Sports

Briefs

Women’s Basketball

Head Coach Katie Meier announced the appointment of Lonnette Hall on Sept. 8 as the new assistant coach to the Miami women’s basketball team. Hall previously served as the women’s basketball Director of Basketball Operations and is replacing former Assistant Coach Tombi Bell, who left UM in August.

Hall has been an assistant coach at the collegiate level in various capacities at such institutions as Texas Christian University, Arkansas State, Wisconsin- La Crosse, and Cal State Northridge.

Hall has experience in guiding a team to success. During her tenure at TCU, Hall helped the Lady Frogs reach the NCAA tournament three consecutive years in a row.

Men’s Tennis

The Hurricanes are the only Atlantic Coast Conference team with three ranked singles players in the Fila/ITA preseason rankings.

Senior Luigi D’Agord, the anchor of the team, is ranked No. 3 nationally. D’Agord finished last season 36-5 and won the 2006 ACC Player of the year after bowing out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 16, breaking a 21 match win streak.

Senior Josh Cohen and sophomore Daniel Vallverdu are nationally ranked No. 54 and No. 70 respectively. Vallverdu won the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year and earned All-American status for his doubles play.

D’Agord and Vallverdu earned the No. 4 spot in the preseason rankings in doubles.

Women’s Tennis

University of Miami’s women’s tennis Head Coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews announced the addition of three new players for the upcoming 2006-2007 season.

The three players joining the ‘Canes this season include Clemson transfer Romy Farah, Boston University transfer Gina Sabatino and freshman Laura Vallverdu from Spain.

During Farah’s freshman year at Clemson last year, she finished with a 25-13 record. Farah completed the season in the No. 58 position in the country. Her efforts helped the Tigers reach the NCAA Final Four.

Sabatino played two seasons at Boston University and put together a combined record of 32-22. She is a former America East Rookie of the Year.

Vallverdu has recorded a career-high WTA ranking of 566 in singles and 493 in doubles. She won two International Tennis Federation double titles and in 2005.

Information complied from hurricanesports.com

September 15, 2006

Reporters

The Miami Hurricane

Student newspaper at the University of Miami


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

Boston College star Ky Bowman came down with a 102-degree fever on Saturday night. Jordan Chatman an ...

A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Sunday: ▪ New UM defensive coordinator Blake Baker has asked UM ...

Emese Hof and No. 20 Miami think they can play with anyone, and it shows. Hof scored 18 of her 25 po ...

New University of Miami baseball head coach Gino DiMare wanted to start strong. He got perfection. T ...

Former University of Miami star running back Mark Walton was arrested late Friday on a charge of mis ...

UM alumna Alina Mayo Azze, who has covered a myriad of topics during her 37-year career, has been a ...

Happiness and well-being scholar Tal Ben-Shahar is UM’s newest Distinguished Presidential Scholar. ...

The University of Miami will host the first symposium to explore LGBTQ human rights across the Ameri ...

UM experts react to a new ban that prohibits people in Key West from using certain types of sunscree ...

A matchmaker extraordinaire, Ricardo Cepeda, the manager of the UM Zebrafish Facility, is passionate ...

The No. 20 Miami women's basketball team stormed back from a 14-point deficit to pick up the bi ...

Brian Van Belle struck out five over six shutout innings to help the Canes sweep Rutgers on opening ...

The Hurricanes dropped a tight contest with the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, 64-57. ...

The sophomore first baseman slugged his second homer of the weekend to lead the Canes to a series wi ...

Junior Renate Grimstad led the way for Miami and is tied for 18th at one-over-par, while sophomore K ...

TMH Twitter
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.