May 15, 2006
The No. 29 University of Michigan women's tennis team was unable to pull off an upset of No. 2 Notre Dame, as the Wolverines dropped a 4-0 decision to the Fighting Irish in the second round of the 2006 NCAA Championship Saturday afternoon (May 13) at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Michigan fell just a few games shy of becoming the first team this season to win a doubles point against Notre Dame (26-1), and the Irish went on to claim straight-set victories in the first three singles matches completed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Wolverines finish the season at 17-8, while today marked the final career match for 22-year head coach Bitsy Ritt, who will move into an associate athletic director role at U-M next month.