Miami Hits the Road for First True Road Matches
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis is back in action this weekend looking to bounce back from a pair of loses the week prior. The No. 25 Hurricanes will square off with the Louisville Cardinals in Louisville, Ky., on Friday at 3 p.m., before traveling to South Bend, Ind., to take on the No. 23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday at noon.
The Hurricanes enter Friday’s match with a 12-4 overall record and are looking to get back at .500 in conference play this weekend, holding a 1-3 mark against ACC foes this season.
Miami and Louisville have not faced each other since March 19, 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling the last two matches. The Cardinals came out on top in the last meeting, 4-0, a match that took place on Louisville’s home turf.
Similarly, the Hurricanes haven’t faced the Fighting Irish since 2019, but they fared better against Notre Dame, emerging victorious in a 4-3 battle in Coral Gables, Fla., that season.
Graduate student Dan Martin leads the Hurricanes at first singles this season, holding a 9-1 overall record in the top spot. Freshman Martin Katz has shined during his freshman season at Miami, posting a 12-2 overall mark in dual matches, including a 4-0 record at fourth singles.
Notre Dame will be the eighth ranked opponent that the Hurricanes will face this season and Miami is 3-4 in those matches.