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@CanesWTennis Opens Play at Miami Fall Invite

@CanesWTennis Opens Play at Miami Fall Invite

CORAL GABLES, Fla. The University of Miami women’s tennis team began its lone home tournament of the fall in style Friday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

On a weather-shortened day at the Miami Fall Invite, which includes Florida Atlantic, FIU and Pittsburgh, the Hurricanes combined to log a 7-1 overall mark, including a perfect 4-0 record in doubles play.

“We had a few more errors through the middle of our lineup than I would like to see,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “Tomorrow should be a little better with additional situations. We had a good day.”

The Hurricanes began the day with a dominant showing in doubles play against Florida Atlantic, dropping just 10 games across the four matches.

Freshman Estela Perez-Somarriba, playing her first match as a Hurricane, teamed with sophomore Clara Tanielian for the first victory of the morning, a 6-1 triumph over Lyndsey Boos and Marisa Ruiz.

Another freshman, Dominika Paterova, then earned a win in her first match at Miami, notching a 6-3 victory against Laura Fabrizi and Naiya Oden alongside junior Sinead Lohan.

Junior Silvia Fuentes and redshirt sophomore Yolimar Ogando earned a 6-2 win over Ana Gutierrez and Alice Rudenko. Redshirt senior Maci Epstein and sophomore Ana Madcur then completed the sweep, as they defeated Kaitlyn Walker and Heather Walton, 6-4.

Miami took on FIU in singles competition and Lohan opened the action in dominant fashion, as the fifth-ranked player in the nation rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Andrea Lazaro.

The second match to be completed was Epstein’s against Mina Markovic, which ended as a 6-3, 6-2 victory for the Panthers. No. 32 Ogando then completed an impressive 6-1, 6-2 win versus Nina Nagode.

Paterova earned a win in her first-career singles match, coming away with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 decision over Maryna Veksler.

Action was halted at 1:07 p.m., due to lightning in the area and approximately 40 minutes later, play was suspended for the remainder of the day.

Six singles matches remained unfinished, including three with Miami players. Fuentes’ match against Ulyana Grib was headed to a third set at 4-6, 5-7, while No. 117 Madcur was also going to a decisive final set against Nerma Caluk at 1-6, 6-4. Tanielian trailed Gabriela Ferreira, 6-7 (5-7), 1-2, when action was stopped.

Those matches will be completed tomorrow morning, with singles action starting at 8:30 a.m. Doubles play will follow at 10 a.m., with singles action coming after that. Miami will face FIU in doubles and Pittsburgh in singles.

To keep up with the University of Miami women’s tennis team on social media, follow @CanesWTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

FRIDAY RESULTS

Doubles Competition
Sinead Lohan/Dominika Paterova (UM) def. Laura Fabrizi/Naiya Oden (FAU), 6-3
Silvia Fuentes/Yolimar Ogando (UM) def. Ana Gutierrez/Alice Rudenko (FAU), 6-2
Maci Epstein/Ana Madcur (UM) def. Kaitlyn Walker/Heather Walton (FAU), 6-4
Estela Perez-Somarriba/Clara Tanielian (UM) def. Lyndsey Boos/Marisa Ruiz (FAU), 6-1
Andrea Lazaro/Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Audrey Ann Blakely/Lolade Ogungbesan (UP), 6-4
Jovana Knezevic/Gabriela Rezende (UP) def. Maryna Veskler/Mina Markovich (FIU), 7-6 (7-3)
Callie Frey/Amber Washington (UP) def. Nerma Caluk/Ulyana Grib (FIU), 6-2

Singles Competition
No. 5 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Andrea Lazaro (FIU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 32 Yolimar Ogando (UM) def. Nina Nagode (FIU), 6-1, 6-2
Dominika Paterova (UM) def. Maryna Veksler (FIU), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Mina Markovic (FIU) def. Maci Epstein (UM), 6-3, 6-2
Silvia Fuentes (UM) vs. Ulyana Grib (FIU), 4-6, 7-5 (currently unfinished)
No. 117 Ana Madcur (UM) vs. Nerma Caluk (FIU), 1-6, 6-4 (currently unfinished)
Clara Tanielian (UM) vs. Gabriela Ferreira (FIU), 6-7 (5-7), 1-2 (currently unfinished)
Amber Washington (UP) def. Naiya Oden (FAU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 122 Audrey Ann Blakely (UP) def. Lyndsey Boos (FAU), 6-3, 6-0
Gabriela Rezende (UP) def. Bianca Biglione (FAU), 6-4, 6-4
Marisa Ruiz (FAU) def. Lolade Ogungbesan (UP), 6-4, 6-4
Alice Rudenko (FAU) def. Jovana Knezevic (UP), 6-1, 5-4, ret.
Callie Frey (UP) vs. Laura Fabrizi (FAU), 6-3 (currently unfinished)
Natsumi Okamoto (UP) vs. Heather Walton (FAU) (currently unfinished)
Clara Lucas (UP) vs. Ana Gutierrez (FAU) (currently unfinished)

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m.: Six unfinished singles matches
10 a.m., Doubles: Miami vs. FIU (1-4) and Florida Atlantic vs. Pittsburgh (5-8)
As Available, Singles: Miami vs. Pittsburgh (1-4) and Florida Atlantic vs. FIU (5-8)