W. Tennis Heads to Nashville for Doubleheader
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After 12 days without a match, the University of Miami women’s tennis team resumes play Saturday with a doubleheader in Nashville, Tenn.
Miami (1-1) first meets No. 13 Vanderbilt at 11:30 a.m. ET and then heads across town to play Tennessee State at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Miami is 2-2 all-time against Vanderbilt, but the sides have never met on the Commodores’ home court. In the most recent affair, the Hurricanes dropped a 4-0 decision on May 17, 2018, in the NCAA Team Championship Sweet 16 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Meanwhile, Miami has never before played Tennessee State.
The Hurricanes enter the weekend with a trio of ranked singles players, led by senior Estela Perez-Somarriba at third nationally. She is followed by sophomore Daevenia Achong at No. 85 and freshman Selma Cadar at No. 104.
On the doubles list, Miami has one pair featured, as Achong and Cadar check in at No. 53 in the country.
Vanderbilt, which has reached the NCAA Elite Eight each of the past five years, heads into Saturday’s match at 2-2 on the season. It features two ranked singles players, with Georgia Drummy holding the No. 24 spot and Christina Rosca placing No. 31.
The Commodores, like Miami, have one ranked doubles pair that includes two ranked singles players, with Drummy and Rosca placing ninth overall.
Tennessee State is 1-3 thus far in 2020 and does not have any representatives in the Oracle/ITA singles or doubles rankings.
After their trip to the Music City, the Hurricanes will travel to Atlanta the following weekend, as they are set to play No. 22 Georgia Tech Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.