W. Tennis Posts 7-1 Mark on Final Day in P.R.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It was not quite an undefeated record like day one, but it was awfully close and the University of Miami women’s tennis team certainly capped the Puerto Rico College Challenge in style Sunday morning.
The Hurricanes went 7-1 in their eight singles matches against players from Illinois, dropping just five sets along the way at Surfside Las Palmas del Mar Resort. No doubles matches were played due to time constraints.
Sophomores Sinead Lohan and Yolimar Ogando and freshman Ana Madcur all wrapped up perfect 3-0 weekends in singles play, while sophomore Silvia Fuentes and freshman Clara Tanielian clinched 2-0 singles records.
Lohan, ranked No. 13 in the country, took down Louise Kwong, 6-1, 6-3. No. 94 Ogando, a native of Puerto Rico, lost a set for just the second time all fall, but bounced back in dominant fashion for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory against Jerricka Boone.
Madcur earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jade Hilton, while Tanielian downed Jaclyn Switkes, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7), and Fuentes came back to defeat Grace Tapak, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3).
Miami’s seniors, sixth-ranked Stephanie Wagner and No. 63 Clementina Riobueno, both rolled to 6-2, 6-2 victories, with Wagner doing so against Alexis Casati and Riobueno against Daniela Pedraza Novak.
Sophomore Wendy Zhang, ranked No. 73, dropped a hard-fought contest against Ines Vias, 5-7, 4-6.
Overall, Miami finished the Puerto Rico College Challenge, the program’s first-ever competition outside the continental United States, with a 23-6 record, including an 18-4 mark in singles matches.
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No. 6 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) def. Alexis Casati (ILL), 6-2, 6-2
No. 13 Sinead Lohan (Miami) def. Louise Kwong (ILL), 6-1, 6-3
T-No. 94 Yolimar Ogando (Miami) def. Jerricka Boone (ILL), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Ines Vias (ILL) def. No. 73 Wendy Zhang (Miami), 5-7, 4-6
No. 63 Clementina Riobueno (Miami) def. Daniela Pedraza Novak (ILL), 6-2, 6-2
Ana Madcur (Miami) def. Jade Hilton (ILL), 6-3, 6-3
Clara Tanielian (Miami) def. Jaclyn Switkes (ILL), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
Silvia Fuentes (Miami) def. Grace Tapak (ILL), 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)