Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Wolverines poised for tough Sweet 16 matchup
By JASON RUBINSTEIN
Daily Sports Writer
For the Michigan women's tennis
team, playing No. 7 UCLA in the
Sweet 16 this weekend is like any
other day at the office.
Playing the likes of Big Ten foes
No. 11 Northwestern and No. 16
Nebraska is no easy task each year.
But these grueling matches are
the ones that prepare teams for
the big stage. So the 10th-ranked
Wolverines are ready for the
Bruins this weekend, regardless of
"We played a strong schedule, so
it's nothing we're not used to and
we match up well," said Michigan
c6ach Ronni Bernstein. "They are a
very good team, but if we come out
strong and get the doubles point, I
think we have a good shot."
The Wolverines earned their
spot in the Sweet 16 after blanking
both IPFW and Notre Dame, 4-0, in
the Ann Arbor Regional.
But Michigan (10-1 Big Ten, 23-5
overall) will be challenged a UCLA
Freshman Amy Zhu will be counted on to hold her own in singles play against UCLA.
(18-5) team on a whole new level. their success to their style of play.
And if they plan to take down the "We are probably one of the most
Bruins, it will start with the doubles aggressive teams in the country,"
play. The Wolverines remain Bektas said. "We're both always at
unbeaten, 19-0, when winning the the net at all times. We have to get
doubles point, and hold just a 3-5 first serves and returns in and focus
record when losing it. on the first volleys."
The nation's sixth-ranked pair The Wolverines have depth with
of sophomore Emina Bektas and sophomore Sarah Lee and senior
junior Brooke Bolender headline Mimi Nguyen forming a solid
Michigan's doubles lineup. The duo second pair. The duo continue their
has been the cornerstone to each fusion of opposite playing styles to
doubles point victory and attribute take down opponents. Rounding
out Michigan's lineup is freshman
Ronit Yurovsky and sophomore
Kristen Dodge, who both bring a
great energy to the court.
Even with a strong lineup, the
Wolverines will be battle tested by
the Bruins, who have three ranked
"We just have to go out with good
energy in the doubles and get that
Winning the doubles point is
even more important for Michigan,
as the Bruins boast five ranked
players - including two in the Top
The Wolverines' top player,
No. 30 Bektas, will face the third-
ranked player, Robin Anderson.
"The biggest thing is that I am
going to have to fight and compete,"
Bektas said. "I know that she's a
great player, but as long as I'm fight-
ing, Iwill have a great chance. If she
starts pushing me back during the
match, I'm going to be in trouble."
The Bruins' star-studded roster
doesn't end there. Yurovsky, who
plays in the second spot, will face
No. 20 Kyle McPhillips, who is the
highest ranked opponent she has
faced in a dual-match season. But
Bernstein didn't seem worried.
"(Yurovsky) is experienced from
the juniors," she said. "She plays
with such an aggressive style, and
that definitely translates to her suc-
cess playing higher in the lineup."
Luckily for the Wolverines, they
have one of the most decorated
coaching staffs in the country.
Bernstein recently picked up her
fourth Big Ten Coach of the Year
award, while assistant coach Teryn
Ashley-Fitch was awarded the ITA
Midwest Assistant Coach of the
"Teryn is incredible," Bektas
said. "It's her personality and how
she is on the court. I always love
when she is on my court and comes
over and helps me. She has a really
calming presence and always tells
you what you want to hear."
With good coaching, Michigan
will certainly be ready for the chal-
lenge of UCLA. It will be a battle
won by the team who wants it more.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
CFPB report details
effects of $1.1
trillion in loans
By KATIE BURKE
Editor in Chief
The ever-increasing national
student loan debt is raising
red flags as the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau
released a report on student loan
affordability last week.
The report was the result of
28,000 comments submitted from
public colleges and universities,
professional associations, housing
finance experts, students and
families solicited from a Request
for Information Regarding an
Initiative to Promote Student
Loan Affordability in February.
"Today's report warns of the
potential domino effects on the
economy of high student debt,"
CFPB director Richard Cordray
said in a press release.
According to the report, over
38 million student loan borrowers
are holding more than $1.1 tril-
lion in debt, with over $8 billion
in defaulted private student loan
balances as of the end of 2011.
The report listed some of the
problems occurring as a result
of unpaid student debt for recent
graduates, including decreased
homeownership, less confidence
in starting up small businesses,
increased retirement insecurity
and primary healthcare shortage.
U.S. Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan said in a press
release that the report is a step
toward confronting and ultimately
addressing the various issues that
arise from accumulating debt.
"While federal loans remain a
student's best option, the CFPB's
important work highlights that
many students are struggling to
repay debt from private lenders,
identifies obstacles that hinder
lenders from providing borrow-
ers with more options to better
manage their debt, and provides
thoughtful options for address-
ing these challenges that deserve
policymakers' serious consider-
ation," Duncan said in the release.
University professors are active
participants in the discussionon the
potential crisis that growing debt
could cause, as well as the nuances
between public and private loans.
Donald Grimes, senior
research specialist and economist
at the University's Institute for
Research for Labor, Employment
and the Economy, said federal
review should be focusing on pub-
lic rather than private loans.
"That's where the big money is,
that's where the big debt is, some-
thing like 90 percent of the total
See DEBT, Page 6
Federal attention given
to grow ing student debt
provides info for
By AARON GUGGENHEIM
After a year of protests and
rallies, the Coalition for Tuition
Equality, a student organization
that advocates for the in-state
tuition rate for undocumented
students who have lived in
Michigan, has made another
tangible mark of progress: a web
page on the University's Office of
Financial Aid website that offers
information to prospective and
current undocumented students.
The site, launched earlier this
month, was developed, in part,
based on a recommendation from
a report developed by a joint
task force of students which was
presented to the University's Board
of Regents in March.
University Spokesman Rick
Fitzgerald said the site was
developed because of the number
of inquiries from prospective
"Quite frankly we realized that
we didn't have this information
specifically for those students and
those who helped those students
apply for college on our website,"
See PROGRESS, Page 2