Liat Zimmerman's Fantastic First Semester at the University of Miami
Liat Zimmerman started school at the University of Miami in January 2012. She quickly found herself as an important part of the women's tennis team, earning a national ranking in doubles. The 20th-ranked underclassmen tandem of Liat Zimmermann and sophomore Melissa Bolivar were scheduled to start in the round of 32 of the NCAA Women's Doubles Championships last week, however, injuries to both players forced them to withdraw.
The Miami duo had been ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation this season playing out of the Canes’ No. 1 position. They ended the season with an 18-9 record against the nation’s best doubles teams.
Liat Zimmerman highlights:
Freshman Season (2012)
A spring record of 18-7 in singles play... Played at the No. 5 position in all but six matches... Defeated Marina Cunningham of UNF in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 6-2, 6-1... Defeated Alex Anghelescu of 24th-ranked Georgia Tech, 6-3, 3-6, 11-9... Defeated Megan Horter of 12th-ranked Baylor, 6-2, 6-4... Defeated Romy Kolzer of 23rd-ranked Clemson, 6-1, 6-4... Defeated Lina Padegimaite of 13th-ranked Texas, 6-4, 6-4... Teamed with Melissa Bolivar in all but three spring doubles matches, with a record of 18-7. Rose to a season-high No. 12 in the ITA Rankings (April 10)... Played out of the No. 1 doubles position in all but seven matches... Defeated the duo of Anastasia Putilina and Callie Craig of 40th-ranked Utah in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 8-6... Defeated the No. 21 duo of Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld of third-ranked Duke, 8-4... Defeated the No. 29 duo of Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus of Maryland, 8-3... Defeated the No. 59 duo of Ashley Miller and Joelle Kissell of NC State, 8-1... Defeated the No. 15 duo of Jillian O'Neill and Alex Anghelescu of 24th-ranked Georgia Tech, 8-4... Defeated the No. 61 duo of Hannah Yu and Victoria Brook of 28th-ranked Yale, 8-2... Defeated the No. 66 duo of Alex Kelleher and Olga Khmylev of 75th-ranked Boston College, 8-6... Defeated the No. 12 duo of Keri Wong and Josipa Bek of 23rd-ranked Clemson, 8-4... Defeated the duo of Erin Stephens and Gabby Rangel of 16th-ranked Ole Miss, 8-3.
Doron Muravnik - University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota reaches NCAA Women's Team Tournament
The Minnesota women’s tennis team
had its turnaround season come to an end on Friday with a 4-1 loss to No. 28
Arizona in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Cone-Kenfield
in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Gophers, who entered the tournament ranked No. 35, finished the season with a
16-9 record. Minnesota,
which was playing in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003,
finished the season with eight more wins than it had all of last year (Gophers
were 8-16 last year).
match at second doubles between Doron Muravnik and Alexa Palen of Minnesota
and Sarah Landsman and Hailey Johnson of Arizona
went unfinished. The Minnesota
duo was trailing 7-6 when the match was abandoned.
clinched the match for Arizona
with a 6-1, 7-6 (2) win against Muravnik at No. 1 singles. Muravnik, who ended
the season with a 24-11 record (15-8
in dual matches), was playing No. 1 singles for the
first time in her career.
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