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Doubles partners Hector Nieto and Keith Crowley

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Quick Facts Neil Schiff Tennis Center

MEET THE HURRICANES 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Team Roster Head Coach Mario Rincon Assistant Coach C.J. Weber Support Staff Barnabas Carrega Hector Nieto David Simon Christian Blöcker Keith Crowley Carl Sundberg Ignacio Taboada Waylon Chin Zhi Wei Ko Santiago Nieto

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QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location Coral Gables, Fla. Founded 1925 Enrollment 15,323 Nickname Hurricanes Mascot Sebastian the Ibis Colors Orange, Green & White Home Court Neil Schiff Tennis Center Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference ACC ITA Region Southeast (III) President Dr. Donna E. Shalala Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt Athletic Dept. Phone (305) 284-3822

TEAM INFORMATION First Year of Tennis All-Time Record 2007-08 Dual Record Home/Away/Neutral

1930 968-222-67 (.797) 16-9 7-3/6-3/3-3

ACC Record/Finish 2009 NCAA Tournament Final National Ranking Letterwinners R/L Newcomers

9-2/2 Round of 16 No. 19 7/3 3

COACHING STAFF Tennis Coach Record at UM (years) Career Record Assistant Coach

Administration University of Miami U Excellence Compliance Academic Support Athletic Training

2008-09 IN REVIEW 25 26 27

Results & Statistics The ACC 2009 NCAA Tournament

PROGRAM HISTORY Mario Rincon 76-47 (5) 76-47 (5) C.J. Weber

MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant AD for Communications Mark Pray Men's Tennis SID Margaret Belch E-mail mbelch@miami.edu Phone (305) 284-3241 SID Fax (305) 284-2807 Website www.hurricanesports.com

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Career & Season Leaders All-Time Results Head Coaches Records Year-by-Year Leaders NCAA Tournament All-Americans The Streak Miami Great: Gardnar Mulloy ‘Canes in the Pros All-Time Series Records Match-by-Match Results 2010 Schedule

ON THE COVER Miami seniors Hector Nieto and David Simon look to guide the Hurricanes to their fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009-10.

CREDITS The 2010 University of Miami Men’s Tennis Media Guide was written and edited by Margaret Belch and the University of Miami Sports Media Office, with assistance from Alex Bryant. Design: Etta Schaller and Margaret Belch. Photography: J.C. Ridley, Scott McGonagle, Al Manduca, Jessica Marshall, Patrick Desfayes, Ray Santana, Steven Colquitt, William Lai, Joel Auerbach, Geoff Anderson and ACC Media Relations.

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A 1948 graduate of the University of Miami, Neil Schiff spent the majority of his life in dedicated service to his alma mater. At the time of his passing in 1985, Schiff was vicechairman of UM’s Board of Trustees. His passing was felt deeply by the tennis community and the young men and women who prospered through his love and support of Hurricane tennis.

 The Center was completely funded by donations of approximately $1 million from friends and family of Neil Schiff.

 The Neil Schiff Tennis Center houses 16 courts. The eight varsity courts are flanked on two sides by seating for more than 1,000 spectators, including 144 courtside chairbacks.

 In 2008, renovations expanded locker room and coaches offices, in addition to adding new lights to enrich Miami’s tennis facilities.

 Each court is individually lit by eight lowmounted halogen lights that meet the uniform lumination criteria set by the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association for championship play. The lighting system received the 1987 Tennis Industry Magazine Court of the Year Award.  The varsity courts are designed for open spectator access, with spacious walkways that allow a clear view to every court during a match.  A tennis house is adjacent to the courts and includes a reception area, offices for the men’s and women’s tennis coaches and a plush second-floor VIP/Players’ Lounge that is complete with a large screen TV and three tinted glass walls for viewing matches in air conditioned comfort.

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 The facility was built to support college, amateur and professional tennis competition and to serve as the home for many of the nation’s top amateur events. The NSTC annually hosts the International Junior Orange Bowl tournament and has hosted the ITA Women’s Rolex Qualifier and BIG EAST Tennis Championships.  In June 2003, a state-of-the-art electronic scoreboard was added.

 In addition to the current Hurricanes, several professional players and coaches have used the Tennis Center to refine their game, including: Andy Murray (ranked as high as No. 2 singles), Juan Martin del Potro (ranked as high as No. 4 singles), Jamie Murray (ranked as high as No. 27 doubles), Jean-Julien Rojer (ranked as high as No. 32 doubles), Wayne Odesnik (ranked as high as No. 77 singles), Alex Bogomolov (ranked as high as No. 97 singles), Luka Gregorc (ranked as high as No. 172 singles), Todd Widom (former UM All-American, ranked as high as No. 200 singles), Fritz Wolmarans (ranked as high as No. 277 singles), Luigi D’Agord (former UM AllAmerican, ranked as high as No. 293 singles), Francisco Montana (current ATP and WTA coach, was ranked as high as No. 13 doubles) and Marcus Ondruska (current ATP coach, was ranked as high as Top 30 singles).

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2009-10 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MEN’S TENNIS Front Row (L to R): Waylon Chin, Zhi Wei Ko, Christian Blöcker, Hector Nieto, Carl Sundberg Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Mario Rincon, Ignacio Taboada, Keith Crowley, David Simon, Barnabas Carrega, Assistant Coach C.J. Weber

2009-10 ROSTER NAME

HEIGHT

CLASS

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL

Christian Blöcker

6-0

JR

Barnabas Carrega

6-1

SR

Waylon Chin

6-0

JR

Boca Raton, Fla./Illinois

Keith Crowley

6-2

JR

Capetown, South Africa/Paul Roos Gymnasium

Hamburg, Germany/Sportgymnasium Maria Enzersdorf Basiglio, Italy/UM Online

Zhi Wei Ko

5-11

JR

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Stevens Tech

Hector Nieto

5-10

SR

Mexico City, Mexico/Coral Gables (Fla.)

Santiago Nieto

6-0

SO

Key Biscayne, Fla./Florida Atlantic

David Simon

6-3

SR

Vienna, Austria/Louisville

5-11

JR

Oslo, Norway/Wang

6-1

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Atlanta, Ga./Keystone

Carl Sundberg Ignacio Taboada

Head Coach: Mario Rincon, Sixth Season Assistant Coach: C.J. Weber, Fourth Season Volunteer Assistant: Mel Spence, Third Season

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HEAD COACH MARIO RINCON SIXTH SEASON | KENTUCKY (2001) | 2006 ACC COACH OF THE YEAR earned All-America honors in doubles play alongside D'Agord as the duo, who were ranked as high as third in the nation, advanced to the NCAA's Round of 16. Vallverdu earned his second All-America honors — and first in singles play — as a sophomore in 2006-07 and advanced to the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Tournament. He finished the season ranked No. 34 in the nation, posted nine wins versus ranked players and repeated as AllACC Men’s Tennis Team and All-ACC Academic Team picks. Mario Rincon embarks on his sixth season as the head coach of the Miami men's tennis program. With an experienced lineup, Rincon and the Hurricanes look to carry on the tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with Miami tennis. Rincon guided UM to its fourth-straight NCAA tournament appearance in 2009, advancing to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2006 and the second time under his tutelage. Daniel Vallverdu was selected to his third-straight NCAA singles championships, earning a program-best fifth AllAmerica honor. Vallverdu and fellow All-ACC selection Carl Sundberg entered that fall as the nation’s top-ranked doubles pair.

In 2006, Rincon earned ACC Coach of the Year accolades after leading the Hurricanes to a remarkable turnaround in just his second season at Miami. Just one year removed from a 1211 campaign that saw UM finish ninth in the ACC with a 2-8 record, Rincon guided the Hurricanes to a 20-5 overall record and a share of the ACC regular season title with a 9-2 conference mark, culminating with the program's 41st appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Under his direction, the Hurricanes were ranked among the nation's top 10 for the first time since 1994, and finished the season No. 11 after the program's first "Sweet 16" appearance at the NCAA Tournament in five years.

The team finished the season ranked No. 19 in the final ITA poll, its highest final ranking since 2006. In addition, the 16 team wins leaves Rincon just two wins shy of becoming one of the top-five winningest men’s tennis coaches in program history.

That season, Rincon led the Hurricanes in a sweep of all three ACC postseason men's tennis awards for the first time in league history, as D'Agord was named the 2006 ACC Player of the Year and Vallverdu was selected ACC Freshman of the Year.

In his first five seasons at the helm of the program, Rincon has had four players earn 11 AllAmerica honors. Only three Hurricanes have earned as many as four All-America honors in program history — with two (Vallerdu and Luigi D’Agord) accomplishing the feat under Rincon’s guidance.

