2011 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships Central
May 20, 2011
Northwestern Bows Out to Top-Seeded Stanford
Top-seeded Stanford defeated No. 16 Northwestern, 4-2, on its home court on Friday night. The Wildcats picked up the doubles point after wins at Nos. 2 and 3, but four singles wins pushed the Cardinal in front for good. Kate Turvy earned the lone singles win for Northwestern at No. 4. The Wildcats finish the season with a 22-8 record.
Michigan Drops 4-2 Decision to Miami
Michigan fell to Miami (Fla.), 4-2, in the NCAA Championships Round of 16 on Friday. The 10th-seeded Wolverines tied the match at 2-2 after losing the doubles point but lost the next two singles matches to the seventh-seeded Hurricanes. Denise Muresan picked up a win at No. 1 and Mimi Nguyen won at No. 6 for the Wolverines. Michigan closes the season with a 24-5 record.
Round of 16 Slated for Friday
Michigan and Northwestern look to continue their run toward the national title on Friday with Round of 16 matches in Stanford, Calif. The 10th-seeded Wolverines take on No. 7 Miami (Fla.) at Noon PT while the 16th-seeded Wildcats meet No. 1 Stanford at 6 p.m.
Michigan Tops Tulsa, 4-1
Michigan advanced past Tulsa with a 4-1 win on Sunday, locking the 10th-seeded Wolverines' spot in the Round of 16. Denise Muresan and Brooke Bolender helped Michigan clinch the doubles point, picking up a win at No. 1 after the Wolverines won at No. 2 to take the 1-0 lead. Singles victories by Whitney Taney at No. 3, Muresan at No. 1 and Sam Critser at No. 4 gave Michigan the match and a trip to the third round of the tournament. The Wolverines will square off with No. 7 Miami (Fla.) on May 20.
Michigan Hosts Tulsa in Second Round on Sunday
Tenth-seeded Michigan competes in NCAA Championships second-round action on Sunday, hosting Tulsa at 1 p.m. ET. The winner of Sunday's match will advance to the Round of 16 to face No. 7 Miami (Fla.) on May 20.
Northwestern Defeats Notre Dame to Advance to Round of 16
Northwestern took down Notre Dame, 4-0, in the second round of the NCAA Championships on Saturday. The 16th-seeded Wildcats earned the doubles point and moved in front early after taking the Nos. 1 and 3 contests. Northwestern then won at Nos. 1, 3 and 5 singles to take the match. Maria Mosolova picked up a win at No. 1, followed by Kate Turvy with a victory at No. 3. Stacey Lee clinched the match at No. 5, pushing the Wildcats into the Round of 16.
Michigan Blanks Akron, 4-0
Tenth-seeded Michigan picked up a 4-0 win over Akron on Saturday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Wolverines took the doubles point to start the match, winning at Nos. 2 and 3 to claim the 1-0 lead. Victories at Nos. 1, 4 and 6 singles wrapped up the match in Michigan's favor. Denise Muresan took a win at No. 1, while Sam Critser followed at No. 4 and Mimi Nguyen clinched the match with a win at No. 6. The Wolverines move on to the second round, where they will meet Tulsa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor.
NCAA Championships Continue on Saturday
Michigan and Northwestern continue NCAA Women's Tennis Championships play on Saturday, with the Wolverines competing in first-round action and the Wildcats squaring off in the tournament's second round. Sixteenth-seeded Northwestern hosts Notre Dame at Noon CT, while No. 10 Michigan takes on Akron at 1 p.m. ET.
Northwestern Downs IPFW, 4-0
Northwestern defeated IPFW, 4-0, on Friday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships. A pair of 8-1 wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles helped the No. 16 seed Wildcats capture the doubles point, giving Northwestern the 1-0 lead. Kate Turvy took a point at No. 3 singles after IPFW's Caterina Kiefer was forced to retire, giving Northwestern a 2-0 edge. Straight-set wins from Stacey Lee at No. 6 and Linda Abu Mushrefova at No. 5 clinched the match for the Wildcats. Northwestern will host Notre Dame in the second round on Saturday. The match is scheduled for Noon CT.
Northwestern Opens NCAA Championships Play on Friday
Northwestern begins its NCAA Championships run on Friday, hosting IPFW at 1 p.m. CT. The 16th-seeded Wildcats would take on the winner of Notre Dame and Fresno State on Saturday at Noon with a win. Michigan also hosts first- and second-round contests, opening tournament play with a match against Akron at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. The No. 10 Wolverines would take on Nebraska or Tulsa in Sunday's second round at 1 p.m. with a win.