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Women’s Tennis Eighth in Final ITA Rankings

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 05/29/2013
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SKILLMAN, N.J. – After its record fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, the University of Miami women’s tennis team ended its 2013 season with a No. 8 ranking, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The Hurricanes entered the 2013 NCAA Women’s Team Championship as a No. 6 seed, matching the highest-ever seeding in program history (2009). Wins over UNF, Purdue and Northwestern sent the Canes to another Elite Eight. No other women’s program has an active streak of reaching the NCAA tournament quarterfinals equal to UM.

Miami finished the 2013 season with a 23-6 overall record and won the ACC Tournament for the first time since the Hurricanes joined the league in 2004.

Head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, assistant coach Alex Santos and freshman Stephanie Wagner each earned ITA Southeast Region awards and Santos went on to earn ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year honors. It was the first national ITA award in program history.

Wagner, a rookie and native of Amberg, Germany, was chosen to compete in the 2013 NCAA Women’s Singles Championship and advanced to the second round. She was also honored as an All-ACC performer and entered the NCAA tournament as the nation’s 60th-ranked singles player.

The Hurricanes accomplished all of this without a single senior as juniors Melissa Bolivar and Brittany Dubins were the team’s eldest players. In fact, five of Miami’s eight players were competing in their first collegiate season, including sophomore Monique Albuquerque and freshmen Deborah Suarez, Kelsey Laurente, Clementina Riobuneo and Wagner.

The ITA’s final singles and doubles rankings will be announced on June 5.

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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