Following Maloney’s close loss in singles, the No. 19 Michigan men’s tennis team (16-7 overall, 7-4 Big Ten) fell 1-4 to Iowa in the last meet of the regular season, after an uncharacteristically flat performance.
The pair of commanding victories came on the opening day of a weekend in which the sixth-ranked Wolverines (18-8, 3-0) traveled to Boston to start conference play at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool. The first day was characterized by total dominance on both offense and defense for Michigan against its conference opponents. Sunday saw a far closer 9-6 battle against No. 15 Princeton, in which Michigan ultimately prevailed. With their strong showing, the Wolverines are now 3-0 in conference play.
After getting off to a roaring start on Sunday, it looked like the No. 6 Michigan water polo team was on course to pull off a major win over No. 4 California after netting wins over two ranked teams that same weekend. But the Wolverines ultimately succumbed after suffering a series of scoring droughts in the second half, falling, 7-11, to the Golden Bears, bringing an end to Michigan’s seven-game winning streak.
The day after the Michigan men’s tennis team secured a win in Ann Arbor against No. 12 Notre Dame, the 18th-ranked Wolverines traveled to Cleveland State and dispatched the Vikings in a 5-2 victory, extending their winning streak to six.
Barnett and Hill were among the distance runners of the Michigan men’s track and field team who traveled to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State Classic, while the throwers, jumpers and sprinters went to Nashville, Tenn. for Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge. While the Wolverines failed to meet their full potential in the mile, there were a host of strong performances and personal-best records in both of the non-scoring meets to build off of as the team prepares for the upcoming Big Ten Indoor Championships, which will be hosted in Ann Arbor.