Women's Tennis History

One of the most storied programs in all of women’s collegiate tennis, the University of Miami has a rich history spanning over half a century. The Hurricanes rank top-10 all-time in NCAA Team Championship finals berths (two), Elite Eight trips (12), Sweet 16 berths (23), wins (54) and appearances (34), while also tying for No. 11 in Final Four trips (three).

Miami, which owns nine conference titles, is one of just seven schools with multiple NCAA Singles Championship winners and one of only seven with both a singles crown and a doubles crown. A total of 28 Hurricanes have combined for 66 ITA All-America distinctions. Six times, a Hurricane has won ACC Player of the Year, with that individual also claiming ITA National Player of the Year on three occasions.

Professionally, double-digit Hurricanes have earned top-250 WTA rankings, including Lise Gregory who peaked at No. 17 in doubles after reaching the 1991 Australian Open quarterfinals. Before the WTA era, Miami alumna Doris Hart won 35 Grand Slam titles and ascended to the top spot in the world rankings. She was an inaugural member of the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 1967 and is also in the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

Much of Miami’s success, including both NCAA singles champions and eight of the 12 Elite Eight trips, has come under Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, a first-ballot UM Sports Hall of Fame member in 2012. She has served as the team’s head coach for 19 years and also spent four seasons as an assistant to Jay Berger, with her time at Miami thus dating back to the 1998 campaign.

While the list of accomplishments and accolades achieved by Hurricanes past and present is quite extensive, many of them, including some aforementioned, can be found below.

  • 66 ITA All-America honors
  • 34 of 38 NCAA Team Championship berths
  • 28 ITA All-Americans
  • 24 consecutive NCAA Team Championship berths
  • 23 NCAA Team Championship Sweet 16 appearances
  • 18 straight season with an NCAA victory
  • 18 All-ACC honorees
  • 17 20-win seasons
  • 17 ITA top-25 finishes in a row
  • 14 seasons with an undefeated home record
  • 12-time NCAA Team Championship quarterfinalist
  • Nine NCAA Singles Championship Final Fours
  • Eight BIG EAST Championships
  • Six ACC Player of the Year honors
  • Five NCAA Doubles Championship Final Fours
  • Five ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades
  • Four ACC regular season championships
  • Four Academic All-Americans
  • Three NCAA Team Championship Final Fours
  • Two NCAA singles champions
  • Two NCAA Team Championship finals berths
  • Two undefeated seasons
  • One NCAA doubles champion duo
  • One ACC Championship crown

Miami placed second at the 2006 NCAA Team Championships