Maize & Blue Knocks Off Wisconsin on Senior Day

April 13, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Score: #14 Michigan 6, Wisconsin 1
Records: U-M (17-3, 9-0 B1G), UW (7-10, 2-6)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 19 -- at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.), 11 a.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 14-ranked University of Michigan women's tennis team completed its home slate with a 6-1 win over Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon (April 13) at the Varsity Tennis Center. The match marked the last regular-season home match for senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan), who was honored as part of Senior Day.

Michigan wrapped up the doubles point in quick fashion, winning, 8-2, at No. 1 and finishing moments later with an 8-1 win at No. 2.

The Wolverines opened doubles play up a break on every court to take control of all three matches. Bolender and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) were the first to finish their match, yielding just two games in an 8-2 victory at the top spot.

Just as Bektas and Bolender were walking to the net to end their match, junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) and sophomore Amy Zhu (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) completed their match at No. 2 by an 8-1 margin. The match at No. 3 featuring freshman Annie Wierda (Holland, Mich./Westminster Christian School) and sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) was not completed as the U-M pair led 6-2.

Michigan stayed in control in singles play, winning all six first sets. It was a race to finish, as junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) provided the second point for Michigan with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6.

Bektas quickly followed with another straight-set decision at No. 1, knocking off Lauren Chypyha (6-2, 6-2). Zhu was the clinching point for the Maize and Blue with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 5 as Michigan led 4-0.

Bolender was victorious on her Senior Day, taking a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4. Lee followed with a 6-2, 6-4 decision at No. 3 to complete Michigan's scoring on the day. Wisconsin put its only point on the board with a win at No. 2.

Michigan wraps up the regular season next weekend in Indiana, taking on the Hoosiers on Saturday (April 19, 11 a.m.) in Bloomington and Purdue in on Sunday (April 20, Noon) West Lafayette.

Following are match-by-match results:

No. 1 -- No. 12 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Lauren Chypyha (UW), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 -- Anastasia Tripolskaya (UW) d. No. 20 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M), 0-6, 7-5, 1-0 (7)
No. 3 -- No. 121 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Lauren Burich (UW), 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Nova Patel (UW), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Sydney Rider (UW), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 -- Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. Becca Bailey (UW), 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 -- No. 15 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Lauren Chypyha/Lauren Burich (UW), 8-2
No. 2 -- No. 79 Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Anastasia Tripolskaya/Nova Patel (UW), 8-1
No. 3 -- Ronit Yurovsky/Annie Wierda (U-M) vs. Sydney Rider/Becca Bailey (UW), 6-2 DNF

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