Michigan wins program's first Big Ten women's tennis tourney crown

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Michigan wins program's first Big Ten women's tennis tourney crown

EVANSTON, Ill. – With a 4-0 victory over No. 2-seeded Ohio State, top-seeded Michigan won the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament Championship on Sunday at Combe Tennis Center. The Wolverines earned their first conference tournament crown.

[ MORE: Illinois claims Big Ten men’s tennis tourney ]

In doubles play, Michigan’s Emina Bektas and Alex Najarian defeated Gabriella De Santis and Sandy Niehaus, 8-7 (9-7), while the Wolverines’ Ronit Yurovsky and Sarah Lee topped Miho Kowase and Ferny Angeles Paz, 8-6.

Picking up singles wins for Michigan was Bektas, Yurovsky and Lee. Bektas defeated De Santis, 6-3, 6-1, while Yurovsky posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Anna Sanford. Lee secured a 6-2, 6-3 win over Angeles Paz.

BTN will televise the Big Ten Tournament final at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 12.

With the win, Michigan earns the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championships, which will be held May 14-25 in Waco, Texas.

– BigTen.org

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