Facing the possibility of a 0-2 weekend, the Michigan
women’s tennis team showed resolve in its 4-3 win at Purdue
After losing the doubles point, the Wolverines managed to win
the necessary four singles matches, but it didn’t come
easily. Four singles matches went three sets, with Michigan winning
Junior Michelle DaCosta clinched the victory for the Wolverines,
rallying from a first-set loss to pull out a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over
Purdue’s Hala Sufi. Kavitha Tipirneni and Debra Streifler
also pulled out three-set wins, while Leanne Rutherford was on the
losing end of a third set thriller.
On Saturday No. 27 Michigan (5-3 Big Ten, 14-4 overall) lost at
No. 17 Illinois 5-2.