|University of Miami (FL)
||Men | Women
|Division:||NCAA - Div. I
|Location:||Coral Gables, FL|
|Head Coach:||Paige Yaroshuk-Tews|
|Assistant Coach:||Laura Vallverdu|
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#13 in 2016, R.V. in 2012, R.V. in 2010, #21 in 2007
The University of Miami finished the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season in second place, after turning in a record of 10-1 against ACC opponents. The Hurricanes had three (3) student-athletes named to the All-ACC Team: Anna Bartenstein, Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu. Miami went an amazing 61-13 in singles play (No. 1-6 positions) against ACC opponents, while claiming the doubles point in 9-of-10 ACC matches [not including one rain cancelled doubles match]. In addition, senior Laura Vallverdu was awarded the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award.
Post Season Highlights
For the second time in as many years, and five of the last six years, Miami advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tennis Tournament. The Hurricanes defeated No. 5 Northwestern (4-1) en route to the quarterfinals. Miami has now been to the NCAA Tournament a total of 26 times, while now owning five NCAA Elite Eight appearances under the direction of head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews. The Hurricanes swept both Boston University and the University of South Florida in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional to advance to the Round of 16 in Athens, Ga.
Miami defeated No. 5 Northwestern to advance to the sixth NCAA Elite Eight (quarterfinals) appearance for Miami in school history. The Hurricanes took a 4-1 victory from the Wildcats en route to the fifth quarterfinals appearance in the last six years. UM took wins at all three top singles positions against Northwestern in the Round of 16, as well as the No. 1 and No. 2 line in doubles play in the upset victory as the No. 11 overall seed. Miami fell in the quarterfinals to Florida.
Senior Laura Vallverdu was named as the Honda Sports Woman of the Year for the sport of womens tennis. Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu were named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Team, while Eichkorn was later named as a Third Team Academic All-American. The Hurricanes had three (3) student-athletes named to the All-ACC Team: Anna Bartenstein, Bianca Eichkorn and Laura Vallverdu. Laura Vallverdu advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament, while Bianca Eichkorn advanced to the quarterfinals. Eichkorn and Vallverdu claimed ITA All-America honors in singles play, while Gabriela Mejia joined Vallverdu for All-America distinction in doubles play. Mejia and Vallverdu advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Tournament.
Head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, guided the Hurricanes to a second place regular season finish in the ACC at 10-1 overall, and led UM to a total team record of 20-6 on the season. She has now collected six 20-win seasons in just completing her ninth year at the helm in Coral Gables. Yaroshuk-Tews helped lead the Hurricanes to their fifth NCAA quarterfinals appearance in the last six seasons, all under her watch. She has now coached 15 All-Americans since being at the University of Miami.