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2012-13 Women's Tennis Season in Review

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Wonderful Weatherholt: Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt closed her career as the 2013 NCAA Singles runner-up on Monday, May 27, at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. The senior finished her last season with a combined 52-5 singles and doubles record, including 30-2 in singles play. For more on Big Ten student-athletes in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships, click here and here.

Teams in the Tournament: Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue represented the Big Ten at the NCAA Championship, marking the third time in the last four years the conference boasted at least five teams in the tournament. The Wolverines, Huskers and Wildcats each advanced to the Round of 16 in the competition. Click here and here for more on Big Ten teams in the NCAA Championship.

ITA Recognition: Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt earned the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, it was announced on Tuesday, May 21. The prestigious national award was presented to the senior in Urbana, Ill., in conjunction with the NCAA Championships. Click here for more on the award.

Tournament Titans: Third-seeded Northwestern took home the Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament crown with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Michigan on Sunday, April 28. The title was the Wildcats' 14th in the last 15 conference postseason events and gave them the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. Northwestern jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with victories in the No. 2 and 3 doubles position. The Wolverines knotted the score at 1-1 with a victory in the No. 1 singles slot. The Wildcats responded with three-straight victories in the No. 2, 4 and 6 singles positions to clinch the match. For more on the Big Ten Tournament, click here.

Sharing the Crown:
Michigan and Nebraska clinched a share of the Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 21. The wolverines earned their fifth Big Ten crown, while the Huskers claimed their first conference title. For more on the regular-season champions, click here.

Awards Galore: The Big Ten announced its women's tennis All-Conference teams and individual award winners at the conference tournament banquet on Thursday, April 25. Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt was named Athlete of the Year, while Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky took home Freshman of the Year honors and the Wolverines' Ronni Bernstein was tabbed Coach of the Year. Click here for more on the Big Ten's honorees.




Nebraska women's tennis player Mary Weatherholt earned the ITA / Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship, it was announced on Tuesday. The prestigious national award was presented to the senior in Urbana, Ill., in conjunction with the NCAA Championships. 



In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Thursday. The conference is led by No. 10 Michigan, No. 11 Northwestern, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 30 Purdue in the top 30. Indiana sits at No. 41, while Illinois checks in at No. 45. Penn State is No. 47 and Ohio State ranks No. 73.

Individually, 10 Big Ten women's tennis players and 11 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
11. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
30. Emina Bektas, MICH
57. Kate Turvy, NU
58. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
67. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
77. Petra Januskova, PSU
91. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
99. Sarah Lee, MICH
114. Katie Klyczek, IND
115. Leslie Hureau, IND

Doubles
3. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
6. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
14. Linda Abu Mushefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
21. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU
22. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
27. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
41. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
55. Leslie Hureau/Carolyn Chupa, IND
69. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
88. Brooke Bolender/Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
90. Mimi Nguyen/Sarah Lee, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. The conference is led by No. 6 Michigan, No. 15 Northwestern, No. 16 Nebraska and No. 28 Purdue in the top 30. Indiana sits at No. 38, while Illinois checks in at No. 43. Penn State is No. 44 and Ohio State ranks No. 70.

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and 10 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
11. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
25. Emina Bektas, MICH
48. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
51. kate Turvy, NU
61. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
69. Petra Januskova, PSU
89. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
98. Sarah Lee, MICH
103. Katie Klyczek, IND
110. Leslie Hureau, IND
111. Melissa Kopinski, ILL
117. Allison Falkin, ILL

Doubles
3. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
7. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
14. Linda Abu Mushefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
24. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU
25. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
27. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
43. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
63. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
82. Janine Weinreich/Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
83. Brooke Bolender/Ronit Yurovsky, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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April 19
#62 Ohio State at Michigan State - 2:30 p.m.
Iowa at Wisconsin - 3 p.m.
#43 Penn State at #6 Michigan - 3 p.m.
#14 Nebraska at Minnesota - 3 p.m.
#47 Illinois at #34 Indiana - 4 p.m.
#16 Northwestern at #27 Purdue - 4 p.m.

