S. Open, reaching the doubles quarterfinals in 2009 ... Reached the finals of the Women's 10K in Hilton Head .... Won the singles and double draw of the Naples ITF Grade 4 event ... Won the singles draw while reaching the doubles semifinals at the Plantation ITF ... 2008-09 ... Doubles finalist at the Orange Bowl 18's, defeating the No. 1 player in doubles ... Singles and doubles finalist in Grass Court ITF Grade 3 ... Competed in qualifying of Junior U.S. Open ... Qualifier of women's 50k in Indian Harbour ... 2007-08 ... Won the doubles draw and reached the singles semifinals at the Evert ITF Grade 4 ... Reached the singles semifinals in Yucatan ITF Grade 1, defeating a top-20 world opponent ... Doubles winner in Grass Court ITF Grade 3 ... 2006-07 ... Won singles draw and reached the finals of the doubles draw at the 16's Clay Court Nationals ... Singles quarterfinalist and doubles winner of El Paso ITF Grade 5 ... Reached singles and doubles quarterfinals of the Orange Bowl 16's ... Reached singles quarterfinals and doubles final of Easter Bowl 16's.

Personal ... Brooke Marie Elizabeth Bolender was born April 8, 1992 ... Daughter of Milo Bolender and Melissa Travers ... Brother, Jonathon Brown, played football at Kent State (2005-09), brother, Josh Brown, played football at the University of Miami (2004) and brother, William Travers, played football at the University of Iowa (2005-06) ... Enrolled in the School of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Elementary Education major

Career Statistics

Singles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2010-11 35-9 23-3 12-6 10-0 -- 13-2 9-1 1-0 -- --
2011-12 25-12 16-9 9-3 9-2 -- 15-9 1-0 -- -- --
2012-13 25-14 19-7 6-7 10-1 -- 1-0 9-3 9-4 -- --
2013-14 27-7 17-4 10-3 9-2 -- 2-0 7-4 8-0
Career 112-42 75-23 37-19
38-5 -- 31-11 26-8 18-4 -- --
Doubles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3
2010-11 30-10 23-4 7-6 9-1 20-4 2-0 1-0
2011-12 33-10 24-4 9-6 10-1 24-4 -- --
2012-13 32-10 23-5 9-5 8-3 23-5 -- --
2013-14 26-11 14-4 12-7 8-1 14-4 -- --
Career 121-41 84-17 37-24 32-6 75-16 2-0 1-0

* Big Ten Conference dual-match record (regular season)