Bolender Advances to Shootout at USTA Collegiate Invitational
MGOBLUE Emina Bektas
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Emina Bektas
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Nov. 4, 2012

Site: Portland, Ore. (Tualatin Hills Tennis Center)
Event: USTA Collegiate Invitational
Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Friday, Nov. 9 -- at ASU Thunderbird (Tempe, Ariz.)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Junior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) advanced to the shootout round as the University of Michigan women's tennis team completed action at the USTA Collegiate Invitational on Sunday (Nov. 4) at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

Bolender dropped her first singles match on Friday (Nov. 2) to the USTA's Dasha Ivanova (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) before bouncing back for straight-set wins over Anna Mamalat of Texas A&M (6-0, 6-4) and UCLA's Catherine Harrison (7-5, 6-2). With her 2-1 round-robin record, Bolender earned a spot in the adidas shootout with a wild-card entry to a 2013 pro circuit tournament on the line.

Matched up against Brooke Austin of the USTA in the quarterfinal round of the shootout, the Wolverine captain fell in the 10-point tiebreaker, 10-3.

Bolender teamed with sophomore Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) in the doubles portion of the tournament as the Wolverine duo advanced to the finals before falling to Kyle McPhillips and Skylar Morton of UCLA, 9-7. The Michigan pair knocked off opponents from Portland (8-1), the USTA (8-4) and Georgia (8-6) to reach the final match.

Bektas also finished with a 2-1 singles mark on the weekend, knocking off Julija Lukac of Washington (6-1, 6-4) and Kelsey Frey of Portland (6-1, 6-1) after dropping her first match on Friday.

Michigan is back in action next weekend (Fri-Sun., Nov. 9-11), sending senior Mimi Nguyen (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan), junior Sam Critser (Mountainview, Calif./Mountainview), sophomore Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) and freshman Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) to the ASU Thunderbird.

DOUBLES

Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender
Friday, Nov. 2 -- d. Milagros Cubelli/Tori Troesch (Portland), 8-1
Friday, Nov. 2 -- d. Brooke Austin/Caroline Doyle (USTA), 8-4
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- d. Mackenzie Craft/Maho Cowase (Georgia), 8-6
Saturday, Nov. 3 (finals) -- l. Kyle McPhillips/Skylar Morton (UCLA), 9-7

Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Gabby Andrews/Jenny Brady (USTA), 8-3
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Marianne Jodoin/Annie Mulholland (Duke), 8-4
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- d. Sabine Fuchs/Nastaya Polyakova (Portland), 8-5

SINGLES

Emina Bektas
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Nazari Urbina (Texas A&M), 6-4, 7-5
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- d. Julija Lukac (Washington), 6-1, 6-4
Sunday, Nov. 4 -- d. Kelsey Frey (Portland), 6-1, 6-1

Amy Zhu
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Kimberly Yee (USTA), 6-4, 6-4
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- l. Maho Kowase (Georgia), 6-1, 6-1
Sunday, Nov. 4 -- d. D. Burobina (Portland), 6-3, 6-3

Brooke Bolender
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Dasha Ivanova (USTA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- d. Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M), 6-0, 6-4
Sunday, Nov. 4 -- d. Catherine Harrison (UCLA), 7-5, 6-2
Sunday, Nov. 4 (adidas shootout) -- l. Brooke Austin (USTA), 10-3

Sarah Lee
Friday, Nov. 2 -- l. Caroline Doyle (USTA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Saturday, Nov. 3 -- d. Saroop Dhatt (Portland), 6-1, 6-2
Sunday, Nov. 4 -- l. Lauren Herring (Georgia), 7-6 (8), 6-2

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