Michigan's Muresan Earns Women's Tennis Weekly Honor

March 29, 2011

Big Ten Women's Tennis Weekly Release

Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
Denise Muresan, Michigan
Sr. - Lincolnshire, Ill. - Stevenson

Denise Muresan picks up her second Big Ten Athlete of the Week award of 2011 after leading No. 5 Michigan to conference wins against Indiana and No. 58 Purdue. Muresan and teammate Brooke Bolender, ranked 14th in the country in doubles, opened the weekend with a win at the No. 1 spot, defeating No. 53 Leslie Hureau and Myriam Sopel, 8-4. The eighth-ranked singles player in the nation, Muresan followed with a win at No. 1, taking a 6-2, 6-3 decision over 78th-ranked Hureau en route to a 6-1 Wolverine victory against the Hoosiers. Muresan and Bolender picked up another win at No. 1 doubles against Purdue, taking down No. 25 Jennifer Rabot and Mara Schmidt, 8-1. The senior then defeated Rabot at No. 1 singles, earning a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory to lead Michigan to a 7-0 win. With her win over Rabot, Muresan earned her 100th career victory, becoming just the third Wolverine to win 100 singles matches.

Last Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brooke Bolender (Feb. 22, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 18: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH
Jan. 25: Natallia Pintusava, Fr., MINN
Feb. 1: Sam Critser, Fr., MICH
Feb. 8: Brittany Wowchuk, So., NU
Feb. 15: Whitney Taney, Sr., MICH
Feb. 22: Brooke Bolender, Fr., MICH
March 1: Stacey Lee, Jr., NU
March 8: Maria Mosolova, Sr., NU
March 15: Bhavani Tirumurti, Sr., PUR
March 22: Sonja Molnar, Jr., IOWA
March 29: Denise Muresan, Sr., MICH