The No. 27 Miami Hurricanes got back to winning ways Friday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on campus, grabbing an early lead against the visiting No. 35 Virginia Tech Hokies and riding the momentum all the way to a big 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference triumph.
It was a picture perfect afternoon Monday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables despite the Hurricanes falling to the number four ranked Florida State Seminoles.
Miami senior Estela Perez-Somarriba faced off against Coco Gauff in the first ever women’s tennis match played at the Delray Beach Open. In front of a sold out crowd, the 15-year old Gauff defeated Perez-Somarriba 6-3, 6-3. Here are the best photos from the match:
A little over 24 hours after competing for the University of Miami women’s tennis team at Georgia Tech, Perez-Somarriba, the reigning NCAA singles champion, faced off against rising star Coco Gauff in an exhibition match in Gauff’s hometown of Delray Beach.
One day later Perez-Somarriba notched win No. 135 in her career as a Hurricane with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph, setting a UM program record for most singles wins.
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.
“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 University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced eight inductees for the class of 2020, meaning a new class of former Hurricanes will be recognized for their athletic accomplishments.