Canes Conclude Play at Miami Spring Invite
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team wrapped up play at the Miami Spring Invite Sunday, winning four of six contests against Ole Miss, which is receiving votes in the Oracle/ITA poll.
“Great way to finish a good weekend of tennis against some of the best teams in the country,” Miami head coach Aljosa Piric said. “Our guys competed hard and finished the weekend strong. This tournament gave our guys a good glimpse of what it means to compete as a team and what it means to compete together. We will continue to work hard and continue to get better. I am excited to officially open up the season next Friday, and I am very excited to ultimately see what this team is capable of doing.”
Due to wet courts at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center, the start of play was delayed three hours, with the Hurricanes squaring off against eighth-ranked Texas in doubles action following the conclusion of the Longhorns’ singles matches against Wisconsin.
In doubles, the Hurricanes were unable to overcome Texas’ strong lineup, falling short on all four courts.
Sophomores Pablo Aycart and Tatsuki Shimamoto dropped their match against Nevin Arimilli and Johnny Goodwin, 1-8, while sophomore Bojan Jankulovski and freshman Francisco Bastias fell to Chih Chi Huang and Yuya Ito, 3-8.
Leonardo Telles and Colin Markes topped redshirt junior Dane Dunlap and freshman Franco Aubone, 8-5, before Adria Soriano Barrera and Kaya Gore came up short against No. 33 Harrison Scott and Christian Sigsgaard, 6-8.
In singles play, the Hurricanes got off to a hot start claiming five of six opening sets. No. 97 Bastias was the first to seal a match, breezing through his contest against Ole Miss freshman Jan Soren Hain, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 35 Jankulovski followed closely behind, earning a 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Tim Sandkaulen, before Gore bested Sebastian Rios, 6-4, 6-3.
Closing out the tournament a 2-1 in singles play, Aubone downed Cotter Wilson, 6-3, 6-3.
In a back-and-forth battle, Shimamoto came up short against Simon Junk 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, before all eyes turned over to the final match of the three-day weekend.
Squaring off against Fabien Fallert, Dunlap claimed the opening set, 6-4, before the Rebel forced a third-set tiebreaker. In that final set, Miami’s redshirt junior overcame a pair of match points against to even the final set at six apiece. However, Fallert ultimately sealed the win, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
The Hurricanes will return to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Friday at 11 a.m. when they welcome Stetson and Liberty to their home courts to kick off the dual season. Both matches will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra, with the latter scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
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FRIDAY SINGLES RESULTS
No. 18 Yuya Ito (Texas) def. Osgar O’Hoisin (Wisconsin) 6-3, 6-0
Chase Colton (Wisconsin) def. Harrison Scott (Texas) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
Colin Markes (Texas) def. Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 6-1, 6-0
No. 103 Chih Chi Huang (Texas) def. Jared Pratt (Wisconsin) 6-1, 7-5
Rodrigo Banzer (Texas) def. Robert Krill (Wisconsin) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Johnny Goodwin (Texas) def. Leonard Soha (Wisconsin) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) def. Nevin Arimilli (Texas) 7-6 (7-5), 3-3, unfinished
No. 35 Bojan Jankulovski (University of Miami) def. Tim Sandkaulen (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-1
Fabian Fallert (Ole Miss) def. Dane Dunlap (University of Miami) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
No. 97 Francisco Bastias (University of Miami) def. Jan Soren Hain (Ole Miss) 6-2, 6-2
Franco Aubone (University of Miami) def. Cotter Wilson (Ole Miss) 6-3, 6-3
Simon Junk (Ole Miss) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (University of Miami) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Kaya Gore (University of Miami) def. Sebastian Rios (Ole Miss) 6-4, 6-3
FRIDAY DOUBLES RESULTS
No. 33 Harrison Scott/Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) def. A. Soriano Barrera/Kaya Gore (Miami) 8-6
Leonardo Telles/Colin Markes (Texas) def. Dane Dunlap/Franco Aubone (Miami) 8-5
Chih Chi Huang/Yuya Ito (Texas) def. Bojan Jankulovski/Francisco Bastias (Miami) 8-3
Nevin Arimilli/Johnny Goodwin (Texas) def. Pablo Aycart Joya/Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) 8-1