Coach Rincon took the helm of the Hurricanes' men's tennis program in October of 2004, following a three-year stint at the University of

In 2006-07, three Hurricanes earned All-America honors. D'Agord, an All-American in both singles and doubles play, was ranked as high as ninth in the nation in 2006-07, repeated as ACC Player of the Year after his second-straight undefeated season in league play at No. 1, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament and finished his final collegiate season with a 28-5 singles record, including an 18-5 mark versus ranked opponents. Josh Cohen wrapped up his career as the winningest Hurricane in program history with a combined 174 wins — including 82 doubles victories, which ranks second-best all-time at UM. He

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Alabama where he served as an assistant coach on the Crimson Tide staff. As an assistant at Alabama, Rincon shared in the Crimson Tide's recruiting efforts in addition to his day-to-day responsibilities of coaching. Rincon joined the Crimson Tide in July of 2001 and along with head coaches, Billy Pate in 2002 and 2003 and Adam Steinberg in 2001, guided Alabama to two top-20 final rankings and one top-40 finish in three seasons. In 2002, Rincon helped lead Alabama to a No. 15 national raking after winning the NCAA East Regional and a birth into the NCAA "Sweet 16." As a player, he spent nine years (1989-98) on the ATP tour, playing in each of the four Grand Slam venues: the U.S. Open, French Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open. As a professional, Rincon was ranked as high as No. 193 on the ATP tour and in the top 200 from 1994-96. Rincon also spent five years (1993-97) on the Japanese pro tour, where he was ranked as high as No. 2 in singles, and was a member of the Colombian Davis Cup team for nine years (198998), leading the team to Group I in 1997. Rincon was an NCAA All-American as a standout at the University of Kentucky, winning an SEC No. 2 flight Championship in 1988. He spent two seasons (1986-87) at North Greenville College (S.C.) where he was named the National Junior College Champion in 1987. A native of Colombia, Rincon graduated from Kentucky in 2001 with a bachelor of science in agricultural communications. Rincon and his wife, Laura, are the parents of daughters Laura Sofia (10), Daniela Andrea (7) and Gabriela (3).


ASSISTANT COACH C.J. WEBER FOURTH SEASON | EASTERN ILLINOIS (2004) C.J. Weber is in his fourth year as assistant coach of the University of Miami's men's tennis program. Among his primary responsibilities with the Hurricanes is player development and match preparation, however he also assists with video instruction, recruiting, equipment management, travel coordination and various administrative duties. Since arriving at the University of Miami for the 2006-07 season, the Hurricanes have had four players earn eight All-America honors. "C.J. does a tremendous job helping to develop these student-athletes,” said Hurricanes head coach Mario Rincon. “His tireless efforts are essential to the continued growth of both these young men and this Hurricane tennis program." Prior to working at Miami, Weber had an impressive four-year collegiate career playing for Eastern Illinois University, and then went on to pick up coaching experience at both his alma mater and the University of Illinois. Weber spent the spring of 2006 serving as the volunteer assistant coach for the ninthranked Fighting Illini, coordinating practice

sessions, providing on-court instruction and match preparation, overseeing fitness and conditioning, as well as providing administrative support. At Illinois, he coached three AllAmericans and helped guide the team to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoors Tournament and to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament. He spent the 2004-05 seasons as the assistant coach of both Eastern Illinois' men's and women's tennis programs, and picked up experience managing and providing instruction at summer tennis camps at both Eastern Illinois and Illinois. In three years with the University of Illinois’ Nike Tennis Camps, Weber worked extensively with Craig Tiley — the current tournament director of the Australian Open and Director of Player Development for Tennis Australia. As a collegiate student-athlete, Weber was a three-time all-conference selection, as well as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and Eastern Illinois' Male Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2004 — just two years after Tony Romo, the Pro Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. The two-time team MVP was also selected team captain as a senior and finished his career with a 44-18 singles record.

A scholar as well as an outstanding athlete at Eastern Illinois, Weber graduated with a 3.95 GPA. In addition to being named to the Dean's List throughout college, he was also a fourtime recipient of EIU's Scholar-Athlete Award and garnered Academic All-America First Team honors as a senior, following his selection to the Academic All-America District First Team as a junior and senior. Weber graduated with honors from Eastern Illinois in 2004 with a bachelors degree in psychology. He added a master’s degree in physical education in 2005.

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SUPPORT STAFF MEL SPENCE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT | THIRD SEASON Mel Spence is in his third season as a volunteer assistant with the University of Miami men’s tennis program. His responsibilities include technical and strategic coaching during practice, on-court coaching during match play and practice organization. “Mel has been an invaluable part of our players’ development over the past couple of years,“ said head coach Mario Rincon. “All of the guys respect him a lot and we appreciate his involvement in the program.”

MAC CALLOWAY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH | FIFTH SEASON | FLORIDA (2000) The men's tennis strength and conditioning program operates under the guidance of fifth-year assistant strength and conditioning coach Mac Calloway, who also oversees the men’s basketball and women's volleyball strength programs for the University of Miami. Calloway is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is also certified as a USA Weightlifting Club Coach and a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

coach, helping the Flyers to the Altantic-10 Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. From 2000-02, Calloway gained experience in the professional ranks serving as the head strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA's Orlando Miracle and as an assistant strength coach with the NBA's Orlando Magic. Calloway, a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, conducted testing at the NBA Combine for Rookies from 2004-08.

EXPERIENCE 2004-present Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Miami 2003-04 Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Clemson 2002-03 Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Dayton 2000-02 Assistant Strength Coach, Orlando Magic (NBA) 2000-02 Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Orlando Miracle (WNBA) 2000-02 Private Trainer, Pro Sports and Fitness Inc.

He came to Miami in 2005 after serving a year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Clemson. Prior to working at Clemson, Calloway spent one year at the University of Dayton where he served as the head basketball strength and conditioning

A member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Calloway earned a degree in Health Science Education from the University of Florida's College of Health and Human Performance in 2000. Calloway is married to the former Carrie Cohn.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF

EDUCATION 2000 B.S. Ed. Health Science Education, Florida

ANDREU SWASEY Baylor, 1995 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

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COL COLAS Virginia Tech, 2003 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

JIMMY GOINS Louisiana State, 1998 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

VICTOR ISHMAEL S. Carolina State, 1987 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

ANDREW KLICH Connecticut, 2003 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


BARNABAS CARREGA SENIOR | 6-1 | BASIGLIO, ITALY | UM ONLINE Fall 2009 (Senior): Compiled a 1-4 singles mark after a year away from competition… Defeated LSU’s Cody Loup, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 for his first win of the season at the USF Fall Invitational… Also went 1-1 in doubles play, teaming with Hector Nieto to defeat USF’s Alex Pukal and Juan Carlos, 8-5, at the USF Fall Invitational. 2008-09 (Junior): Did not compete.

CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 2007-08 2006-07 Total

DOUBLES Year Fall 2009 2007-08 2006-07 Total

Dual

ACC

7-5 4-9 11-14

4-3 3-4 7-7

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ACC

0-1 5-9 5-10

1-3 1-3

Overall 1-4 11-13 12-15 24-32

Overall 1-1 4-5 10-14 15-20

2007-08 (Sophomore): Put together an 11-13 mark in singles play and a 4-5 record in doubles competition... Went 7-5 in dual match play at the No. 6 position — including a 4-3 mark versus ACC opponents... Won three straight to open the spring season... Registered the match-clinching singles victory over No. 11 North Carolina in the second round of the ACC Tournament with a tough-fought 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Will Plyler — in a match that lasted over three hours, pushing the Hurricanes into the ACC Tournament semifinals... Defeated five opponents from ranked teams... Compiled a 4-3 mark in doubles play with Hector Nieto, and also saw competition paired with Westin Wendt and J.C. Whitner. 2006-07 (Freshman): Posted a 12-15 singles record as a freshman, playing at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions... Picked up three singles wins in ACC play, defeating Aaron Carpenter of No. 21 Duke, 6-2, 6-4, David Rozek of No. 24 NC State, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) and Boston College’s Dennis Reardon, 6-4, 6-2... Picked up four doubles wins with both J.C. Whitner and Hector Nieto... Went 31 in dual matches with Whitner at the No. 3 position, including an 8-4 win over Boston College’s Thomas Nolan and Geoff Mueller. Prep: Earned a berth into the 2006 Guadalupe ITF Grade 4 Final, the 2006 Coasta Rica Bowl Grade 3 ITF Quarterfinals, the 2006 Barbados ITF Grade 4 Quarterfinals and the 2005 Guadalupe ITF Grade 4 Semifinals. Personal: Son of Emillo and Penny Carrega… Has two brothers, Nicholas and Andrew… A sports administration major… Lists Roger Federer as one of his favorite athletes… Off the court, enjoys movies, music, art and history.

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HECTOR NIETO SENIOR | 5-10 | MEXICO CITY, MEXICO | CORAL GABLES Fall 2009 (Senior): Posted a 3-6 singles mark and a 5-2 record in doubles competition during tournament play… Registered back-to-back wins to open the fall at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, defeating Notre Dame’s Takashi Yoshii, 7-6, 6-3, and his teammate Spencer Talmadge, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4… Went 1-0 in doubles play with David Simon, Christian Blöcker and Barnabas Carega, while going 2-2 with Carl Sundberg… With Sundberg, advanced to the Round of 16 of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships after edging Georgia Tech’s Ryan Smith and Juan Spir, 9-8. 2008-09 (Junior): Put together a 6-3 singles record, including a 2-0 mark at No. 6 in dual match play… Also went 7-3 for the year in doubles competition… During the fall, went 4-3 in singles play and a team-best 6-2 in doubles... All six singles victories during his junior campaign came in straight sets, including a pair of wins at the Brotman Invitational... Paired with J.C. Whitner for a 4-1 mark in doubles play, including two victories at the season-opening Wolverine Invitational... The duo knocked off opponents from Temple and Florida A&M en route to claiming the doubles title at the Brotman Invitational... Also put together a 2-2 doubles record with Carl Sundberg and a 1-0 showing with Ignacio Taboada. 2007-08 (Sophomore): Went 6-8 in singles play and 10-16 in doubles competition in his second campaign for the Hurricanes... Competed in singles competition predominantly during the fall tournament season, posting straight sets wins over players from strong programs such as Illinois and Alabama... Knocked off Florida State’s Bobby Deye, 7-6 (7), 1-6, 7-5 at the Seminole Invitational... Picked up four doubles wins with both Barnabas Carrega and Keith Crowley... Paired with Crowley and J.C. Whitner at the No. 3 position in dual match play... Defeated No. 11 North Carolina’s David Stone and Tristan Heinrich, 8-5, to help clinch doubles point in the second round of the ACC Tournament. 2006-07 (Freshman): Picked up 10 wins in singles competition, including three in ACC action... Played at the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions... Defeated No. 24 Clemson’s Kevin Fleck, 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (108) and Scott Blackmon of No. 42 Georgia Tech, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) at No. 6... Used straight sets to knock off Brian Garber of Boston College in the No. 5 spot, 6-2, 6-1... Played at both the No. 2 and 3 positions in doubles competition... Went 5-3 with Daniel Vallverdu, including a 2-1 mark at No. 2... Won four doubles matches in ACC play, pairing with J.C. Whitner at No. 3 to handily defeat No. 42 Georgia Tech’s duo of Jordan DeLass and George Gvelesiani, 8-1, and No. 45

