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Women’s Tennis Opens Season Ranked Ninth

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 01/04/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami women's tennis team will open its 2013 spring campaign as the nation's ninth-ranked team as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Last season, the Canes advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship for the fourth consecutive year before falling to eventual national champion Florida.

The Hurricanes' 2013 schedule features 16 different matches against teams ranked in the ITA Preseason Rankings, including 10 against teams in the Top 25.

The No. 9 ranking is the same as their final 2012 ranking, a year in which the Canes rose to as high as No. 5.

Three student-athletes were named in the individual rankings, led by freshman Kelsey Laurente at No. 51. The Miramar, Fla., native finished the fall season with an 8-3 record and won the State of Florida Championship.

Junior Lina Lileikite (No. 57) and freshman Stephanie Wagner (No. 92) were also ranked.

To kick off the season, the Canes travel to Boca Raton, Fla., to take on FAU on Jan. 11. The next match begins a six-match homestand at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center as Miami hosts No. 21 Illinois on Jan. 13.

For more information on the University of Miami women's tennis team, please log on to HurricaneSports.com. Follow the UM Women's Tennis Team on twitter @HurricaneTennis.

Schedule
 
Friday, February 06
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Saturday, February 07
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Sunday, February 08
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Monday, February 09
Women's Tennis at ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.
All Day
Friday, February 20
Women's Tennis vs. FGCU
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Friday, February 27
Women's Tennis vs. Wake Forest
Coral Gables, Fla.
4:00 PM
Sunday, March 01
Women's Tennis vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, March 06
Women's Tennis at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
3:00 PM
Sunday, March 08
Women's Tennis at Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
5:00 PM
Sunday, March 15
Women's Tennis at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga.
10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 17
Women's Tennis at Baylor
Waco, Texas
1:00 PM
Friday, March 20
Women's Tennis vs. NC State
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, March 27
Women's Tennis at Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
3:30 PM
Sunday, March 29
Women's Tennis at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
10:00 AM
Thursday, April 02
Women's Tennis vs. Duke
Coral Gables, Fla.
5:00 PM
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