Women's Tennis
    No. 17 Michigan Defeats Fresno State To Open NCAA Play

    May 9, 2014

    No. 17 Michigan women's tennis team, led by No. 1 singles player Emina Bektas, moved a step closer to its sixth straight NCAA round of 16 appearance with a first-round win over Fresno State, 4-0, on Friday (May 9) at USC's Marks Tennis Stadium.

    The Wolverines improved to 22-4 while the Bulldogs, in their first NCAA appearance since 2011, fell to 16-9. Michigan will play the winner of USC-Idaho on Saturday.

    Michigan got off to a quick start with doubles wins on courts 2 and 3. Ronit Yurovsky and Laura Ucros dispatched of Anne Susdorf and Tanya Murtagh, 8-2, on court 3 for a quick edge as courts 1 and 2 tightened up. Court 2 ended the suspense as Sarah Lee and Amy Zhu took care of Rana Sherif Ahmed and Sofya Malysheva, 8-5, to clinch the doubles win.

    Bektas, ranked No. 9, won the first singles match on court 1, defeating No. 72 Sophie Watts, 6-3, 6-1. Yurovsky, on court 2, made it 3-0 Michigan with another 6-3, 6-1 win over Ahmed.

    With the Wolverines leading on three of the remaining four courts, Ucros made it official with a 6-0, 6-2 win on court 6 over Murtagh.

    #17 Michigan 4, #68 Fresno State 0
    May 9, 2014 - Marks Stadium (Los Angeles, Calif.)

    DOUBLES
    (1) #18 Bektas/Bolender (M) vs. A. Watts/S. Watts (FS) - 7-6, susp.
    (2) Lee/Zhu (M) def. Ahmed/Malysheva (FS) - 8-5
    (3) Yurovsky/Ucros (M) def. Susdorf/Murtagh (FS) - 8-2
    Michigan wins doubles point.
    Order of finish: 3, 2

    SINGLES
    (1) #9 Emina Bektas (M) def. #72 Sophie Watts (FS) - 6-3, 6-1
    (2) #25 Ronit Yurovsky (M) def. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) - 6-3, 6-1
    (3) Brooke Bolender (M) vs. Sofya Malysheva (FS) - 5-7, 2-0, susp.
    (4) #122 Sarah Lee (M) vs. Anneka Watts (FSU) - 6-2, 5-3, susp.
    (5) #117 Amy Zhu (M) vs. Anne Susdrof (FSU) - 6-3, 2-1, susp.
    (6) Laura Ucross (M) def. Tanya Murtagh (FSU) - 6-0, 6-2
    Order of finish: 1, 2, 6