Texas women’s tennis upsets fourth-ranked Michigan 4-3

Posted March 5th, 2016


The Longhorns won a tie-breaker to earn the doubles point and edged Michigan in three singles matches to upset the fourth-ranked Wolverines 4-3 on Saturday at UT’s Whitaker Tennis Courts.

It was the program’s first win over a top-five opponent since January of 2012, when Texas topped No. 4 North Carolina.

“Michigan was without one of its top players today, so that shouldn’t get lost in the equation,” said Texas head coach Howard Joffe.”


17th-ranked  freshman Brienne Minor wasn’t in action on Saturday.

“They took everything we had and played down to the wire. They are unbelievably well coached and just a real class act. I certainly feel delighted for our group, but you can actually feel for Michigan. They are really a class act.” said Joffe.

UT’s Breaunna Addison and sophomore Dani Wagland won at first doubles and Texas’ Lana Groenvynck and  Katie Poluta beat Teona Velehorschi and Sara Remynse in a tiebreaker 7-6 (2) to give Texas the doubles point.

Longhorn Daniella Roldan’s 6-2, 6-4 win over Remynse at fifth singles gave Texas a 2-0 lead and Addison stretched the lead to 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over the 15th-ranked Yurovsky at first singles.

The Wolverines rallied with wins at the sixth and fourth singles positions to cut the lead to 3-2. Wagland lost her first set against Mira Ruder-Hook 6-2, then won 6-3, 6-3 to get the team victory.

Michigan’s Fahey defeated UT’s Neda Koprcina in a second-set tiebreaker just moments after Wagland’s win to make it 4-3.

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