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CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Total

DOUBLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 Total

Dual

ACC

2-0 0-1 5-14 7-15

3-3 3-3

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ACC

1-1 5-13 10-15 16-29

1-7 4-7 5-14

Overall 3-6 6-3 6-8 10-24 25-41

Overall 5-2 7-3 10-16 18-22 40-43

Maryland’s Nicolas Frayssinoix and Nickolai Nielsen, 8-4... Along with Whitner, won three of their last four doubles matches of the season versus ranked teams, including going 2-0 in the ACC Tournament at No. 3, defeating No. 45 Georgia Tech’s Scott Blackmon and Zach Roth, 8-4, and No. 2 Virginia’s Lee Singer and Ted Angelinos, 8-6... Defeated Boston College’s tandem of Soma Kesthely and Brian Garber, 8-4, at No. 2 with Vivek Subramanian. Prep: Earned 2006 Florida Dairy Farmer's and Miami Herald Player of the Year accolades after capturing both the 2006 Florida singles and doubles championships… Posted an overall record of 11-3 in singles play and a 9-0 record in doubles competition during his senior season at CGHS. Personal: Son of Hector Nieto and Miriam Ruiz… Has one brother, Santiago, who also plays tennis for UM and one sister, Maria… A business major… Enjoys playing the guitar… Lists Roger Federer as one of his favorite athletes.


DAVID SIMON SENIOR | 6-3 | VIENNA, AUSTRIA | UM ONLINE/LOUISVILLE

CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Total

DOUBLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Total

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ACC

11-8 11-8

5-4 5-4

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ACC

11-12 11-12

8-3 8-3

Overall 7-4 14-12 21-16

Overall 8-3 15-16 23-19

Fall 2009 (Senior): Finished with a team-best 74 singles record and 8-3 doubles mark during tournament competition… Opened the fall with three-straight singles victories at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, defeating Notre Dame’s Michael Moore and Florida State’s Connor Smith in straight sets, before battling back to knock off Notre Dame’s Blas Moros, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1… Closed the fall on a three-match tear at the USF Fall Invitational… Also won his first five doubles matches of the fall, pairing with Hector Nieto, Carl Sundberg and Christian Blöcker… Won a team-high four doubles matches with Blöcker… The duo advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships after defeating USF’s Yannick Yoshizawa and Thomas Estrada, 8-6. 2008-09 (Junior): Closed his first year with the Hurricanes with a 14-12 singles record, including an 11-8 mark in dual matches and a 5-4 ACC finish… Defeated a pair of ranked opponents, knocking off No. 11 Florida’s 64th-ranked Joey Burkhardt, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6), and Michigan’s

No. 95 Andrew Mazlin, 6-1, 6-2… Played in the No. 2 through 6 positions, predominantly at No. 4… Won two of his last three matches in straight sets, cruising past Boston College’s Alex Rastorgouev, 6-1, 6-0, and Maryland’s Roshan Potarazu, 6-2, 6-3… Paired with Christian Blöcker to go 10-10 in doubles competition… The duo — that played predominantly at No. 3 — won more doubles matches than any other Hurricane tandem, including a team-best 7-3 ACC mark... Overall, went 15-16 in doubles competition... In the fall, compiled a 3-4 record in singles play and a 4-4 mark in doubles competition... Opened the fall with a No. 99 singles ranking... Won all three singles matches in straight sets, including opening the season with back-toback wins at the Wolverine Invitational, with a 76, 7-5 victory over Notre Dame’s Stephen Havens and a straight-sets win over Mazlin... Went 3-3 in doubles play with David Rosenfeld, including a pair of wins in the qualifying round of the All-American Championships to advance to the Round of 16... Also won their first match at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, knocking off Vanderbilt’s Charlie Jones and Bryant Salcedo, 9-7, before falling in the Round of 32... Went 1-1 with Ignacio Taboada at the Wolverine Invitational. Prior to Miami: Competed for two seasons with Louisville... Selected to the 2008 All-BIG EAST Tournament singles team... Compiled a 20-13 singles record as a sophomore in 2007-08, including an 11-8 mark at the No. 2 position, and went 17-12 in doubles play, going 6-4 at No. 1 and 7-4 and No. 2... Was ranked among the top 50 players on the ITF juniors circuit and was ranked 28th among collegians in the Midwest region... All-BIG EAST doubles team selection as a freshman in 2007... Posted a 16-22 overall record and an 8-15 mark in dual matches playing at Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5... Teamed with six partners for a 10-22 overall doubles record. Prep: Top-ranked player in Austria... Ranked in the top 15 in Europe... No. 91 in the world... U-16 Austrian champion in singles and doubles in 2004... Played in the junior Davis Cup for Austria (U-14 and U-16)... Won the Costa Rica Bowl... Played in the juniors tournaments of the U.S. Open, the Orange Bowl and the Canadian Open. Personal: Son of Andrea Buberl-Simon... Has three sisters... Also enjoys soccer... Majoring in business management.

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CHRISTIAN BLÖCKER JUNIOR | 6-0 | HAMBURG, GERMANY | SPORTSGYMNASIUM MARIA ENZERSDORF Fall 2009 (Junior): Went 5-4 in singles play, with three of those victories coming in straight sets... Advanced to the Round of 32 at the ITA Southeast Region Championships after knocking off Georgia's Will Reynolds, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4... Compiled a 5-3 record in doubles competition, including a 4-2 mark with David Simon... With Simon, used an 8-2 victory at the ITA Southeast Region Championships to advance to the Round of 16, where the UM duo fell to the secondranked tandem from host Georgia, 8-5. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Compiled a 9-12 overall record, including a 5-5 mark in ACC play in his debut for the Hurricanes… Played in the top-five singles positions during the spring, including two wins at No. 1, three wins at No. 2 and a perfect 2-0 showing at No. 5… Knocked off a pair of ranked opponents, including a 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 7 UCLA’s No. 100 Michael Look in the NCAA Round of 16… Also defeated No. 16 Florida State’s 55th-ranked Clint Bowles, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, at the No. 2 position in ACC play… Won twostraight matches to close the season, including a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win over No. 10 Florida’s Johnny Hamui in the second round of the NCAA Tournament… Posted a 10-12 mark in doubles competition, including a 10-10 record with David Simon… The duo — which played predominantly at No. 3 — won more doubles matches than any other Hurricane tandem, including a team-best 7-3 ACC mark... Did not compete during the fall season. Prep: Three-time German doubles champion... Advanced to the semifinals of the German singles championships four times... Ranked among the ETA’s top 10 in under-14 division... Reached the Orange Bowl semifinals for under-12 players and then advanced to the quarterfinals in the under-14 division... Played Rafael Nadal in front of 4,000 spectators in the semifinals of an under-14 tournament. Personal: The son of Peter and Katja Blöcker… Has one sister... Off the court, enjoys playing soccer and the guitar… Lists Roger Federer as his favorite athlete… An accounting and finance double major... Named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team in 2008-09… Also a threetime member of the Dean’s List, a three-time Athletic Director’s Honor Roll honoree (3.2 GPA or higher), a three-time UM Book Buster pick (3.0 GPA or higher), a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, a two-time Provost’s Honor Roll selection and a President’s Honor Roll pick.

