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UM Sports Hall of Fame announces new class, including tennis coach...

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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.

Hurricanes suffer loses across board, score some wins

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Here's a summary of how UM's sports teams performed from Sept. 24-Sept. 29.

Miami-Florida rivalry doesn’t stop at football

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Rivalries aren’t only exclusive to football. The University of Miami’s club tennis team finished off last season as regional champions. In their 2019-2020 season opener at the University of Florida, however, they suffered a close 25-24 defeat to the Gators in the final.

Hurricanes win some, lose some

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Here's a roundup of how UM sports teams performed last week.

Achong acing the competition during her freshman season

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“I’m used to playing with a bandana,” Achong said. “It’s a habit. I’ve always played with a bandana since I was 12 years old.”

Yaroshuk-Tews wins 350th match as Hurricanes coach, Miami tops Wake Forest

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“Listen, It’s not about me, it’s about these kids,” the 18th-year coach said. “I’m happy for them they needed this for their confidence. We’ve had a few close matches against some good programs, so you know I think that this time of the year, for this group, this is big moving forward for our confidence. Heading in to finishing out our ACC schedule I think they really needed it. I’m happy for them.”

Hurricanes claim victories across the board, suffer some losses

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“We fight,” sophomore guard Mykea Gray said, who led UM with 19 points. “That’s one thing I can say about our team. No matter how down we are at the moment, we always find a way to bounce back.”

Despite success, Perez-Somarriba remains hungry for more

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“I want to be ranked first, honestly,” Perez-Somarriba said. “That’s the reason why I wake up in the morning and I go to practice and give my best. Obviously, winning the national title is in my mind. Daily work is the only way to impact those results. All the accolades are extra. I’m improving so much as a person. I’m learning so much from my coaches, from my teammates so all these accolades are great, but they’re extra.”

Tennis is more than just wins and losses for Piric

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“It’s very closely mimicking life,” he said. “Points are played, and they’re either won or lost. That’s how I looked at it. You either win or you lose. Every time you step on the line, you have the opportunity to do it again. That’s the biggest thing I’ve learned from competing in tennis. That’s something I try to pass down to my players.”

Hurricanes off to best start since 2008

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“I am very pleased in the way our guys competed today,” said Hurricanes coach Aljosa Piric. “I am very pleased in the way over guys showed up to battle against a tough FAU team. This is a good team that we just beat and it should just give our guys a lot of confidence going forward.”

UM basketball starts, tennis competes in postseason play

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“They were heroic with their rotations. If I was a shooter, I wouldn’t want either one of these two running at me.”

Fall sports coming to a close as basketball tips off

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"It was a special game for me, a special moment," Cornelius said. "I wasn't really nervous, but it was really special. I was really excited. We played well. I got to scored again. I got to pass again, run through the smoke again, this time in a jersey, not in a sweatsuit."