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Women’s tennis team falls to Michigan

Posted February 5th, 2017


The 18th-ranked Texas women’s tennis team had a rough time Sunday against No. 13 Michigan, falling 6-1 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Freshman Petra Granic, who is unbeaten in three dual matches this season, was the UT only winner, with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Mira Ruder-Hook. The Wolverines swept three matches to gain the doubles point and went up 2-0 when Chiara Lommer topped Dani Wagland.

Michigan’s Brienne Minor beat Neda Koprcina 6-1, 7-5 before Granic’s victory, and Kate Fahey clinched the victory for the Wolverines by downing freshman Bianca Turati 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Valeria Patiuk topped Katie Poluta 6-4, 6-4, and Alex Najarian edged Anna Turati 3-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (11-9) to finish the day.


Next up for the Longhorns will be their home opener at 11 a.m. Saturday against No. 17 Miami at the Whitaker Courts.

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