Bektas, Bolender Finish Up Play at ITA Event
Emina Bektas

Oct. 5, 2012

Site: Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Riviera Tennis Club)
Event: ITA All-American Championships (Main Draw)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Oct. 6 -- at Roberta Alison Fall Classic - Day 2 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 9 a.m. CDT

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Junior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) and sophomore Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) of the University of Michigan women's tennis team wrapped up action in the ITA All-American Championships on Friday (Oct. 5) at the Riviera Tennis Club.

Seeded as the No. 5 doubles duo in the main draw portion of the tournament, Bektas and Bolender were eliminated in the quarterfinal round (8-4) by Tennesee's Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely. The Wolverine pair received a bye in the first round and breezed past Penn State's No. No. 42 Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting, 8-1, in Thursday's (Oct. 4) second round.

Bektas was seeded No. 2 in the singles main draw but dropped her opening-round match (2-6, 6-4, 6-4) to No. 22 Anett Schutting of California.

Bolender competed earlier in the week (Tuesday, Oct. 2) in qualifying singles action, looking to grab one of eight qualifying berths to the main draw. She dropped her first match to Pepperdine's Alejandra Granillo, winning the first set before falling in three (6-7, 6-2, 6-4). The Michigan junior also fell in her consolation match to Texas Tech's Samantha Adams (6-2, 6-3).

Four Wolverines are in action at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 5) in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Play is slated to begin at 9 a.m. CDT.


Brooke Bolender
Tuesday, Oct. 2 (First Round) -- l. No. 74 Alejandra Granillo (Pepperdine), 6-7, 6-2, 6-4
Tuesday, Oct. 2 (Consolation Singles) -- l. No. 76 Samantha Adams (Texas Tech), 6-2, 6-3

Emina Bektas
Thursday, Oct. 4 (First Round) -- l. No. 22 Anett Schutting (California), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4


Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender
Thursday, Oct. 4 (First Round) -- Bye
Thursday, Oct. 4 (Second Round) -- d. No. 42 Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting (Penn State), 8-1
Friday, Oct. 5 (Quarterfinals) -- l. No. 34 Brynn Boren/Kata Szekely (Tennessee), 8-4

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