After a two-week hiatus and three straight victories, No. 24 Miami fell 5-2 to seventh-ranked Florida (7-3) on Sunday afternoon at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville.
After falling to top-ranked Northwestern (5-0) in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s Team Indoor Championships on Friday, the 15th-ranked Hurricanes quickly got back on track.
University of Miami freshman Ignacio Taboada is no exception, though he’s not the average spectator – he plays tennis for the 23rd-ranked Hurricanes (4-2) and tries to emulate his favorite athlete, top-ranked Rafael Nadal, on the court.
The 13th-ranked University of Miami women’s tennis team disposed of 47th-ranked Utah 7-0 and 23rd-ranked Tennessee 5-2 at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center over the weekend to qualify for the ITA National Indoor Championships in Madison, Wis., starting on Feb. 12.
Third-ranked senior Daniel Vallverdu cruised into Saturday’s semifinal at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor National Championships in Charlottesville, Va. with a six-match win streak.
Due to a pectoral injury he suffered during the second round, however, Vallverdu had to withdraw from competition.