Wolverines Win 10 Matches on First Day of Michigan Invite
Kristen Dodge

Jan. 18, 2014

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Event: Michigan Invitational
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Jan. 19 -- host Michigan Invitational - Day 2 (Varsity Tennis Center), 1 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 11-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team won three doubles matches against No. 35 Mississippi and seven singles matches against No. 50 South Florida on the first day of competition of the Michigan Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 18) at the Varsity Tennis Center.

U-M kicked off the day with a 3-1 mark in doubles, winning at the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions. Highlighting Michigan's doubles wins was senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels), ranked No. 9, defeating Ole Miss' No. 19-ranked pair of Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic, 6-2.

Transitioning to singles play, U-M won all but one match on the day. U-M won five matches in straight sets, with Bektas and junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) both winning a 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of a third set for their respective wins.

The Wolverines continue competition at the Michigan Invitational tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 19), with doubles beginning at 1 p.m. against South Florida.


• Scoring in doubles today was a regular set to six, not an eight-game pro set like in previous years. This method will be used through the ITA Indoor Championships.

• A 10-point super tiebreaker was used instead of a full third set in singles. This scoring method will also be used through the ITA Indoor Championships.

• This is Michigan's final tournament action before beginning dual-match play next weekend.



Michigan vs. Mississippi
No. 1 -- No. 9 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) d. No. 19 Caroline Rohde-Moe/Marija Milutinovic (Mississippi), 6-2
No. 2 -- Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Erin Stephens/Iris Verboven (Mississippi), 6-2
No. 3 -- Julia Jones/Zalina Khairudinova (Mississippi) d. Laura Ucros/Sara Remynse (U-M), 6-3
No. 4 -- Kristen Dodge/Annie Wierda (U-M) d. Mai El Kamash/Allie Robbins (Mississippi), 6-2

South Florida vs. Georgia Tech
No. 1 -- Muriel Wacker/Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) d. Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso-Martinez (South Florida), 6-1
No. 2 -- Fanny Fracassi/Olaya Garrido-Rivas (South Florida) d. Rasheeda McAdoo/Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT). 6-1
No. 3 --Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (South Florida) d. Kendal Woodard/Nicole Gottret Murillo (GT), 6-1


Michigan vs. South Florida
No. 1 -- No. 21 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Kayla Rizzolo (South Florida), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 2 -- No. 100 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Loreto Alonso (South Florida), 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Fanny Fracassi (South Florida), 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Olaya Garrido (South Florida), 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 -- Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. Olga Martinez (South Florida), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 6 -- Vera Bessonova (South Florida) d. Laura Ucros (U-M), 6-1, 6-4
No. 7 -- Sara Remynse (U-M) d. Alessandra Bonte (South Florida), 7-5, 7-5
No. 8 -- Annie Wierda (U-M) d. Hailey Grillo (South Florida), 6-2, 6-4

Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech
No. 1 -- Kendal Woodard (GT) d. Carolina Rohde-Moe (Mississippi), 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 -- Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) d. Julia Jones (Mississippi), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
No. 3 -- Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) d. Mai El Kamash (Mississippi), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 -- Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) d. Zalina Khairudinova (Mississippi), 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 5 -- Muriel Wacker (GT) d. Erin Stephens (Mississippi), 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 -- Marija Milutinovic (Mississippi) d. Nicky Murillo (GT), 6-0, 6-2

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