Miami Carries Two-Match Win Streak into Weekend Play
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team is back at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center this weekend ready to continue its winning ways against FAU and Liberty. The Hurricanes will face off with FAU at 10 a.m. on Friday, before taking on Liberty on Saturday at 12 p.m.
The Hurricanes checked in at No. 35 in the ITA’s first team ranking of the spring season, holding a 7-1 overall record with their only loss coming to No. 2 Baylor at ITA Kickoff Weekend in Waco, Texas.
Miami has swept three opponents this season, including a 7-0 win over the Mercer Bears last time the Hurricanes took the court in competition. The Hurricanes have only conceded four points in their seven wins this season.
The doubles duo of fifth-year senior Benjamin Hannestad and fourth-year junior Franco Aubone are still in the top-50 in doubles rankings, coming in at No. 27 after suffering a tough doubles loss to Georgia State a week ago.
Graduate student Dan Martin joins Aubone and Hannestad in the ITA rankings as the No. 117 singles player in the nation, posting a 12-5 overall record.
A trio of Hurricanes currently remain undefeated in dual match singles play this year – Hannestad (6-0), Aubone (1-0) and freshman Casper Christensen (3-0). In doubles action, the pair of fourth-year junior Juan Martin Jalif and fifth-year senior Bojan Jankulovski are the sole undefeated team, notching a 2-0 record at third doubles.
The first 50 fans in attendance on Friday will receive free bagels and coffee, while the first 50 in attendance on Saturday will receive free pizza. Additionally, the Hurricanes will be raffling off a matchday t-shirt on Saturday in between singles and doubles action. The match shirt will be available for pick up at the conclusion of the match.