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W. Tennis Leads After 1st Day of Miami Invite

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          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.  

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

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


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

Sunday, March 29
Women's Tennis at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
3 - 4 (L)
Thursday, April 02
Women's Tennis vs. Duke
Coral Gables, Fla.
5:00 PM
Saturday, April 04
Women's Tennis vs. North Carolina
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Friday, April 10
Women's Tennis at Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind.
3:30 PM
Sunday, April 12
Women's Tennis at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
11:00 AM
Saturday, April 18
Women's Tennis vs. Florida State
Coral Gables, Fla.
3:00 PM
Sunday, April 19
Women's Tennis vs. Pittsburgh
Coral Gables, Fla.
11:00 AM
Wednesday, April 22
Women's Tennis at ACC Championships
Cary, N.C.
Friday, May 08
Women's Tennis at NCAA Regionals
Thursday, May 14
Women's Tennis at NCAA Championships
Waco, Texas
Wednesday, May 20
Women's Tennis at NCAA Individual Championships
Waco, Texas
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