University of Miami

UM’s Paige Yaroshuk-Tews named ITA Southeast Region Coach of Year

Paige Yaroshuk-Tews has been coaching the University of Miami's women's tennis team for 15 years. Under Yaroshuk-Tews, the team is ranked seventh in the nation. Yaroshuk-Tews was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Region Coach of the Year on Mon., May 9, 2016.
Paige Yaroshuk-Tews has been coaching the University of Miami's women's tennis team for 15 years. Under Yaroshuk-Tews, the team is ranked seventh in the nation. Yaroshuk-Tews was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Region Coach of the Year on Mon., May 9, 2016. mocner@miamiherald.com

University of Miami women’s tennis coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews on Monday was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Region Coach of the Year.

And ninth-ranked Stephanie Wagner, who is one victory from tying the UM all-time singles mark, was named ITA Southeast Region Senior Player of the Year.

Yaroshuk-Tews, in her 15th year as UM’s head coach, has a career record of 304-89 (.774), including 116-23 (.835) in 12 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“So many people have worked so hard to get this program great, and it’s everybody’s responsibility to keep it there,’’ a humbled Yaroshuk-Tews said.

Yaroshuk-Tews, who is in the UM Sports Hall of Fame along with her former baseball-playing father Ernie Yaroshuk, also won the award in 2013.

The Canes are ranked seventh nationally, with sophomore Sinead Lohan ranked eighth nationally.

Wagner and sophomore Wendy Zhang are ranked 12th in doubles.

Wagner’s career record is 132-42, one victory shy of former Cane Bianca Eichkorn’s (133-31).

The Hurricanes (19-5, 12-2 ACC) begin their quest for a national title this weekend in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday.

The Canes will make their 21st consecutive NCAA appearance, hosting Wichita State, TCU and Quinnipiac in the regionals.

Miami opens at 2 p.m. Friday against Quinnipiac.

  Comments