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CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Total

DOUBLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 Total

Dual

ACC

9-12 9-12

5-5 5-5

Dual

ACC

10-12 10-12

7-4 7-4

Overall 5-4 9-12 14-16

Overall 5-3 10-12 15-15


KEITH CROWLEY JUNIOR | 6-2 | CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | PAUL ROOS GYMNASIUM

CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 Total

DOUBLES Year Fall 2009 2008-09 2007-08 Total

Dual

ACC

15-5 11-10 26-15

7-1 5-3 12-4

Dual

ACC

10-14 5-12 15-26

7-4 0-6 7-10

Overall 1-2 23-9 11-10 35-21

Overall 1-2 15-17 5-12 21-31

Fall 2009 (Junior): Saw limited competition in the fall, posting a 1-2 record in singles play and a 1-2 mark in doubles with Waylon Chin… Won his final singles match with a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 decision over Florida’s William Federhofer at the Gator Invitational. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Among three Hurricanes to win at least 20 singles matches, finishing the season 23-9 — including a 15-4 record in dual matches and a 7-1 mark versus league competition playing in the No. 4, 5 and 6 positions… Earned his team-high tying 23rd win of the season — and his eighth straight — with a 6-3, 6-1 decision over No. 53 Columbia’s Ekin Sezgen in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… Defeated a pair of ranked opponents, knocking off No. 61 Sam Garforth-Bles of 24th-ranked Rice, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, and No. 83 Lee Singer from

top-ranked Virginia, 6-4, 6-2… More than doubled the 11 singles wins he earned during his freshman campaign in 2008, while improving his doubles victories threefold with a 15-17 record, including a 7-4 mark in ACC play… Went 5-3 versus league opponents with Carl Sundberg, playing predominantly at the No. 2 spot … In the fall, posted an 8-4 mark in singles play and a 5-3 record in doubles competition... Put together winning streaks of five straight and three straight in singles play... Won three matches during the pre-qualifying round of the All-American Championships to advance to the qualifying round... Bounced back from a first-round loss at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships to advance to the consolation finals... Compiled a perfect 2-0 record in doubles play with David Rosenfeld and went 3-3 with Ignacio Taboada... With Taboada, knocked off duos from Florida A&M and UAB to advance to the semifinals of the Seminole Invitational, where they fell to Louisville’s 26th-ranked tandem of Simon Childs and Austen Childs... Won a pair of matches with Rosenfeld at the Wolverine Invitational. 2007-08 (Freshman): Compiled an 11-10 record in singles competition, including a 5-3 mark in ACC play... Went 11-9 at the No. 5 position and 0-1 at No. 3... Won his first three singles matches in ACC competition, downing opponents from three ranked teams — Georgia Tech, Clemson and Florida State... Overall, eight of his 11 singles wins came versus opponents from ranked teams... Competed in doubles play with Hector Nieto, J.C. Whitner and Daniel Vallverdu... Earned four wins with Nieto, including their first two in dual match play at the No. 3 position... Defeated No. 11 North Carolina’s David Stone and Tristan Heinrich, 8-5, to help clinch the doubles point in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Prep: Ranked No. 1 among under-18 players in both singles and doubles play in South Africa in 2005-06... Played at No. 1 in both singles and doubles at Paul Roos from 2004-06... Team was three-time national champs (2003-05) and fourtime regional champs (2003-06)... Also played prep golf for one year. Personal: The son of Keith and Linda Crowley… Father is a professional tennis coach... Has three sisters... Off the court, enjoys surfing and is an avid rugby fan… Lists Roger Federer as his favorite athlete… A business major.

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CARL SUNDBERG JUNIOR | 5-11 | OSLO, NORWAY | WANG Fall 2009 (Junior): Entered the fall ranked No. 79 in the nation... Posted a 5-7 singles record and a 5-5 doubles mark in tournament play… Advanced to the Round of 16 at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships after defeating Stetson’s Maksim Levanovich, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, and Florida Atlantic’s Daniel Vardag, 6-4, 7-6, before falling to Florida’s 117th-ranked Johnny Hamui in three sets… Knocked off 109th-ranked George Coupland of Mississippi State, 5-7, 6-3, 1-0, at the Gator Invitational… Posted a 3-1 mark in doubles play with David Simon — including a three-match win streak — and earned a pair of wins with Hector Nieto. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Compiled a 20-7 singles record and a team-best 9-1 mark in ACC play en route to All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team honors… One of three Hurricanes to win 20-plus singles matches on the season… Played in the No. 3 through 5 positions, posting a perfect 6-0 mark at No. 4 and a 9-2 record at No. 5… Was nationally ranked throughout most of the season, peaking at No. 78… Went 2-0 versus ranked competition, defeating Florida State’s No. 47 Clint Bowles, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, and No. 11 Florida’s 85th-ranked Johnny Hamui, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5)… Won 16 of 18 singles matches that finished between Jan. 22 and April 10, while 13 of his 17 spring wins came in straight sets… Clinched the match for the Hurricanes in a dramatic 4-3 win at No. 10 Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Antoine Benneteau, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 3 position in a match that lasted three hours and eight minutes… Finished the season ranked No. 69 in doubles play with Daniel Vallverdu… Overall, compiled a 14-14 doubles record, including a 7-4 mark versus ACC competition… Paired with Keith Crowley to go 7-7, including 5-3 in ACC play… Entered the fall ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles play with Vallverdu... Went on to post a 3-3 mark in singles play and a 3-2 record in doubles competition in tournament play... Went 1-1 with Vallverdu in the main draw of the All-American Championships, defeating Oklahoma State’s 10thranked tandem of Oleksandr Nedovyesov and Nathan Byrnes, 8-6, before falling to No. 16 Clay Donato and Taylor Fogleman of North Carolina, 8-6, in the Round of 16... Won a pair of doubles matches with Hector Nieto at the Seminole Invitational before dropping their semifinal match to Auburn’s Lukas Marsoun and Alexander Stamchev, 9-7. 2007-08 (Freshman): Earned All-America honors in doubles play alongside Daniel Vallverdu... The tandem — who was ranked as high as third in the nation — was seeded third in the NCAA Doubles Tournament and advanced to the NCAA’s Round of 16 after defeating TCU’s 50th-ranked duo of Kriegler Brink and Cosmin Cotet, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5... The pair picked up eight wins over ranked opponents, including victories over North Carolina’s fourth-ranked Chris Kearney and Taylor Fogleman, 8-4; Maryland’s eighth-ranked Andrew Orban and Boris Fetbroyt, 8-6; and NC State’s No. 9 duo of Jay Weinacker and Nick Cavaday, 8-3... Played predominantly at the No. 1 position in doubles, compiling a

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Overall 5-5 12-12 26-12 43-29

26-12 overall record — tying for fourth most doubles wins in a season in program history... Put together a 259 mark with Vallverdu, a 17-7 record in dual matches and a 6-4 mark in the ACC... Went 18-13 in singles play, including 11 wins at the No. 4 spot and a win at No. 3... Defeated Alabama’s No. 97 Mathieu Thibaudeau, 6-0, 6-4, in the fall... Also earned five wins in ACC play, knocking off opponents from nationally-ranked Georgia Tech, Clemson, NC State and Wake Forest, as well as Boston College... Won a pair of matches during ACC Tournament play, defeating No. 11 North Carolina’s Clay Donato, 6-3, 6-3 and No. 10 Florida State’s Maciek Sykut, 6-4, 6-3. Prep: Ranked No. 1 in Norway in the 14s, 16s and 18s singles divisions... ITF champion of a grade 5 event in Norway... Won 13 Norwegian national championships — in singles, doubles and mixed doubles... Four runner-up finishes in ITFs... Runner-up in doubles at the 2004 European Championship... Played with Norway’s Davis Cup team in 2006 and 2007... Ranked as high as 100 by the International Tennis Federation. Personal: The son of Morten and Lena Sundberg… Has a younger brother who also plays tennis... Off the court, enjoys golf and soccer… A business major.


IGNACIO TABOADA SOPHOMORE | 6-1 | ATLANTA, GA. | KEYSTONE

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Overall 0-3 8-9 8-12

tion in his inaugural spring season… After winning a team-high 11 matches during fall play, the true freshman — who has competed in every position between No. 2 and 6 — won five-straight matches to open the spring… Earned his teamhigh tying 23rd win of the season — and his seventh straight — with a straight-sets 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 53 Columbia’s Rajeev Deb-Sen at No. 6 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament… Posted an 8-9 mark in doubles play, including a 1-1 record in ACC competition with Carl Sundberg… During the fall, put together winning streaks of six and four straight... Won two matches in straight sets during the pre-qualifying round of the All-American Championships... Defeated Tennessee Tech’s Mario Gutierrez, 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 in the first round of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, and then bounced back from a second-round loss to advance to the consolation finals... Knocked off Auburn’s Alexander Stamchev and Florida’s No. 108 Jeff Dadamo to advance to the Seminole Invitational’s Round of Eight... Put together a 3-3 record with Keith Crowley and a 1-1 mark with David Simon in doubles competition... With Crowley, downed duos from Florida A&M and UAB to advance to the semifinals of the Seminole Invitational, where they fell to Louisville’s 26th-ranked tandem of Simon Childs and Austen Childs.

Fall 2009 (Sophomore): Posted a solid 3-0 singles record in tournament competition at the USF Fall Invitational, including a pair of straightsets wins over LSU’s Stefan Szacinski, 7-5, 7-4, and USF’s Mark Oljaca, 6-2, 6-3… Also competed in doubles with Waylon Chin and Carl Sundberg.

Prep: Rated as high as No. 150 in the ITF rankings... Has won five national tournaments and one national doubles title... Qualified for the main draw in the Baton Rouge and Tampa Futures Tournaments... Won an ITF grade four tournament in Jamaica and reached the semifinals of grade three and four tournaments in Bermuda, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and New Jersey.

2008-09 (Freshman): The first freshman to post 20 wins since Josh Cohen accomplished the feat in 2003-04 and the 21st in Miami history – but just one of nine Miami freshmen in program history to reach the 23-win mark in their debut season… Among three Hurricanes to win at least 20 singles matches in 2008-09, finishing the season 23-12 — including a 12-7 record in dual matches and a 5-3 mark versus league competi-

Personal: The son of Ignacio and Maria Taboada… Has one brother... Off the court, enjoys water sports, soccer and spending time with friends… Lists Rafael Nadal as his favorite athlete… Selected the University of Miami because of the coaching staff, strong athletic and academic programs, and the overall environment of a small, private campus... Plans to major in marketing and finance.

