Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska women's tennis team (8-10, 0-5 Big Ten) was swept 7-0 by the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines (13-3, 5-0 Big Ten) on Sunday at the Nebraska Tennis Center. The Huskers were unable to earn a point as they remain without a conference victory yet this season.
In doubles, Michigan's No. 18-ranked Emina Bektas and Brooke Bolender scorched Nebraska's Mary Hanna and Maggy Lehmicke 8-1 at the No. 1 position while fellow Wolverines Laura Ucros and Kristen Dodge dominated the Huskers' Hannah Sulz and Lauren Wagner 8-1 at the No. 3 spot. The No. 2 court went unfinished once the point was decided.
In singles, UM's No. 119-ranked Bolender defeated NU's Hanna 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 3 position while fellow Wolverine No. 123-ranked Sarah Lee toppled the Huskers' Izabella Zgierska 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot. The match was decided at the No. 1 court when Michigan's No. 9-ranked Bektas outlasted Nebraska's Lehmicke 6-3, 6-3.
The remaining matches played through with Michigan's Dodge defeating Nebraska's Sulz 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 5 position while fellow Wolverine Sara Remynse knocked off the Huskers' Wagner 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 5 spot. The final match ended on the No. 4 court with UM's Amy Zhu outpacing NU's Zeppernick 6-4, 6-2.
Next up for the Huskers is a road trip to the state of Indiana that sets Nebraska against Indiana on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. in Bloomington before moving on to West Lafayette to challenge Purdue on Sunday, April 6 at noon.
Nebraska - 0
No. 15 Michigan - 7
1. No. 9 Emina Bektas (UM) def. Maggy Lehmicke (NU) 6-3, 6-3
2. No. 123 Sarah Lee (UM) def. Izabella Zgierska (NU) 6-0, 6-2
3. No. 119 Brooke Bolender (UM) def. Mary Hanna (NU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Amy Zhu (UM) def. Maike Zeppernick (NU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Kristen Dodge (UM) def. Hannah Sulz (NU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Sara Remynse (UM) def. Lauren Wagner (NU) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish (3, 2, 1, 5, 6, 4)
1. No. 18 Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender (UM) def. Mary Hanna/Maggy Lehmicke (NU) 8-1
2. No. 66 Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu (UM) vs. Izabella Zgierska/Maike Zeppernick (NU) DNF
3. Laura Ucros/Kristen Dodge (UM) def. Hannah Sulz/Lauren Wagner (NU) 8-1
Order of finish (1, 3)