Wolverines Blank Texas for Fifth Straight Dual Win
Laura Ucros

March 8, 2014

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Site: Austin, Texas (Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center)
Score: #17 Michigan 7, #24 Texas 0
Records: U-M (8-2), UT (4-8)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 14 -- vs. Virginia (Varsity Tennis Center), 3:30 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 17-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team won the doubles point and all six singles matches -- including the first three off the court in straight sets -- to sweep No. 24 Texas, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon (March 8) at the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center.

U-M was victorious in the first doubles match off court, as the pair of junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) and sophomore Amy Zhu (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) raced out to an early 4-1 lead before taking an 8-4 win.

The match at No. 1 was back and forth in the early going, staying on serve for the first seven games. U-M duo of senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) went up a break at 5-3 en route to an 8-4 victory to wrap up the doubles point.

At No. 3, freshman Laura Ucros (Bogota, Colombia/Fundación Nuevo Marymount) and sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) fell behind early but battled back to keep their match on court before it was ultimately abandoned on serve at 6-5.

Bolender quickly extended Michigan's lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 over No. 76 Ratnika Batra. Zhu followed with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at No. 5 to push Michigan's advantage to 3-0.

Yurovsky had a set in hand when the second set headed to a tiebreaker at No. 2 against No. 106 Elizabeth Begley. Yurovsky was down 5-2 in the breaker before rallying for a 10-8 win for the 6-3, 7-6 (8) decision to clinch the team victory for the Maize and Blue.

Lee and Ucros continued Michigan's singles dominance, with each winning three-set matches at Nos. 3 and 6, respectively.

Bektas wrapped up U-M's perfect day with her 12th straight singles triumph, knocking off No. 16 Breaunna Addison in three sets at the top spot.

Michigan returns home to the Varsity Tennis Center on Friday (March 14), hosting Virginia at 3:30 p.m.

Following are match-by-match results:

No. 1 -- No. 13 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. No. 16 Breaunna Addison (UT), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (10), 1-0 (9)
No. 2 -- No. 20 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M) d. No. 106 Elizabeth Begley (UT), 6-3, 7-6 (8)
No. 3 -- No. 99 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Neda Koprcina (UT), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
No. 4 -- No. 125 Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. No. 76 Ratnika Batra (UT), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Lana Groenvyck (UT), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 -- Laura Ucros (U-M) d. Juliana Gajic (UT), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

No. 1 -- No. 9 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Breaunna Addison/Neda Koprcina (UT), 8-5
No. 2 -- No. 53 Amy Zhu/Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Elizabeth Begley/Ratnika Batra (UT), 8-4
No. 3 -- Ronit Yurovsky/Laura Ucros (U-M) vs. Pippa Horn/Juliana Gajic (UT), 6-5 DNF

Order of Finish: Singles 4-5-2-3-6-1, Doubles 2-1