Sports briefs 9/13

Women’s Tennis

The tennis team will open up their season with four student-athletes ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Senior Bianca Eichkorn headlines the Hurricanes with a ranking of No. 14 in the nation, with juniors Anna Bartenstein and Gabriela Mejia ranked No. 53 and 83, respectively. Two doubles teams also ranked in the top 20, with the Eichkorn and Bartenstein duo at No.16 and Mejia and sophomore Danielle Mills at No.17. The season is set to kick off with the Hurricane Invitational starting on Sept. 24.


The baseball team will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2011 season on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Any interested students should pass by the Ron Fraser building at Alex Rodriguez Park to fill out the necessary paperwork. Students must be enrolled full-time and have remaining NCAA eligibility. For additional information call the baseball offices at 305-284-4171.

Track and Field

Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Amy Deem was named the head coach for IAFF Continental Cup for the Americas team, which consisted of runners from North, Central and South America, as well as Caribbean Track and Field Federations. The Continental Cup is a competition between the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The Americans were narrowly beaten by Europe, 429 to 419.5 seconds, and ended in second place.

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