Women's Tennis

Senior Kate Fahey advanced to the final round of the tournament this past weekend.

The Michigan women’s tennis team competed in the Oracle ITA Fall Championships — a five-day tournament in Surprise, Ariz. last week.

Senior Kate Fahey faced teammates Brienne Minor and Chiara Lommer last week.

There was a lot on the line for the Michigan women’s tennis team as it hosted the ITA Midwest Regional.

Senior Kate Fahey made it to the semifinals of the Oracle ITA Masters tournament.

No. 18 Kate Fahey made it to the semifinals at the Oracle ITA Masters tournament.

Junior Kate Fahey fell to a familiar opponent in Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami in the NCAA Tournament

After battling through three sets, junior Kate Fahey fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as Michigan's only singles representative.

Junior Kate Fahey will compete in the NCAA Single Tournament individually without her team who fell to Stanford

Despite starting strong and downing Hawaii 4-0, the Michigan women's tennis team fell to Stanford 4-0, only taking one set in the match up.

Sophomore Chiara Lommer helped the Wolverines secure the Big Ten title over the weekend

But it didn’t matter who was on the other side of the net on Sunday for the Wolverines, all they wanted was a Big Ten Championship. And they got it — sweeping Michigan State and battling back from an early deficit against Illinois before winning the Big Ten Championship in a rematch against Northwestern, the team's only conference-play loss.

Kate Fahey has remained the silver lining much throughout the season until Michigan could play its best tennis of the year

Even when the rest of the Wolverines struggled in the beginning of the year, Fahey remained the silver lining.
But Fahey no longer has to be so, as Michigan seems to be playing its best tennis of the year — even in unexpected places such as with Alyvia Jones in the No. 4 slot.

Senior Mira Ruder-Hook lost the final match against Northwestern.

Mira Ruder-Hook couldn't finish off her match in Michigan's loss to Northwestern.

Freshman Bella Lorenzini helped the Michigan women's tennis team to conference wins over Ohio State and Penn State this past weekend.

For weeks, it has been the same story. The Michigan women’s tennis team has struggled in its non-conference schedule, but turned its season around for Big Ten opponents. And while the Wolverines picked up two more conference wins this weekend, the story finally changed.

Junior Brienne Minor looked up to the Williams sisters growing up, and now, after winning a national championship, she has her own chance to inspire others.

After becoming the first African American woman to win a national championship, Brienne Minor has a chance to be an example for aspiring Black tennis players.