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W. Tennis Jumps to No. 13 in ITA Rankings

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          Release: 03/04/2014
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes women’s tennis team jumped seven spots to No. 13 in the latest ITA women’s tennis rankings on Tuesday.

Miami (8-2, 4-0 ACC) has won four-straight ACC matches to start conference play, and most recently, picked up a win against No. 19 Georgia Tech on Sunday.

This coming weekend the Hurricanes hit the road for the first time in ACC play when they travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to play ACC newcomer Pittsburgh. Then, on Sunday, the team heads to Raleigh, N.C., for a dual match with the NC State Wolfpack.

The individual rankings remain the same for another week before they are updated on Mar. 11. The Hurricanes have two players in the singles rankings, Kelsey Laurente at No. 40 and Stephanie Wagner at No. 71.

Two Hurricanes doubles teams remain in the rankings with Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque at No. 24 and Kelsey Laurente and Melissa Bolivar at No. 48.

This past weekend in the match against Georgia Tech, Laurente and Bolivar picked up an impressive win, taking down the No. 3 team in the nation—Kendal Woodard and Megan Kurey of Georgia Tech.  

Monique Albuquerque is the wins leader so far this season with 10 singles victories including a team-long five match win streak.

Wagner and Laurente each have nine wins, combining for a 14-3 record in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles slots.

Miami’s doubles teams continue to produce, especially in ACC play where doubles are a combined 10-1. Overall for the spring, the collective doubles record is 27-7.

The Hurricanes get back to action this weekend when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road on Friday and play at NC State on Sunday.

Schedule
 
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
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.
TBA
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