Men's Tennis Wraps up First Day of Miami Spring Invite
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team opened the spring season with a strong performance at the Miami Spring Invite, closing out the afternoon 8-5, including 3-1 in doubles action at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
The Hurricanes began the day facing off against Wisconsin in singles action, going a combined 5-3 against the Badgers. Freshman Francisco Bastias, ranked No. 97 nationally, cruised past Leonard Soha, 6-0, 6-4, to collect his first victory of the spring.
No. 21 Adria Soriano Barrera and Osgar O’Hoisin found themselves in a back-and-forth battle, with the Miami sophomore coming out on top, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. On the adjacent court, No. 35 Bojan Jankulovski outlasted Jesper Freimuth, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Meanwhile, freshman Kaya Gore notched his first-career singles victory, taking down Daniel Nuzhny. The Izmir, Turkey, native secured the opening set 6-1, before falling in the second, 0-6. In the final set, Gore clinched the win, 6-1, 0-6, 6-2.
After Gore downed Nuzhny, William Grattan-Smith completed an impressive 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Alan Sweet, earning his first spring victory as a Hurricane.
In a thriller, redshirt junior Dane Dunlap fell short against Chase Colton, as the duo split a pair of tiebreakers, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6). Colton later closed out the match with a 6-4 third-set victory.
Freshman Franco Aubone also came up short in a three-set thriller, falling to Robert Krill, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 3-6, while sophomore Tatsuki Shimamoto fell against Jared Pratt, 2-6, 3-6.
In doubles action, Miami squared off against Ole Miss and quickly earned victories on Courts 1, 2 and 3.
Dunlap and Aubone were the first Miami duo to secure a decision, as the pair dominated Filip Kraljevic and Karlo Kranic, 8-4. Moments later, Bastias and Jankulovski topped Simon Junk and Jan Soren Hain, 8-4.
Additionally, Soriano and Gore earned a hard-fought victory over Fabian Fallert and Tim Sandkaulen, 8-7 (7-3).
In the final doubles match of the afternoon, Shimamoto and Pablo Aycart Joya came up short against Sebastian Rios and Cotter Wilson, 7-8 (4-7).
In the final match of the day, Aycart Joya dropped a third set tiebreaker against Texas’ Nevin Arimilli, 6-3, 3-6, 0-1 (5-10)
The Miami Spring Invite will resume Saturday at 9 a.m., with the Hurricanes playing eighth-ranked Texas in singles and Wisconsin in doubles.
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FRIDAY SINGLES RESULTS
#21 A. Soriano Barrera (University of Miami) def. Osgar O’Hoisin (Wisconsin) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
#35 Bojan Jankulovski (University of Miami) def. Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Chase Colton (Wisconsin) def. Dane Dunlap (University of Miami) 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4
#97 Francisco Bastias (University of Miami) def. Leonard Soha (Wisconsin) 6-0, 6-4
Robert Krill (Wisconsin) def. Franco Aubone (University of Miami) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3
Jared Pratt (Wisconsin) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (University of Miami) 6-2, 6-3
Kaya Gore (University of Miami) def. Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
W. Grattan-Smith (University of Miami) def. Alan Sweet (Wisconsin) 6-0, 6-1
Nevin Arimilli (Texas) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (University of Miami) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)
#4 Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) def. Filiip Kraljevic (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-1
Harrison Scott (Texas) def. Fabian Fallert (Ole Miss) 6-3, 7-5
Leonardo Telles (Texas) def. Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Rodrigo Banzer (Texas) def. Cotter Wilson (Ole Miss) 6-1, 6-4
Colin Markes (Texas) def. Jan Soren Hain (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-1
#103 Chih Chi Huang (Texas) def. Simon Junk (Ole Miss) 6-1, 6-3
Karlo Kranic (Ole Miss) def. Johnny Goodwin (Texas) 7-5, 6-2
FRIDAY DOUBLES RESULTS
#33 Christian Sigsgaard/Harrison Scott (Texas) def. Jared Pratt/Osgar O’Hoisin (Wisconsin) 8-5
Colin Markes/Leonardo Telles (Texas) def. Robert Krill/Chase Colton (Wisconsin) 8-2
Yuya Ito/Chih Chi Huang (Texas) def. Leonard Soha/Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 8-5
Johnny Goodwin/Rodrigo Banzer (Texas) def. Daniel Nuzhny/Alan Sweet (Wisconsin) 8-6
A. Soriano Barrera/Kaya Gore (UM) def. Fabian Fallert/Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) 8-7 (7-3)
Dane Dunlap/Franco Aubone (University of Miami) def. Filiip Kraljevic/Karlo Kranic (Ole Miss) 8-4
Francisco Bastias/Bojan Jankulovski (University of Miami) def. Simon Junk/Jan Soren Hain (Ole Miss) 8-4
Sebastian Rios/Cotter Wilson (Ole Miss) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto/Pablo Aycart Joya (UM) 8-7 (7-4)
MIAMI SPRING INVITE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
9 a.m., Singles: Miami vs. Texas
1 p.m., Doubles: Miami vs. Wisconsin
1 p.m., Doubles: Texas vs. Ole Miss
After, Singles: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss