Day Two of the Miami Spring Invite Complete
CORALGABLES, Fla. – Theninth-ranked University of Miami women’s tennis team picked up five singleswins in the second day of competition at the Miami Spring Invite at the NeilSchiff Tennis Center on Saturday.
The Hurricanes top-ranked player in thepreseason at No. 51, freshman Kelsey Laurente showed grit in defeating TexasA&M 45th-ranked Cristina Stancu, 6-1, 7 (5)-6.
Another freshman, Deborah Suarez battled ahigher ranked opponent and came out on top. The Weston Fla., native took theAggies’ Wen Sun to three sets, finally defeating the nation’s No. 82 player,6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Suarez played earlier in the day as well, capturing a pro-setmatch over Anna Mamalat, 8-1.
“We made some big steps forward as a programtoday,” head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “We saw some incredible tennisfrom our players, but most importantly, some incredible fight. Now we need toturn it around tomorrow morning and get ready for some more great tennis.”
Ranked No. 92 in the country, freshman StephanieWagner won in straight sets over Stefania Hristov, 6-2, 6-4. The final singleswin of the day came from junior Brittany Dubins, a 6-2, 6-3 decision overMamalat.
After a four-and-a-half hour rain delay, theday began with doubles action and the Miami duo of Lilekite and Wagner raced toa 8-3 win at the No. 1 position over Vanderbilt’s Lauren Mira and MarieCasares.
After two days of the Miami Spring Invite,the Canes sit in second place with 58 points, while Texas A&M leads with62. Texas and Vanderbilt round out the standings with 57 and 51 pointsrespectively.
The third day of the invite will follow thesame format and will begin at 8 a.m.
MIAMISPRING INVITE FORMAT OF PLAY
There will be no team scoring atthis weekend’s event, as everyone is competing as an individual.
Each team will play three rounds of doublesand three rounds of singles. There will be eight flights in singles and fourflights in doubles. Each day will consist of eight doubles matches and 16singles matches. The third set will be played to completion in singles. Pointswill be allotted for each win based on the following decreasing point value todetermine the champion (singles and doubles) at the end of the weekend.
Win at No. 1 position — 8 points
Win at No. 2 position — 7 points
Win at No. 3 position — 6 points
Win at No. 4 position — 5 points
Win at No. 5 position — 4 points
Win at No. 6 position — 3 points
Win at No. 7 position — 2 points
Win at No. 8 position — 1 point
MIAMISPRING INVITE SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Sunday, Jan. 20
8 a.m. Courts 1-4 – Doubles – Miamivs. Texas A&M | Singles to follow – Miami vs. Texas
8 a.m. Courts 5-8 – Doubles – Texas vs. Vanderbilt | Singles to follow – TexasA&M vs. Vanderbilt
Friday, Jan. 25 — vs. Hawaii (Neil Schiff Tennis Center), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 — vs. Arizona State or Oklahoma (Neil SchiffTennis Center), Time TBA