Northwestern and Michigan Will Play for Big Ten Title
April 25, 2009
No. 1 seed Northwestern defeated No. 4 seed Ohio State, 4-0, in the first semifinal match up of the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Madison, Wis. The Buckeyes finish their regular season with a 15-10 mark while the NU improves to 24-1.
No. 2 seed Michigan triumphed over No. 3 Illinois, 4-3, in the second semifinal match up of the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. The Illini end their 2009 season with a 18-7 record while the Wolverines improve to a 17-5 overall mark.
Northwestern and Michigan will meet at Noon CT on Sunday afternoon for the Big Ten title.
Match 8: No. 1 Northwestern def. No. 4 Ohio State, 4-0/Recap
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,4,6)
Match 9: No. 2 Michigan def. No. 3 Illinois, 4-3/Recap
1. Chisako Sugiyama/Tania Mahtani (MICH) def. Leigh Finnegan/Chelcie Abajian (ILL) 8-5
2. Rika Tatsuno/Whitney Taney (MICH) vs. Megan Fudge/Marisa Lambropoulos (ILL) 6-4, unfinished
3. Lindsey Howard/Denise Muresan (MICH) def. Amy Allin/Annie McCarthy (ILL) 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (2,6,1,4,5,3)