The men’s and women’s Miami Hurricanes tennis teams were in action this past weekend. The men earned wins over Georgia Tech and Clemson, while the women dropped a close result at Georgia Tech before handling Clemson with ease.
“I cannot put into words how much pride and honor I have had while representing the U. Finishing my career like I had always thought I would is something that means a lot to me.”
But relief came for these student-athletes, and not just those who were facing an early exit from athletics, as the council voted to extend eligibility to all spring sport athletes, regardless of year in the program. This decision effectively grants all spring student-athletes a redshirt for the suspended 2020 season.
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.”