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  1. Kirijax

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    The Canes lost a fairly close match to the #16 Noles 5-2 today in Tallahassee. The Canes did a great job of taking the doubles point and then the first singles match for a 2-0 lead, but then the Noles won three easy matches in succession to take a 3-2 lead. The last two matches went to a 3rd set, but Stancati fell 6-2 in the third to end the contest. Still, a good effort from the Canes. They face Wake Forest on Friday next.

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    The March 26th rankings are out. The guys get to their highest ranking of #50 for the season and Gonzalez/Aly break into the doubles rankings!

    The ladies move up a spot to #9. Laurente is at #73, Wagner is #104, and Riobueno is at #122. In doubles, we have Bolivar/Riobueno at #63 and Laurente#Dubins at #73.

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    The Canes ladies team easily defeated the Brown Bears 6-1 today. The 9th ranked Canes are now 11-3, 2-1 for the season. They are right back at it again tomorrow noon against #35 NC State at home.

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    Does anyone know how many NCAA appearances each school has? Miami says they are going for their 44th appearance this year. Since 1977, they have 23 tournament appearances. Just curious to see how many the others have.
     
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    The Canes women's easily got through NC State today. The 9th ranked Canes had a close doubles point, but after winning the dubs point, they went on to win 7-0 easily, with only #1 Wagner extended to 3 sets. The Canes are now 12-3, 3-1 for the year. They face Wake Forest at home on Sunday!

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    The #50 Canes played the #28 Wake Forest Demon Deacons yesterday in Winston-Salem. The doubles matches started off great, with every match deadlocked between 4-all and 6-all. The Canes had a real chance to take the doubles point but ended up losing all three doubles matches. It was all downhill from there, with only Soto taking a win at #1 after WF had already clinched the win for the day.

    The Canes next play at #38 #NC State on Sunday. Go Canes!!!

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    The Canes women's team had a very easy day against an unfortunate Wake Forest team. The #3 Wake forest team forfeited, and the #1 doubles team retired to give Miami the match. WF then forfeited the #5 and #6 singles matches to give Miami a 3-0 start before the singles even started. Miami easily sweapt aside the rest of the matches to win 7-0. The #9 Canes are now 13-3, 3-1 and will travel to Maryland on Friday.
     
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    Tie-Breakers!

    The #50 Canes went to #38 NC State today. The Wolfpack took the doubles as expected and then the battle started. Miami took a 2-1 lead but could not close out the other matches and went down 5-2. There were 3 tiebreakers and the Canes lost all three. Tough to win when you can't win the tiebreakers. The Canes (12-8, 1-4) still have a good chance to make the NCAA tournament but will need a couple more wins. They next play Boston College on April 7.

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    April 2 ITA Rankings!

    Miami guys only drop two spots to #52 despite losing to WF and NC St. over the weekend. Ladies drop down one spot to #10 after beating NC St. and WF over the weekend.

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    The Canes men are currently 12-8, 1-4 for the season. They have Boston College, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia Tech and Virginia left before the ACC Tournament. They should be able to beat BC, VT and UNC and that would leave them with a 15-10, 4-5 record. Might be tough to get a win in the ACC tourney so that would leave them with a 15-11 record. Will it be enough to get them into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011? Ranking needs to go up a bit.
     
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    What you need to hope for is for VT to get a big win to boost their ranking higher, then beat them. Otherwise the wins over those 3 won't boost the ranking enough. That win over Minnesota is becoming more valuable.
     
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    That's exactly my worry right now. Even with the wins we get, it may not be enough. And we aren't beating UVA or Duke without some supernatural assistance. But still, A top 50 ranking, 15 wins, a win over Minny and being in the ACC might be enough. On the bright side, we couldn't even think about these sort of things last year so it's an improvement.
     
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    they are definately heading in the right direction after next year so that has to be positive but they have a long way to go to being a dominant top 10 team that they should be
     
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    Absolutely right. Recruiting has got to pick up or it's going to be up and down like the last three years.
     
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    The Canes women's team swept aside Maryland 7-0 on Friday. They are now 14-3, 5-1 and play Boston College tomorrow.

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    Canes women's team won their 9th straight yesterday, beating Boston College 6-1. they are now 15-3, 6-1 in the ACC. A big weekend coming up with UNC (Friday) and Duke (Sunday) coming into town.

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    Canes men sweep Boston College 7-0 today at home. Won't help the rankings much but gets them at least a .500 record for the season. North Carolina on Friday, followed by Duke, Virginia Tech, and Virginia.

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    Nice dominant win today by the Canes , unable to make the matches I try to go to all of them . I thought The U was going to be stronger this year but its a great bunch of guys who play very hard for their coach . Hopefully next year will be better .
     
