CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 21 Vanderbilt finished the 2013 ITA National Team Indoor Championship without a win after falling to No. 16 Michigan, 4-2, Sunday evening hosted by the University of Virginia at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
The Commodores, which fell to 4-3, lost all three matches this weekend to top 20 teams in the country. Even though Vanderbilt left without a win, the Commodores have a bright future ahead, as they performed against some of the best competition in the country.
Michigan started out of the gates quickly winning the doubles point on courts No. 1 and No. 2. The Wolverines duo No. 21 Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender defeated Courtney Colton and Lauren Mira, 8-2.
In the No. 2 doubles, Sarah Lee and Ronit Yurovsky received a tough match from Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares, but the Michigan duo made enough plays to win, 8-7.
Vanderbilt would fall behind 3-0 with losses in No. 4 (Lee over Casares, 6-0, 6-3) and No. 3 singles (Bolender over Sellyn, 6-2, 6-2), but the Commodores would not go down without a fight. Altick and Antal recorded wins for Vanderbilt at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions to pull within a point, 3-2.
Antal defeated Amy Zhu in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, while Altick knocked off Kristen Dodge, 6-3, 6-4.
The Commodores’ comeback would be halted as (Emina) Bektas clinched the win for Michigan in No. 1 singles. Bektas was able to hold off a strong effort by Colton, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
Vanderbilt heads to Texas for a two-match road trip Feb. 16-17. The Commodores will play No. 15 Baylor Feb. 16 in Waco and then No. 38 TCU in Fort Worth Feb. 17.
1. Emina Bektas (Michigan) def. No. 102 Courtney Colton (Vanderbilt) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
2. No. 61 Ronit Yurovsky (Michigan) vs. Lauren Mira (Vandy) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
3. Brooke Bolender (Michigan) def. Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 6-2
4. Sarah Lee (Michigan) def. No. 91 Marie Casares (Vanderbilt) 6-0, 6-3
5. Ashleigh Antal (Vanderbilt) def. No. 94 Amy Zhu (Michigan) 6-1, 6-4
6. No. 115 Frances Altick (Vanderbilt) def. Kristen Dodge (Michigan) 6-3, 6-4
1. No. 21 Bektas/Bolender (Michigan) def. Colton/Mira (Vanderbilt) 8-2
2. Lee/Yurovsky (Michigan) def. Antal/Casares (Vanderbilt) 8-7
3. Nguyen/Zhu (Michigan) vs. Altick/Sellyn (Vanderbilt) 7-6, unfinished
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