CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The ninth-ranked women’s tennis team, winners of six consecutive matches will welcome Wake Forest to the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Hurricanes, 12-3 on the season, played back-to-back matches on Wednesday and Thursday, claiming lopsided victories in each affair over Brown (6-1) and No. 35 NC State (7-0), respectively.
The Demon Deacons come to Coral Gables with a 1-13 overall record and have yet to claim an Atlantic Coast Conference victory (0-4).
The Canes, however, have been cruising as of late and aim to keep pace with conference leaders North Carolina and Duke. The No. 9 ranking that UM holds is tied for the highest this season, matching the season-opening ITA placement.
The last two matches have featured freshman Stephanie Wagner at No. 1 singles for the first time and each occasion she showed why she deserved the honor of playing on the premier court. Against Brown, the 104th-ranked Amberg, Germany native dropped Misia Krasowski, 6-4, 6-3.
Just 15 hours later, she faced the nation’s 35th-ranked player in NC State’s Joelle Kissell. After dropping the first set, 3-6. She powered back to win the final two sets, 6-0 and 6-3.
Miami’s lineup also features two more ranked freshmen in No. 73 Kelsey Laurente and No. 122 Clementina Riobueno.
After Saturday’s match, the Canes head out on the road for matches at Maryland and Boston College on April 5 and 6, respectively. The next home matches will be against conference leaders UNC and Duke on April 12 and 14.
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