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By Ryan White
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
TheMichigan women's tennis team
went intothe Big Ten Championships
in Iowa City last weekend as the No.
seed looking to win its first title.
Indiana's women's tennis team
went into the tournament as the No. 2
seed, but also having won the last
four conference championships.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines
(9-2 Big Ten, 13-3 overall) the Hoo-
siers made it five in a row.
Indiana (11-2, 20-5) defeated
Michigan, 5-2, in the championship
match last Sunday at Iowa's Klotz
It was the second time this season
the Hoosiers beat Michigan; the only
Big Ten team to do so this season.
En route to the victory, the Hoo-
siers won three of the five singles
their No. 2 doubles team of Jody Lin
and Dannielle Paradine defeated
Michigan's Liz and Sarah Cyganiak.
Sarah, however didn't feel that
the Hoosiers' tournament experience
was the difference.
"They just seemed to step and
perform better,"she said. "It just came
together for them on that day."
Angie Popek at No. 3 and Simone
Lacher at No. 5 were the only Wolver-
ines who won singles matches.
Michigan reached the champion-
ship match by knocking off Penn'
State last Friday, and Wisconsin last
The Wolverines topped the Lady
Lions 5-1, winning all but one match.
Lacher clinched the match for the
Wolverines with a 6-1, 6-1 win over
Penn State's Kristen Kovalik in the
No. 6 singles position.
Against Wisconsin, Michigan lost
only two singles matches. The Bad-
gers' Lauren Gavaris defeated the
Wolverines' Bojana Jankovic, 7-5,
6-3 at the No. 2 spot. The other loss
came at No. 5 where Jamie Fouret
defeated Liz Cyganiak.
Individually Michigan picked up
three postseason honors. Sarah
Cyganiak and Jankovic were named
to the Alt-Big Ten Conference Team.
Sarah also won Big Tet Freshman of
Coach Bitsy Ritt was also honored
as Big Tett Coach of the Year.
"She defiitely deserved it," Sa-
rah said. 'There weren't really any
"To us, it would have been a
shocker if she didn't get it."
The Wolverines now have to wait
to see if they qualify for the NCAA
Championships. The selection com-
mittee is scheduled to announce the
20-team field today.
The women's tennis team came within one victory of its first Big Ten
championship last weekend. Michigan loat to Indiana in the final match.
'M' hitters suffer lost weekend at home vs. Buckeyes
By Ryan White Arbor, and the first-place Buckeyes Monday the two teams played leftfielder Scott Weaver said. "We Michigan (9-11, 19-22)cameclos-
DAILY BASEBALL WRITER swept all four games from the Wolver- what were supposed to be Saturday's thought that we could at least split est to grabbing a victory in game No.
LastseasontheMichiganbaseball ines. games. Different day, same result as with them, if not take three out of 4 of the series Monday. 0
team went to Columbus and split four AfterSaturday'sgames were rained the Buckeyes came out on top, 8-2, four. Down 5-3 in the bottom of the
games with Ohio State. out, Ohio State (17-2 Big Ten, 35-6 and, 8-5. "It seems like we didn't get the fifth, the Wolverines put runners on
That was lastseason. overall) took both games Sunday - "This is a big disappointment for breaks at the right times, and we the corners with only one out.
This ear the ames were in Ann game one. 5-0, and game two. 5-4. Michigan baseball," Wolverine didn't play well enough to win." , isR R - o..a 19
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Michigan catcher Scott Niemiec tags out Ohio State centerfielder Roy Marsh in game one of this past weekend's
series. The Buckeyes swept the Wolverines, causing Michigan to drop from third to fifth in the Big Ten. The
Wolverines continue Big Ten play this weekend with four home games against second-place Minnesota.