March 5, 2014
Site: Las Vegas, Nev. (Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex)
Score: #17 Michigan 7, UNLV 0
Records: U-M (7-2), UNLV (5-4)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 8 -- at Texas (Austin, Texas), Noon CST
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Senior captain Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) became the fourth Wolverine in school history to win 100 singles matches as the No. 17-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team shut out UNLV, 7-0, on Wednesday (March 5) at the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex.
Michigan claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to jump out to the early lead. The No. 2 pair of junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) and sophomore Amy Zhu (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) were the first off court, coasting to an 8-2 victory.
At No. 3, freshman Laura Ucros (Bogota, Colombia/Fundación Nuevo Marymount) and sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) delivered the match's first point with an 8-6 triumph. Michigan's top duo of Bolender and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) were leading 7-2 when its match was abandoned.
Michigan's dominance continued into singles action, where each Wolverine won their respective match in straight sets. Yurovsky was the first Wolverine to finish, winning 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2. Bektas followed with an equally impressive 6-2, 6-2 victory at the top spot. Lee then clinched the deciding point with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3.
Bolender rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win at the No. 4 position to record her 100th singles win. Ucros (No. 6) and Zhu (No. 5) followed with wins as Michigan wrapped up its second straight 7-0 victory.
Michigan will wrap up its spring break trip at No. 24 Texas on Saturday (March 8) at noon CST.
Following are match-by-match results:
No. 1 -- No. 13 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. No. 46 Lucia Batta (UNLV), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 -- No. 20 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M) d. Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV), 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 -- No. 99 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Iren Kotseva (UNLV), 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 -- No. 125 Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Santa Shumiliva (UNLV), 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Paola Artiga (UNLV), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 -- Laura Ucros (U-M) d. Anett Ferenczi-Bako, 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 -- No. 9 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) vs. Lucia Batta/Santa Shumiliva (UNLV), 7-2 DNF
No. 2 -- No. 53 Amy Zhu/Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Kamelia Dimitrova/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV), 8-2
No. 3 -- Ronit Yurovsky/Laura Ucros (U-M) d. Aleksandra Josifoska/Iren Kotseva (UNLV), 8-6
Order of Finish: Doubles 2-3, Singles 2-1-3-4-6-5