Michigan's Muresan Earns Women's Tennis Weekly Honor
March 29, 2011
Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week
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