Zhu Wins Yellow Singles Draw at Roberta Alison Fall Classic
Sarah Lee

Oct. 6, 2012

Site: Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Alabama Tennis Stadium)
Event: Roberta Alison Fall Classic (Day 2)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Thu-Tue., Oct. 18-23 -- at ITA Regionals (Champaign, Ill.)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Freshman Amy Zhu (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) won the yellow singles draw as the University of Michigan women's tennis team finished competition at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic on Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Alabama Tennis Stadium.

Zhu went 3-0 in the yellow draw, defeating UAB's Isabel Fernandez in straight sets, 7-6 (2), 6-4, to kick off the tournament on Friday (Oct. 5) before wrapping up the day with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Clemson's Romy Koelzer. Zhu clinched the flight victory with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Georgia Tech's Kendal Woodard on Saturday afternoon.

After dropping their first doubles match on Friday, the Wolverine sophomore doubles pair of Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) and Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) won two in a row to win the consolation half of the silver draw. They knocked off Khristina Blajkevitch and Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff of Kentucky, 8-4, to begin action on Saturday before ending the day with an 8-6 victory over Georgia State's Masa Grgan and Jocelyn Ffriend.

Dodge won the consolation half of the orange draw, rebounding from a first-round loss on Friday. Dodge knocked off Kentucky's Khristina Blajkevitch (6-0, 7-5) to complete Friday's action and defeated Natasha Prokhenvska of Georgia Tech, 6-3, 6-1, on Saturday.

Freshman Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) also took first in the consolation half of her draw, picking up back-to-back wins over Jessica Northcutt of Samford (6-1, 6-2) and Georgian State's Whitney Byrd (6-1, 6-4).

Michigan returns to action in two weeks, competing at the ITA Regionals, Oct. 18-23, at the University of Illinois.


Ronit Yurovsky/Amy Zhu
Friday, Oct. 4 -- l. Kendal Woodard/Megan Kurrey (Georgia Tech), 9-8 (1)
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- l. Georgiana Patrasa/Naomi Tran (Mississippi State), 8-4
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Jessica Stiles/Caitlin McGraw (Kentucky), 8-3

Kristen Dodge/Sarah Lee
Friday, Oct. 4 -- l. Emily Zabor/Natalia Maynetto (Alabama), 8-5
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Khristina Blajkevitch/Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff (Kentucky), 8-4
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Masa Grgan/Jocelyn Ffriend (Georgia State), 8-6

Sarah Lee
Friday, Oct. 4 -- d. Kristin Lewis (Samford), 6-2, 6-4
Friday, Oct. 4 -- l. Emily Flickinger (Auburn), 6-0, 7-5
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Ronit Yurovsky
Friday, Oct. 4 -- l. Natalia Maynetto (Alabama), 6-3, 6-0
Friday, Oct. 4 -- d. Jessica Northcutt (Samford) 6-1, 6-2
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Whitney Byrd (Georgia State), 6-1, 6-4

Kristen Dodge
Friday, Oct. 4 -- l. Kristina Schleich (Florida State), 6-2, 6-1
Friday, Oct. 5 -- d. Khristina Blajkevitch (Kentucky) 6-0, 7-5
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Natasha Prokhenvska (Georgia Tech), 6-3, 6-1

Amy Zhu
Friday, Oct. 4 -- d. Isabel Fernandez (UAB), 7-6 (2), 6-4
Friday, Oct. 4 -- d. Romy Koelzer (Clemson) 7-5, 6-2
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- d. Kendal Woodard (Georgia Tech), 6-1, 6-4

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