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Published 03/09/2017
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Miami Set to Host Boston U. and Georgia Tech

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami men's tennis program will host Boston University and No. 17 Georgia Tech this weekend at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

Friday's 4 p.m. matchup will be the third meeting between Miami and Boston University. The Hurricanes lead the all-time series 2-0, with UM winning the most recent matchup over the Terriers, 6-1, on March 15, 2014.

Sunday’s 12 p.m. matchup will mark the 46th meeting between the Hurricanes and the Yellow Jackets. Miami boasts an all-time record of 35-10 against Georgia Tech.

Miami will enter the weekend with junior Piotr Lomacki at No. 67 in the ITA singles rankings, as released Tuesday.

Last season, Georgia Tech edged the Canes, 5-2, in a match featuring four current Hurricanes and Yellow Jackets going head-to-head in singles play. Miami senior Jesse Flores faced Daniel Yun, earning the victory, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, while junior Piotr Lomacki fell against then-No. 11 Christopher Eubanks, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Georgia Tech features two nationally-ranked singles players, including Eubanks, who holds the No. 7 spot in the country and No. 87 Andrew Li. Carlos Benito and Carlos Divar are ranked No. 50 in doubles.

The Canes (5-3, 0-1 ACC) are riding a two game winning streak into this weekend’s matchups, most recently downing East Tennessee State, 5-2. Miami opened the match strong with a pair of doubles victories, to head into singles play with the one point advantage. In singles play, after ETSU evened the match at 1-point apiece, Hurricanes took back the lead it would not look back on when junior Christian Langmo defeated No. 90 Diego Nunez 6-3, 6-2. Junior Nile Clark gave Miami a two-point advantage, as well as match point after earning a straight-set victory over David Gonzalez, 7-5, 6-2.Miami then sealed the match when Flores defeated Juan Lugo, 6-4, 6-2.

Next weekend the Hurricanes will conclude their 11-match home stretch when they host No. 32 Minnesota Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. The Canes will then travel to Tallahassee, Fla., in a battle against in-state conference rival No. 36 Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m.

Entry to this weekend’s matches are free and team posters will be available at the marketing table. Live stats can be found HERE.

To keep up to date with the men's tennis team follow the squad on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @CanesMensTennis.