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    Northwestern Falls to Michigan, 6-1

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Spencer Wolf teamed with Alex Pasareanu to notch a doubles win over the nation's 12th-ranked duo.
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    Spencer Wolf teamed with Alex Pasareanu to notch a doubles win over the nation's 12th-ranked duo.
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    April 7, 2013

    Results

    Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
    Score: No. 34 Michigan 6, No. 26 Northwestern 1
    Records: NU (17-7, 3-4 Big Ten), Michigan (11-7, 6-1 Big Ten)
    Next NU Event: Friday, April 12 - vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - No. 26 Northwestern suffered a close loss in doubles and couldn't regain the momentum in falling 6-1 at No. 34 Michigan Sunday afternoon.

    Spencer Wolf and Alex Pasareanu got the Wildcats off to a great start in doubles and they took down 12th-ranked team of Evan King and Shaun Bernstein 8-6. However, a close 8-6 loss at No. 3 followed by a tiebreaker loss at No. 2 gave the hosts the doubles point.

    Michigan carried that momentum into singles play as it got straight-set victories at Nos. 3, 5 and 1 to clinch the match.

    Mihir Kumar fell just short of knocking off No. 98 Vlad Stefan at the No. 4 spot as he fell in a superbreaker 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (9). The Wildcats got on the scoreboard at No. 2 where Raleigh Smith was victorious over Alex Petrone in another superbreaker as the junior notched a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 1-0 (4) win.

    The Wolverines picked up one final victory at No. 6 where Chris Jackman narrowly saw his long winning streak come to an end against Alex Buzzi in a nail-biter, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

    Northwestern is back in action at 6 p.m. Friday as it returns to Evanston to take on Penn State.

    #34 Michigan 6, #26 Northwestern 1
    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Spencer Wolf/Alex Pasareanu (NU) d. No. 12 Evan King/Shaun Bernstein (U-M), 8-6
    No. 2 -- Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi (U-M) d. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith (NU), 9-8 (3)
    No. 3 -- Alex Petrone/Michael Zhu (U-M) d. Chris Jackman/Sidarth Balaji (NU), 8-6
    Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

     

     

    Singles
    No. 1 -- No. 15 Evan King (U-M) d. Spencer Wolf (NU), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
    No. 2 -- Raleigh Smith (NU) d. Alex Petrone (U-M), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 1-0 (4)
    No. 3 -- Barrett Franks (U-M) d. Sidarth Balaji (NU), 6-2, 6-4
    No. 4 -- No. 98 Vlad Stefan (U-M) d. Mihir Kumar (NU), 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (9)
    No. 5 -- Michael Zhu (U-M) d. Alex Pasareanu (NU), 6-2, 6-4
    No. 6 -- Alex Buzzi (U-M) d. Chris Jackman (NU), 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
    Order of finish: 3, 5, 1, 4, 2, 6

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