No. 9 UM women’s tennis team takes advantage of Wake Forest


After a dominant performance against No. 35 N.C. State on Thursday, the No. 9 University of Miami women’s tennis team notched its second straight shutout of the week, beating Wake Forest 7-0 Saturday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

Miami (13-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) closed out the month going 7-0, all while facing some of the nation’s best, including No. 22 Texas, No. 23 Clemson and No. 29 Baylor.

The Hurricanes dominated the Demon Deacons in singles competition, winning all four courts in straight sets.

Wake Forest also surrendered two points going into singles due to a forfeit and a medical withdrawal.

Clementina Riobueno, Lina Lileikite, Stephanie Wagner and Deborah Suarez all finished their Wake Forest counterparts in straight sets.

The Hurricanes only had to win one doubles match against Wake Forest to clinch the doubles point, as the Demon Deacons forfeited their third doubles team. Stephanie Wagner and Lina Lileikite held a commanding 4-1 lead before Kasey Gardiner and Kathryn Talbert retired due to injury.

Miami will next travel to College Park, Md., for a conference match against Maryland on Friday.

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