It was windier than usual, but the sun was still shining as the Hurricanes kicked off the first day of the Miami Spring Invite. Miami welcomed Northwestern, Oklahoma, and the No. 10 Vanderbilt to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.
Following a 7-0 sweep of the College of Charleston on Friday, Miami’s men’s tennis team took the court again for a double-header against Liberty and Georgia Southern on Sunday, where they went a combined 12-0 in the two matches.
The Miami Hurricanes found themselves at a crossroads in their 2019-20 campaign.
For Hurricane football fans, Monday was a day to be excited about, as former University of Houston quarterback D’Eriq King and former Temple University defensive end Quincy Roche announced their intent to transfer to the University of Miami.
“I told them that we did everything right to win the game except win,” Miami head coach Jim Larrañaga said after the game.
“First match, a lot of kinks,” said head coach Aljosa Piric about the day. “Every match is a tough match. We had a lot of things to deal with today, and overall, it’s always good to get a win and get the season off to a good start.”
The Miami Hurricanes (10-6, 2-4) will yet again face another daunting task when they welcome the No. 9 ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-2, 5-1) to the Watsco Center Saturday afternoon.
With the upcoming season approaching, not only are there some fresh faces in Coral Gables, but there is new hope for the football team. The Hurricanes signed 13 recruits from the class of 2020 last month, all of whom have enrolled for this spring semester.
The Miami Hurricanes’ hopes and expectations for the upcoming 2020 season continue to be sky high, with UM clocking in at No. 3 in Division I baseball preseason rankings, trailing only defending national champions Vanderbilt and Atlantic Coast Conference foe and consensus No. 1 Louisville.
Beverly only played eight minutes in the second half, but the freshman guard stepped up in a big way after starting point guard Chris Lykes fouled out of the game with eight minutes to go in the second half of Miami’s 66-58 win over Pitt.