Denise Muresan
Denise Muresan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincolnshire, Ill.

High School:
Adlai E. Stevenson

Height:
5-7


At Michigan ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2008-10) ... Michigan leader in career wins (111) ... Ranks third in all-time winning percentage (.707) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Three-time ITA All-American (Singles 2010, 2011; Doubles 2011) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2010, 2011) ... Two-time All-Big Ten (2010, 2011) ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (4/6/10, 1/18/11, 3/29/11) ... NCAA Singles qualifier (2010, 2011) ... NCAA Doubles qualifier (2011) ... Earned at-large bid to the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships (2010).

Senior (2010-11) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Two-time ITA All-America (Singles and Doubles) ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week (Jan. 18, March 29) ... Earned the No. 8 seed for the NCAA Singles Tournament ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award honoree ... Singles ... Ranked No. 8 in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 34-11 overall record ... 20-6 dual-match record ... 20-6 at No. 1 ... Advanced to second round of NCAA Singles Championships ... Knocked off No. 13 Maria Mosolova of Northwestern (7-5, 6-3) to clinch Michigan's second consecutive Big Ten championship (April 23) ... Defeated No. 14 Josipa Bek (7-5, 7-6) of No. 12 Clemson at the ITA Indoor Championship (Feb. 20) ... Won the singles title at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 15-17) with a 3-0 record ... Defeated No. 6 Denise Dy (6-0, 7-5) of Washington and No. 39 Jillian O'Neill (7-6, 6-2) of Georgia Tech at the Michigan Invitational ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Championships (Nov. 4-7), defeating Connie Hsu (3-6, 6-3, 7-6) and Mary Anne Macfarlane (7-5, 2-6, 6-4) ... Earned the No. 4 seed for the USTA/ITA Intercollegiate Championships ... Advanced to the finals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Championships, falling to No. 8 Kristy Frilling (6-2, 7-6 (2)) ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA All-American (Oct. 7-9), knocking off No. 9 Venise Chan (6-3, 6 -0) and No. 25 Reka Zilinska (6-3, 6-3) ... Doubles ... Earned a No. 5-8 seed for the NCAA Doubles Tournament ... Ranked No. 8 with Brooke Bolender in the May 2 ITA rankings ... 28-9 overall record ... 23-4 dual-match record ... 20-4 at No. 1 with Bolender, 2-0 at No. 2 with Bolender, 1-0 with Bolender at No. 3 ... Paired with Bolender to knock off No. 3 Barte/Burdette (8-3) of No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Bek/Wong of No. 12 Clemson at the ITA Indoor Championship (Feb. 18-20) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the ITA Indoor Championship at the No. 1 doubles position ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Championships (Oct. 21-26) with Kari Wig ... 3-1 with Kari Wig, 25-7 with Bolender, 0-1 with Rika Tatsuno.

Junior (2009-10) ... Earned third varsity letter ... ITA All-American ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week (April 6) ... NCAA Singles Qualifier ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... Singles ... Finished the year ranked No. 18, the highest year-end ranking by a Wolverine ever ... 33-14 overall record ... Ranked second on single-season win list with 33 ... Fell in first round of NCAA Singles Championships to No. 54 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina, 6-0, 7-6 (1) (May 26) ... 18-8 dual-match record (18-8 at No. 1) ... 9-1 Big Ten record ... Defeated No. 13 Maria Mosolova (6-3, 6-0) in U-M's 4-3 win at No. 4 Northwestern (April 3) ... Defeated No. 9 Josipa Bek (6-4, 6-4) and No. 15 Lauran Embree (6-7, 6-0, 1-0) at ITA Indoor Championships (Feb. 12-14) ... Defeated No. 74 Sonja Molnar (6-1, 6-2) of Iowa (March 27) ... 15-5 tournament record ... Won the ASU Thunderbird (Nov. 6-8) with a 5-0 record, defeating three ranked opponents ... Won the Maize Flight at the Wolverine Invitational (Oct. 2-4) ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 22-27) before falling to No. 1 Maria Mosolova of Northwestern ... Doubles ... 24-20 overall record ... 16-12 dual-match record (1-7 with Tania Mahtani at No. 1, 0-1 with Mahtani at No. 2, 15-4 with Mahtani at No. 3) ... 8-8 tournament record ... Paired with Tania Mahtani to advance to the quarterfinals at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... Paired with Mahtani (3-1), Michelle Sulahian (3-3) and Rika Tatsuno (2-4) in tournament action.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... Singles... led team in dual-match (16) and regional (11) wins ... 20-9 overall record ... 11-2 regional record ... 16-5 dual-match record (7-1 at No. 3; 2-0 at No. 4; 7-4 at No. 5) ... team-best 9-1 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 20 in final ITA regional rankings (May 29) ... 4-4 record in tournament play ... went 2-1 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... went 1-1 in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 23-28) ... went 1-2 at San Diego State Fall Classic (Oct. 3-5) ... Doubles... 18-12 overall record ... 11-6 regional record ... 11-10 dual-match record (11-9 with Lindsey Howard at Nos. 2 and 3; 0-1 with Rika Tatsuno at No. 3) ... 7-3 record during Big Ten regular season ... 7-2 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 with Howard and Whitney Taney at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 7-9) ... went 2-1 with Chisako Sugiyama in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 23-28) ... went 2-1 with Howard at San Diego State Fall Classic (Oct. 3-5).

