Michigan’s Ondrej Styler upsets top-ranked tennis player to reach NCAA singles semifinal

Ondrej Styler is the first Michigan men's tennis player to reach the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament since 1987.

Michigan senior Ondrej Styler upset the nation’s top-ranked college tennis player to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament.

Styler defeated Texas junior Eliot Spizzirri 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Florida, to become Michigan’s first singles semifinalist since Dan Goldberg in 1987.

For the first time since the NCAA switched to its current format of championships in 1977, Michigan had two players reach the singles quarterfinals, but Andrew Fenty fell to No. 2 Ethan Quinn from Georgia, 6-2, 6-4. In the doubles tournament, Fenty and Gavin Young advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 7-6 win on Thursday.

In the NCAA women’s singles tournament, Michigan’s Kari Miller reached the quarterfinals before losing on Thursday to Fangran Tian of UCLA, 6-4, 6-1. Jaedan Brown and Miller were the second doubles team in program history to make the NCAA doubles quarterfinals, but their run ended Thursday against North Carolina, which won, 7-6, 6-7, 10-8. They finished their junior season 24-8.

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