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University of Miami Club Tennis Team Shocks Field at USF Bull Run

The University of Miami club tennis team survived a weekend of upsets to claim its first USTA Florida “Tennis on Campus” title of the year over the weekend, in the final defeating the host University of South Florida 30-12 at the USF Bull Run in Tampa.

The UM win broke a streak of 11 consecutive Florida TOC Gold Bracket events won by either the University of Florida or the University of Central Florida dating to the 2015-16 season.

In the semifinals USF shocked the UF-“A” team, while UM did likewise to the UCF-“A” squad.

Final Results: UM-“A” d. USF-“A” 30-12

Women’s Doubles: Sarah Vargas/Alicia Robinson (UM) d. Nina Hernandez/Daniella Pena 6-2
Men’s Doubles: Sharadh Ramesh/Rochan Ramesh (UM) d. Leo Vega/Steven Pike 6-2
Women’s Singles: Alicia Robinson (UM) d. Anri Ferris 6-0
Men’s Singles: Rochan Ramesh (UM) d. Luis Cotamo 6-3
Mixed Doubles: Sarah Vargas/Nino Coutelle (UM) d. Anri Ferris/Leo Vega 6-5

In the Silver Bracket final University of Tampa-“A” defeated University of North Florida-“A” 25-18, and in the Bronze Bracket final the Florida State University-“B” team defeating UCF-“C” 26-25.

Participating in addition to UM, USF, UF, UCF, UT, UNF and FSU was Florida Atlantic University.

The next event on the 2017 Tennis on Campus schedule will be the FSU Battle in the Capital on Oct. 28 in Tallahassee.

2017 Schedule and Results:

Sept. 23 — UF Gatorbowl, Gainesville (FINAL: UF-“A” d. UF-“B”)
Oct. 7 — USF Bull Run, Tampa (FINAL: UM-“A” d. USF-“A”)
Oct. 28 — FSU Battle in the Capital, Tallahassee
Nov. 4 — UCF Knightro Cup, Orlando
Nov. 11 — UM Ibis Open, Coral Gables
Jan. 20 — FGCU Dirty Bird Classic, Ft. Myers
Feb. 17 — Delray Beach Open “Tennis On Campus” Challenge, Delray Beach
Feb. 24 — USTA Florida Tennis on Campus Section Championships

About USTA Tennis On Campus
The USTA’s Tennis On Campus program is designed to provide college students with opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking, and rivaled competition through tennis without the rigors of a NCAA varsity program. Tennis on Campus offers fun co-ed team-based play (using the World TeamTennis scoring format), regional and national championship competition, and helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years. Currently the program is offered on more than 500 college campuses. The USTA Tennis on Campus team format features men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, with a minimum of two men and two women per team.

For more information on the USTA Florida Tennis on Campus series or to start a team at your school go to www.ustaflorida.com/TOC, or contact Desirae McLaughlin at toc@ustaflorida.com.

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  • Miami Fan

    How are these articles even written? Starting off with a 2 year old photo, half of the players from it have graduated. Then forgetting that over the past 4 seasons, the only other team to win a tournament other than UF and UCF was UM at FGCU and UT for the 2015-2016 season. Just a year in between with “only” 4 tournament finals, finishing 17th in the country, taking out the defending national champions and finalists (Auburn & UNC) at nationals, and all of a sudden the team is an “under-dog.” I think their perfect 180 games, and 30 sets this past weekend, going through the gold bracket easily as the top seed also should send a message. They belong, they earn it, they deserve some credit.