W. Tennis Visits Tallahassee for ITA Kick-Off Weekend

W. Tennis Visits Tallahassee for ITA Kick-Off Weekend

CORAL GABLES, Fla. The University of Miami women’s tennis team will begin its spring dual match slate this weekend.

No. 23 Miami is one of four teams set to compete at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla., along with No. 14 Florida State, No. 18 Texas A&M and UC Santa Barbara. Live stats throughout the weekend can be found HERE.

The Hurricanes open play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the Aggies, with the Seminoles and Gauchos facing off three hours prior. The losers meet Sunday at 11 a.m., while the victors square off at 2 p.m. with a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, held Feb. 7-10 in Chicago, on the line.

Miami is looking to advance to National Indoors for the first time in four years after making the field each year from 2005-2016. It was Texas A&M that snapped Miami’s streak, in the teams’ most recent meeting, with a 4-2 victory on Jan. 30, 2017, in Coral Gables.

Overall, the Hurricanes are 3-6 against the Aggies, including 1-1 at neutral sites and 0-3 under 19th-year head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews.

Miami is 35-7 all-time against Florida State, including 8-4 on the road and 17-5 under Yaroshuk-Tews. The Seminoles logged a 5-2 home win on Feb. 16, 2019, in the last matchup.

The Hurricanes own a 2-0 record versus UC Santa Barbara, including a 1-0 ledger at neutral sites and a 1-0 mark under Yaroshuk-Tews. The teams last met Jan. 27, 2018, in Auburn, Ala., during ITA Kick-Off Weekend, with Miami earning a 4-0 victory.
Miami has two ranked singles players, with senior Estela Perez-Somarriba checking in at third nationally and freshman Selma Cadar at No. 69. It does not sport any ranked doubles duos.

Texas A&M enters at 3-0 on the season and has two players on the Oracle/ITA singles list, with Tatiana Makarova at No. 94 and Dorthea Faa-Hviding at No. 114. In doubles, Jessica Anzo and Lucia Quitero place No. 20, while Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith check in at No. 47 to form a second ranked pair.

Florida State is 2-0 on the year and does not have any ranked singles players. Victoria Allen and Emmanuelle Salas hold the No. 14 position on the doubles list.

UC Santa Barbara, which has a 1-0 record in 2020, enters the weekend without any ranked players or pairs.

Miami’s next scheduled match after ITA Kick-Off Weekend, pending National Indoors qualification, is Feb. 13 at 4 p.m., against ninth-ranked Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

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11 a.m.: No. 14 [1] Florida State vs. [4] UC Santa Barbara
2 p.m.: No. 23 [3] Miami vs. No. 18 [2] Texas A&M

11 a.m.: Consolation match
2 p.m.: Championship match