After another weather delay, the University of Miami women’s tennis team put forth a strong performance on the last day of the Miami Spring Invite on Sunday.
The Hurricanes faced doubles pairs from No. 25 Mississippi, No. 41 Texas, and defending national champion and top-ranked Vanderbilt. Because of the delay, the teams played two rounds of doubles and no complete singles matches.
“Two doubles matches, we love working on doubles. We’re looking at a couple different teams right now, so it was good to see two matches with those teams,” UM coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said.
The pair of Hurricanes featuring sophomore Sinead Lohan and freshman Ana Madcur went undefeated on Sunday.
Lohan and Madcur dominated Lana Groenvynck and Neda Koprcina from Texas, 6-1, in the first round of doubles matches. The second-round result was almost identical for the Hurricanes, as Lohan and Madcur defeated Allie Sanford and Natalie Suk of Mississippi, 6-2.
Senior Stephanie Wagner and sophomore Wendy Zhang went 1-1 on the day. The pair dropped a close match to No. 28 Breaunna Addison and Danielle Wagland of Texas, 7-5. They then found success against No. 47 Mai El Kamash and Arianna Hartono of Ole Miss, 7-6 (7-5).
Sophomore Silvia Fuentes and senior Clementina Riobueno dropped a tough match to Tea Jandric and Marija Milutinovic of Ole Miss, 7-5.
Clara Tanielian and Riobueno also won a doubles match against a split pair of Fuentes and Texas’ Chelsea Crovetti, 6-3. In addition to the doubles matches, Tanielian played a one-set singles contest against Texas’ Crovetti, winning 6-1.
A 31-year-old runner from Denmark won the men’s overall division of the annual Key West Half Marathon. Thomas Madsen of Copenhagen completed the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour 14 minutes 35 seconds, nearly four minutes faster than his closest competitor.
Julie Stackhouse of Jacksonville took top honors in the women’s overall division.
The 36-year-old runner logged a time of 1:25:36.
Second place in the men’s division went to Miamian Scott Byers, 35, with a time of 1:18:23. Corey Peyerk, 32, of Sarasota took third-place honors with a time of 1:23:33.
In the women’s division, 33-year-old Christine Witte of Charlotte, North Carolina, finished second with a time of 1:26:38. Danish runner Zenia Mogenson, 26, placed third in 1:27:56.
Race organizers reported that the half marathon drew 3,471 registrants and the associated 5K attracted an additional 877. All followed a course that included parts of Key West’s historic Old Town and scenic waterfront.
The winner of the 5K men’s overall division was 47-year-old Edward Clarke of Key West with a time of 18 minutes 59 seconds. Sarah Eswar, 33, of East Amherst, New York, won the women’s division by completing the run in 21:25.
The start of the race was delayed by an hour after a strong squall line moved quickly through the region.
Strikers midfielder PC scored from a free kick with 10 minutes remaining to spark a late surge, but the Fort Lauderdale Strikers fell 2-1 to Colombian team Independiente Santa Fe at FAU Stadium on Sunday night to close out the club’s participation in the Florida Cup.
Fort Lauderdale couldn’t muster the equalizer to cancel out first-half goals by Róbinson Zapata and Leyvin Balanta.
Fort Lauderdale will next host Brazilian side Corinthians at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday, followed by a matchup against Ukrainian side FC Shakhtar Donetsk on Jan. 26.