...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Today the Michigan Women's Tennis Team, Big Ten Regular Season Champions and Tournament Runners-Up (for the 9th straight season), played Notre Dame in Ann Arbor. The women dominated early, winning the doubles point (8-4, 8-3, 5-8) and then won three matches. With the 4-0 sweep, Michigan will face the winner of Long Beach St/Oklahama St vs UCLA/Army. Neither of those first round matchups have finished yet. UCLA is the number 7 team in the nation, so odds would suggest Michigan will meet UCLA in the Sweet 16. Michigan's next match will be on Friday in Urbana, Illinois. This is Michigan's fourth straight Sweet 16 appearance, and could be Michigan's best chance for a first-ever Elite Eight appearance. Root for UCLA to lose to help ease Michigan's path. Below are the results:
Michigan vs. Notre Dame
No. 1 -- No. 30 Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Britney Sanders (ND) 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 -- No. 48 Ronit Yurovsky (U-M) d. Jennifer Kellner (ND) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 -- Brooke Bolender (U-M) dnf. Quinn Gleason (ND) 2-6, 2-5
No. 4 -- No. 99 Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Chrissie McGaffigan (ND) 6-4, 6-0
No. 5 -- Amy Zhu (U-M) dnf. Katherine White (ND) 2-6, 6-2, 0-1
No. 6 -- Kristen Dodge (U-M) dnf. Molly O'Koniewski (ND) 6-1, 4-3
No. 1 -- No. 6 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (U-M) d. Jennifer Kellner/Chrissie McGaffigan (ND), 8-3
No. 2 -- Sarah Lee/Mimi Nguyen (U-M) d. Julie Sabacinski/Britney Sanders (ND), 8-5
No. 3 -- Quinn Gleason/Katherine White (ND) d. Ronit Yurovsky/Kristen Dodge (U-M), 8-4
Order of Completion: Doubles 1-3-2; Singles
Michigan women's rugby team is currently 2-0 in the midwest d1 conference, with wins over grand valley and indiana. they play michigan state this saturday, oct 17, at north field (on plymouth road just northeast of north campus... to the north -- directions on the Michigan women's rugby team website). last year they finished #2 in midwest d2, so this is a big season for the ladies.
my cousin is on the team, and since i won't be in the a2 area at all for the rest of the season, i told her i'd post a thread on here to drum up some support.
so go see a game!