Today, both the Michigan Men's and the Michigan Women's tennis teams played their first round matches in the NCAA tournament.
The men played Virginia Tech in Lexington and lost 4-2. Michigan won the doubles point, yet couldn't pull out three more singles victories. This is a slightly disappointing end to the season for Michigan, who finished second in the Big Ten regular season with a 9-2 record and finished second in the Big Ten Tournament, both times to Ohio State. This also means Michigan will not receive many Directors' Cup Points. Fortunately, however, Stanford also lost in the first round to LSU.
On the other hand, the 10th ranked Women's tennis team easily took care of business at home, beating IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) 4-0. Michigan was winning all of the matches that were not finished easily. Michigan will play Notre Dame, who beat NC State, tomorrow at 1:00. Michigan will be favored for that matchup. On a Directors' Cup Note, Stanford plays Miami (OH) later today. Stanford should win easily.