Oct. 12, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Event: ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Singles and Doubles Main Draw)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 13 -- host ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Varsity Tennis Center), 10 a.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's tennis team won both its doubles matches and seven singles matches on the third day of competition at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships on Saturday (Oct. 12) at the Varsity Tennis Center. Michigan's doubles teams are now in the quarterfinals, and the Wolverines have five in the singles round of 16.
In the day's doubles action, the No. 3-ranked pair of junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) and senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) cruised to an 8-1 win over Bowling Green's Nikki Chiricosta and Emily Reuland to punch its quarterfinals ticket. In U-M's other match, sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) and junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) gritted out an 8-4 win over Notre Dame's Mary Closs and Julie Sabacinski.
In singles action, junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) went 2-0, with wins over DePaul's Jasmin Kling (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Eastern Michigan's Klara Supejova (6-4, 6-4). Joining Dodge in the round of 16 are Bektas, Yurovsky, Lee and Bolender. Bolender and sophomore Amy Zhu (Newark, Del./Laurel Springs) played each other in the Wolverines' final match of the day, with Bolender moving on.
Tomorrow's (Sunday, Oct. 13) action begins with the doubles quarterfinals at 10 a.m., with the semifinals to follow. The round of 16 singles will start at 1 p.m.
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
No. 3 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender
Third Round -- d. Chiricosta/Reuland (BGSU), 8-1
No. 46 Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee
Third Round -- d. Closs/Sabcinski (ND), 8-4
SINGLES MAIN DRAW
No. 25 Emina Bektas
First Round -- BYE
Second Round -- d. Nini Sujashvili (WMU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 36 Ronit Yurovsky
First Round - BYE
Second Round -- d. Diana Davitaia (EMU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 59 Sarah Lee
First Round -- BYE
Second Round -- d. Marta Burak (YSU), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (2)
First Round -- d. Jasmin Kling (DePaul), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Second Round -- d. Klara Supejova (EMU), 6-4, 6-4
First Round -- l. Olga Shkundina (Akron), 6-4, 6-4
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