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No. 15 W. Tennis Set to Host Clemson Sunday

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 03/01/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The 15th-ranked University of Miami women's tennis team will look to bounce back from a tough loss as they take on 23rd-ranked Clemson University on Sunday at 12p.m. at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

The Hurricanes (6-3, 0-1 ACC) faced FSU last weekend in their conference opener and fell in a heartbreaker, 4-3. The day kicked off with two decisive doubles victories for the Canes, as the No. 42 duo of Lina Lileikite and Stephanie Wagner cruised to an 8-4 victory right behind the duo of Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno's 8-3 win.

Wagner also sparkled in singles, earning the Canes' first singles point of the afternoon with a decisive 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 95 Mia Vriens. She moves to 9-3 on the season in singles play. Fellow freshman Deborah Suarez also won her singles match, 6-4, 6-3, moving to 9-1 in spring singles.

Though those were the only points Miami was able to score, three Canes battled through three sets. Kelsey Laurente (#74), Monique Albuquerque and Melissa Bolivar all dropped their first sets and fought back to win the second before falling in the third.

Clemson (3-4, 1-0 ACC) is also coming off of a loss, having fallen to No. 13 Stanford, 5-2, last weekend. All four of the Tigers' losses have been to top-15 teams. Clemson's two points came in singles victories by Beatrice Gumulya and Tristen Dewar. Gumulya, ranked 57th in the nation, beat No. 10 Krista Hardebeck, 6-3, 6-2, and moves to 12-2 in singles play this season. Dewar earned a 7-5, 6-3 victory.

In last year's meeting between the two teams, Miami overcame two rain delays and a five-hour-long match to defeat Clemson, 5-2.
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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