April 1, 2012
N O T E S
With today's win, Michigan improved to 18-29 in the all-times series against Indiana. The Wolverines have claimed the last eight meetings in the series.
Michigan has won 30 consecutive regular-season Big Ten dual matches, dating back to the 2008-09 season.
Freshman Sarah Lee extended her win streak to five in a row. Lee has won 15 of her last 16 matches and owns a team-best 15-1 dual-match record.
Junior Mimi Nguyen is the third Michigan player to reach 20 wins on the season, joining Lee (26-6) and freshman Emina Bektas (24-6).
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Ronni Bernstein
On Michigan's doubles play ... "We definitely needed that doubles point. I thought we played a little bit better. We won fast at No. 1, while No. 2 was close for a bit, before we pulled away. There are still areas that we need to improve."
On singles ... "We just started pretty flat in singles. It was a major wakeup call today, because we were fortunate to turn around a few matches. We very nearly started ourselves in too big of a hole. But I'm hoping we can learn from this. We talked to them a lot about our energy and controlling our attitudes and staying positive. That's the one thing in tennis that you can control. It's harder on the road, but we've got to do a better job of coming out with good energy, focus and attitudes."
On freshman Kristen Dodge ... "Kristy was really getting beat badly in the first set, and she just hung in there. She's somebody that you can't tell if she's winning or losing. She's competing the same and staying pretty positive. I think that's what turned that match around. For her to come through with the match on the line was huge for us. She just totally turned it around."
On junior Mimi Nyugen ... "That was a good win for Mimi. She got us the point pretty quickly. She had a bit of a rough day yesterday, but she's been great for us all year. There's going to be days when you don't feel your best -- I think yesterday was a little of that -- but it was good to see her rebound today. She played pretty well and had to feel good about that."