The Miami Hurricanes’ men’s and women’s teams are taking part in the 2014 Collegiate Clay Court Invitational at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida this week. The competition will be held from October 30, Thursday through November 2, Sunday. The event is hosted by Florida State and will include schools from all over the country. The big news about this even is that ESPN will be televising about 20 hours of the event on ESPN3 during Thursday and Sunday.
The men’s team will have seven of the team members in the competition; 9-16th Seed Henrique Tsukamoto, Wilfredo Gonzalez, Bernard Tefel, Christian Langmo, Nile Clark, Andrew Harrington and Kevin Bondar. They will be taking part in the A Singles, Singles Qualifying, A Doubles and B Doubles brackets.
The women’s team is sending eight team members. They are divided into three singles groups and it appears that they will not be playing doubles this time around. In the A Group we have #1 seed Stephanie Wagner, #2 seed Lina Lileikite, #6 see Monique Albuquerque and Sinead Lohan. In Group B, #3 seed Wendy Zhang and #5-8th seed Clementina Riobueno are listed, and finally in Group C we have #1 seed Silvia Fuentes and Julia Bohnenkamp listed.
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Updated October 27, 2014 Continue Reading
Andy Murray won the Valencia 500 title in Valencia, Spain today, defeating Spain’s Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6(8) in the final. Murray escaped two match points in the second set, missed a match point of his own at 5-4 in the third, and then escaped another three match points in the third set tiebreaker to win his third title of 2014. After coming up empty for 15 months following his 2013 Wimbledon title, Murray has now won three of his last four tournaments. In last month’s Senzhen Open in China, Murray defeated Robredo in the final, escaping five match points there as well. Robredo’s humorous gesture at the end of the match before hugging Murray at the net was hilarious. After dropping 10 match points and two tournament titles to Murray in the last two months, one would have to admire Robredo’s restraint.
Murray is now ranked 5th in the points race to qualify for the World Tour Finals next month with only one more tournament, the Paris Masters, remaining before then. Let’s hope Murray has enough tennis left in him for the next week in Paris.
Match Report and Highlights
Been a big fan of Game of Thrones since the television series started, so I thought it would be fun to put the Game of Thrones and the elite college tennis teams together and see which team would be ruling which house. I’ve included all of the teams that have won the NCAA title since the modern postseason system began in 1977, some of the teams that have come close in recent years and of course the Miami Hurricanes. So bear in mind this has a Canes point of view to it. Or my own at least. So look below to see which team would belong to the Game of Throne Houses. Continue Reading
After a 15-month wait for a tournament title, Andy Murray has won two titles in the last month. After winning the Shenzhen Open in China, Murray won a thriller final over David Ferrer to move up to number eight in the year rankings. He trailed 3-5 in the final set but then reeled off four consecutive games to win 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 and get some revenge on Ferrer who had beaten him in the Shanghai Masters a couple weeks ago. This is Murray’s 30th career title on the ATP Tour. Murray will now play at the Valencia Open to clinch his spot in the World Tour Finals in November.
Results and Highlights
The 2014 ITA Southeast Regionals came to a close for the Miami Hurricanes today. Freshmen Piotr Lomacki’s run came to an end in the quarterfinals where he lost to Florida’s Maxx Lipman. On the women’s side, No. 4 Stephanie Wagner and freshman Sinead Lohan were defeated in the quarterfinals. Wagner and Lina Lileikite were also defeated in the doubles semifinals. This means that the Canes will miss out on the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships again this year. For the men, Daniel Vallverdu was the last to represent Miami in the tournament back in 2008. For the women, Anna Bartenstein was the last to play in the tournament in 2011. Hopefully next year we will finally see some Canes win the Southeast Regional and represent Miami in the national tournament.
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The Miami Hurricanes continued play on Saturday, with the men in Athens and the women in Atlanta. The winner of this tournament receives a spot in the ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships later this month. For the men’s team, freshman Piotr Lomacki won twice in the singles main draw today to advance to the quarterfinals. He defeated No. 50 and 4th-seeded Ben Wagland of Georgia in the round of 16 to advance. In consolation, senior Henrique Tsukamoto advanced to the quarterfinals as well. On the women’s side, junior Stephanie Wagner and freshman Sinead Lohan advanced to the quarterfinals. Wagner/Lileikite were also winners in the doubles bracket, winning their match and advancing to the semifinals.
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