W. Tennis Concludes Play in Atlanta
By Alex Schwartz
ATLANTA – The University of Miami women’s tennis team wrapped up competition Sunday at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships Presented by Oracle.
The Hurricanes went 1-2 in their three singles matches at Georgia Tech’s Ken Byers Tennis Complex to finish their three-day showing at 10-6, including 6-4 in singles play, to go along with two additional walkover victories.
Miami’s lone triumph Sunday came from junior Yuna Ito in an out-of-draw matchup with North Florida’s Lucia Montaño. The Kanagawa, Japan, native earned two close wins for a 6-4, 6-4 straight-set decision.
“Ito played a disciplined match,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “She was implementing things we have been talking about.”
Senior Ana Madcur saw her impressive run in the singles main draw end in the quarterfinals, as she fell to Florida’s No. 62-ranked and fourth-seeded McCartney Kessler, 0-6, 3-6.
Freshman Lucia Marzal Martinez dropped a 1-6, 5-7 decision to North Florida’s Ana Paula Melilo in the quarterfinals of the second-round consolation bracket. Marzal Martinez was seeded third in the draw, while Melilo was eighth.
The Hurricanes return to action Oct. 26-28 in Auburn, Ala., where they take the court for the Marliss Gruver Fall Invitational.
Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals
No. 62  McCartney Kessler (UF) def. Ana Madcur (UM), 6-0, 6-3
Singles First-Round Consolation Draw – Quarterfinals
 Ana Paula Melilo (UNF) def.  Lucia Marzal Martinez (UM), 6-1, 7-5
Singles Consolation Non-Draw Match
Yuna Ito (UM) def. Lucia Montaño (UNF), 6-4, 6-4