Every year during the summer the Intercollegiate Tennis Association holds tennis tournaments all over the country for college players. There are tournaments held every week in nine regions and the players with the best overall records in those tournaments will play in the national championships in August. The Canes’ William Albanese has taken part in the Florida State and Alabama tournaments, while Clementina Riobueno took part in the Alabama tourney and came away with the doubles title! Continue Reading
According to Oklahoma State, they have signed former Cane Kelsey Laurente on for the upcoming year. After the way Laurente was suspended from the team right before the NCAA tournament started, it’s hard to say anyone is surprised by this. Laurente was ranked as high as No. 33 in the nation last year and was a solid No. 2 (sometimes No.1) player in the Miami line up. Needless to say, this is going to hurt. With Laurente gone, the Canes women’s team now have only six players on their roster, and that’s including incoming freshman and No. 5 Yolimar Ogando. The Tennis Recruiting Network lists her as the only recruit for 2014 so we’ll have to wait and see what head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews does for the roster before the school year starts. Cowgirl Tennis Signs Laurente
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Wimbledon 2014 is over. Novak Djokovic has climbed back to No. 1 and Serena Williams is hanging on to her top ranking. Since the start of the ATP rankings in 1973 and the WTA rankings in 1975, there have been 25 men and 21 women who have climbed to the top spot. If you’re a true tennis fan, then naming them all in order in five minutes is no challenge right? Give it a try!
After the way Andy Murray lost his Wimbledon crown this week, a bunch of unfounded rumors have been floating around about some kind of discord in his staff. EuroSport.com just released an article on the matter and former Cane All-American Daniel Vallerdu was mentioned. The article states how Vallverdu is committed to staying with Murray and helping him with the new coach Amelie Mauresmo. Continue Reading
Wimbledon is heading into its final weekend so it’s time to test your Wimbledon knowledge before two more champions add their names to the lists! See if you can name every Wimbledon champion in order since the Open Era began in 1968. You only have five minutes but for those of you who know tennis, maybe only two minutes is enough!
Miami Hurricanes’ 2014 commit Christian Langmo is having a great summer this year before he joins the Hurricanes. After seeing his ranking drop into the 30s and losing his blue chip status, he has suddenly turned on this summer to see his ranking rise back up to #19 (as of July 2). In his last three tournaments, he has finished with two titles and one runner-up finish.
At the USTA Florida L4 Gulfstream tourney, he took the title by defeating 2015 Senior #20 Dan Stefan in the final. He then finished runner up at the USTA National Selection Tournament. He defeated 2015 Senior #10 Alfredo Perez in the semifinals. Then at the USTA Florida L3 Bobby Curtis State Championships he again defeated Perez in the quarterfinals, 2014 Michigan commit and #30 Alexander Knight in the semifinals and then Stefan again in the final.
It’s great to see Langmo turning it on and moving up the rankings before he begins his career as a Cane. Good luck to him for the rest of the summer!
The 2014 Wimbledon Championships are well into the second week. We’ve already seen former Cane Michael Russell put up a great fight in a five set defeat in the first round and honorary Cane and defending champion Andy Murray is into the quarterfinals for the seventh consecutive year. Seems like a good time to look back on the Miami Hurricanes and the mark they have left on the most traditional of the Grand Slam tournaments. Continue Reading