One of the most successful Canes ever on the ATP Tour was Eddie Dibbs. After a great career at the University of Miami from 1969-1972, Dibbs went on to play on the ATP tour from 1972 until 1984. While he never won a Grand Slam title, Dibbs left behind an impressive list of accomplishments during his junior, college and professional career. Although he was “only” 5 ft. 7 in., he was famous for his tenacity and fighting spirit against bigger and higher ranked players. He had the nickname of “Fast Eddie” and tennis columnist Bud Collins called Dibbs and Harold Solomon “The Bagel Twins”. Some credit Dibbs with coming up with the term “bagel” for zero in tennis. After looking at his list of accomplishments below, it’s hard to deny that Eddie Dibbs is one of the most successful Canes in the history of the ATP Tour. Continue Reading
The 2014-15 Miami Hurricanes men’s tennis roster is out! After seeing three seniors graduate and one transferring out, the remaining members were down to four, but the roster has six new names on this year’s roster! This will bring the number back up to ten. It will be almost a brand new team this year and it will be interesting to see how the fall semester plays out and how Coach Mario Rincon will make his lineup when the new team dual season starts in January. Let’s go Canes!
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US Open: Murray faced the Netherlands’ #70 Robin Haase in the first round today and won in 4-sets but it was a very rough start to the tournament for him. He won 6-3, 7-6(6), 1-6, 7-5. He apparently began to cramp at the beginning of the third set and barely escaped with the 4-set win. In his post match interview, he seemed surprised that he had such problems after have a good training session in Miami. But he made it through and he now faces Germany’s #235 Matthias Bachinger in the second round. Continue Reading
US Open Qualifying Tournament: Russell defeated Spain’s #216 Enrique Lopez-Perez 6-1, 6-4 in the first round, but he was then defeated by Belgium’s #365 Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-3. This ends Russell’s streak at the US Open main draw at four. Russell was attempting to play in his 10th US Open. Continue Reading
The 2014 US Open is starting next week! Of former Canes, Michael Russell is in the qualifying rounds this year in his attempt to play in his tenth US Open championship! Our most famous Canes have been very successful in the US Open in the past. Here’s a quick look at their accomplishments!
The college tennis season can be a bit confusing sometimes, with so many tournaments involving team, singles and doubles competition. There are the main events that every school will enter or try to qualify for. Here’s a simple breakdown of the college tennis season. Continue Reading
UPDATE: Noah Rubin takes both the singles and doubles titles at Kalamazoo this year. After taking the Wimbledon boy’s title in July, Rubin continues to impress. He is committed to Wake Forest for next year so the Hurricanes will see plenty of him during the next few years. Congratulations!
The United States Tennis Association Boys 18 and 16 National Tennis Championships is maybe the biggest junior boys tournament of the year. This is always a great opportunity to see who is up and coming in junior tennis and who the biggest recruits will be during the next couple of years. This year’s tournament will be held August 2-10 at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There are singles and doubles tournaments for 18s and 16s boys. This tournament has seen many famous players over years such as Rod Laver (18s, 1956), Stan Smith (18s, 1964), Jimmy Connors (16s, 1968), and Michael Chang (18s, 1987). Former Cane Michael Russell also won the 16s title in 1994. Colette Lewis of ZooTennis follows the tournament closely and daily updates.