Wolverines come up short in stormy tournament
The Michigan men’s golf team finished ninth in a 14-team field at this weekend’s Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Tournament at Ohio State.
All the teams had to battle bad weather on both Saturday and Sunday, causing the course averages to jump eight strokes above the usual par 71.
On Sunday, the Wolverines notched the third-highest team total.
Junior Bill Rankin led the Wolverines, tying for 13th overall in the tournament.
The next challenge for Michigan will be the Big Ten Championships, which will be held in two weeks in East Lansing.
Blue blows out Nittany Lions in home sweep
The No. 26 Michigan women’s tennis team continued its dominant dual-match performance when it rolled over Penn State (1-6 Big Ten, 7-11 overall) in a 7-0 shutout Saturday at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The victory is the 12th straight for the Wolverines (7-1, 12-11), who have swept nine of their last 12 opponents.
Freshmen Whitney Taney and Rika Tatsuno took their No. 2 doubles match early, winning in just 34 minutes.
The No. 56-ranked duo of junior Chisako Sugiyama and sophomore Tania Mahtani extended their perfect Big Ten record to 8-0 in No. 1 doubles heading into the final weekend of conference action.
Sugiyama and Mahtani struck late and won the final three matches in their 8-5 win over Penn State’s Sarah Lotto and Jenny Shular to complete the double’s sweep. The Wolverine duo have won 10 straight matches, last losing Feb. 28.