Northwestern Wins Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament
April 28, 2013
Bloomington, Ind. -
Northwestern Wins Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament
Third-seeded Northwestern took home the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament crown with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Michigan on Sunday. The title is the Wildcats’ 14th in the last 15 conference postseason events and gives 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 by 25th-ranked Emina Bektas over 123rd-ranked Veronica Corning (3-6, 6-3, 6-2) in the No. 1 singles slot.
The Wildcats responded with three-straight singles victories to clinch the match. In the No. 2 spot, 51st-ranked Kate Turvy knocked off 48th-ranked Ronit Yurovsky (3-6, 6-2, 6-1). Nida Hamilton pulled out a win over Kristen Dodge (6-1, 7-6) at No. 6 and Linda Abu Mushrefova defeated Brooke Bolender (3-6, 7-5, 6-4) at No. 4 to clinch the tournament title.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament concludes today with top-seeded Michigan battling third-seeded Northwestern, with the winner earning the Big Ten Tournament championship and becoming the conference's NCAA automatic qualifier. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 27 - SEMIFINALS: Third-seeded Northwestern defeated second-seeded Nebraska, 4-1, to move on to the tournament final. The Wildcats will face top-seeded Michigan at Noon ET on Sunday.
APRIL 27 - SEMIFINALS: Top-seeded Michigan earned a 4-0 victory over fourth-seeded Purdue to advance to the Big Ten Tournament final. After earning the doubles point, the Wolverines added singles wins from Brooke Bolender, Kristen Dodge and Ronit Yurovsky.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament continues with semifinal matches on Saturday, as No. 1 Michigan takes on No. 4 Purdue, and No. 2 Nebraska plays No. 3 Northwestern. Click the Tournament Central link at the top of the page for more information.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Third-seeded Northwestern defeated six-seed and host Indiana, 4-0, to move on to the tournament semifinals. The Wildcats will face second-seeded Nebraska at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Second-seeded Nebraska earned a 4-0 victory over 10th-seeded Minnesota to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. After earning the doubles point, the Huskers added singles wins from Maggy Lehmicke, Patricia Veresova and Stefanie Weinstein.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Top-seeded Michigan defeated eighth-seeded Iowa, 4-2, to move on to the tournament semifinals. The Wolverines will face fourth-seeded Purdue at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.
APRIL 26 - QUARTERFINALS: Fourth-seeded Purdue earned a 4-1 victory over fifth-seeded Illinois to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. After earning the doubles point, the Boilermakers added singles wins from Gisella Pere, Daniela Vidal and Lynda Xepoleas.
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament continues today as each of the top four seeds open tournament competition in quarterfinal action. Friday's action begins at 10 a.m. ET with top-seeded Michigan facing eighth-seeded Iowa and fourth-seeded Purdue battling fifth-seeded Illinois. Friday's schedule concludes with two matches scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET, with second-seeded Nebraska squaring off against 10th-seeded Minnesota and third-seeded Northwestern facing six-seed and host Indiana.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: 10th-seeded Minnesota knocked off seventh-seeded Penn State, 4-1, on Thursday afternoon. The Badgers will take on second-seeded Nebraska in a quarterfinal matchup tomorrow.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: Six-seed and host Indiana blanked 11-seed Wisconsin, 4-0, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday afternoon. The Hoosiers will face three-seed Northwestern at 2 p.m. ET tomorrow in the quarterfinals.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: Eighth-seeded Iowa held on for a 4-2 victory over ninth-seeded Ohio State in the first round of the tournament. The Hawkeyes advance to face top-seeded Michigan at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.
APRIL 25 - FIRST ROUND: The fifth-seeded Illinois women's tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament with a 4-1 victory over 12th-seeded Michigan State State Thursday afternoon. The Illini move on to face fourth-seeded Purdue at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.
2013 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament Underway
The Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament has begun in Bloomington, Ind., with No. 8 Iowa taking on No. 9 Ohio State, and No. 5 Illinois going against No. 12 Michigan State. At 2 p.m. ET, No. 7 Penn State takes on No. 10 Minnesota and No. 6 Indiana matches up with No. 11 Wisconsin.