@CanesWTennis Wrap Up Day Three
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Following a 75-minute delay due to wet courts, the University of Miami women’s tennis team concluded play in the Miami Spring Invite Sunday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The Hurricanes, ranked No. 12 in the country by the ITA, faced a trio of top-20 opponents during the three-day tournament, finishing with an overall record of 16-16.
“I think, all in all, we are playing really good tennis at this point in the season. We were able to see some of the weaknesses that we need to address this week, prior to this upcoming weekend’s matches.” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “I don’t think a lot was brought up that we weren’t aware of. The girls are in a good spot. Unfortunately, we lost one [on the injury suffered by redshirt sophomore Yolimar Ogando Saturday)]this weekend, which was a little rough. However, moving forward, I think it is going to make the team stronger. I just think this weekend was great practice, at the level we need to practice at.”
Junior Sinead Lohan and sophomore Ana Madcur then dropped their match against Kentucky’s Mami Adachi and Emily Fanning, 1-6, while freshmen Dominika Paterova and Estela Perez-Somarriba fell, 0-6, against Aldila Sutjiadi and Akvilé Para?inskaité.
During doubles play, freshman Sara Culbertson matched up against Katelyn Jackson of Texas Tech in a singles match that dropped, 1-6, 2-6.
Following the conclusion of doubles play, the rest of the Hurricanes opened play against ninth-ranked Vanderbilt in singles play.
No. 70 Perez-Somarriba was able to notch a win at over Georgina Sellyn, 6-3, 6-1, to finish 3-0 in singles on the weekend.
Tanielian fell to Emma Kurtz, 3-6, 1-6, while Paterova came up short in her her match against Fernanda Contreras, 3-6, 1-6.
Madcur tallied a victory in her first set, 6-3, against Emily Smith, then dropped the second, 1-6. In the final set, Madcur came out on top, 6-1, and secured the victory, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
In the opening set against No. 28 Christina Rosca, Fuentes was edged, 3-6. In the second set, she fought hardm but ultimately fell in a tiebreaker, 3-7, falling by a final score of 3-6, 6-7 (3-7).
Sixth-ranked Lohan played a long match against No. 19 Sydney Campbell, starting it by the first set, 6-1. The Waterford, Ireland, native dropped the second set, 1-6, and fell into a 3-5 hole in the final set. Sinead clawed her way back into the match to take the 6-5 advantage, before falling in the tiebreaker, 3-7, as Campbell earned a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) win.
“You never doubt Sinead’s fight. She needs to work on not being stubborn. She was getting a little stubborn, trying to outhit a big hitter. Sinead is a big hitter, but she knows how to get points, and knows how to put points together.” Yaroshuk-Tews said. “In a big stretch during the second set she was not trying to put points together, she was just trying to out-muscle the other kid. It kind of changed the dynamic of the match a little bit and then she got her back against a wall in the third set. I think it is a learning process and I think she should be fine moving forward.”
On the afternoon, the Canes went 1-2 in their doubles matches and 2-5 in singles, finishing 3-7 overall for the day.
Miami will be back in action Jan. 28 with its first dual match of the season, hosting Brown at 10 a.m., to begin ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
“We have two big matches next weekend, so we have to work on a few things,” Yaroshuk-Tews said. :For the Brown match, we do not take any team lightly, and we will keep our sights set on Sunday.”
Aldila Sutjiadi/Akvilé Para?inskaité (UK) def. Dominika Paterova/Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM), 6-0
Mami Adachi/Emily Fanning (UK) def. Sinead Lohan/Ana Madcur (UM), 6-1
Silvia Fuentes/Clara Tanielian (UM) def. Morgan Chumney/Milica Novakovic (UK), 6-1
No. 14 Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici (TT) def. Emma Kurtz/Christina Rosca (VU), 6-1
Fernanda Contreras/Astra Sharma (VU) def. Felicity Maltby/Gabriela Talaba (TT), 6-4
Sydney Campbell/ Georgina Sellyn (VU) def. Alba Cortina-Pou/Alex Valenstein (TT), 6-2
No. 19 Sydney Campbell (VU) def. No. 6 Sinead Lohan (UM), 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3)
No. 70 Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Georgina Sellyn (VU), 6-3, 6-1
Fernanda Contreras (VU) def. Dominika Paterova (UM), 6-3, 6-1
No. 28 Christina Rosca (VU) def. Silvia Fuentes (UM), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
Ana Madcur (UM) def. Emily Smith (VU), 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Emma Kurtz (VU) def. Clara Tanielian (UM), 6-3, 6-1
Katelyn Jackson (TT) def. Sara Culbertson (UM), 6-1, 6-2
No. 26 Gabriela Talaba (TT) def. No. 12 Aldila Sutjiadi (UK), 7-5, 6-1
No. 81 Felicity Maltby (TT) def. No. 74 Akvilé Para?inskaité (UK), 6-2, 6-2
Alex Valenstein (TT) def. Mami Adachi (UK), 6-3, 6-4
Sabrina Federici (TT) def. Emily Fanning (UK), 7-5, 1-0, ret.
Sarah Dvorak (TT) def. Milica Novakovic (UK), 6-3, 6-1
Alba Cortina-Pou (TT) def. Morgan Chumney (UK), 6-3, 6-1