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@CanesWTennis Begins 2016 Season in Style

@CanesWTennis Begins 2016 Season in Style

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A four-hour delay and ranked nationally ranked opponents did not stop the success of the No. 13 University of Miami women’s tennis team Saturday at the Miami Spring Invite. The Hurricanes faced talent from the likes of top-ranked Vanderbilt, No. 25 Ole Miss and No. 41 Texas.

“I think when you start off the season playing this level of opponent it gets everyone in fifth gear real fast,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said.

Senior Stephanie Wagner and sophomore Wendy Zhang defeated the No. 11-ranked duo of Sydney Campbell and Courtney Colton of Vanderbilt 6-3 to start the tournament. The Commodores won the NCAA team national title last season.

Sophomore Sinead Lohan and freshman Ana Madcur captured the second win of the day for the Hurricanes, defeating Georgina Sellyn and Astra Sharma of Vanderbilt, 6-3.

Sophomore Silvia Fuentes and senior Clementina Riobueno dropped their doubles match against Frances Altick and Frenanda Contreras of Vanderbilt, 6-7 (2-7) after forcing a tiebreaker. Additionally, Clara Tanielian paired with Texas’ Chelsea Crovetti and topped the Ole Miss duo of Allie Robbins and Brooke Stevens, 6-2. 

The Hurricanes continued to find success in singles action. Ninth-ranked Wagner defeated No. 84 Arianne Hartono from Ole Miss in two sets to win the match 7-6 (10-8), 6-3.

Sevnth-ranked Lohan cruised past Natalie Suk of Ole Miss in two sets 6-2, 6-2, and No. 80 Zhang dominated No. 55 Mai El Kamash of Ole Miss, winning in two sets 6-0, 6-3.

Senior Clementina Riobueno moved past No. 44 ranked Tea Jandric of Ole Miss in two sets, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). It was her third-career top-50 win and second in spring competition. Additionally, freshman Clara Tanielian dropped her first singles match of the day to Ferananda Contreras of the Commodores.

“I am happy with the way the girls came out today. Stephanie and Sinead, from the top, played great tennis from the beginning to the end,” Yaroshuk-Tews said. “Wendy Zhang is just on-point, very clean, not a lot of unforced errors, been playing some great tennis. The freshmen played well today. I think all the way around it was a good day.”

The second round of singles started with Lohan taking on No. 33 Sharma, the 2015 NCAA Team Championship MVP. The hard-fought match went into three sets with Lohan coming out on top 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6).

Wagner found herself going into three sets as well against No. 24 ranked Sydney Campell of Vanderbilt, taking a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) win. Zhang topped Vanderbilt’s Ellie Yates, 6-1, 6-2, and Fuentes defeated the Commodores’ Sellyn, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Tanielian also downed Marija Milutinovic of Ole Miss, 6-2, 6-4.

Maducr fell to Vanderbilt’s Colton, 6-4, 6-2 and Riobueno dropped her match to Contreras of the Commodores in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (12-10).

Overall, Miami finished the day 13-4, including 11-3 in singles competition. The Hurricanes earned five singles wins over ranked players and another in doubles.

The Hurricanes are set for more action Sunday, starting at 8 a.m. at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. Live stats will be available HERE.

To stay updated on the action Sunday, follow @CanesWTennis.

SATURDAY RESULTS

Doubles Competition
Stephanie Wagner/Wendy Zhang (Miami) def. No. 11 Sydney Campbell/Courtney Colton (VAN) 6-3
Sinead Lohan/Ana Madcur (Miami) def. Georgina Sellyn/Astra Sharma (VAN), 6-3
Frances Altick/Fernanda Contreras def. Silvia Fuentes/Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 7-6 (2-7)
Clara Tanielian (Miami)/Chelsea Crovetti (UT) def. Allie Robbins/Brooke Stevens (OM), 6-2

Singles Competition
No. 9 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) def. No. 84 Arianne Hartono (OM), 7-6 (10-8), 6-3
No. 7 Sinead Lohan (Miami) def. Natalie Suk (OM), 6-2, 6-2
No. 80 Wendy Zhang (Miami) def. No. 55 Mai El Kamash (OM), 6-0, 6-3
Clementina Riobueno (Miami) def. No. 44 Tea Jandric (OM), 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Ana Madcur (Miami) def. Marija Milutinovic (OM), 6-4, 6-0
Silvia Fuentes (Miami) def. Allie Sandford (OM), 6-1, 6-1
Fernanda Contreras (VAN) def. Clara Tanielian (Miami), 6-1, 6-2
No. 7 Sinead Lohan (Miami) def. No. 33 Astra Sharma (VAN), 7-5, 2-6, 10-6
No. 9 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) def. No. 24 Sydney Campbell (VAN), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
No. 80 Wendy Zhang (Miami) def. Ellie Yates (VAN), 6-1, 6-2
Courtney Colton (VAN) def. Ana Madcur (Miami), 6-4, 6-2
Silvia Fuentes (Miami) def. Georgina Sellyn (VAN), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Clara Tanielian (Miami) def. Marija Milutinovic (OM), 6-2, 6-4
Fernanda Contreras (VAN) def. Clementina Riobueno (Miami), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (12-10)