Wolverines Roll Nebraska to Remain Perfect in Big Ten Action
Sara Remynse

March 30, 2014


Site: Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska Tennis Center)
Score: #15 Michigan 7, Nebraska 0
Records: U-M (13-3, 5-0 B1G), NU (8-10, 0-5 B1G)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 5 -- vs. Northwestern (Varsity Tennis Center), Noon

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 15-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team won its fifth consecutive match, claiming the doubles point and all six singles matches in straight sets in a 7-0 victory at Nebraska on Sunday (March 30) at the Nebraska Tennis Center.

Michigan marched out to huge advantages on all three doubles courts, winning identical 8-1 matches at No. 1 and No. 3 for the match's first point. Senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) won the first match for Maize and Blue at No. 1, with freshman Laura Ucros (Bogota, Colombia/Fundación Nuevo Marymount) and junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) sealing the point with a victory at No. 3.

The Wolverines did not miss a beat heading into singles play, taking all six singles matches in convincing fashion. Bolender finished first, taking a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mary Hanna at No. 3 to push Michigan's lead to 2-0.

Junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) quickly followed Bolender with a 6-0, 6-2 win of her own at No. 2. Bektas put the team match away with her fifth straight win at No. 1, a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Maggy Lehmicke.

Dodge kept Michigan perfect on the day with a straight-set win at No. 5, with freshman Sara Remynse (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake) winning the first dual match of her career at No. 6.

Sophomore Amy Zhu(Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) wrapped up the day for the Maize and Blue by winning at No. 4 (6-4, 6-2).

Michigan returns home for four straight matches, beginning on Saturday (April 5) against Northwestern at noon.

Following are match-by-match results:

No. 1 -- No. 9 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Maggy Lehmicke (Neb), 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 -- No. 123 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Izabella Zgierska (Neb), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 -- No. 119 Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Mary Hanna (Neb), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Maike Zeppernick (Neb), 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 -- Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. Hannah Sulz (Neb), 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 -- Sara Remynse (U-M) d. Lauren Wagner (Neb), 6-4, 6-1

No. 1 -- No. 18 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Mary Hanna/Maggy Lehmicke (Neb), 8-1
No. 2 -- No. 66 Amy Zhu/Sarah Lee vs. Izabella Zgierska/Maike Zeppernick (Neb), 6-2
No. 3 -- Laura Ucros/Kristen Dodge d. Hannah Sulz/Lauren Wagner (Neb), 8-1

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


• Michigan is now 4-0 all-time against Nebraska.

• The Wolverines are 8-0 on the road this season.

Sara Remynse picked up her first dual-match win in today's contest. All nine Wolverines have now won at least one dual match this season.

• U-M is 13-1 when winning the doubles point this season.

• Michigan has recorded three straight 7-0 shutouts in its last three matches. In Big Ten play, U-M is outscoring its opponents, 32-3.