NU nips Michigan, wins 16th B1G crown in as many years

The run the Northwestern women’s tennis team is on is nothing short of amazing. The Wildcats made it 16 straight seasons with a Big Ten title – either the regular season title or tourney crown – Sunday afternoon at the Combe Tennis Center. This time, Northwestern rallied in the title match, erasing a 3-1 deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over top-seed Michigan.

[ MORE: NUSports.com: ‘Cats rally to defeat Michigan, 4-3, for Big Ten title ]

Senior Belinda Niu clinched the title by rallying and outlasting Ronit Yurovsky.

#16 Northwestern 4, #17 Michigan 3
Singles
1. #10 Emina Bektas (MICH) def. #37 Veronica Corning (NU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
2. #41 Belinda Niu (NU) def. #22 Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) 6-1, 6-7 (2), 7-5
3. Alicia Barnett (NU) def. #124 Sarah Lee (MICH) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
4. Brooke Bolender (MICH) def. Manon Peri (NU) 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Lok Sze Leung (NU) def. #125 Amy Zhu (MICH) 7-5, 7-5
6. Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Amy Ucros (MICH) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2*

Doubles
1. #17 Emina Bektas / Brooke Bolender (MICH) def. #28 Veronica Corning / Alicia Barnett (NU) 8-7 (10-8)
2. #85 Maddie Lipp / Nida Hamilton (NU) def. #80 Ronit Yurovsky / Laura Ucros (MICH) 8-2
3. Sarah Lee / Amy Zhu (MICH) def. Brooke Rischbieth / Belinda Niu (NU) 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3*

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