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W. Tennis Rises to Ninth Nationally

W. Tennis Rises to Ninth Nationally

CORAL GABLES, Fla. For the sixth consecutive week, the University of Miami women’s tennis team moved up in the ITA rankings, as announced Wednesday morning.

The Hurricanes ascended one spot and now check in at ninth in the country. It is the program’s highest mark since holding the seventh position on May 5, 2016. Miami has jumped 15 spots since Jan. 19, including 12 since Feb. 16.

This past week, Miami (11-2, 6-1 ACC) earned a pair of conference road wins in Virginia. First, Friday night, it logged a 6-1 decision at Virginia Tech. Two days later, Paige Yaroshuk-Tews’ team took down then-No. 11 Virginia by an equivalent 6-1 score.

The Hurricanes are the third of 10 ACC teams in the national rankings, seven of which are in the top 30, including five in the top 15. Miami is joined by top-ranked North Carolina, second-ranked NC State, No. 10 Duke, No. 15 Virginia, No. 23 Wake Forest, No. 27 Georgia Tech, No. 46 Notre Dame, No. 59 Florida State and No. 69 Boston College on the list.

In addition, Miami again has three players featured in the singles rankings. Fifth-year senior Eden Richardson, coming off a straight-set win over then-fifth-ranked Emma Navarro, the reigning NCAA champion, moved up 12 spots and now checks in at No. 46 in the country.

Fourth-year junior Daevenia Achong moved up four positions to take the No. 52 spot, while sophomore Isabella Pfennig vaulted up 48 positions and now places No. 64.

In doubles, Achong and Richardson are once again in the top 20, this time coming in at exactly No. 20. Miami’s other ranked pair of third-year sophomores Diana Khodan and Maya Tahan is ranked No. 62.

All three complete ITA polls are available HERE. The team rankings update each week, while the individual lists change every other week.

The Hurricanes are back in action Friday at 5 p.m. when they host top-ranked North Carolina at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The first 50 fans in attendance will receive free pizza.

To keep up with the University of Miami women’s tennis team on social media, follow @CanesWTennis on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.