Yurovsky Wins Singles Title at ASU Thunderbird
Ronit Yurovsky

Nov. 11, 2012

Site: Tempe, Ariz. (The Whiteman Tennis Center)
Event: ASU Thunderbird
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Sat-Mon., Jan. 19-21 -- host Michigan Invitational (Varsity Tennis Center)

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Freshman Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) defeated Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State (6-1, 3-6, 6-2) to win the singles title at the ASU Thunderbird as the University of Michigan women's tennis team completed tournament action on Sunday (Nov. 11) at The Whiteman Tennis Center.

Yurovsky went 5-0 at the event, highlighted by a 7-5, 7-5 win over top-seeded and No. 31-ranked Tayler Davis of California. Yurovsky paired with sophomore Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) on the doubles front, with the Michigan pair going 2-1. The duo won its first two matches before falling on Sunday to wrap up weekend play. 

Yurovsky is the second Wolverine to win the ASU Thunderbird, joining former All-American Denise Muresan (2008-11) as former winners. Muresan won the event as a junior in 2009.

Senior Mimi Nguyen (Long Beach, Calif./Millikan), the tournament's No. 3 seed, picked up her first singles win of the season on Friday by knocking off Kelly Chui of California (6-3, 7-5). Michigan's lone senior then fell to runner-up Krawczyk in the quarterfinal round (6-2, 6-3).

Dodge rounded out Michigan's participants in the tournament, going 2-1 in singles action after falling in the second round.

The Wolverines will wrap up tournament action after the calendar flips to 2013, hosting the Michigan Invitational, Jan. 19-21, at the Varsity Tennis Center.


Mimi Nguyen
Friday, Nov. 9 -- Bye
Friday, Nov. 9 -- d. Kelly Chui (California), 6-3, 7-5
Saturday, Nov. 10 -- l. Desirae Krawczyk (ASU), 6-2, 6-3

Ronit Yurovsky
Friday, Nov. 9 -- d. Laura Posylkin (California), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Friday, Nov. 9 -- d. Mackenna Maddox (BYU), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Saturday, Nov. 10 -- d. Tayler Davis (California), 7-5, 7-5
Saturday, Nov. 10 -- d. Klara Fabikova (California), 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3
Sunday, Nov. 11 -- d. Desirae Krawczyk (ASU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

Kristen Dodge
Friday, Nov. 9 -- d. Carli Wischhoff (KSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
Friday, Nov. 9 -- l. Lynn Chi (California), 6-1, 6-2
Saturday, Nov. 10 -- d. Cecilia Estlander (California), 6-4, 6-0


Kristen Dodge/Ronit Yurovsky
Friday, Nov. 9 -- d. Lynn Chi/Duranteau (California), 9-8 
Saturday, Nov. 10 -- d. Nicole Smith/Leighann Sahagun (ASU), 8-4
Sunday, Nov. 11 -- l. Carli Wischoff/Ivana Kubickova (KSU), 8-4

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