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W. Tennis Proves Dominance at Miami Spring Invite

W. Tennis Proves Dominance at Miami Spring Invite

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team finished up its annual Miami Spring Invite with 18 total wins on the weekend.

On the first day, the Hurricanes notched three singles wins and three doubles wins to open the tournament. No. 90 Isabella Pfennig took down No. 58 Destinee Martins (TCU), 6-1, 6-2, while No. 81 Audrey Boch-Collins defeated Chiho Mushika (TCU), 6-3, 6-1. Newcomer Xinyi Nong claimed the third win after taking down Raquel Caballero (TCU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, all three pairings found success. Nong and Pfennig teamed up to win 6-4 over Martins and Isabel Pascual (TCU). Then, Antonia Balzert and Alexa Noel defeated Helena Narmont and Mushika (TCU), 6-2, while Leonie Schuknecht and Boch-Collins claimed the 6-3 win over Jade Otway and Caballero (TCU).

Miami added four more wins in singles on the second day. Two Canes grabbed ranked wins with No. 25 Noel taking down over No. 24 Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and Nong defeating No. 95 Holly Staff (Vanderbilt), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3). Balzert then claimed a victory against Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt), 7-5, 6-4, while No. 81 Boch-Collins secured the 6-1, 6-1 win over Amy Stevens (Vanderbilt).

The Hurricanes grabbed two more doubles wins with Noel and Nong winning 6-1 over Celia-Belle Mohr and Lee (Vanderbilt) and Pfennig and Schuknecht taking down Stammel and Ray, 7-6 (5).

Miami was successful on the final day of competition after walking away with four singles wins and two doubles wins. Noel took down Olivia Lincer (UCF), 6-4, 6-4, and Pfennig claimed the 6-3, 6-2 win over Jantje Tilbuerger. The other two wins came from Boch-Collins over Jaleesa Leslie (UCF) 6-2, 6-1 and Schuknecht over Anique Kattenberg 6-2, 7-5.

Noel and Nong secured a hard-fought 6-4 win over Saidenova and Kattenberg, while Pfennig and Boch-Collins battled to a 7-5 win against Leslie and Biolay.

The Hurricanes will start their season on Thursday, Jan. 18 against cross-town rival FIU.