Feb. 9, 2014
Site: Charlottesville, Va. (Boar's Head Sports Club)
Event: ITA National Team Indoor Championships (Consolation)
Score: #11 Michigan 4, #9 Miami (Fla.) 1
Records: U-M (4-2), Miami (4-2)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 15 -- vs. Notre Dame (Varsity Tennis Center), 1 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The No. 11-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team completed action at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 4-1 win over No. 9-ranked Miami (Fla.) on Sunday morning (Feb. 9) at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
Michigan won the doubles point for the first time at the tournament, using wins at No. 1 and No. 3 for the match's first point. Michigan's No. 1 pair of junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) and senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) won easily, 6-2, as the first match off court.
U-M dropped a 6-4 decision at No. 2 to even the doubles competition. Needing one more win for the doubles point, the Maize and Blue duo of junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) and sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) defeated No. 55 Brittany Dubins and Stephanie Wagner, 6-2, to win the doubles point.
Miami tied the match at 1-1 with a win at No. 6 before the top of Michigan's lineup flexed its muscle. Junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) eased to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lina Lileikite at No. 3 to push Michigan back on top, 2-1.
Bektas dropped her first set to No. 64 Kelsey Laurente, 6-4, before rebounding for a 6-1 triumph in the second set. The Wolverine junior outlasted Laurente in the 10-point tiebreaker, 12-10, to wrap up Michigan's third point of the day.
Yurovsky provided the Wolverines' final point of the day with a 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6) victory at No. 2 over No. 32 Stephanie Wagner. The other two matches in progress at No. 4 and No. 5 were abandoned.
Michigan returns home to host Notre Dame next Saturday (Feb. 15) at 1 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Following are match-by-match results:
No. 1 -- No. 21 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. No. 64 Kelsey Laruente (Miami), 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10)
No. 2 -- No. 20 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M) d. No. 32 Stephanie Wagner (Miami), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)
No. 3 -- No. 100 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Lina Lileikite (Miami), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) vs. Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 7-6 (4), 2-2 DNF
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) vs. Melissa Bolivar (Miami), 5-7, 5-4 DNF
No. 6 -- Monique Albuquerque (Miami) d. Sara Remynse (U-M), 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 -- No. 9 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. No. 29 Monique Albuquerque/Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 6-2
No. 2 -- No. 6 Kelsey Laruente/Melissa Bolivar (Miami) d. Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu (U-M), 6-4
No. 3 -- Ronit Yurovsky/Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. No. 55 Brittany Dubins/Stephanie Wagner (Miami), 6-2
Order of Completion: Doubles 1-2-3, Singles 6-3-1-2
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