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WAYLON CHIN JUNIOR | 6-0 | BOCA RATON, FLA | FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL/ILLINOIS Fall 2009 (Junior): Posted a 5-3 singles record in a successful debut season for the Hurricanes… Knocked off a pair of opponents in straight sets at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships before falling to Georgia’s 38th-ranked Javier Garrapiz, 2-6, 4-6, in the Round of 16… Also went 1-5 in doubles play, picking up a win with Keith Crowley. Prior to Miami: Played collegiate tennis for Illinois prior to transferring to Miami… As a sophomore in 2008-09, recorded an 18-10 overall singles record, going 8-3 in dual matches and 51 versus Big Ten opponents... Posted a 10-7 record in tournament play, reaching the consolation final of the Crimson Tide Invitational... Saw action at the No. 3-6 singles positions, with his best results at No. 5 (3-0) and No. 6 (3-0) singles... Compiled an 8-9 overall doubles record with six different partners, teaming primarily with Brian Livingston to go 3-3… As a freshman for the Illini in 2007-08, finished the spring season 16-9 in singles play and 8-2 in Big Ten matches... Saw action at No. 5 and 6 singles... Went 15-6 in doubles play with two different teammates, including a 5-1 mark versus conference competition with Brandon Davis at No. 3... Posted a nine-match doubles win streak with Davis. Prep: Played one year of tennis at American Heritage High School, going undefeated as a sophomore to lead the team to the 2004 state championship... Grabbed both the singles and doubles titles individually at state... In juniors, ranked No. 1 in both 14s and 16s in the state of Florida and in the top 10 nationally in those respective age groups as well... Played USA World Junior Tennis... Top performances on the USTA national level include a second-place outing at the National Clay Court Championships in singles... Also tabbed a second-place finish in doubles in Boys 16s and third-place finishes at the Easter Bowl in singles and at Kalamazoo in doubles... Coached by David DiLucia and Mark Merklein, who are USTA National Coaches, and Stephen Koon and Fernando Samayoa... Trained at the Nick Saviano Tennis Academy and the International Tennis Academy. Personal: Son of Jessica and Willie Chin... Has one sister, Ashley... Biggest thrill is playing big points and hitting shots that look impossible... Favorite athletes include Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras and Lance Armstrong.

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CAREER STATS SINGLES Year Fall 2009 Total

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ZHI WEI KO JUNIOR | 5-11 | FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA | BOCA PREP/STEVENS TECH Fall 2009 (Junior): Did not compete. Prior to Miami: Played one season of collegiate tennis for Stevens Tech as a freshman in 200708... Named to the All-Empire 8 Conference First Team, as the Ducks won their first conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament... Competed at the No. 1 position in singles play, en route to a 14-8 record... Played predominantly at the No. 2 position in doubles competition, finishing 18-5 — including a 10-1 mark with Jay Lee... Named Empire 8 Player of the Week on March 9, 2008.

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Prep: In juniors, ranked among the top five in Canada in both the 12s and 18s... Won 14s and 16s at the provincial level and advanced as far as the semifinals of nationals... Played for Canada in the Junior Davis Cup... Also played tennis at Boca Prep International School — which was also attended by both Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish — and earned team MVP honors in 2005. Personal: The son of Oon Teong Ko and Wye Meng Cheong… Has one sister, Beier Ko, who plays professional tennis on the WTA tour... She played collegiately at Harvard, earning ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year and Ivy League Player of the Year in 2009... Off the court, enjoys surfing, skating and music… A biochemical engineering major, spent the Summer of 2009 shadowing a neurosurgeon.

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SANTIAGO NIETO SOPHOMORE | 6-0 | KEY BISCAYNE, FLA | LaSALLE/FLORIDA ATLANTIC Fall 2009 (Junior): Did not compete.

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Prior to Miami: Played collegiate tennis for one season at nearby Florida Atlantic before joining his brother at Miami… As a freshman in 200809, compiled a 17-9 mark in singles competition, including 13 victories at the No. 6 position... Closed the season with six-straight wins... Also saw action at No. 5... Paired with Lawrence Harradine at the No. 3 spot, finishing 15-7 — including winning eight of their last 10 matches.

SINGLES Year Fall 2009

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DOUBLES Year Fall 2009

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Prep: Played for Mark Elman at LaSalle High School... Two-time state champion ('06 Division 4 and '08 Division 2). Personal: Son of Hector Nieto and Miriam Ruiz… Has one brother, Hector, who also plays tennis for UM and one sister, Maria.

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PRESIDENT DONNA E. SHALALA

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS KIRBY HOCUTT

Donna E. Shalala became the fifth President of the University of Miami on June 1, 2001. President Shalala is an accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator whose career has been marked by a variety of leadership positions reflecting her interest in young people.

Kirby Hocutt is in his second year as the Director of Athletics at the University of Miami. Introduced as UM’s new Director of Athletics on Feb. 8, 2008, Hocutt began his tenure as the university’s 11th Director of Athletics on June 1, 2008.

While attending college, she played tennis and still plays a competitive game of doubles. She also enjoys golf, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Hocutt, 37, came to Miami after serving as the athletic director at Ohio University since 2005. Prior to that, he spent six years at the University of Oklahoma and served most recently as associate athletic director for external operations and sports administration.

In 1987, President Shalala, a distinguished political scientist, became the first woman chancellor of a Big Ten university, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She led what was then the nation’s largest public research university. In 1992, Business Week magazine named her one of the top five managers in higher education, and in 2005 was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. President Shalala’s success at Wisconsin was reflected in athletics as well. Four years after hiring new football coach Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin won the Big Ten football championship and played in the Rose Bowl for the first time in 30 years. President Shalala served on the first Knight Commission, a committee to review college athletics, and has served on the board of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Foundation. In May 2008 she was selected as an Independent Director of the U.S. Soccer Federation. In 1993, she was named U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) and served for eight years, becoming the nation’s longest-serving HHS Secretary. In 2000, she led the official U.S. delegation to the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. At the end of her tenure as HHS Secretary, The Washington Post described her as “one of the most successful government managers of modern times.” In 2007, U.S. President George W. Bush called upon her healthcare expertise to cochair the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, to evaluate how wounded service members transition from active duty to civilian society. In June 2008, President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, at a ceremony in the White House. The medal recognizes exceptional meritorious service to individuals who have contributed to national security, world peace or cultural endeavors. As president of the University of Miami, President Shalala presides over one of the most successful college athletic programs in the country. The Black Coaches Association honored her with its Image of Excellence Award for 2007. In 2001, the baseball team won its fourth College World Series and the football team won its fifth national championship. In 2003, the men and women’s basketball teams began playing in a new, on-campus facility, the BankUnited Center. Other Hurricanes sports, from tennis to track, have also earned national recognition. As to her commitment to UM athletics, Shalala said, “College sports are a vital part of our students’ experience while at the University. They also help build community and instill a great sense of pride in our athletes and their accomplishments. The young men and women who play Hurricanes sports are devoted to their game both on a personal and team level, and it shows in their inspired performances time after time. Now it’s up to the fans to show their support and cheer them on to many more victories.” For a sports fan like President Shalala, there is no better place to call home than the University of Miami. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2001-present 1993-2000 1987-1993 1980-1987 1977-1980 1975-1977 1972-1979 1970 1962-1964 1962

President, Professor of Political Science, University of Miami Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chancellor, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison President, Hunter College of the City University of New York Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Director and Treasurer of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York Professor and Chair, Program in Politics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Ph.D., Syracuse University U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Iran A.B. Western College for Women

In his first year in Coral Gables, Hocutt established a master plan for major facilities improvements in addition to initiating the development of a strategic plan for the University of Miami athletic department. He oversaw a number of facility improvements in his initial year, including the construction of a basketball practice facility as well as upgrades to Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, the Neil Schiff Tennis Center and Cobb Stadium. For the first time in nine years, a new Ring of Honor class was inducted under Hocutt’s direction, as Edgerrin James, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto and Gino Torretta were added to the prestigious class of UM football greats. Two UM head coaches — Paige Yaroshuk-Tews (Women’s Tennis) and Nicole Lantagne Welch (Volleyball) — earned Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors in Hocutt’s first year at Miami while UM student-athletes earned 15 All-America honors during the 2008-09 season and the women’s tennis team became the first women’s program at UM to win an ACC title. A former star linebacker at Kansas State, Hocutt has a total of 17 years experience in intercollegiate athletics, including five as a student-athlete. At Ohio, Hocutt significantly reorganized the athletic department’s annual giving program. His leadership led to an increase in fundraising by more than 75 percent, including the securing of the second-largest major gift in school athletics history. He also increased season ticket sales in football by 112 percent and in men’s basketball by 50 percent. He developed a comprehensive plan to improve facilities, while the school won 11 team championships and four head coaches were recognized as conference Coaches of the Year. In 2006, the football team played in its first bowl game in 38 years. At Oklahoma, Hocutt was the primary administrator for football and the sport supervisor for baseball, men’s and women’s golf, as well as men’s and women’s tennis. His duties included supervision of the athletics development office, athletics ticket office, special events, stadium suite program, athletics endowment program, letterwinners association and the department’s facility use and rental program. Hocutt led Oklahoma’s athletics fundraising to an all-time high in annual giving and capital campaigns. From 1998 to 2005, Oklahoma’s annual giving increased from $3.4 million to more than $17 million. That 400 percent increase in annual giving was one of the highest percentage increases in intercollegiate athletics history. Beginning in 1999, Hocutt served in a leadership position in the strategic planning for a $100 million capital campaign. The $120 million campaign was unique in that it focused on facility construction or improvements for each of Oklahoma’s 20 sports. Prior to joining the Oklahoma staff, Hocutt served as the assistant director of licensing at the NCAA. He began his career in sports administration as the assistant director of marketing and promotions at Kansas State University. A former student-athlete at Kansas State, Hocutt was a four-year letterman as a linebacker while leading the Big 8 Conference in tackles and being named to the All-Big 8 Conference team during his junior season. Hocutt earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State in 1995 and his master’s of education degree from Oklahoma in 2001. He and his wife Diane have two sons, 7-yearold Drew and 5-year-old Brooks.

