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W. Tennis Downs FGCU, 6-1, to Open Doubleheader

W. Tennis Downs FGCU, 6-1, to Open Doubleheader

By Alex Schwartz
HurricaneSports.com

Match Results | Spring Stats

FORT MYERS, Fla. In the first of its two matches Saturday at the FGCU Tennis Complex, the University of Miami women’s tennis team registered a 6-1 victory over homestanding FGCU.

No. 17 Miami (2-0) narrowly took the doubles point and then dominated play during singles to pick up the win.

FGCU (1-2) got on the board first in doubles, as Julia Ascua and Maja Ornberg logged a 6-2 decision over the No. 51-ranked pair of junior Yuna Ito and sophomore Ulyana Shirokova.

Freshman Daevenia Achong and junior Estela Perez-Somarriba countered with a 6-3 victory against Madison Gallegos and Sofia Perez to even the doubles tally.

Seniors Ana Madcur and Daniella Roldan earned the doubles point for Miami by rallying back from a 0-3 deficit to notch a 7-5 win over Laura Font and Sara Kelly.

Seventh-ranked Perez-Somarriba notched the Hurricanes’ first win in singles play, rolling to a 6-0, 6-2 decision against Ornberg.

Madcur followed that with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory over Gallegos, giving her 75 singles wins as a Hurricane. The San Juan, Argentina, native is the 28th player in program history to reach that figure and the second to do so in 2018-19, along with Perez-Somarriba.

Shirokova clinched the win for Miami with a hard-fought, straight-set result against Font, 6-4, 6-3.

The remaining matches were all played out, with the first decision going to FGCU, as Ascua downed Ito, 6-2, 6-4.

Achong then got Miami back to its winning ways with the first three-set triumph of her young career, topping Kelly, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6). Girbau followed her classmate with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Perez to give the Hurricanes’ their sixth and final point.

Miami improved 5-0 in its all-time series against FGCU with the decision, as well as upped its lead in total points to 29-3.

The Hurricanes are back in action again Saturday afternoon, as they return to the court to face Cornell.

To keep up with the University of Miami women’s tennis team on social media, follow @CanesWTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

RESULTS

Doubles Competition
1. Julia Ascua/Maja Ornberg (FGCU) def. No. 51 Yuna Ito/Ulyana Shirokova (UM), 6-2
2. Daevenia Achong/Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Madison Gallegos/Sofia Perez (FGCU), 6-3
3. Ana Madcur/Daniella Roldan (UM) de­f. Laura Font/Sara Kelly (FGCU), 7-5

Singles Competition
1. No. 7 Estela Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. Maja Ornberg (FGCU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Daevenia Achong (UM) def. Sara Kelly (FGCU), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Julia Ascua (FGCU) def. Yuna Ito (UM), 6-2, 6-4
4. Ulyana Shirokova (UM) def. Laura Font (FGCU), 6-4, 6-3
5. Carla Girbau (UM) def. Sofia Perez (FGCU), 6-4, 6-4
6. Ana Madcur (UM) def. Madison Gallegos (FGCU), 6-1, 6-1