(1) Michigan, (2) South Carolina, (3) Missouri, (4) Brown
With middling fall results from the Michigan returners, it was the two Wolverine freshmen who stole a bit of the spotlight. Both Ronit Yurovsky (61st) and Amy Zhu (94th) are ranked nationally in singles and should provide Michigan with great depth. The Wolverines top player from last year, sophomore Emina Bektas, struggled with an injury through most of the fall, but did still manage to land in the doubles rankings at No. 21 with Brooke Bolender.
South Carolina also boasts a pair of nationally-ranked singles players along with one nationally-ranked doubles duo. At No. 34, Jaklin Alawi will be the highest ranked player to take the courts in Ann Arbor. She also teamed up with Dominika Kanakova for a successful fall season, as the tandem is ranked No. 46 nationally.
Missouri fell just shy of receiving a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season and has a lot of momentum going into the early part of this year. The Tigers should be a tough out this season as well, especially with Texas transfer No. 71 Cierra Gaytan-Leach at the top of the lineup.
|Schedule of Play:||
Sat, Jan 26 – No. 16 Michigan def. No 63. Brown, 7-0
# of Courts: 8
Available all day on Friday
Michigan's Emina Bektas