NCAA Womens Tennis

Wolverines Continue Action at NCAA Championships

Wolverines Continue Action at NCAA Championships

Wolverines Continue Action at NCAA Championships

5/23/2023 10:08:00 PM

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Site: Lake Nona, Fla. (USTA National Campus)

Event: NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships (Day 2 of 6)

Score: No Team Scoring

Next U-M Event: Wednesday, May 24 — at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships (Lake Nona, Fla.), TBA

LAKE NONA, Fla. — Kari Miller earned All-America honors and teamed up with Jaedan Brown to advance to the second round of the doubles draw during the second day of action at the NCAA Individual Championships on Tuesday (May 23) at the USTA National Campus.

Miller got a 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 62-ranked Georgia Drummy of Duke, avenging a second-round loss from the NCAA Singles Championship in 2021.

Miller jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set, but Drummy countered with three straight games of her own to go up a break on Miller. Miller quickly answered with a break back at 3-3, as the set stayed on serve over the next five games. Drummy took a 40-15 lead on her serve at 6-5 before Miller won the final three points to get the break and seal the 7-5 win.

In the second set, Miller had a break point after taking a 1-0 lead but could not convert, keeping the second set on serve at 1-1 in the early going. Miller double faulted on deuce point in the ensuing game, giving Drummy a break at 2-1. Much like the first set, Miller immediately got the break back at 2-2. Miller and Drummy each held serve over the next seven games, with Miller holding on the deuce point for a 6-5 lead when Miller’s forehand found the net.

It was all Miller in the final game as Drummy went back to serve to stay in the match. After Drummy tied the game at 15-15 on a net cord winner, Miller buckled down and took the next three points to wrap up the straight-set win.

Brown dropped a heartbreaker of a match to No. 6-ranked Chloe Beck of Duke, falling in three sets (6-3, 5-7, 6-3). Neither player could hold serve at the beginning of the match, as they exchanged three straight breaks. Beck consolidated the break in the fourth game, taking a 3-1 lead that stretched to a 5-2 lead. Brown got one break back at 5-3 but could not get closer as Beck wrapped up a 6-3 first-set win.

Brown got off to a slow start in the second set, facing 3-0 and 4-1 deficits. She won three straight games for a 4-4…

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