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Tanielian/Zhang Win Doubles, Ogando to Final

Tanielian/Zhang Win Doubles, Ogando to Final

CORAL GABLES, Fla. In the all-Hurricanes final of the Orange Doubles Draw Saturday at the Miami Fall Invite, it was freshman Clara Tanielian and sophomore Wendy Zhang who came out on top.

The duo won 6-4 over freshman Ana Madcur and senior Clementina Riobueno to come away with the title at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

“Clara and Wendy are fun to watch on the doubles court,” Miami associate head coach Laura Vallverdu said. “They have a lot of room for improvement, but it is a great starting point. Our focus as a team is big on the doubles point, so I am very pleased the girls are understanding that and putting the importance necessary on the matter.”

Also in doubles action, sophomores Silvia Fuentes and Yolimar Ogando, seeded second in the Green Doubles Draw, beat Pitt’s Natsumi Okamoto and Gabriela Rezende 6-4 in a consolation match.

Ogando turned in an impressive showing in Orange Singles Draw action as well. Ranked No. 94 in the country, she played the first two matches of her career against ranked opponents and won both of them.

The Carolina, Puerto Rico native first topped No. 49 Frances Altick, seeded second, in a three-set comeback win, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. She then took down No. 77 Alizee Michaud of Auburn, 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the final, where she will face Auburn’s Pleun Burgmans, ranked No. 47 and seeded first.

“Yolimar played great tennis today, with some minor hiccups, but they are a part of the game,” Vallverdu said. “If she continues to push her limits, she can win the tournament and set herself up for a great year.”

Madcur also won a pair of singles matches Saturday, first topping Auburn’s Sofia Blanno, 6-1, 6-2, for the first singles victory of her career. She then earned a 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) win against Caroline Turner of Auburn to reach the Green Singles Consolation Draw final, where she is set to meet Auburn’s Alannah Griffin.

Tanielian’s opening round Green Singles Draw match went unfinished Friday, but she completed the comeback Saturday, quickly sealing the deal for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Griffin. Tanielian then turned in an impressive 6-0, 6-3 victory against third-seeded Megan Kurey of Georgia Tech. Vanderbilt’s Fernanda Contreras followed that by topping Tanielian in the draw’s semifinals, 6-4, 6-4.

After dropping a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 decision to No. 116 Gabriella De Santis in the Orange Singles Draw quarterfinals, fourth-seeded Zhang bounced back against Vanderbilt’s Ellie Yates. Zhang, ranked No. 73, won 7-5, 6-0 in her final singles match of the tournament.

Overall, the Hurricanes went 9-7 Saturday, with one of the defeats coming in a Miami vs. Miami match. All eight remaining singles matches in the tournament are set for 9:00 a.m. Sunday and the one doubles match still to be played will come next. Live stats will be available HERE.

To stay updated on how the action is going on the final day of the tournament, follow @HurricaneTennis.


Orange Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals
No. 47 [1] Pleun Burgmans (AUB) def. Ellie Yates (VAN), 6-1, 6-4
No. 117 Gabriella De Santis (OSU) def. No. 73 [4] Wendy Zhang (Miami), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 77 Alizee Michaud (AUB) def. No. 63 [3] Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 5-7, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
T-No. 94 Yolimar Ogando (Miami) def. No. 49 [2] Frances Altick (VAN), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Orange Singles Main Draw – Semifinals
No. 47 [1] Pleun Burgmans (AUB) def. No. 117 Gabriella De Santis (OSU), 6-1, 6-3
T-No. 94 Yolimar Ogando (Miami) def. No. 77 Alizee Michaud (AUB), 6-2, 7-5

Orange Singles Main Draw – Consolation
No. 73 [4] Wendy Zhang (Miami) def. Ellie Yates (VAN), 7-5, 6-0
No. 49 [2] Frances Altick (VAN) def. No. 63 Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 6-4, 6-2

Orange Singles Consolation Draw – Quarterfinals
Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Carina Ma (UP), 6-1, 6-1
Audrey Ann Blakely (UP) def. Andie Dikosavljevic (AUB), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Gabriela Rezende (UP), 7-5, 6-1
Reka Muller (AUB) def. Lolade Ogungbesan (UP), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)

Orange Singles Consolation Draw – Semifinals
Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Audrey Ann Blakely (UP), 7-5, 6-1
Reka Muller (AUB) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT), 6-3, 6-4

Orange Singles Consolation Draw – Back Draw
Andie Dikosavljevic (AUB) def. Carina Ma (UP), 6-3, 6-3
Gabriela Rezende (UP) def. Lolade Ogungbesan (UP), 1-6, 6-4, 5-1, ret.

Green Singles Main Draw – Round of 16
Clara Tanielian (Miami) def. Alannah Griffin (AUB), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 (resumption of Friday’s match)

Green Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals
[1] Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Amber Washington (UP), 7-5, 6-4
Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. [4] Paula de Man (AUB), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Clara Tanielian (Miami) def. [3] Megan Kurey (GT), 6-0, 6-3
Fernanda Contreras (VAN) def. [2] Silvia Fuentes (Miami), 6-1, 6-2

Green Singles Main Draw – Semifinals
Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. [1] Miho Kowase (OSU), 1-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-1
Fernanda Contreras (VAN) def. Clara Tanielian (Miami), 6-4, 6-4

Green Singles Main Draw – Consolation
[4] Paula de Man (AUB) def. Amber Washington (UP), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
[3] Megan Kurey (GT) def. [2] Silvia Fuentes (Miami), 6-2, 6-2

Green Singles Consolation Draw – Quarterfinals
Ana Madcur (Miami) def. Sofia Blanno (AUB), 6-1, 6-2
Summer Dvorak (VAN) def. Callie Frey (UP), 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)
Alannah Griffin (AUB) def. Natsumi Okamoto (UP), 6-3, 6-0
Caroline Turner (AUB) def. Clara Lucas (UP), by walkover

Green Singles Consolation Draw – Semifinals (note: matchups were flipped from bracket)
Alannah Griffin (AUB) def. Summer Dvorak (VAN), 7-5, 6-3
Ana Madcur (Miami) def. Caroline Turner (AUB), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Green Singles Consolation Draw – Back Draw
Callie Frey (UP) def. Sofia Blanno (AUB), 6-0, 6-3
Natsumi Okamoto (UP) def. Carina Lucas (UP), by walkover

Orange Doubles Main Draw – Final
Clara Tanielian/Wendy Zhang (Miami) def. Ana Madcur/Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 6-4

Orange Doubles Main Draw – Third Place
Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Megan Kurey (GT) def. [1] Frances Altick/Fernanda Contreras (VAN), 7-5

Orange Doubles Consolation Draw – Final
Paula de Man/Alizee Michaud (AUB) def. Pleun Burgmans/Alannah Griffin (AUB), 6-4

Green Doubles Main Draw – Final
Summer Dvorak/Ellie Yates (VAN) def. Reka Muller/Caroline Turner (AUB), 7-5

Green Doubles Consolation Draw – Final
Audrey Ann Blakely/Carina Ma (UP) def. Sofia Blanno/Andie Dikosavljevic (AUB), 6-1

Green Doubles Draw – Out-of-Draw Consolation
[2] Silvia Fuentes/Yolimar Ogando (Miami) def. Natsumi Okamoto/Gabriela Rezende (UP), 6-4