Freshman (2007-08) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Singles... tied for the team lead in dual-match (18) and regional (18) wins ... 24-12 overall record ... became 18th freshman in U-M history to gain 20 wins in a season ... 18-4 regional record ... 18-5 dual-match record (1-0 at No. 2; 12-1 at No. 3; 3-4 at No. 4; 2-0 at No. 5) ... team-best 10-0 record during Big Ten regular season ... listed No. 25 in final ITA regional rankings (May 27) ... defeated Notre Dame's No. 82-ranked Katie Potts (6-3, 4-6, 6-3) for first career dual-match win (Jan. 31) ... 6-7 record in tournament play ... went 1-2 at Michigan Invitational (Jan.11-13) ... went 1-2 at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 2-1 in qualifying at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23) ... went 2-2 at Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 28-30), defeating Marquette's Shannon Brown (6-0, 6-1) for first collegiate win ... Doubles... 24-10 overall record ... 15-5 regional record ... 16-6 dual-match record (6-1 with Whitney Taney at No. 2; 10-5 with Lindsey Howard at No. 3) ... 7-2 record during Big Ten regular season ... teamed with Howard to earn an 8-3 decision over Notre Dame's Rafael/Rielley for first career dual-match win (Jan. 31) ... 8-4 record in tournament play ... went 3-0 with Howard at Michigan Invitational (Jan. 11-13) ... went 2-1 with Howard and Rika Tatsuno at Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 2-4) ... went 1-1 with Tania Mahtani in main draw at Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 18-23) ... went 2-2 with Tanvi Dudhela at Wolverine Invitational (Sept. 28-30), including an 8-4 decision over Notre Dame's Ellison/Louderback for first collegiate win.

Prep ... Attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School (2007) ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... did not compete as a senior due to a shoulder injury ... state singles champion as a junior, finalist as a sophomore ... sectional champion as a junior ... conference champion as a freshman and sophomore ... three-time High School All-American ... three-time all-state selection ... ranked as high as No. 51 among high school seniors by tennisrecruiting.net.

National/International ... Top-ranked player in the Midwest section for Girls' 12s, 14s and 16s, ranked as high as No. 17 nationally ... Girls' 16-and-under singles champion at Midwest Winter Championships ... Girls' 16-and-under singles finalist at Midwest Summer Championships ... Girls' 16-and-under singles quarterfinalist at 2006 Copper Bowl.

Personal ... Denise Christine Muresan was born July 31, 1989 ... daughter of Nicolae and Viorica Muresan ... brother, Alex, was a two-year letterwinner in tennis at the University of Illinois (2001-02) ... sister, Andrea, was a two-year letterwinner in tennis at the University of Dayton (2006-07) ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Brain, behavior and cognitive science/pre-med major.

Career Statistics

Singles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2007-08 24-12 18-5 6-7 10-0 -- 1-0 12-1 3-4 2-0 --
2008-09 20-9 16-5 4-4 9-1 -- -- 7-1 2-0 7-4 --
2009-10 33-14 18-8 15-6 9-1 18-8
2010-11 34-11 20-6 14-5 10-0 20-6
Career 111-46 72-24 39-22 38-2 38-14 1-0 19-2 5-4 9-4 --
Doubles Overall Dual Tourn. Big Ten* #1 #2 #3
2007-08 24-10 16-6 8-4 7-2 -- 6-1 10-5
2008-09 18-12 11-10 7-2 7-3 -- 0-1 11-9
2009-10 24-20 16-12 8-8 9-1 1-7 0-1 15-4
2010-11 28-9 23-4 5-5 9-1 20-4 2-0 1-0
Career 94-51 66-30 28-11 32-7 21-11 8-3 37-18

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