Women's Tennis

Chiara Lommer is finally getting her chance to pick up where she left off last season.

Fast forward over ten months to this past Saturday, Lommer and the Michigan women’s tennis team at last made their return to the court.

Lommer wasted no time picking up right where she left off. But doing so wasn’t easy.

Michigan's highly touted freshman class showed off their skills at the Michigan Invitational.

Despite a strange start to their Michigan careers, the Wolverines' women's tennis freshman opened the season with a strong showing in the Michigan Invitational. The group, which came to Ann Arbor with high expectations, showed its talent, resolve, and composure.

Jaedan Brown won five of her six matches in the Michigan Invitational.

After an extended break, the Michigan Women’s tennis team made its long-awaited return, playing at the Michigan Invitational. 

Michigan doubles pair Chiara Lommer and Giulia Pairone lost on a crucial break point to Virginia.

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).

Senior Giulia Pairone won her singles match to secure No. 24 Michigan's win over No. 10 Florida on Tuesday.

Guilia Pairone smashed a ball to the right side and let out a scream. 

Her opponent never even moved. 

Senior Chiara Lommer won a key match in the Wolverines' win over UCF at the ITA Kickoff on Sunday.

The No. 15 Michigan women’s tennis team (2-0) played host to the International Tennis Association kick-off meet at the Varsity Tennis Center this weekend, and after a 4-2 semifinal win over Mississippi (3-1) and a 4-2 defeat of No. 12 Central Florida (2-1), the Wolverines clinched a berth to the ITA National Team indoor championship. It did not go without a hitch.

With star duo Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor not returning for the 2020 season, the Michigan women’s tennis team is figuring out how to fill the gaps.

Kate Fahey sits atop the Michigan women’s tennis all-time wins list. Brienne Minor follows closely behind at spot No. 7. Minor is the only Wolverine in team history to be a four-time ITA All-American, while Fahey owns an impressive three All-America honors.

Freshman Nicole Hammond was the only freshman to travel to Arizona and went 2-1.

In its final matches of the fall season, the Michigan women’s tennis team showcased its singles performances at the ASU Thunderbird Tournament and the ITA Fall Nationals.

Senior Giulia Pairone lost a tightly contested third set at the ITA Women's All-American Championships last weekend.

It came down to the finish for Giulia Pairone.


The results from the four-day Women’s Collegiate Classic in Malibu were mixed. The Wolverines started strongly with wins in Thursday’s first round matches. Freshman Andrea Cerdan edged out No. 15 Christina Rosca of Vanderbilt in a close match, taking two of three sets by a slim margin, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. While Cerdan stumbled in the second round — losing two consecutive sets 6-2 — the freshman’s ability to win against highly-ranked players makes her an integral part of Michigan’s program as the season goes on.