Nov. 18, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior Kristen Dodge (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) and senior Brooke Bolender (Delray Beach, Fla./Kaplan) will serve as captains for the University of Michigan women's tennis team, head coach Ronni Bernstein announced on Monday (Nov. 18). The two were voted as captains by their teammates.
It is the second straight season that Bolender will captain the team after she served as the team's lone captain in 2012-13. She is a two-time All-American in doubles, pairing with Denise Muresan for the honor in 2011 and with Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) in 2013. She is currently ranked with Bektas as the No. 3 doubles pair in the country, and the two combined to win two doubles titles this past fall (All-American backdraw and USTA/Adidas Collegiate Invitational).
Dodge is serving as captain for the first time, and it marks the first season since the 2010-11 season that Michigan will have two captains. As a sophomore, Dodge went 18-10 overall in singles. In dual matches, she saw time at the No. 6 singles spot and went 8-6. She has a career record of 49-29 in singles after going 8-6 this fall.
The Maize and Blue recently wrapped up its fall season and will return to action when it hosts the Michigan Invitational, which set for Jan. 18-20 at the Varsity Tennis Center.
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