Wolverines Prevail at Minnesota to Continue Winning Ways
Mimi Nguyen

March 24, 2013

Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (Baseline Tennis Center)
Score: #9 Michigan 6, Minnesota 1
Records: U-M (11-3, 3-0 Big Ten), Minnesota (8-7, 2-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, March 27 -- at Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.), 4 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The No. 9-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team ran its winning streak to six matches with a 6-1 triumph over Minnesota on Sunday (March 24) at the Baseline Tennis Center.

U-M won the doubles point for the fifth straight match, taking wins at No. 1 and No. 2 after dropping the No. 3 match to start doubles action. At No. 2, Michigan's No. 49-ranked pair of freshman Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) and sophomore Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) evened the score with an 8-4 victory, turning attention to the match at No. 1.

Michigan's No. 2-ranked duo of sophomore Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) and junior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) came through for the Maize and Blue, capturing an 8-6 victory at the top spot to seal the first point of the match.

Bektas secured the next point for the Wolverines, coasting to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 over Natalia Pintusava. Lee followed Bektas with a straight-set win at No. 3, defeating Paula Rincon Otero (6-4, 6-3) to push U-M's lead to 3-0.

Senior Mimi Nguyen (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan), who did not play singles the previous day at Wisconsin, sealed the Michigan team win with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 6. With the team match in hand, U-M won two of the final three matches left on court, highlighted by freshman Amy Zhu's (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) comeback win at No. 5 (2-6 6-0, 6-2).

Michigan returns to action on Wednesday (March 27), taking on Notre Dame at 4 p.m. in South Bend, Ind.

Following are match-by-match results

No. 1 -- No. 20 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Natalia Pintusava (Minn.), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 -- Tereza Brichacova (Minn.) d. No. 33 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M), 7-6, 6-3
No. 3 -- No. 80 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Paula Rincon Otero (Minn.), 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Jessika Mozia (Minn.), 7-5, 6-2
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Aria Lambert (Minn.), 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 -- Mimi Nguyen (U-M) d. Doron Muravnik (Minn.), 6-1, 6-3

No. 1 -- No. 2 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Natalia Pintusava/Paula Rincon Otero (Minn.), 8-6
No. 2 -- No. 49 Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Tereza Brichacova/Doron Muravnik (Minn.), 8-4
No. 3 -- Jessika Mozia/Alexa Palen (Minn.) d. Amy Zhu/Mimi Nguyen (U-M), 8-2

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

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