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    My hope for the team this year has been a top 40 ranking and getting to the NCAA tournament. They've improved a whole bunch since last year and as you said they should be even better next year. Recruiting concerns me though. Hoping Coach Rincon can get some good guys in.
     
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    Agree recruiting has been a concern , and I haven't heard of any other recruits for next year . A big issue is the scholarships available I've seen quite a bit of talent here in Miami go to Division II schools simply because of that . Talent that would make UM much better .
     
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    For the men we've got 4-star #121 Bernard Tefel committed. We're only losing one senior (sometimes #4 Victor Mauz) next year but I sure hope something good happens next year on the recruiting scene or we're gonna be in real trouble in a couple of years. Prez Shalala is a big tennis fan so if it falls off the map Coach Rincon could be in trouble.
     
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    Miami Hurricane sports newspaper's article on the Canes #1 Diego Soto.

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    Rincon needs to lockdown some more top Latin American guys. Get some more Daniel Vallverdu's. Gabriel Flores would be a dominant 4 or 5 but he is forced to play high currently.
     
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    The thing is a player like Tefel is probably getting practically nothing as far as a scholarship . So if the parents can't pay the tuition at Miami they have to look elsewhere . Teams like Virginia are signing Blue Chip players not 4 star . I think Mario does a great job but its very hard for him to recruit when he can't offer a full ride to very good players who can't afford UM . Tefel may end up being a great player for them , but I don't believe he is a top player right now to compare to what the other top teams are recruiting . Hopefully he will develop more once he's at UM .
     
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    Your absolutely right , but when you can offer only partial scholarships sometimes the kids from South America can't afford to go to UM . UM hasn't had a true # 1 like Valverdu since he left.
     
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    He is a lot of fun to watch . And battles to the end . The one great thing about this team is they give maximum effort every match .
     
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    Agree with you guys above. Coach Rincon is going to have to find some good players elsewhere. He's done a pretty good job in that in the past so here's hoping he has some plans up his sleeve for the next couple of years.
     
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    Pro Cane Michael Russell is playing in the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston this week. #73 Russell is seeded 8th and goes up against Robby Ginepri in the first round. He's also teamed up with Somdev Devvarman in the doubles draw.

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    April 9 ITA Rankings

    Hurricane men drop one spot to #53 and the women stay at #10.

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    Women's team is very strong and will only get better next few years
     
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    The women's team could be up there in a couple of years. They just missed back in 2006 but they just might finally win the big one. Lots of potential for this team.
     
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    With 4 freshman on the team and I think 2 sophomores very strong team for the next few years .
     
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    We've got a very good coach in Coach Yaroshuk-Tews as well. I'm looking forward to the day when she finally wins a championship.

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    Friday at 5pm UM plays #1 North Carolina I'm so there
     
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    Awesome! Will you be able to tweet updates?
     
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    Yea I usually do plus their's free BBQ !
     
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    What's your Tweet name? Kirijax here.
     
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    Raffamiami
     
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    Haha, I should have known that! Have fun at the matches!
     
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    The Hurricanes have been running articles on their All-Americans every Monday on their official website. There have been 28 All-Americans in the history of Hurricanes tennis.

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    Big match for the Canes men today. They go to UNC to play the #69 Tarheels. The Canes have lost the last three dual matches with the Tarheels. Their last victory was in 2009. The Tarheels have dropped way down this year after starting the season at #18. They dropped completely out of the rankings before coming back in this week at No. 69. The Tarheels have lost 9 of their last ten dual matches, with the only win coming against Georgia Tech. The Canes still have to play Duke and UVA so they need as many wins as they can get this late in the season.

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    UNC takes the doubles point. Going into singles shortly.

    #1 Hess-Olese vs. Soto
    #2 Clark vs. Flores
    #3 Vick vs. Gonzalez
    #4 Parker vs. Aly
    #5 Steiro vs. Stancati
    #6 Gorez vs. Mauz

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    Complete disappointment today. Not much to say. Canes go down 4-0 to the #69 Tarheels. If they play the last three matches and ACC tourney like they did today, no chance for a NCAA berth.
     
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    The Canes women are deadlocked with #1 Heels in doubles. Led 6-2 at No. 3 but now tied 8-8 and going to a tiebreaker. Need this.
     
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    I was looking for your tweets, what happened in that tiebreaker ?
    Looks like it's going to prove to be very important.
     
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    Tough loss in the Doubles UM hit a clear winner on Match Point for UM and NC called it out . What was so bothersome is the NC player you can tell wasn't sure about her call she kind of raised her finger late . When UM checked with the Umpire he said he didn't see it . The fans went nuts along with the players .
     
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    North Carolina wins it , I couldn't stay till the end . It took 2 hours just to get the doubles in .
     
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    I was following it on live scoring. The Canes were up two breaks (6 2). Did UNC hook their way to 8 all ?
     

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