Jan. 18, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Event: Michigan Invitational (Day 1)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Jan. 19 -- host Michigan Invitational - Day 2 (Varsity Tennis Center), 1 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 16-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team kicked off the Michigan Invitational by winning five-of-seven singles matches against Ole Miss on Friday night (Jan. 18) at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Freshman Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) was first off court for Michigan, taking a 6-1, 6-1 win over Erin Stephens at the No. 3 spot. Sophomore Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) followed a few minutes later with an identical 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 7 position.
Junior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) kept Michigan's perfect singles streak going with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Julia Jones at the No. 2 position, with senior Mimi Nguyen (Long Beach, Calif. /Millikan) winning in straight sets (6-3, 6-1) at No. 6 to move U-M to 4-0 on the evening.
Ole Miss strung together back-to-back wins at the No. 5 and No. 1 positions following U-M's opening three wins.
Sophomore Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) was down 3-0 in the third to Marija Milutinovic before battling back to get back on serve at 3-3. The two stayed on serve for a game apiece, before Lee broke Milutinovic to go on top, 5-4. Lee had a chance to serve out the match, but Milutinovic answered to knot the final set at 5-5. Lee broke right back and served out the match for a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win at No. 4 to wrap up the day for the Maize and Blue.
Michigan will continue tournament action tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 19), playing a round of doubles against Georgia Tech at 1 p.m., with singles to follow against USF.
No. 1 -- No. 30 Carline Rohde-Moe (Ole Miss) d. Emina Bektas (U-M), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Julia Jones (Ole Miss), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 -- Ronit Yurovsky (U-M) d. Erin Stephens (Ole Miss), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 -- Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
No. 5 -- Mai El Kamash (Ole Miss) d. Amy Zhu (U-M), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 -- Mimi Nguyen (U-M) d. Santa Shumilina (Ole Miss), 6-3, 6-1
No. 7 -- Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. Allie Robbins (Ole Miss), 6-1, 6-1
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