W. Tennis Leads After 1st Day of Miami Invite

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          Release: 01/18/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla.  -  The chilly  first day of the Miami Spring Invite is in the books at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center and the ninth-ranked Hurricanes hold a narrow lead over their highly ranked guests.

The Canes took four of their seven singles matches against No. 26 Vanderbilt and two of three doubles sets against No. 11 Texas.

Miami's top-ranked student-athletes, No. 51 Kelsey Laurente and No. 57 Lina Lileikite, only needed straight sets to defeat their Commodore foes. Out of the No. 2 position, Lileikite easily handled 102nd-ranked Courtney Colton, 6-0, 6-2. Laurente won her match against No. 115 Frances Altkick, 6-4, 7-6.

Freshman Clementina Riobueno battled to a tie-break win in the first set over Georgina Sellyn then closed out her opponent in impressive fashion with a 6-0 win in the second.

At the seventh position, junior Brittany Dubins dropped only one point in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Maggie Leavell.

The day started with doubles action and Lileikite and her partner Stephanie Wagner opened the day with an 8-5 victory over Texas' Aeriel Ellis and Lina Padegimaite. The second doubles win belonged to the duo of Dubins and Laurente, 8-6 over Elizabeth Begley and Juliana Gajic.

Miami ended the day with 32 points, just ahead Texas A&M's 31. Texas and Vanderbilt enter Saturday with 27 and 24 points respectively.

The second day of the invite will follow the same format and will begin at 9 a.m.  

MIAMI SPRING INVITE FORMAT OF PLAY
There will be no team scoring at this weekend's event, as everyone is competing as an individual.

Each team will play three rounds of doubles and three rounds of singles. There will be eight flights in singles and four flights in doubles. Each day will consist of eight doubles matches and 16 singles matches. The third set will be played to completion in singles. Points will be allotted for each win based on the following decreasing point value to determine the champion (singles and doubles) at the end of the weekend.

Win at No. 1 position -- 8 points
Win at No. 2 position -- 7 points
Win at No. 3 position -- 6 points
Win at No. 4 position -- 5 points
Win at No. 5 position -- 4 points
Win at No. 6 position -- 3 points
Win at No. 7 position -- 2 points
Win at No. 8 position -- 1 point

MIAMI SPRING INVITE SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Friday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. Courts 1-4 - Doubles - Miami vs. Texas | Singles to follow - Miami vs. Vanderbilt
9 a.m. Courts 5-8 - Doubles - Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt | Singles to follow - Texas vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. Courts 1-4 - Doubles - Miami vs. Vanderbilt | Singles to follow - Miami vs. Texas A&M
9 a.m. Courts 5-8 - Doubles - Texas A&M vs. Texas | Singles to follow - Texas vs. Vanderbilt

Sunday, Jan. 20
9 a.m. Courts 1-4 - Doubles - Miami vs. Texas A&M | Singles to follow - Miami vs. Texas
9 a.m. Courts 5-8 - Doubles - Texas vs. Vanderbilt | Singles to follow - Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt

UP NEXT 
ITA KICKOFF

Friday, Jan. 25 -- vs. Hawaii (Neil Schiff Tennis Center), 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 -- vs. Arizona State or Oklahoma (Neil Schiff Tennis Center), Time TBA

Schedule
 
Friday, January 16
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Saturday, January 17
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Sunday, January 18
Women's Tennis vs. Miami Spring Invite
Coral Gables, Fla.
All Day
Friday, January 23
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Saturday, January 24
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Sunday, January 25
Women's Tennis vs. ITA National Indoor Kick-Off Weekend
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
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
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