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THE UNIVERSITY THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI is one of the largest, most comprehensive private research universities in the southeastern United States, with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. More than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and 110 nations around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the city of Coral Gables to the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade County. With more than 10,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County. Enrollment: Total enrollment for the 2008-09 academic year was 15,323 students. Of that number, 10,008 were undergraduate students and 4,901 were graduate students. During the 2007-08 academic year, the University awarded 2,445 bachelor’s, 989 master's, 380 J.D.'s, 150 M.D.'s, 116 Ph.D.'s and 57 other doctorates. New Freshmen Standings: 46% of new freshmen graduated in the top five percent of their high school class. Almost two-thirds graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Mean SAT was 1282. International Students: The University continues to attract students from South Florida, as well as from other parts of the nation and around the world. It was one of the country's first universities to have an organized international recruitment program. The University of Miami sends representatives worldwide to seek qualified students. Students come from 110 foreign countries, the 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. Honors Program/Honor Societies: Approximately 940 students participate in the Honors Program. UM has 54 academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

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Research: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $326 million (FY 08). According to the National Science Foundation, UM ranked 66th of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY 07). Budget: The budget for 2008-09 was $2.1 billion, with $1.4 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY 08, the endowment for the University was $736 million. Development: In FY 08, contributions reached $200.5 million in total private cash, gifts and grants, and in FY 07, UM ranked 34th among all U.S. institutions in this category. Concluded in 2007, Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami raised a record-breaking $1.4 billion for scholarships, chairs, interdisciplinary centers and research initiatives.

A WORLD-CLASS STUDENT BODY Enrollment at the University of Miami continues to experience tremendous growth. The student body also has increasingly become more diverse. For Fall 2008, Hispanics accounted for 28 percent and African-Americans for 10 percent, while Asian students accounted for seven percent of all undergraduate students. For Fall 2008, women accounted for approximately 50 percent of the new freshman class, 53 percent of all undergraduates, and 49 percent of the graduate and professional students. Education outside the traditional classroom is an important part of student life at the University of Miami. The University has 80 programs offered in 33 countries on a full academic year, semester or summer basis, as well as UM faculty-led programs during intersession, spring break and summer.

CAMPUSES The University of Miami has five campuses, including the main Coral Gables campus located on a 230-acre tract in suburban Coral Gables. There is also a medical campus, Rosenstiel campus, south campus and Richmond campus.


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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of the University of Miami is dedicated to developing and supporting its student-athletes in their efforts to achieve personal, academic and athletic excellence; resulting in the highest standards of achievement. Through its programs, the department will provide a foundation which prepares student-athletes for future success. We are committed to:  Providing a culture of well-being for student-athletes and staff  Complying with the rules and policies of all governing bodies and the University of Miami  Conducting ourselves as representatives of the University, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends with integrity, class and distinction  Supporting the mission of the University of Miami  Fiscal Integrity  Providing the opportunity and resources for student-athletes to achieve excellence through growth and development academically and athletically  Developing leaders in their fields and in their community  Providing equitable opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability or veteran status Our Core Values are:  Integrity  Sportsmanship  Accountability  Pride  Diversity  Education  Professional Conduct  Ethics

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COMPLIANCE Dear Prospective Student-Athlete: As a prospective student-athlete, you may have the athletic potential to play college tennis at the Division I level. If so, you probably will be exposed to an enormous amount of recruitment activities from universities throughout the country. During the recruitment process, coaches will reference various NCAA rules and regulations. The rules are designed for to ease the pressures on prospective student-athletes and to level the playing field so that all universities operate within the same guidelines. During the recruiting process you may have the following questions: • When and how often can I visit an institution’s campus? • When, where and how often can a coach telephone me? • How many times can a coach observe me in practice and/or competition? • What academic criteria must I meet to be eligible to play Division I college tennis? The answers to these questions and more can be obtained from the University of Miami Compliance Office or the NCAA by requesting the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. The guide may be provided to a prospective student-athlete at any time. The guide addresses issues related to Divisions I, II and III academic eligibility, financial aid, recruitment and more. To receive a copy of the guide call the NCAA Hotline at 1-800-638-3731 or request it from the University of Miami coach who is recruiting you. Please remember that since violations of NCAA rules during your recruitment could jeopardize your athletic eligibility, it is important for you and your parents to be informed and to ask questions throughout the recruiting process. Best of luck and GO CANES! Sincerely,

Telephone Calls In all sports other than football and basketball, a coach may call a prospect one time per week after July 1 following the completion of the prospect’s junior year in high school. In the following circumstances unlimited calls to a prospect are permitted: (1) during the five days immediately preceding an official visit to the University of Miami, (2) on the initial date for signing the National Letter of Intent and the two days following the signing date, and (3) on the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with a prospect. For all sports, coaches may receive telephone calls placed by a prospect at the prospect’s expense at anytime, including before July 1 following the prospect’s junior year in high school. Letters In sports other than men’s basketball, letters and recruiting information may be sent to you starting September 1 at the beginning of your junior year in high school. What is a Contact? A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parent(s) or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. NOTE: At the Division I level, athletic representatives (boosters) may not contact you for the purpose of recruiting. What can a school offer me to attend their University? You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangements such as cash, clothing, cars, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or to attend a NCAA school. A University may offer you a one-year scholarship that covers room and board, tuition and fees, and required course-related books, or any part of these. The institution can recommend that this aid is renewed each year, as is the general practice at the University of Miami but this renewal is not guaranteed. In addition, they can offer you quality academic and medical support, as well as the opportunity to compete for one of the nation’s top programs. What can I do during this process? Enjoy your high school years and work hard both in the classroom and in your sport. At the beginning of your junior year you should sign up for the NCAA Clearinghouse. Your high school guidance office can provide you with the information to register.

David Reed Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Who is a Prospective Student-Athlete (Prospect)? You are a prospect if you have started classes for the ninth grade. Before the ninth grade, you may become a prospect if a university provides you (or your family or friends) any financial aid or other benefit that is not usually provided to prospective student-athletes. You are no longer a prospect if you have done any of the following: (1) Officially register and enroll in a minimum full-time program of studies and have attended classes in any four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or (2) Participated in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or (3) Officially register and enrolled and attend classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment and receive institutional athletics aid. How do I know if I’m being recruited? A coach is recruiting you if they try to convince you directly, or through your family, to attend their school and participate in intercollegiate athletics. There are several ways to be recruited: (1) a coach may provide you with an official paid visit to view the campus, (2) a coach may arrange an in-person, off-campus meeting with you (or your family), or (3) a coach or staff member may call you (or your family) on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment.

A Division I institution may provide a recruit with the following printed materials: • General correspondence, including letters, U.S. Postal Service postcards and institutional note cards; • Game programs, which may not include posters, and one Student-Athlete Handbook; • NCAA educational information; • Pre-enrollment information subsequent to signing a National Letter of Intent with the university; • One athletic publication (e.g., media guide or recruiting brochure); • Official academic, admissions and student services publications published or videos produced by the institution and available to all students; • Schedule and business cards; • Questionnaires which may be provided prior to your junior year; and • Camp brochures which may be provided prior to your junior year. Office of Athletic Compliance David Reed, Jamie Israel, Karen Kelly, Steven Shults and Debbie Foley form one of the nation’s most comprehensive compliance departments. They work closely with the Hurricanes athletic department to ensure full compliance with institutional, Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

Coaches and authorized institutional staff members are the only individuals who may recruit you. Representatives of athletic interests (boosters) may not call, write or make in-person contact with you anywhere for the purpose of recruiting you to a university and participating in athletics. When can a coach contact me? Off Campus Contact In all sports except basketball, a coach can arrange a face-to-face meeting with you, off the University’s campus, beginning July 1 after your junior year.

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DAVID REED Assistant AD for Compliance

JAMIE ISRAEL Associate Director of Compliance

KAREN KELLY Assistant Director of Compliance

STEVEN SHULTS Compliance Specialist

DEBBIE FOLEY Administrative Assistant


ACADEMIC SUPPORT ATHLETIC ACADEMIC SERVICES The Athletic Academic Services Staff of the University of Miami Athletic Department is committed to providing the academic support services necessary to facilitate the graduation of student athletes and the nurturing of skills to promote the development of responsible, well-rounded individuals. This mission is fulfilled through our commitment to promote athletics, academics, personal development and career development.

Christian Blocker was named to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team in 2009

DAVID WYMAN (M.S.) Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Services A 14-year veteran of the office of Athletic Academic Services, Wyman directs all operations of Athletic Academic Services and is the academic liaison to campus offices and departments. He earned his baccalaureate (B.S.) degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University and his graduate degree (M.S.) from St. Thomas University in Sports Administration. In 2008, Wyman was named the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education.

1. UMX Freshman Experience Course — A unique class designed to assist freshman student-athletes with the transition from high school to college.

CHRISTOPHER DOELL (M.S.Ed.) Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator Doell serves as advisor to several teams including men’s tennis, in addition to coordinating the tutorial program for more than 350 student-athletes. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Florida International University and his Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in Sport Administration, from the University of Miami. Doell’s wife, Nicole, is a Registered Nurse at the University of Miami.

