Women’s Tennis

Sophomore Audra Cohen was ranked second in singles and fifth in doubles in the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings released Tuesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Cohen, ranked third in the March 21st rankings, has defeated 13 ranked opponents, including two No. 1 ranked players. Most recently, Cohen topped No. 1 Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech in straight sets last Friday. The Plantation, Fla., native is 22-0 this season.

Cohen pairs up with senior Melissa Applebaum to comprise the nation’s fifth-ranked doubles tandem. Miami’s top duo holds a 14-0 record.

Applebaum moved up to No. 63 in the rankings after defeating two ranked opponents over the weekend. The Coral Gables, Fla., native is 14-10 overall.

Also ranked are freshman Monika Dancevic and junior Audrey Banada. Dancevic, who is 15-3 in dual-match play, is ranked No. 112 while Banada is ranked No. 123 and is 12-5.

Miami dropped one spot to sixth but remain in the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive week. The Hurricanes are 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the ACC.

All twelve ACC schools are fielding teams ranked among the Top 70 including six schools ranked in the Top 25. North Carolina leads the ACC at No. 5 followed by No. 6 Miami, No. 12 Georgia Tech, No. 14 Duke, No. 19 Wake Forest and No. 24 Clemson.

The Hurricanes return to action this weekend when they go on their final road trip of the regualr season. The team will take on No. 62 Virginia Tech Saturday, April 8 at noon before squaring off against No. 29 Virginia the following day.


The first varsity eight crew was tabbed Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week after winning two races at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Miami’s first varsity eight crew of Laura Comeau (coxswain), Sarah Conlon, Emy Huntsman, Laura Cordner, Laura Coltman, Natasha Lejer, Rachel Clausing, Bethany Krawec and Kelly Amsler— won the Sam Adams/Mesa Distributing Cup.

The Hurricanes posted a time of 7:05.3 in the Grand Final on Sunday to edge Kansas State, which turned in a time of 7:08.58.

Miami qualified for the Grand Final by winning its heat on Saturday in a time of 6:43.7.

The Hurricanes return to action at the Florida State Championships held on the new Krome Avenue Quarry course beginning Friday, April 7 and ending Saturday, April 8.