Friday, May 21, 2010

Big Ten women's teams bow out of NCAAs

It was a short trip to the NCAA Championship final rounds for the Big Ten women's teams.  Northwestern and Michigan -- both top ten seeds -- were upset on the first day.

The sixth-seeded Wildcats were up first thing in the morning against the No. 11 University of Miami women.  Though Samantha Murray and Kate Turvy took the first doubles match, the Hurricanes came back for the next two and put the first point on the board.  Miami made it 2-0 when Anna Bartenstein took out Lauren Lui, followed by another straight set win by Laura VallverduTurvy did pick up a point for the Big Ten champion Wildcats at No. 4, but Bianca Eickhorn clinched it for the Hurricanes.

The Big Ten didn't have any better a showing in the afternoon.  The fourth-seeded Michigan women were shutout by No. 13 Tennessee.  The Volunteers took a tight doubles point and followed it with three straight set singles wins.  The Wolverines had captured sets on the remaining courts, but they just didn't get the job done quick enough.

Results for the matches are below.  You can find the full draw here and additional stories on the matches at Zoo Tennis.  The Big Ten men are in action Friday with Ohio State facing Wisconsin. The match is scheduled for 9:00 am EST, but there is a chance of rain in Georgia.

No. 11 Miami 4, No. 5 Northwestern 1
Laura Vallverdu (UM) defeated Maria Mosolova (NU), 6-2,6-3
Bianca Eichkorn (UM) defeated Samantha Murray (NU), 6-2,7-5
Anna Bartenstein (UM) defeated Lauren Lui (NU), 6-2,6-4
Kate Turvy (NU) defeated Danielle Mills (UM), 6-4,6-2
Linda Abu Mushrefova (NU) vs. Gabriela Mejia (UM), 6-2,2-6,0-2 Did Not Finish
Stacey Lee (NU) vs. Claudia Wasilewski (UM), 5-7,3-2 Did Not Finish
Gabriela Mejia/Laura Vallverdu (UM) defeated Linda Abu Mushrefova/Lauren Lui (NU), 8-5
Anna Bartenstein/Bianca Eichkorn (UM) defeated Elena Chernyakova/Maria Mosolova (NU), 9-7
Samantha Murray/Kate Turvy (NU) defeated Danielle Mills/Claudia Wasilewski (UM), 8-1

No. 13 Tennessee 4, No. 4 Michigan 0
Caitlin Whoriskey (UT) defeated No. 19 Denise Muresan (UM), 6-2,6-1
Whitney Taney (UM) vs. No. 62 Maria Sorbello (UT), 2-6,4-2 Did Not Finish
Rosalia Alda (UT) defeated Mimi Nguyen (UM), 7-5,6-2 Did Not Finish
Tania Mahtani (UM) vs. Zsofia Zubor (UT), 3-6,3-2 Did Not Finish
Rika Tatsuno (UM) vs. Jennifer Meredith (UT), 6-4,0-6,1-0 Did Not Finish
Katie Lee (UT) defeated Michelle Sulahian (UM), 6-2,6-0
Whoriskey/Pluskota (UT) defeated No. 19 Taney/Tatsuno (UM), 8-3
Alda/Zubor (UT) defeated Nguyen/Sulahian (UM), 9-8(10)
Mahtani/Muresan (UM) vs. Sorbello/Szekely (UT), 8-8(2-6) Did Not Finish

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