Facing a break point, Giulia Pairone and Chiara Lommer knew the pressure was on. With the other doubles matches already finished, the two seniors knew the upcoming point would determine whether Michigan or Virginia won the crucial doubles point.
Pairone served and Lommer moved into the net. The point slipped away, and the Wolverines fought but didn’t quite have the technique or sharpness to finish the job.
This became a common sight as the No. 12 Michigan women’s tennis team (4-4) fell, 4-1, at No. 13 Virginia (7-2).