University of Michigan wins 1st NCAA individual women’s tennis championship

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Brienne Minor gave Michigan its first NCAA women’s tennis title, while Virginia’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski beat a familiar foe to capture the men’s championship.

Minor defeated Florida’s Belinda Woolcock 6-3, 6-3 on Monday to become only the third player from the Wolverines to capture a singles title.

The other two were men’s champions: Barry MacKay in 1957 and Mike Leach in 1982.

“I just feel so honored to represent such a great school,” Minor said. “I love Michigan and I’m so glad I committed here.

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Kwiatkowski took Virginia to its second men’s singles title in three years, beating William Blumberg from North Carolina 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an all-Atlantic Coast Conference final.