University of Miami women’s tennis team sends three into NCAA tourney

05/01/2014 12:26 AM

05/01/2014 1:48 AM

University of Miami women’s tennis singles player Stephanie Wagner and the doubles team of Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno were selected to compete in the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship.

Ranked 30th in the ITA singles rankings, Wagner was one of 49 at-large selections into the 64-player singles tournament. The sophomore from Amberg, Germany, was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team after posting a record of 20-4 (12-2 ACC). With an 18-4 record in dual matches, Wagner topped five ranked opponents this spring — including third-ranked Julia Elbaba in Miami’s regular-season finale.

Ranked 11th in the ITA doubles poll, Albuquerque and Riobueno were one of 22 doubles teams to receive an at-large selection to the 32-team tournament. As Miami’s top doubles duo, the pair finished the regular season with a 19-2 overall record and 10-1 mark in ACC play. This season, the pair has beaten five nationally-ranked opponents and has currently won nine of its past 10.

Sophomore Kelsey Laurente was selected as an alternate for the individual singles tournament, and Laurente and senior Melissa Bolivar were named an alternate team for doubles.

On the men’s side, senior Omar Aly was been named the eighth of nine alternates for the championship.

Aly, who has been ranked as high as No. 66 by the ITA this season, posted a 14-7 singles mark this season, with a 5-4 record in ACC play.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 21-26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs May 15-20.

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