After a week without a match and nearly three weeks without a home contest, the University of Miami women’s tennis team will face No. 29 Baylor 11 a.m. Monday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables.
No. 12 Miami (4-2) will be playing its fifth-straight top-30 opponent when it takes on the Bears, who advanced to the NCAA Team Championship Elite Eight last season.
This will be the teams’ 11th meeting in the past 10 seasons, as they have faced off at least once a season since 2007. The all-time series between the Hurricanes and Bears is even at seven, with Miami winning three of the past four matchups.
The Hurricanes have four singles players among the top 70 players in the nation in the Oracle/ITA rankings. Sophomore Sinead Lohan and senior Stephanie Wagner form the nation’s lone top-10 duo, checking in at No. 7 and No. 10, respectively.
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Yolimar Ogando, who is out due to injury, holds the No. 29 spot and fellow sophomore Wendy Zhang is No. 69 in the country.
Miami also has two ranked doubles pairs, both featuring Wagner. She teams with Zhang in the No. 12 spot and with senior Clementina Riobueno at No. 37.
▪ Flagler 9-6, Barry 3, 3: Flagler (7-8) got a pair of two-run homers from Whitney Woodard in the second inning and Malloree Escue in the sixth to cruise in the first game over the Buccaneers (3-5).
Tinsley Smith (1-0) worked 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Callie Reed to earn the win. She walked one and struck out one, giving up four hits.
Anieliese Palmeiro (1-2) took the loss for the Bucs (3-5). She gave up eight runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks.
In the second game, the Saints scored three runs in the second inning to break open a 1-1 tie. Escue and Maddy Murphy had RBI singles.
Haliegh Corbally (2-4) got the win for the Saints. She gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk in five innings and struck out three. Smith tossed the final two innings to earn her third save. Kristine Pazienza (0-1) went the distance for the Bucs, allowing six runs (three earned) on 12 hits and two walks
with one strikeout.
▪ Georgia Southwestern 7, Nova 3: Dajia Jones gave up two hits and five runs with three strikeouts but earned the loss as the Sharks fell to the Canes at the Palm Beach Atlantic’s Sailfish Showdown. Ashley Roe recored an RBI for Nova.