2. Proactive Mentorship Program — This program is designed to assist student-athletes with the transition skills necessary to be successful college students. All freshmen are required to participate and meet once a week with a mentor covering issues such as time management, goal-setting, class preparation, test preparation, etc.

ALLEN AUGUSTIN Academic Advisor Augustin serves as advisor to several teams. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and his Master of Science in Communication from Florida State University.

THE RETENTION PROGRAMS The University of Miami offers unique programs designed to assist student-athletes in their pursuit of a college education. These are a few of the programs offered to assist student-athletes:

3. Study Table Program — Provides valuable locations and time to accomplish academic goals. Structured times, group and individual tutorials, computer labs and quiet areas are designated for this program. 4. F.A.S.T. Program (Freshman Academic Success Training) — The main purpose of this program is to ensure a smooth and successful transition from high school to college through academic success training. This will be accomplished through closely monitoring incoming at-risk studentathletes so as to ensure the use of efficient time management and study skills. Assumptions are made that all of our student-athletes come to us with good study habits, academic knowledge and social judgment. This program will address all these areas and be reinforced throughout the semester. 5. Computer Lab — Located within the Hecht Athletic Center, student-athletes have access to 30 personal computers with Internet access and conduct research. The lab also has 20 laptop computers that student-athletes can check out and take with them on team trips or when they want to work on their own. 6. Tutors — Level 1 certified tutors by the College Reading and Learning Association provide individual and group assistance upon request. The tutor program at the University of Miami is one of a small number of athletic programs in the country to be awarded CRLA certification. 7. Learning Resource Room — Student-athletes with disabilities have access to computer programs that aid in their educational skill development.

ERICA BROWN (M.S.Ed.) Academic Advisor Brown serves as an advisor to several athletic teams. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and International Affairs from Suffolk University in Boston and her Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Sport Administration from the University of Miami. KELLY PIERCE Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator Pierce serves as advisor to several teams and also helps coordinate the tutorial program for more than 350 studentathletes. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami, majoring in special education and English creative writing. She previously worked as a special education teacher at Coral Gables Senior High. BARBARA STRATTON Learning Specialist Stratton serves as the learning specialist for over 350 student-athletes, coordinates the F.A.S.T. program, prescribes skill development programs for student-athletes with learning challenges and is the liaison with both the UM Academic Resource Center and professional psychologists for educational testing. She earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State and graduate degrees at Boston University and USC.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING Hurricane student-athletes receive the very best in state-of-the-art professional medical care. Head Athletic Trainer Scott McGonagle and veteran athletic trainers Kevin Blaske, Megan Rogers, Wes Brown, Ron LeClair, Lisa Sahagun, Scott Brooks, Alana Eichman, Brian Boyls-White, Naoki Negishi and Priscella Dobbs work handin-hand with a full staff of internists, surgeons, dentists, optometrists and counselors to monitor and provide the best in health care to each student-athlete on a year-round basis. The Miami training room is equipped with the latest in diagnostic and rehabilitative equipment. Computerized testing and a wide range of aerobic conditioning equipment are also available to help design individual rehabilitation programs and help reduce the risk of re-injury. The training room also utilizes Biodex machines to further aid athletes in their rehabilitation.

Scott McGonagle Head Athletic Trainer

Kevin Blaske Associate Athletic Trainer

Brian Boyls-White Asst. Athletic Trainer

Scott Brooks Asst. Athletic Trainer

Wes Brown Asst. Athletic Trainer

Priscilla Dobbs Asst. Athletic Trainer

Alana Eichman Asst. Athletic Trainer

Ron LeClair Asst. Athletic Trainer

Naoki Negishi Asst. Athletic Trainer

Megan Rogers Asst. Athletic Trainer

Lisa Sahagun Asst. Athletic Trainer

The University has teamed up with the country’s finest physicians to assist in the care of UM athletes. The entire medical staff is on 24-hour call should the need arise for urgent treatment. Miami also offers a comprehensive program intended to aid and educate student-athletes concerning the problems and dangers associated with the usage of drugs and substance abuse. The program consists of drug education, testing, counseling and rehabilitation. Nationally respected and renowned in the Miami-Dade medical community, UM’s certified trainers serve as the gatekeepers for the health care of Miami’s student-athletes. They perform injury rehabilitation, evaluate injuries, perform therapy, use ultrasound, and manage and care for wounds. The University of Miami also has a major field of study for athletic training. All student trainers at UM are required to participate in the major under the direction of program director Scott McGonagle. Current UM trainers have a wealth of knowledge in athletic training and have a combined 40 years of experience. The Hurricane training room is easily accessible to all student-athletes and is centrally located in the Hecht Athletic Center.

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2008-09 RESULTS & STATISTICS OVERALL RECORD: 16-9 DATE 1/22 1/25 1/31 2/4 2/7 2/8 2/22 2/28 3/7 3/13 3/15 3/18 3/20 3/22 3/27 3/29 4/3 4/5 4/10 4/12

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ACC RECORD: 9-2 |

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Final ranking of 19th by the ITA

(RANK) OPPONENT Florida Atlantic (24) Rice (24) Alabama (46) Denver (63) Clemson* Penn (11) Florida (16) Florida State* (58) Georga Tech* (50) USF (68) UCF (13) Kentucky (34) North Carolina* (28) Duke* (1) Virginia* (21) Virginia Tech* (48) NC State* (28) Wake Forest* Boston College* Maryland*

SCORE 4-3 3-4 0-4 5-2 7-0 7-0 2-5 3-4 5-2 2-5 7-0 2-5 4-3 4-3 3-4 5-0 4-3 4-3 6-1 7-0

RECORD 1-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2, 1-0 4-2 4-3 4-4, 1-1 5-4, 2-1 5-5 6-5 6-6 7-6, 3-1 8-6, 4-1 8-7, 4-2 9-7, 5-2 10-7, 6-2 11-7, 7-2 12-7, 8-2 13-7, 9-2

NAT’L RANK 17 17 22 22 23 23 24 24 51 33 33 45 45 45 36 36 31 31 23 23

4-3 2-4

14-7 14-8

25 25

4-0 4-3 1-4

15-8 16-8 16-9

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2009 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP (Cary, N.C.) 4/16 4/17 4/18

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First Round Bye (54) NC State (20) Wake Forest

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2009 NCAA TEAM TOURNAMENT (^ Gainesville, Fla.; + College Station, Texas) 5/8 5/9 5/14

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(53) Columbia^ (10) Florida^ (7) UCLA+

With 23 wins in his first season of collegiate tennis, Ignacio Taboada is one of just nine Miami freshmen in program history to reach the 23-win mark in their debut. He was also among three Hurricanes with 20-plus wins in 2008-09 — the fifth time since 2000-01 that UM has accomplished this.

SINGLES Name Keith Crowley Ignacio Taboada Carl Sundberg Daniel Vallverdu David Simon David Rosenfeld

No. 1 — — — 11-3 — 0-1

No. 2 — 2-0 — — 1-2 5-8

No. 3 — 3-2 2-2 — 2-1 4-1

No. 4 3-2 0-2 6-0 — 4-4 0-1

No. 5 7-1 2-0 9-2 — 1-0 —

No. 6 5-2 5-3 — — 3-1 —

Dual 15-5 12-7 17-4 11-3 11-8 9-11

ACC 7-1 5-3 9-1 7-1 5-4 6-5

ACC Tourney 2-0 2-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-2

NCAA Tourney 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-0 — 2-1

Fall 8-4 11-5 3-3 7-2 3-4 3-4

Overall 23-9 23-12 20-7 18-5 14-12 12-15

Christian Blocker Hector Nieto J.C. Whitner Westin Wendt Totals

2-4 — — — 13-8

3-4 — — — 11-14

1-3 — — — 12-9

1-1 — — — 14-10

2-0 — — — 21-3

— 2-0 0-3 — 15-9

9-12 2-0 0-3 — 86-53

5-5 — — — 44-20

0-1 — — — 5-6

2-0 — — — 8-5

— 4-3 6-3 1-5 46-33

9-12 6-3 6-6 1-5 132-86

No. 1 2-2 9-4 — — 0-2 — — — — 1-2 — — — — 12-10

No. 2 1-6 — 5-6 — 2-1 — — 0-2 — — — — — 0-2 8-17

No. 3 7-2 — 2-1 — 0-1 3-2 — — 0-1 — 1-0 1-1 0-1 — 14-9

Dual 10-10 9-4 7-7 — 2-4 3-2 — 0-2 0-1 1-2 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-2 34-36

ACC 7-3 5-3 5-3 — 1-1 1-1 — — — 1-0 — 1-0 — 0-1 21-12

ACC Tourney 0-2 1-1 1-0 — — — — — — — — — — — 2-3

NCAA Tourney 0-2 1-0 1-2 — — — — — — — — — 0-1 — 2-5

Fall — — — 4-1 2-0 — 3-3 3-3 2-1 1-1 — — 1-1 — 16-10

Overall 10-10 9-4 7-7 4-1 4-4 3-2 3-3 3-5 2-2 2-3 1-0 1-1 1-2 0-2 50-46

DOUBLES Team Blocker/Simon Rosenfeld/Vallverdu Crowley/Sundberg Nieto/Whitner Crowley/Rosenfeld Sundberg/Taboada Rosenfeld/Simon Crowley/Taboada Nieto/Sundberg Sundberg/Vallverdu Nieto/Taboada Crowley/Simon Simon/Taboada Blocker/Rosenfeld Totals

