Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Kirijax, Dec 15, 2012.
Go Miami Hurricanes and ACC tennis!
I personally think the whole "U" thing is stupid...
Being a fan, I love it!
If anything it should be the "M"
The U will always be Miami. It is what it is! Go U!
Why is it a U? What does that mean?
It started back in the 70s when the school came up with the present logo for the team. There were so many UM schools that they wanted something different and that was how the U got started. It was reinforced with phrases like U Gotta Believe and such. Now when "The U" is mentioned, everyone thinks of Miami.
I still think its stupid...... Welcome to the University of University. Or Welcome to the University.... At Miami. Who comes up with that.... I would have done "The M".... And a stupid joke I found; Why is Miami's mascot a duck? Its like a walking PSA for what you should do on campus... And I know the mascot is an ibis... Gotta get your daily dose of messed up humor.
And there is a silent U at the beginning of Miami.... Its also invisible.
LOL. Thanks for your opinion. Go U!
Nice to see another Canes fan here!
Because of its party-centric, questionable academics, sometimes NCAA-violating football program (which was my only knowledge of Miami for years), I thought Miami was a second (or third)-rate state school - and all students were like Michael Irvin or others on the teams of yesteryear, the posse of guys who hung out with him, or the women he slept with.
But, I've since learned that it's a private school, and a pretty good school as well.
I mean, plenty of schools have those commercials during games that remind you of other aspects of the school, other than football. Miami probably does now, but back in their 80s heyday, I don't ever remember seeing anything like that. I figured the school was the South Beach club/bar scene transported to a campus setting plus football - and that's all.
US NEWS has Miami ranked as the highest school in Florida (no. 35 or something), public or private. The football image is so strong that he level of the school gets forgotten sometimes.
That's what I'm saying. I know other people who have had that wrong image of Miami as well.
As I said, I eventually learned that it's a very good (and private) university, but I, like others, for a long time had a perception of the school based entirely on the football program.
Anyway, this is about the Miami Hurricanes tennis teams. The women did good last year, making the Elite Eight in the NCAA and finishing at No. 9 in the team rankings. They might drop a bit this year with their top two players graduating. They'll have four freshmen and no seniors this year.
The guys were a wreck last year, falling to their lowest ranking in 30 years, ending up at No. 67. They were a young team with no seniors so with a year of experience, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a .500 ACC record and getting back into the top 40 and a NCAA appearance this year. That might be asking for too much yet though. But if the same continues this year, head coach Rincon may be in trouble.
2013 Spring Schedule
The Hurricanes released the men's schedule. They start with a double-header against Florida Gators and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on January 19th!
Looking forward to the team rankings tomorrow. With an all-time low finish of #67 last season, hoping for any kind of jump up. Since we haven't lost any seniors, it will be interesting.
Jan 3, Rankings
The ITA just released their first rankings of the year. The Miami men will be working from the bottom up. Team ranking is at No. 65 and there are zero players ranked in singles or doubles. For the women, they are at #9 with 3 players in the singles and one team in the doubles.
The guys have a LOT to prove this year.
Women's team opened their season with a very easy 7-0 win over Florida Atlantic! Illinois coming into town on Sunday.
The Hurricanes Women's team swept No. 24 Illinois 7-0 today in Miami. Very impressive!
The Canes' ladies team is competing in the Miami Spring Invite this weekend, Jan. 18-20. They will going up against players from #11 Texas, #14 Texas A&M and #26 Vanderbilt.
How do you think the men stack up against the Gators tomorrow?
You guys are going to slaughter us. I'll be happy with a 2-5 loss.
You should be happy
Flores at 5? He played 1 most of last season.
I was surprised by that too. But at this point, there is no clear No. 1 in the Canes' lineup except for seniority.
haha, well, I'm as happy as a 2-5 loss can make me. The 7-0 sweep of Bethune-Cookman made me a feel a little better.
Just a little. Good luck in the Kickoff.
Wilfredo Gonzalez is probably the Canes best player. But it would be smart to play him at 2 or 3 so he can get wins because like you said their is no #1 caliber player on this team.
The Miami Hurricanes' women's team won the Miami Spring Invite over 2nd place Vanderbilt, #rd place Texas and 4th place Texas A&M.
January 22 Team Rankings
Hurricanes men's team move up one spot to #64.
Women's team are tied at #9 with Alabama.
