M. Tennis Boasts Strong Second Day at Miami Spring Invite
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team took care of business Saturday at the Miami Spring Invite, closing out the afternoon 8-5, including 3-1 in doubles action against No. 19 Georgia 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.
After dropping the opening two games against Lenard Soha, No. 63 Adria Soriano Barrera won 12 of the final 13 games to take the match, 6-2, 6-1. With the win the junior improved to 2-0 in singles to open his 2020 campaign.
Moments later, sophomore Francisco Bastias cruised past Robin Parts, 6-1, 6-3, to collect his first victory of the spring.
In a hard-fought straight-set triumph, junior William Grattan-Smith outlasted Jesper Freimuth, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5, to give the Hurricanes three straight-set victories.
In the fourth match to conclude, junior Pablo Aycart Joya dropped his match against Martim Vilela, 3-6, 2-6.
The final four matches each went three sets with the Badgers and Hurricanes each collecting two wins.
Coming up short on each of their courts, senior Stephen Madonia fell against Gabriel Huber, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6, while junior Tatsuki Shimamoto lost against Robert Krill, 6-1, 3-6, 2-6.
Competing on court two, Dane Dunlap and Chase Colton split the opening two sets, 6-4, 4-6, respectively. In the final set, the redshirt senior took care of business, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
Playing at the fourth position, junior Bojan Janulovski grinded out a 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-2 victory over Scott Sculley to cap Saturday’s singles portion.
In doubles action, Miami squared off against Georgia and quickly earned victories on Courts 1 and 4.
Dunlap and Jankulovski were the first Miami duo to secure a decision, as the pair dominated Trent Bryde and Tyler Zink, 8-2.
Then, Aycart Joya and Grattan-Smith jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against Britton Johnston and Alex Phillips, ultimately claiming the victory, 8-3.
In the lone doubles setback, Madonia and Shimamoto came up short against Baptiste Anselmo and Erik Grevelius, 5-8.
In the final match of the day, Soriano Barrera and Bastias squared off against the nation’s No. 17 doubles pair, Blake Croyder and Philip Henning.
On the brink of dropping the match, 6-7, the Miami duo forced a tiebreaker off a sever. In the breaker, Soriano Barrera and Bastias claimed seven of the final nine points to secure the victory, 8-7 (7-4).
The Miami Spring Invite will resume Saturday at 9 a.m., with the Hurricanes playing Wisconsin in doubles at noon and second-ranked Texas in singles following the conclusion of doubles action.
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SATURDAY SINGLES RESULTS
#63 Adria Soriano Barrera (Miami) def. Lenard Soha (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-1
Dane Dunlap (Miami) def. Chase Colton (Wisconsin) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Francisco Bastias (Miami) def. Robin Parts (Wisconsin) 6-1, 6-3
Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) def. Scott Sculley (Wisconsin) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-2
Will Grattan-Smith (Miami) def. Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
Robert Krill (Wisconsin) def. Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Gabriel Huber (Wisconsin) def. Stephen Madonia (Miami) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Martim Vilela (Wisconsin) def. Pablo Aycart Joya (Miami) 6-3, 6-2
Eshan Talluri (Texas) def. Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) 8-5
#4 Yuya Ito (Texas) def. #12 Philip Henning (Georgia) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
#57 Trent Bryde (Georgia) def. #13 Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) 7-6 (12-10), 3-6, 6-4
Tyler Zink (Georgia) def. #53 Siem Woldeab (Texas) 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-7)
Erik Grevelius (Georgia) def. Eliot Spizzirri (Texas) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)
Jacob Bullard (Texas) def. #88 Blake Croyder (Georgia) 6-2, 7-5
Chih Chi Huang (Texas) def. Baptiste Anselmo (Georgia) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Alex Phillips (Georgia) def. Evin McDonald (Texas) 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3)
Cleeve Harper (Texas) def. Britton Johnston (Georgia) 6-3, 6-2
Nevin Arimilli (Texas) def. Daniel Nuzhny (Wisconsin) 7-5, 6-1
SATURDAY DOUBLES RESULTS
Dane Dunlap/Bojan Jankulovski (Miami) def. Trent Bryde/Tyler Zink (Georgia) 8-2
Adria Soriano Barrer/Francisco Bastias (Miami) def. #17 Blake Croyder/Philip Henning (Georgia) 8-7 (7-4)
Baptiste Anselmo/Erik Grevelius (Georgia) def. Stephen Madonia/Tatsuki Shimamoto (Miami) 8-5
Pablo Aycart Joya/Will Grattan-Smith (Miami) def. Britton Johnston/Alex Phillips (Georgia) 8-3
#4 Yuya Ito/Christian Sigsgaard (Texas) def. Scott Sculley/Lenard Soha (Wisconsin) 8-4
Eliot Spizzirri/Siem Woldeab (Texas) def. Chase Colton/Robin Parts (Wisconsin) 8-2
Cleeve Harper/Chih Chi Huang (Texas) def. Gabriel Huber/Jesper Freimuth (Wisconsin) 8-4
Jacob Bullard/Evin McDonald (Texas) def. Robert Krill/Martim Vilela (Wisconsin) 8-2
MIAMI SPRING INVITE SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9 a.m., Singles: No. 19 Georgia vs. Wisconsin
12 p.m., Doubles: Miami vs. Wisconsin
12 p.m., Doubles: No. 2 Texas vs. No. 19 Georgia
After, Singles: Miami vs. No. 2 Texas