W. Tennis Travels to Pitt and Virginia Tech
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team will hit the road for a pair of conference matches this weekend.
No. 19 Miami (6-3, 0-2 ACC) first heads to Wexford, Pa., to play Pittsburgh Friday at 1 p.m. at the Oxford Tennis Club. Live stats for the matchup can be found HERE.
The Hurricanes then travel to Blacksburg, Va., where they meet Virginia Tech Sunday at noon at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Live stats will be available HERE.
After playing five top-25 teams in its last six matches, including four in the top 20, Miami will not face a ranked foe this weekend, as neither the Panthers nor Hokies are listed in the Oracle/ITA top 50.
The Hurricanes head into the weekend with one nationally-ranked singles player, as junior Estela Perez-Somarriba checks in at seventh in the country. They do not have any ranked doubles pairs.
Miami owns a 5-0 all-time record against Pittsburgh, including a 2-0 mark on the road. The Hurricanes have outscored the Panthers by a 30-2 margin in the five matchups, including tallying a 4-0 decision in the most recent one, which came March 2, 2018 at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
This is set to be the final regular season meeting between the Hurricanes and Panthers, as the Pittsburgh program will be discontinued after the season.
Pittsburgh is 4-6 (0-4 ACC) on the season and has one ranked singles player, as Claudia Bartolome comes in at No. 99 nationally. The Panthers do not have any doubles duos in the Oracle/ITA rankings. Alex Santos, who won ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year at Miami in 2013, is the head coach at Pittsburgh.
Miami is 20-1 in its all-time series with Virginia Tech, including 8-1 on the road, and has won each of the past four affairs. Most recently, the Hurricanes registered a 5-0 triumph on April 27, 2018 in the ACC Championship quarterfinals in Cary, N.C.
Virginia Tech sports a 5-5 (1-2 ACC) mark this year and plays No. 15 Florida State Friday before hosting the Hurricanes. The Hokies do not feature any singles players or doubles pairs.
After its weekend road swing, Miami is off until March 15, when it hosts a doubleheader against No. 44 Notre Dame and Boston University at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.