Tennis

junior Chiara Lommer defeated her opponent at No. 3 singles for the Michigan women's tennis team.

Brienne Minor and Kate Fahey know how to lead by example.

The two seniors teamed up in doubles play for the Michigan women’s tennis team’s (7-4 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) match with Iowa (8-6, 0-2) on Sunday. Minor and Fahey were the first to finish their doubles match, defeating their opponents, 6-2, after Minor sealed the deal with a swinging forehand volley on match point.

Men's tennis coach Adam Steinberg has transformed Michigan's program since his arrival in 2014.

“That’s the secret: This (culture) makes you a better person,” Steinberg said. “I feel like that’s the most important part of my job — helping these kids understand life’s not about ‘you’ as much as it’s about being unselfish, giving and caring about others, whether it be on the tennis court or anywhere else in life.”

Connor Johnston and Harrison Brown brought energy that Michigan coach Adam Steinberg noted contributed to the doubles win.

Bouncing balls. Squeaking sneakers. Guttural grunts. All are sounds one expects to hear when watching a tennis match, but they’re not the only ones present when watching the No. 24 Michigan men’s tennis team compete.

The Michigan men's tennis team beat NC State 4-1 on Saturday.

Schalet capped off an impressive day with a win in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Senior Gabe Tishman, the only Michigan singles player to not participate in doubles, had possibly the most dominant singles win for the Wolverines, 6-0, 6-4, while junior Connor Johnston won 6-4, 7-5 to give Michigan the deciding point and a 4-1 win.

Andrew Fenty and Pat Maloney spearheaded Michigan's 4-1 win over NC State.

After a long fall of individual competition, the 24th-ranked Wolverines entered the team season with their sights sets on Saturday’s ITA Kick-Off. Thanks to last year’s Sweet Sixteen run — Michigan’s first since 2008 — the team earned the right to host the tournament for the first time in program history, drawing national attention to Fenty and Maloney’s home debut.

The two new kids on the block didn’t disappoint.

Chiara Lommer's play improved on Sunday after Ronni Bernstein switched up doubles pairings.

Stunned, Bernstein was faced with one question after stumbling out of the gate: How do you move forward after a nightmare like Saturday?

“We could see some (doubles) lineup changes,” Bernstein said after Saturday’s matches. “It’s something I’ll think about over a cup of coffee.”

Michigan coach Ronni Bernstein said the energy wasn't there in the Wolverines' loss to Ohio State.

When the dust settled, the Wolverines dodged a bullet. Because of the event’s exhibition status, results don’t factor into team and individual records — thus saving No. 10 Michigan from the stain of a 4-0 doubles loss against an unranked opponent.

Senior Runhao Hua ended his senor season in the round of 16 at the NCAA Tournament

Seniors Runaho Hua and Alex Knight ended their final seasons with the Wolverines in the NCAA Tournament.

Senior Runhoa Hua secured a clutch win against UCLA in Michigan's Sweet Sixteen loss

Falling to UCLA 4-2 in the Sweet Sixteen, the Michigan men's tennis team capped off a stellar year and hopes to make its level of success the norm for the program.

Senior Alex Knight's singles win on Friday advanced Michigan to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal

Michigan won against Wisconsin through the efforts of Mattias Siimar to push them to the semifinals where it fell to No. 2 seed Illinois.