June 6, 2014
SKILLMAN, N.J. -- University of Michigan women's tennis junior Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) finished the season ranked No. 16 in singles to cement the third ITA All-America citation of her career as announced by the ITA. She is the second Wolverine in program history to earn All-America honors three times, joining Denise Muresan (2009-12).
Bektas picked up her second singles honor, as she was an All-American in singles as a freshman (2012). She teamed with Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) to earn doubles recognition last season (2013). Bektas (3), Bolender (2) and Muresan (3) are the only three Wolverines to earn multiple All-America honors during their careers.
This season, Bektas is one of 15 players nationally to finish in the top 25 in both singles and doubles. She went 38-8 in singles to earn a year-ending ranking of No. 16. Her 38 singles wins was the best single-season total in Michigan history. Bektas went 24-3 at the No. 1 spot for U-M, becoming the only Wolverine to finish every match they played.
Bektas and Bolender finished the season ranked as the No. 19 doubles pair after going 26-10 overall and 14-4 in dual matches.
Bektas, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, enters her senior season with 96 career singles and 89 career doubles wins.
To earn All-America honors in singles, a player must be a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, reach the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA national singles rankings. Bektas earned a 9-16 seed for the tournament and finished in the top 20 to earn this year's honor.
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