The Hurricane women's team swept Hawaii 7-0 today and will play Arizona State tomorrow for a spot in the tourney.
The guys beat LA-Lafayette 4-3 after falling behind 0-2. Advance tomorrow to play Ohio State. The gals beat Arizona State 4-3 and advance to the nationals! Go Canes!
Miami won a total of 11 games on 5 courts vs Ohio State. Exception at court 3 where Flores was able to win a set.
Yep. Wasn't expecting much today. Good fight by Flores though. The guys have a ways to go to get back up to where they were. Still, a win against LA-Lafayette and a matchup with OSU was what I was hoping for this weekend so mission accomplished in a way.
Where do you think the men's program is going? Based on recruiting there isn't much upward mobility. I met the Miami team last year when they came to Clemson all super nice guys, one of the classiest teams and Coach Rincon is a good guy. But the only reason they will not be dead last in ACC this year is because of BC. And at a place like Miami, they should be much better.
I agree. Recruiting hasn't been too good the last couple of years. And last year was our worst year ever in the rankings. If we finish with a .500 record this year I'll be thrilled. Coach Rincon has had some good years but if he can't turn it around by next year, he might start feeling the heat.
Cold reality for the Canes men's team today but worst case senario they could have lost to LA-Lafayette and East Tennessee but they gutted out a win over LA-Lafayette and had the chance to meet one of the top teams in the nation so not all is lost. They have a lot of teams on their schedule that are ranked around them so it'll still be a fun season to watch.
1. Blaz Rola (OSU) def. Diego Soto (MIA) 6-0, 6-3
2. #1 Peter Kobelt (OSU) def. Wilfredo Gonzales (MIA) 6-1, 6-2
3. Devin McCarthy (OSU) def. Gabriel Flores (MIA) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(5)
4. #13 Connor Smith def. Victor Mauz (MIA) 6-2, 6-2
5. #30 Chris Diaz def. Marco Stancati (MIA) 6-1, 6-0
6. Hunter Callahan def. William Albanese (MIA) 6-0, 6-0
1. Wilfredo Gonzales/Marco Stancati (MIA) vs. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen (OSU)
2. Blaz Rola/Connor Smith (OSU) def. Omar Aly/Gabriel Flores (MIA) 8-4
3. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Diego Soto/Henrique Tsukamoto (MIA) 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6, 5, 1,2, 4, 3)
Miami will be at best 9 in the ACC. I can see them beating GT because even though the Ohio State result doesn't show it, Miami is better lower in the line-up and GT is very weak at 5 and 6.
I was impressed with Tsukamoto's ball striking when I saw him in person but he does have a lot of bad losses. I guess he can't put it together.
In the Jan. 30 rankings, the Hurricanes men's team move up 4 spot to No. 60, while the women stay at No. 9.
Go Miami ! I am a grad - class of 86. My nephew is there now and loves it.
Cool! The men's team is going through tough times but I have faith Coach Rincon can get it turned around. The women's team just might be very very good in a couple of years. Keep rooting for the Canes!
The Hurricane men's team defeated the Central Florida Knights 6-1 today at Coral Gables! The Canes (3-2) now face #50 Rice Owls on Sunday.
The Hurricanes women's team sweep North Florida to stay undefeated (5-0) and now head to the ITA Team Indoors! Go Canes!
The men's team beat #50 Rice for the first time since '07 today! After a close doubles point they took off of in the singles matches. Good win today. Now at 4-2 and will face LA-Lafayette again on Friday. Beat them in a close one in the ITA Kick-Off.
Feb, 5th rankings: the men's team move up 6 more spots to No. 54, and the women stay at No. 10.
Congrats to Diego Soto who won the ACC Player of the Week award!
The ITA put out the draw for the Team Indoors. The Hurricane women face #17 Nebraska in the first round and if they win that, they'll probably face top seed UCLA in the quarters. 1st round is noon Friday.
Draw and Preview
The women's team won a tough one against Nebraska 4-2. could have gone either way but these freshmen are tough. Facing UCLA tomorrow.
The Canes' men's team went up to Tampa and defeated the South Florida Bulls 5-2 for their 4th straight win. The Canes are now 6-2 for the season. Ranking should go up just a bit.
Tough loss for the Hurricanes today. Very close doubles point and then they lost the first 5 of 6 sets and couldn't climb back. UNF wins 5-2. They are 6-3 for the year.Got to bounce back against Texas Tech and New Mexico next weekend. Go Canes!
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