Michigan, NU fall in NCAA women's tennis action

The Big Ten’s final remaining teams left in the 2012 Women’s Tennis Championships fell Thursday, as Michigan lost to reigning national champ Florida and Northwestern fell to Stanford. Catch up on all the action in this post and view the interactive NCAA bracket.

NO. 2 FLORIDA ELIMINATES MICHIGAN
Despite a close doubles point and an upset of the nation’s top tandem, the No. 15-ranked University of Michigan women’s tennis team could not overcome a slow start in singles play, falling, 4-0, to No. 2-seeded and defending NCAA champion Florida in the third round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday evening at the University of Georgia’s Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Read full recap at MGoBlue.com.

Singles
No. 1 — No. 12 Emina Bektas (U-M) vs. No. 1 Allie Will (UF), 3-6, 3-4 abandoned
No. 2 — No. 9 Lauren Embree (UF) d. No. 93 Brooke Bolender (U-M), 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 — Mimi Nguyen (U-M) vs. No. 21 Joanna Mather (UF), 5-7, 0-3 abandoned
No. 4 — No. 61 Sofie Oyen (UF) d. Sarah Lee (U-M), 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 — Kristen Dodge (U-M) vs. No. 79 Alex Cercone (UF), 1-6, 1-5 abandoned
No. 6 — Olivia Janowicz (UF) d. Michelle Sulahian (U-M), 6-1, 6-3

Doubles
No. 1 — No. 11 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. No. 1 Allie Will/Sofie Oyen (UF), 8-5
No. 2 — No. 22 Lauren Embree/Joanna Mather (UF) d. Mimi Nguyen/Michelle Sulahian (U-M), 9-7
No. 3 — No. 52 Alex Cercone/Olivia Hitimana (UF) d. Kristen Dodge/Sarah Lee (UM), 8-2
Order of Completion: Singles 6-2-4; Doubles 1-3-2

STANFORD OUSTS NORTHWESTERN IN THIRD ROUND
Northwestern drew Stanford in the third round of the NCAA Championships for the second straight year and for the second time in a row it was the Cardinal that was moving on to the quarterfinals at the end of the day. 4th-seeded Stanford defeated 13th-seeded Northwestern at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., 4-1. Read full recap at NUSports.com.

Doubles
1. No. 2 Mallory Burdette/Nicole Gibbs (STAN) def. No. 85 Linda Abu Mushrefova/Veronica Corning (NU) – 8-1
2. No. 24 Stacey Tan/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Nida Hamilton/Brittany Wowchuk (NU) – 8-5
3. Belinda Niu/Kate Turvy (NU) vs. Natalie Dillion/Veronica Li (STAN) – 6-5 (unfinished)
Order of finish: 1, 2*

Singles
1. No. 3 Nicole Gibbs (STAN) def. No. 20 Kate Turvy (NU) – 7-5, 6-3
2. Belinda Niu (NU) vs. No. 5 Mallory Burdette (STAN) – 2-6, 7-6 (4), 1-1 (unfinished)
3. No. 25 Stacey Tan (STAN) def. No. 82 Brittany Wowchuk (NU) – 6-0, 7-6 (5)
4. No. 74 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Veronica Corning (NU) – 6-1, 6-2
5. Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU) def. Veronica Li (STAN) – 6-4, 6-3
6. Nida Hamilton (NU) vs. Natalie Dillon (STAN) – 2-6, 6-4, 2-0 (unfinished)
Order of finish: 4, 1, 5, 3*

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