April 21
#6 Michigan at #62 Ohio State - 11 a.m.
Michigan State at #43 Penn State - 11 a.m.
#34 Indiana at #16 Northwestern - 12 p.m.
Minnesota at Iowa - 12 p.m.
Wisconsin at #14 Nebraska - 12 p.m.
#27 Purdue at #47 Illinois - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. The conference is led by No. 6 Michigan, No. 14 Nebraska, No. 16 Northwestern and No. 27 Purdue in the top 30. Indiana sits at No. 34, while Penn State checks in at No. 43. Illinois is No. 47 and Ohio State ranks No. 62.

Individually, 13 Big Ten women's tennis players and 11 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
11. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
26. Emina Bektas, MICH
49. Kate Turvy, NU
50. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
60. Petra Januskova, PSU
62. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
96. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
97. Katie Klyczek, IND
102. Allison Falkin, ILL
104. Sarah Lee, MICH
109. Melissa Kopinski, ILL
119. Leslie Hureau, IND
122. Veronica Corning, NU

Doubles
3. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
4. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
18. Linda Abu Mushefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
25. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
27. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
30. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU
46. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
60. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
77. Janine Weinreich/Stefanie Weinstein, NEB
81. Brooke Bolender/Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
87. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND

For the complete polls, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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April 12
#59 Illinois at #62 Ohio State - 2:30 p.m.

April 13
Minnesota at #34 Indiana - 11 a.m.
#12 Nebraska at #7 Michigan - 11 a.m.
#16 Northwestern at #38 Penn State - 11 a.m.
Wisconsin at #23 Purdue - 12 p.m.
Iowa at Michigan State - 12 p.m.

April 14
#59 Illinois at #38 Penn State - 10 a.m.
Wisconsin at #34 Indiana - 11 a.m.
Iowa at #7 Michigan - 12 p.m.
#12 Nebraska at Michigan State - 12 p.m.
Minnesota at #23 Purdue - 1 p.m.
#16 Northwestern at #62 Ohio State - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. The conference is led by No.7 Michigan, No. 12 Nebraska, No. 16 Northwestern and No. 23 Purdue in the top 25. Indiana sits at No. 34, while Penn State checks in at No. 38. Illinois is No. 59 and Ohio State ranks No. 62.

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
14. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
28. Emina Bektas, MICH
45. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
49. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
55. Kate Turvy, NU
67. Petra Januskova, PSU
90. Katie Klyczek, IND
97. Sarah Lee, MICH
98. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
106. Veronica Corning, NU
117. Melissa Kopinski, ILL
122. Leslie Hureau, IND

Doubles
2. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
6. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
9. Linda Abu Mushefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
25. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
27. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
45. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
48. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
49. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU
74. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND

For the complete polls, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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April 5
#52 Ohio State at Wisconsin - 2 p.m.
#33 Penn State at Minnesota - 4 p.m.
#19 Purdue at #13 Nebraska - 4 p.m.
#32 Indiana at Iowa - 4:30 p.m.

April 6
Michigan State at #14 Northwestern - 11 a.m.
#8 Michigan at #54 Illinois - 1 p.m.

April 7

#33 Penn State at Wisconsin - 10 a.m.
Michigan State at #54 Illinois - 12 p.m.
#32 Indiana at #13 Nebraska - 12 p.m.
#19 Purdue at Iowa - 12 p.m.
#52 Ohio State at Minnesota - 12 p.m.
#8 Michigan at #14 Northwestern - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.
 

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Michigan leads the way for conference squads at No. 8, while Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue join the Wolverines in the top 20 at No. 13, No. 14 and No. 19, respectively. Indiana checks in at No. 32 and Penn State follows at No. 33. Ohio State sits at No. 52 and Illinois holds the No. 54 spot.

For the complete rankings, click here.

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