The Wolverine

May 2014 Issue

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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T he Michigan women's tennis team capped off its stellar regular season with a 7-0 win at Purdue April 20, winning its fifth consecutive regular- season Big Ten title. The Wolverines finished 19-3 overall and 11-0 in conference play to earn the top seed at the Big Ten Tournament, which was slated for April 25-27 in Evanston, Ill. "I am just really happy for the girls," Michigan head coach Ronni Bernstein said. "They put a lot of pride into everything they do and worked so hard all year to get to this point. We talked about how we were just going to go one match at a time this year and not look too far ahead of us. It is a long year and you have to put in a lot of work to get to this point. Five in a row is pretty amazing. It really shows how much this group really fights and battles. They play hard for each other and that is really special." After failing to win a conference title for a decade (1999-2009), Michigan has claimed at least a share of the last five Big Ten crowns. During that stretch, the Wolverines are an incredible 51-2 against conference foes. This season's 11-0 league record marks the third time in the last five years and the fourth time   OLYMPIC SPORTS Women's Tennis Wins Regular-Season Big Ten Title, Looks To Postseason The women's tennis squad captured its fifth straight Big Ten championship, posted the fourth undefeated conference season in program history and won 11 league contests for the first time ever. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

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