Bolender, Bektas Win Doubles Main Draw at Adidas/USTA Invite
Brooke Bolender (L) and Emina Bektas

Nov. 3, 2013

Site: Beaverton, Ore. (Tualatin Hills Tennis Center)
Event: Adidas/USTA Collegiate Invitational
Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Thu-Sun, Nov. 7-10 -- at ITA National Indoor Championships (Flushing, N.Y.); Fri-Sun, Nov. 8-10 -- at ASU Thunderbird (Tempe, Ariz.)

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) and senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) teamed up to win the doubles title as a small group from the University of Michigan women's tennis team competed at the Adidas/USTA Collegiate Invitational over the weekend (Fri-Sun., Nov. 1-3) at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

The No. 3-ranked duo of Bektas and Bolender went 3-0 in the tournament, receiving a first-round bye. The Wolverine duo picked up an 8-7 win over Hanna Mar and Alyssa Smith from Duke in the quarterfinals before defeating UCLA's Courtney Dolehide and Catherine Harrison (8-5) in the semifinals. U-M completed its run through the tournament with an 8-6 victory over the USTA pair of Terri Fleming and Peggy Porter.

Bektas went 3-0 in singles action, which was contested as a round-robin event. Bolender rebounded from a loss in her first match to finish 2-1, while junior Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) also went 2-1. U-M won all three of its matches on the final day of the competition to finish with a 7-2 singles record at the tournament.

Michigan wraps up the fall season next week (Nov. 7-10), sending four Wolverines to the ITA National Indoor Championships and four others to the ASU Thunderbird.

Singles (Round Robin)

No. 25 Emina Bektas
Friday, Nov. 1 -- d. Erica Osterhout (USTA), 6-3, 6-2
Saturday, Nov. 2 -- d. Maggie Lehmicke (Nebraska), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Sunday, Nov. 3 -- d. Annie Mullholland (Duke), 6-2, 6-3

No. 59 Sarah Lee
Friday, Nov. 1 -- l. Sammi Hampton (USTA), 6-3, 6-3
Saturday, Nov. 2 -- d. Lana Padegimaite (Texas), 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Sunday, Nov. 3 -- d. Alyssa Smith (Duke), 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

Brooke Bolender
Friday, Nov. 1 -- l. Jada Hart (USTA), 6-2, 6-2
Saturday, Nov. 2 -- d. Saroop Dhatt (Portland), 6-3, 6-0
Sunday, Nov. 3 -- Izabella Zgierska (Nebraska), 6-3, 6-0


No. 3 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas
First Round -- BYE
Quarterfinals -- d. Hanna Mar/Alyssa Smith (Duke), 8-7
Semifinals -- d. Courtney Dolehide/Catherine Harrison (UCLA), 8-5
Finals -- d. Terri Fleming/Peggy Porter (USTA), 8-6

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