The Wolverines took their second loss of the season in convincing fashion, and it leaves us with questions about whether or not Michigan's depth could prohibit it from reaching its season goals. Also, Max turned 21.
Saturday evening in the Varsity Tennis Center, all in attendance focused their eyes on the matchup between Michigan freshman Patrick Maloney and Oklahoma freshman Mason Beiler.
Up 5-2 in the third set of No. 6 singles, Maloney had a chance to secure the win for his team by extending the Wolverines’ lead to 4-2. Maloney turned to the home crowd in the balcony and his teammates nearby, throwing his hands in the air and yelling, “Let’s go!”, trying to raise the energy in the arena and ride its way to a victory for Michigan.
The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles pairs for the Michigan women's tennis team and Michigan State split the opening two matches Saturday afternoon, leaving the crucial first point up for grabs. The Wolverines jumped out to a 4-2 lead with an early break on serve, but the Spartans broke back the following game and held serve to even the match at 4-4. Michigan junior Chiara Lommer and sophomore Bella Lorenzini broke the deadlock by holding serve and gained their second break of the match to seal the 6-4 victory.
Michigan basketball rolls along after a slight hitch in the giddy-up, and hockey probably needed more than its split against Penn State to feel good about their postseason hopes. All that and an update on Rutgers BACKsketball.
Kate Fahey might have many attributes, accolades and awards to her name, but the senior Michigan women’s tennis player is arguably best defined by her determination to win.
This was clear during a disappointing 6-1 doubles loss with senior Brienne Minor at the Michigan Invitational on Saturday. Fahey’s frustration with her play, even slamming her racket on the court at one point as the 15th-ranked pair struggled to stay competitive with a lower-ranked opponent.
Including Micic’s match, the fifth-ranked Wolverines (7-0 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) cruised en route to six consecutive match wins, icing the dual in the process. After sophomore J.T. Correll at the 184-pound weight class was pinned, Michigan responded by squeezing out wins at 197 and heavyweight, finishing the dual with a 30-10 victory over Michigan State (4-5, 1-3).