Miami Remains Undefeated With Win Over North Florida

Miami Remains Undefeated With Win Over North Florida

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team (4-0) is rolling, tallying its fourth victory in a row on Saturday, a 7-0 win over the North Florida Ospreys (0-2) at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

The seventh-ranked doubles pair of Franco Aubone and Benjamin Hannestad continuing its winning ways on Saturday, defeating North Florida’s No. 1 doubles duo, 6-2, to start the match. Fifth-year senior Bojan Jankulovski and fourth-year junior Juan Martin Jalif clinched the doubles point for Miami with a 7-5 victory over North Florida’s third doubles team.

Graduate transfer Dan Martin earned his first victory of the season in the top singles spot with a decisive 6-2, 6-3 win over Jonas Hartenstein. Freshman Casper Christensen added to the Canes point total, tallying his second win of the season, a 6-2, 6-2 victory over North Florida’s Breno Marques.

The deciding match came down to the second singles court where Hannestad defeated the opposition PJ Kotan, 7-5, 6-3, for his fourth straight singles win. Hannestad, along with Christensen, Jalif, freshman Martin Katz and fourth-year junior Oren Vasser all remain undefeated in both singles and doubles play.

Katz and Jalif each faced battles in their respective first sets, each winning in a seven-point tiebreak. Both Canes went on to win their second sets and their matches, with Katz posting a 7-6 (6), 6-3 victory and Jalif notching a 7-6 (1), 6-4 win.

Vasser closed out the match for the Miami, defeating Nilo Duarte 7-5, 6-4 to seal the Hurricanes’ 7-0 win.

Miami returns to action on Jan. 30, participating in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Waco, Texas. The Canes will face Clemson in the first round of the tournament, before playing either Baylor of William and Mary on Jan. 31.

Miami 7, North Florida 0

Singles competition

1. #121 Dan Martin (UM) def. Jonas Hartenstein (UNF) 6-2, 6-3

2. Benjamin Hannestad (UM) def. PJ Kotan (UNF) 7-5, 6-3

3. Oren Vasser (UM) def. Nilo Duarte (UNF) 7-5, 6-4

4. Martin Katz (UM) def. Matt Carroll (UNF) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

5. Juan Martin Jalif (UM) def. Jorge Nunez (UNF) 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

6. Casper Christensen (UM) def. Breno Marques (UNF) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. #7 Franco Aubone/Benjamin Hannestad (UM) def. Jonas Hartenstein/Jorge Nunez (UNF) 6-2

2. Dan Martin/Martin Katz (UM) vs. Matt Carroll/Nilo Duarte (UNF) 6-6, unfinished

3. Bojan Jankulovski/Juan Martin Jalif (UM) def. Rodrigo Crespo/PJ Kotan (UNF) 7-5