Women's Tennis

Kate Fahey ended the weekend with her 118th win, third overall in Michigan women's tennis history.

In her 11 years as the Michigan women's tennis coach, Ronni Bernstein has been dominant in Big Ten play — leading her teams to seven Big Ten championships and a 111-6 conference record.

Returning to conference play on Saturday, the Wolverines (6-4 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) seemed poised to uphold those staggering numbers, dominating Nebraska, 7-0.

Senior Brienne Minor has taken on a leadership role as a Captain for the Michigan Tennis team.

This new leadership role came naturally for Minor. Not only has she put together another great season, posting an 8-2 record in singles and a 6-4 record in doubles, but the team’s play has improved as the season has progressed. While the Wolverines do have four losses, all came against ranked opponents, and in each of their last three wins, they have not allowed their opponent to get a single point. Minor and fellow senior captain Kate Fahey have led by example during this stretch.

Senior Brienne Minor came back from a first-set deficit to win her match against Baylor.

Minor’s strong performance was one of many, as the No. 21 Michigan women won the match 7-0 against an incomplete Baylor team. Although the Bears did not have a full lineup, limiting the meaning of such a lopsided result, it is still an encouraging sign of things to come for the Wolverines with a big match coming up on Mar. 9 against Duke.

Junior Chiara Lommer mounted an imposing comeback, and won the tiebreaker, 7-3.

Tar Heel Cameron Morra vaulted to a commanding 5-3 lead in the No. 4 singles match against junior Chiara Lommer. With her back against the wall, Lommer mounted an imposing comeback, tying the set at six off a cross-court winner. But the comeback fell short as Morra grinded out the final rally to take the tiebreaker, 7-3. Lommer was unable to overcome her first set defeat, yet maintained her relentless drive in a 6-1 losing effort in the second set, even after the Tar Heels clinched the match.

Senior Kate Fahey won her singles match, 6-1, 6-2, as the Wolverines fell again to North Carolina, 5-2.

It was a familiar scene at the Varsity Tennis Center when the Michigan women’s tennis team succumbed to No. 2 North Carolina.

Nearly every year the Wolverines face the Tar Heels, and nearly every year they can’t manage to secure a victory. But still, year after year, Michigan puts them on its schedule in order to pack its nonconference slate with highly-ranked teams — giving them experience early in the season.

Two years after Brienne Minor won the NCAA Singles Title, she's not done yet.

The thing to understand about Brienne Minor is that, even as she reached the pinnacle of her sport, etched her name in the throes of Michigan lore, ascended to stardom, it was never about her.

Nor was it about her when those fortunes flipped.

Junior Giulia Pairone, alongside senior Kate Fahey, helped lead Michigan to a doubles win over No. 6 Texas.

Senior Kate Fahey and junior Giulia Pairone’s win against No. 6-ranked Texas in doubles Sunday morning echoed their Saturday night victory over Michigan State.

Senior Kate Fahey led the way for Michigan in a decisive win over No. 6 Texas.

After mixed results last weekend — in which the Wolverines shut out No. 12 Ole Miss but fell to No. 24 Syracuse — Michigan’s aggression in pivotal moments and close-knit team dynamic helped turn the tide for the No. 9 Wolverines on Sunday, as they pounded out a decisive 6-1 upset victory.

Junior Chiara Lommer’s domination and calmness under pressure in the doubles match embodied the Wolverines' 6-1 win..

The No. 1 and No. 2 doubles pairs for the Michigan women's tennis team and Michigan State split the opening two matches Saturday afternoon, leaving the crucial first point up for grabs. The Wolverines jumped out to a 4-2 lead with an early break on serve, but the Spartans broke back the following game and held serve to even the match at 4-4. Michigan junior Chiara Lommer and sophomore Bella Lorenzini broke the deadlock by holding serve and gained their second break of the match to seal the 6-4 victory.

Sophomore Bella Lorenzini was part of the doubles pair that crushed Michigan State's hopes to break a 19-match unbeaten streak.

The No. 13 Michigan women’s tennis team (3-1 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) efficiently beat in-state rival Spartans (3-2, 0-1) Saturday 6-1, extending its winning streak against the Spartans to 19.