Sarah Lee (L) and Ronit Yurovsky
Oct. 14, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
Event: ITA Midwest Regionals (Singles/Doubles Main Draw)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Tuesday, Oct. 15 -- host ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Varsity Tennis Center), 10 a.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The doubles pair of sophomore Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) and junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) won the doubles main draw, and Yurovsky and junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) advanced to the singles final as the University of Michigan women's tennis team completed day five of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships on Monday (Oct. 14) at the Varsity Tennis Center.
Yurovsky and Lee defeated Alicia Barnett and Veronica Corning of Northwestern in the morning's doubles final, 8-4. The teams remained on serve during the first eight games, but Lee and Yurovsky scored the match's first break to go up, 5-4. It was all Michigan from there as the Wolverine duo won the final three games for the 8-4 win. With the win, Lee and Yurovsky will participate in the ITA National Indoor Championships, Nov. 7-10, in Flushing, N.Y.
Switching to singles action later in the morning, Michigan had participants in all four singles quarterfinal matches. U-M went 3-for-4, sending three to the semifinals. Bektas knocked off NU's Belinda Niu (6-2, 6-4), Yurovsky defeated Corning (6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-1) and Lee rallied to defeat Melissa Kopinski (2-6, 6-2, 6-4) of Illinois.
The semifinals once again saw Michigan teammates against each other, with Bektas getting the best of Lee in straight sets (6-3, 6-3). Yurovsky rallied from a set down to knock off Patricia Fargas of DePaul, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, to set up another date between teammates in the tournament.
Bektas and Yurovsky will square off in the singles final tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 15) at 10 a.m.
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
No. 46 Sarah Lee/Ronit Yurovsky
Finals -- d. Corning/Barnett (NU), 8-4
SINGLES MAIN DRAW
No. 36 Ronit Yurovsky
Quarterfinals -- d. No. 111 Veronica Corning (NU), 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-1
Semifinals -- d. Patricia Fargas (DePaul), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Quarterfinals -- l. Patricia Fargas (DePaul), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0
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