Miami Tallies Fifth Straight Victory

Miami Tallies Fifth Straight Victory

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami men’s tennis team extended its win streak to five matches on Sunday, defeating the No. 71 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 5-2, at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

The five-match win streak is a new season long for the Hurricanes (13-6, 4-4 ACC) and Sunday’s victory puts Miami at .500 in conference play.

For the fourth match in the row, the Hurricanes secured the doubles point as the first singles duo of fifth-year senior Juan Martin Jalif and freshman Martin Vergara Del Puerto and the third doubles pair of sophomore Martin Katz and freshman Antonio Prat, tallied 6-2 and 6-4 wins, respectively.

Fifth-year senior Franco Aubone and graduate student Dan Martin were on the cusp of winning their doubles match, 5-4, when the doubles point was clinched.

Aubone then doubled Miami’s lead to 2-0 with a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory at sixth singles. The Argentinian has now won five singles matches in a row.

The Yellow Jackets cut Miami’s lead in half when Martin fell to Georgia Tech’s Andres Martin, 3-6, 4-6, at first singles.

However, graduate student Leo Bierbaum and freshman Nacho Serra Sanchez responded with a pair of victories on courts four and five, respectively, to clinch the match for the Hurricanes. Bierbaum won, 6-4, 6-3 over Rohan Sachdev, while Serra Sanchez tallied a 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory over Elias Shokry.

Marcus McDaniel recorded the Yellow Jacket’s only other point of the day on court two, taking down Prat, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 1-0 (10-5) in a tiebreak match.

In the final match of the day, Katz battled Georgia Tech’s Keshav Chopra to three sets, ultimately prevailing, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4, at third singles. The sophomore has now taken down three nationally ranked opponents this spring.

The Hurricanes hit the road on Wednesday for a mid-week ACC contest against No. 17 Florida State. First serve in Tallahassee, Fla., is set for 5:30 p.m.