Hurricanes Conclude Play at the Miami Spring Invite
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team opened the spring season hosting the Miami Spring Invite this weekend.
The Hurricanes welcomed a trio of top-10 teams – No. 7 Georgia, No. 8 Texas and No. 10 South Carolina – to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center for the annual invitational.
The highlight of the weekend for Miami was the three top-25 singles victories on Friday. Graduate student Dan Martin opened the invitational by taking down the best player in the nation, No. 1 Ethan Quinn (Georgia), 6-4, 6-4.
Sophomore Martin Katz rallied from down 3-6 to in the first set to beat No. 10 Philip Henning (Georgia), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, while fifth-year senior Franco Aubone recorded a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 21 Blake Croyder (Georgia).
As a team, Miami went 10-14 in singles action and 3-8 in doubles play on the weekend.
Day two featured another ranked win for Katz, as he defeated No. 104 Evin McDonald (Texas), 7-6 (3), 6-4. On the doubles courts, Aubone and freshman Martin Vergara Del Puerto downed the No. 19 duo of Trent Bryde and Quinn (Georgia), 8-4, for their first ranked doubles win of the season.
Freshman Nacho Serra Sanchez earned his first singles win of the spring season on day three of the invitational, besting Lucas da Silva, 6-0, 0-6, 6-1.
Katz finished the weekend with a perfect 3-0 record in singles play, with all three victories coming over ranked opponents.
Miami is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 14, when it hosts Troy and Binghamton in a doubleheader at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. First serve against Troy is set for 9 a.m. and the Binghamton match will not start before 5 p.m.