Seven Big Ten Players Earn Berths to NCAA Women's Tennis Championships
May 5, 2011
Two Big Ten singles players and three doubles duos have been selected to the 2011 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships as announced on Wednesday. Big Ten Champion Michigan and Big Ten Tournament Champion Northwestern will each send three players to the championships, while Iowa will be represented by a doubles pair.
The Wolverines' Denise Muresan earned the conference's automatic singles bid, picking up the No. 8 seed in the 64-player field. Northwestern's Maria Mosolova also earned a top-16 seed, receiving an at-large berth to the tournament. Muresan and teammate Brooke Bolender earned a top-eight seed in the doubles draw, entering the championships as the conference's automatic bid. Iowa's Sonja Molnar and Jessica Young and Northwestern's Linda Abu Mushrefova and Nida Hamilton join the Wolverine duo in the 32-pair field.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 25-30 at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif., following the conclusion of the team championship that runs May 20-24.