Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 5:45pm
Michigan women's tennis gained match experience at the Wolverine Invitational.

Michigan kicked off the women’s tennis season – unofficially – with the Wolverine Invitational. As it doesn’t count for the official players’ or team’s record, it is treated as a scrimmage – used to figure out the best doubles pairs, players’ strengths and weaknesses and team dynamic.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:59pm
Brienne Minor and Kate Fahey joined together to form a power duo in doubles.

It was the final evening of the NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Tennis Tournament. The two girls that stepped onto that court each had already made history in their own way and were hungry for one final mark in their books. The white shirts they donned were emblazoned with a block M, a symbol that connected them to the University of Michigan. And as the first serve flew over the net, Brienne Minor and Kate Fahey were officially competing for a national championship. Together. For the last time.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 8:14pm
Seniors Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor celebrate at the NCAA doubles championship in Orlando.

When you think about fairytale endings to a doubles career, this is just about as close as you can get. 

Michigan senior duo Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor played their first and last NCAA doubles tournament together this past weekend, and, against all odds, finished second in the nation. 

Going into the tournament unranked and being seeded to play some extremely tough pairs, Fahey and Minor were just along for the ride. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 9:11pm
Junior Chiara Lommer upset the No. 4 ranked player in the first round of the NCAA singles tournament.

For the first time in Michigan history, three Wolverines were going to Orlando to compete in the NCAA Singles Tournament. However, with the three girls all ranked top-50 in the country, none of them made a serious run in the tournament. 

Seniors Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor, who also teamed up in the doubles tournament, made their third appearance in the NCAA singles tournament, while junior Chiara Lommer made her debut. 

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:51pm
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Match Point. Again. 

Giulia Pairone prepared as the ball soared toward her. She swung and watched as the ball went past the baseline and, eventually, out of bounds. 

Just like that, the Georgia Bulldogs earned their fourth and final point. 

And just like that, the Michigan Wolverines’ season came to an end. 

But not for lack of trying, though. This Michigan women’s tennis team beat records, won championships, and still had a lot to prove. 

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 8:59pm
The Michigan women's tennis team won the Big Ten Tournament for the second consecutive year.

For the second consecutive year, the Michigan women’s tennis team are Big Ten Champions after defeating Illinois on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:36pm
The Michigan women's gymnastics team will compete against seven other teams at the NCAA National Championships this weekend.

Michigan, ranked seventh in the country, is now one of the eight teams that performed at the caliber that allowed them to advance from their regional competitions to compete on the biggest stage. The Wolverines are ready. And they know it.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:20pm
Senior goaltender Mira Shane recorded her 100th save of the season in a 12-8 Senior Day win over Rutgers.

“I think it’s a mentality thing,” Shane said. “I think I stay busy in my mind, even though I may not be running around. I always try to stay connected with our offense. You might see me doing some sprints as (the offensive players) score. But that’s only for me – I kind of get energized by them scoring and us having these great opportunities. I think that’s how we stay in the zone as a defensive unit.”

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 8:09pm
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Saturday, Michigan blanked Rutgers (9-9, 1-7), 5-0, with dominant play from doubles pairs No. 1, seniors Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor, and No. 2, junior Giulia Pairone and freshman Anca Craciun, who have acted as doubles-point closers throughout the season. Along with strong doubles play were convincing singles victories from Fahey, Minor and sophomore Alyvia Jones to clinch the win.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:57pm
Emma McLean (left) and Olivia Karas are Michigan women's gymnastics' two senior leaders.

Right off the bat, the two became immensely close. Like, finishing-each-other’s-sentences close, so it’s no surprise that McLean and Karas spent all of their time together trying to figure out the game called life. There were times when they would miss the bus and chase after it so they wouldn’t be late to practice, or would miss dinner and would eat dry cereal on McLean’s dorm room floor.