@CanesWTennis Defeats Longwood, 5-0
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Playing its second match of the evening, the University of Miami women’s tennis team shut out Longwood, 5-0, Friday at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
Approximately 20 minutes after beating Virginia Tech, 5-2, No. 39 Miami was back in action against the Lancers and turned in a quality performance to sweep the doubleheader.
“It was definitely nice to pull in a second ‘W’ on the day,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “We need to recover and focus on ending this weekend strong.”
Junior Sinead Lohan and freshman Dominika Paterova put up a 6-0 victory against Jamie Breunig and Fallon Burger to begin doubles play. Sophomore Ana Madcur and freshman Estela Perez-Somarriba topped Palmoa Alatorre and Marija Venta, 6-1, to give Miami (10-10, 7-6 ACC) the doubles point.
No. 38 Perez-Somarriba doubled the Hurricanes’ lead with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Venta. The Madrid native dropped a total of three games in her two matches Friday.
Madcur followed that with a 6-1, 6-0 win versus Alatorre to give Miami a 3-0 lead over Longwood (6-15, 1-6 BSC). It marked her second victory of the day in which she conceded only one game.
Redshirt senior Maci Epstein clinched the Hurricanes’ sixth win in their last seven outings by topping Thomas, 6-1, 6-1. Moments later, Fuentes finished off a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Breunig to complete the scoring on the day.
At the conclusion of the match, Paterova held a 6-4, 4-1 advantage over Pelak and Culbertson was narrowly in front of Burger, 6-5, in the opening set.
Overall, Miami lost only 19 games against the Lancers. Of the 16 that came in singles, only six were in the four completed matches.
Friday marked the first time since March 30, 2003 the Hurricanes played a doubleheader and that was also in Blacksburg, with the final scores the exact same. Miami beat Virginia Tech, 5-2, and downed another Virginia school, Richmond, 5-0. However, the contest against the Hokies came second that day.
For Yaroshuk-Tews, this was the 133rd shutout of her 16-year head coaching career, including her 76th since 2009.
Miami will play its third match of the weekend Sunday at 11 a.m., when it faces No. 43 Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., to conclude the regular season.
1. Sinead Lohan/Dominika Paterova (UM) def. Jamie Breunig/Fallon Burger (LW), 6-0
2. Ana Madcur/Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Paloma Alatorre/Marija Venta (LW), 6-1
3. Sara Culbertson/Silvia Fuentes (UM) vs. Anna Pelak/Mason Thomas (LW), 4-2, unfinished
1. No. 38 Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Marija Venta (LW), 6-0, 6-2
2. Silvia Fuentes (UM) def. Jamie Breunig (LW), 6-0, 6-1
3. Dominika Paterova (UM) vs. Anna Pelak (LW), 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
4. Ana Madcur (UM) def. Paloma Alatorre (LW), 6-1, 6-0
5. Maci Epstein (UM) def. Mason Thomas (LW), 6-1, 6-1
6. Sara Culbertson (UM) vs. Fallon Burger (LW), 6-5, unfinished