Wolverines Strong on day two of the Michigan Invitational
// Sarah VanMetre
Michigan has two doubles wins from No. 6 Duke and five of seven singles matches from No. 10 Ohio State.
» For the second consecutive day, Jaedan Brown and Kari Miller teamed up for a win in the doubles court, with Anca Craciun and Nicole Hammond also getting a win.
Miller, Craciun, Hammond, Julia Flegner and Lanie Van Linge each had singles wins over Ohio State.
Site: Ann Arbor, Michigan (College Tennis Center)
Event: Michigan Invitational (Day 2 of 3)
Results: No team score
Next UM event: Sunday, January 16 – host, Michigan Invitational – Day 3 (Varsity Tennis Center), noon
• Complete results
ANN ARBOUR, Mich. — The No. 16-ranked University of Michigan women’s tennis team continued to play as hosts of the three-day Michigan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Varsity Tennis Center. UM faced Duke in doubles and Ohio State in singles.
Michigan won two of No. 6 Duke’s three doubles matches. For the second day in a row, the sophomore duo Kari Miller and Jaedan Brown came away with a victory on the doubles court. The pair took an early break but fought back for a 6-2 win over the No.60-ranked pair of Chloe Beck and Ellie Coleman.
UM’s other doubles win comes courtesy of senior Anca Craciun and junior Nicole Hammond. The pair picked up a 6-3 win over Duke’s Georgia Drummi and Karolina Berankova. With the serve match at 4-3, Hammond and Craciun got the break they needed for a 5-3 lead before serving out the match in the match that followed for their first doubles victory of the event.
In singles, UM won five of Ohio State’s seven singles matches.
First-year student Julia Flegner was victorious in singles for the second day in a row, earning a win over Madeline Atway. Fliegner ran away with the first set 6-1 and was leading 1-0 in the second when Atway gave up.
Hammond also picked up her second singles win of the weekend, earning a 6-3, 6-4 win over Shelly Bereznyak. Hammond took a 4-1 lead in the first set, taking the win 6-3. In the second, Hammond got the break she needed at 3-2 and held it to the end in the straight-sets win.
Craciun won their first singles match of the weekend with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Kathleen Jones. After taking the win in the first set, Craciun was down 4-3 in the second. She won the last three games of the set to wrap up the match.
Miller rallied from a first-set loss to win in three over Isabelle Boulais, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Miller won the first three games of the second set to force the third en route to her second straight singles victory.
Wrapping up the day for Michigan was Lanie Van Linge, who won his first singles match of the season with a 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 win over Dani Schoenly. Van Linge was down 4-1 in the second set before rallying to force a tiebreaker, but fell short. She won the last two games of the third set to avoid another breaker to claim victory.
The Wolverines wrap up the Michigan Invitational and tournament season on Sunday, January 16 at the Varsity Tennis Center. UM takes on Notre Dame in doubles at noon, with singles against Duke to follow.