M. Tennis Wraps up First Day of Miami Spring Invite

CORAL GABLES, Fla. The University of Miami men’s tennis team opened the spring season Friday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
 
Facing off against No. 19 Georgia in the singles portion and second-ranked Texas in doubles, the Canes closed out the first day of the Miami Spring Invite with a 2-6 singles mark and a 2-2 doubles record.
 
Earning the first singles victory of the 2020 campaign for Miami, junior Tatsuki Shimamoto took care of business against the Bulldogs’ Baptiste Anselmo, 6-4, 7-5. Trailing 4-5 in the second set, the Nagoya, Japan, native captured the final three games to secure the victory.
 
Squaring off against No. 57 Trent Bryde on court one, No. 63 Adria Soriano Barrera opened the spring season strong with a 6-3 opening set victory. Then, after going down 0-5 in the second set, the junior locked up nine of the final 14 games to secure the top-100 triumph, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
 
Meanwhile, on courts two and four, redshirt senior Dane Dunlap and junior Bojan Jankulovski both forced third-set tiebreakers but ultimately came up short against their Georgia opponents.
 
After dropping the opening set against Tyler Zink, 3-6, Dunlap bounced back with a 6-4 second set win. However, Zink closed it out with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory.
 
Jankulovski rebounded from an opening set 4-6 setback, with a 6-3 second set win. But in the final set, the junior came up short, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6.
 
Rounding out the Hurricanes singles lineup, sophomore Francisco Bastias dropped a top-15 match against No. 12 Phillip Henning, 1-6, 0-6, while junior William Grattan-Smith came up short against Robert Loeb, 4-6, 2-6. On court seven senior Stephen Madonia lost against No. 88 Blake Croyder, 2-6, 1-6, while junior Pablo Aycart Joya fell against Alex Phillips, 2-6, 0-6.
 
Battling the defending national champion Texas in doubles, Miami split a pair of matches to cap the afternoon.
 
On court two, Soriano Barrera and Bastias paired up to take down Siem Woldeab and Eliot Spizzini, 8-6, while Shimamoto and Madonia bested Chih Chi Huang and Cleeve Harper, 8-6, on court three.
 
Taking on the nation’s fourth-ranked doubles tandem, Dunlap and Jankulovski came up short, 3-8, against Christian Sigsgaard and Yuya Ito.
 
On court four, Aycart Joya and Grattan-Smith fell against Evin McDonald and Jacob Bullard, 3-8.
 
The Miami Spring Invite will resume Saturday at 9 a.m., with the Hurricanes playing Wisconsin in singles and Georgia in doubles.
 
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FRIDAY SINGLES RESULTS
No. 63 Adria Soriano Barrer (Miami) def. No. 57 Trent Bryde (Georgia) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Tyler Zink (Georgia) def. Dane Dunlap (Miami) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
No. 12 Philip Henning (Georgia) def. Francisco Bastias (Miami) 6-1, 6-0
Erik Grevelius (Georgia) def. Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Robert Loeb (Georgia) def. Will Grattan-Smith (Miami) 6-4, 6-2
Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) def. Baptiste Anselmo (Georgia) 6-4, 7-5
No. 88 Blake Croyder (Georgia) def. Stephen Madonia (Miami) 6-2, 6-1
Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (Miami) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 Yuya Ito (Texas) def. Lenard Soha (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-2
No. 13 Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) def. Chase Colton (Wisconsin) 6-3, 6-3
No. 53 Siem Woldeab (Texas) def. Robin Parts (Wisconsin) 6-2, 7-5
Eliot Spizzirri (Texas) def. Jared Pratt (Wisconsin) 5-0, retired
Scott Sculley (Wisconsin) def. Chih Chi Huang (Texas) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Jacob Bullard (Texas) def. Gabriel Huber (Wisconsin) 6-1, 6-1
Cleeve Harper (Texas) def. Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-4
Evin McDonald (Texas) def. Martim Vilela (Wisconsin) 6-3, 6-2
Nevin Arimilli (Texas) def. Robert Krill (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-4
Eshan Talluri (Texas) def. Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) 6-3, 6-2
 
FRIDAY DOUBLES RESULTS
No. 4 Christian Sigsgaard/Yuya Ito (Texas) def. Dane Dunlap/Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) 8-3
Adria Soriano Barrer/Francisco Bastias (Miami) def. Siem Woldeab/Eliot Spizzirri (Texas) 8-6
Tatsuki Shimamoto/Stephen Madonia (Miami) def. Chih Chi Huang/Cleeve Harper (Texas) 8-6
Evin McDonald/Jacob Bullard (Texas) def. Pablo Aycart Joya/Will Grattan-Smith (Miami) 8-3
Tyler Zink/Trent Bryde (Georgia) def. Scott Sculley/Lenard Soha (Wisconsin) 8-3
No. 17 Philip Henning/Blake Croyder (Georgia) def. Chase Colton/Jared Pratt (Wisconsin) 8-5
Gabriel Huber/Robin Parts (Wisconsin) def. Robert Loeb/Baptiste Anselmo (Georgia) 8-1
Alex Phillips/Erik Grevelius (Georgia) def. Jesper Freimuth/Martim Vilela (Wisconsin) 8-3
Nevin Arimilli/Eshan Talluri (Texas) def. Daniel Nuzhny/Robert Krill (Wisconsin) 8-4
 
MIAMI SPRING INVITE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
9 a.m., Singles: Miami vs. Wisconsin
12 p.m., Doubles: Miami vs. No. 19 Georgia
12 p.m., Doubles: No. 2 Texas vs. Wisconsin
After, Singles: No. 2 Texas vs. No. 19 Georgia