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THE ACC THE TRADITION

2009 ACC FINAL STANDINGS Virginia +# Miami # Florida State # Wake Forest # Duke # Virginia Tech # Georgia Tech North Carolina # Clemson NC State Maryland Boston College

ACC W-L Pct. 11-0 1.000 9-2 .818 8-2 .800 8-3 .727 7-4 .636 6-4 .600 5-6 .455 4-7 .364 3-8 .273 3-8 .273 1-10 .091 0-11 .000

Overall W-L Pct. 32-1 .970 16-9 .649 21-9 .700 22-10 .688 16-9 .640 15-8 .652 10-11 .476 17-11 .607 11-13 .458 10-15 .400 7-14 .333 14-13 .519

+ ACC Tournament Champion | # NCAA Participant

Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor.However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now, in its 57th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Men’s tennis in the ACC has displayed tremendous success on and off the court since it was introduced as a conference sport in 1954. The record of achievement continued in 2009 with an NCAA doubles championship, as Virginia’s Dominic Inglot and Michael Shabaz became the first doubles team from the ACC to win the NCAA Doubles Championship, defeating No. 2 seed John-Patrick Smith and Davey Sandgren of Tennessee 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 in the finals May 25 at College Station, Texas. Inglot and Shabaz were the first unseeded team to win the title since 2003. With the title, Virginia won an NCAA Individual Championship for the third consecutive year. Former Cavalier Somdev Devvarman won the 2007 and 2008 NCAA singles championships. The last school to win NCAA Individual titles in three consecutive years was Stanford from 1998-2000.

2009 ALL-ACC TEAM Carlos Alveraz, JR Kiril Dimitrov, SR Jean-Yves Aubone, JR Clint Bowles, SO Maciek Sykut, SR Guillermo Gomez, SO Carl Sundberg, SO Daniel Vallverdu, SR Clay Donato, JR Taylor Fogleman, SR Jay Weinacker, SR Houston Barrick, JR Dominic Inglot, SR Michael Shabaz, SO Sanam Singh, SO Yoann Re, JR Steven Forman, JR Cory Parr, SR Player of the Year Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year

Clemson Duke Florida State Florida State Florida State Georgia Tech Miami Miami North Carolina North Carolina NC State Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest Wake Forest Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) Luka Somen (VT) Brian Boland (VA)

2009 ACC MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND: THURSDAY, APRIL 16 #8 North Carolina def. #9 Clemson, 4-1 #5 Duke def. #12 Boston College, 4-0 #10 NC State def. #7 Georgia Tech, 4-1 #6 Virginia Tech def. #11 Maryland, 4-0 QUARTERFINALS: FRIDAY, APRIL 17 #1 Virginia def. #8 North Carolina, 4-0 #4 Florida State def. #5 Duke, 4-1 #2 Miami def. #10 NC State, 4-3 #3 Wake Forest def. #6 Virginia Tech, 4-3 SEMIFINALS: SATURDAY, APRIL 18 #1 Virginia def. #4 Florida State , 4-0 #3 Wake Forest def. #2 Miami, 4-2 CHAMPIONSHIP: SUNDAY, APRIL 19 #1 Virginia def. #3 Wake Forest, 4-0

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Seven ACC teams competed in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in 2009. It marked the sixth straight year at least seven ACC schools participated in postseason play. After setting a new mark three years ago with nine schools qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, the ACC shattered that record in 2007 as 10 teams were picked to compete in the national postseason event. The ACC has established itself as one of the nation’s premier conferences in the sport, as evident by national rankings, national victories and the numerous accolades (national and regional) collected by both ACC student-athletes and coaches over the years. In 2009, five ACC schools capped off the season ranked in the final ITA Team Rankings Top 25 poll, with Virginia’s No. 3 ranking setting the pace for the third-straight year. The ACC-champion Cavaliers entered NCAA play unbeaten and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round before finishing with a 32-1 record. Virginia was the No. 1 overall seed in the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships for the second straight year. Twelve student-athletes from the ACC took part in NCAA singles competition, as did five doubles teams. The 2009 All-America team featured 11 ACC representatives. The league has found similar success off the court with at least 35 student-athletes selected Academic All-Americans by ITA, CoSIDA or both. Over 170 men’s tennis student-athletes have received All-American citations by the ITA, NCAA or both national organizations, which includes the league’s first ITA National Player of the Year in Virginia’s Devvarman. The ACC has had a coaching staff member (head and/or assistant) tabbed for regional honors nine times in the last 10 years. Kriese notched the top coaching honor in the Southern region five times (1981, 1984-86, 1988), while Duke’s Jay Lapidus was a four-time recipient (1995, 1999, 2001, 2003) in Region II. With the NCAA conducting a single elimination tournament since 1977, the ACC has been a regular conference contender in all except one year (1991). The league has had at least one team advance to the NCAA quarterfinals in 21 of the past 33 years, including the last six seasons.

2008-09 IN REVIEW The 2008-09 academic year saw league teams capturing five national team titles and 16 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 48 national team titles over the last 13 years. The ACC has won two or more NCAA titles in 27 of the past 29 years. A total of 128 ACC teams placed in NCAA post-season competition in 2008-09. League teams compiled a 130-74-1 (.637) mark against opponents in NCAA championship competition. In addition, the ACC had 199 student-athletes earn first team All-America honors this past year. Overall, the league had 265 first, second or third team All-Americans and the ACC produced eight national Players of the Year and five national Coach of the Year honorees.

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2009 NCAA TOURNAMENT

MIAMI EXCELLENCE

MIAMI ALL-AMERICANS UNDER RINCON

The University of Miami men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA’s Round of 16 for the second time in the last four years and for the fourth time since the NCAA established the dual-match, single-elimination tournament format in 1977. Under head coach Mario Rincon, the Hurricanes have made fourstraight appearances at the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship, and Miami has advanced to the postseason 25 times since 1977. In five years under Rincon’s guidance, the Hurricanes have gone 5-4 in NCAA Tournament play.

Luigi D’Agord Daniel Vallverdu*

NCAA Round 3: No. 7 UCLA def. No. 22 Miami, 4-1 (College Station, Texas) Miami saw its 2009 season come to a close with a 4-1 loss to No. 7 UCLA in the NCAA's Round of 16. UM quickly found itself trailing 2-0 after UCLA claimed the doubles point courtesy of wins at No. 2 and 3, and then extended its lead with a straight-sets win at the No. 2 singles spot. Christian Blöcker notched his own straight-sets victory to get the Hurricanes within one at 2-1, with a 6-2, 6-4 decision at No. 5 for his second-straight win in NCAA championship play. But a 6-2, 6-3 Bruins win at the No. 3 spot opened their lead back up to 3-1. Ignacio Taboada rallied to push his match at No. 6 into a third set, while 12th-ranked Daniel Vallverdu and Keith Crowley battled to stay alive in their matches at No. 1 and 4, respectively. But UCLA clinched the win in their 33rd-straight Round of 16 with the 61, 7-6 (9-7) decision at No. 4 by Holden Seguso. NCAA Round 2: No. 22 Miami def. No. 10 Florida, 4-3 (Gainesville, Fla.) The Hurricanes rallied from a 3-0 deficit to knock off No. 10 Florida, 4-3, to win the Gainesville Regional. Trailing 3-0, David Rosenfeld got the Hurricanes on the scoreboard with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over No. 33 Alex Lacroix at No. 2. Christian Blöcker kept it going, earning his third win in his last four matches to bring UM within a point, 3-2, with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win at No. 5. After splitting the first two sets, 13th-ranked Daniel Vallverdu powered to the 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory in the top flight over his friend No. 23 Carlos Cueto to knot the match at 3-3. With the match on the line, UM’s Carl Sundberg came back from 7-6 first-set loss to even it up with a 6-4 second-set win. It was all Sundberg in the third set as he clinched the W for the ‘Canes with the strong 6-1 decision.

Josh Cohen Carl Sundberg

2006 (sd), 2007 (sd) 2006 (d), 2007(s), 2008 (sd), 2009 (s) 2007 (d) 2008 (d)

*The first five-time All-American in Miami men’s tennis history. (s) Singles honors | (d) Doubles honors

2009 NCAA MEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND: FRIDAY, MAY 8 #22 Miami def. #53 Columbia, 4-0 SECOND ROUND: SATURDAY, MAY 9 #22 Miami def. #10 Florida, 4-3 ROUND OF 16: THURSDAY, MAY 14 #7 UCLA def. #22 Miami , 4-1 The Hurricanes celebr at e their comebac k vict or y over over Florida in the NC AA Regional Regional Final in Gainesville

NCAA Round 1: No. 22 Miami def. No. 53 Columbia, 4-0 (Gainesville, Fla.) Ignacio Taboada won his seventh-straight match to clinch the 4-0 victory for Miami over Columbia in the first round of the NCAA Championships. UM won the doubles point with victories at No. 1 by its 38th-ranked tandem of All-American Daniel Vallverdu and David Rosenfeld, 8-3, and at No. 3 by AllAmerican Carl Sundberg and Keith Crowley, 8-4 — who won their fifth straight to secure the 1-0 lead. The Hurricanes quickly went up 2-0 over the Lions when Columbia's Bogdan Borta had to retire after Rosenfeld took the 6-4 first-set win at No. 2 singles, giving the Hurricanes their first singles point of the afternoon. Crowley then won his eighth-straight singles match, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4 to give the Hurricanes the 3-0 advantage and earn his 23rd singles victory of the season. Taboada clinched the game-winner for Miami at No. 6 (6-1, 6-4), tying Crowley for his team-high 23rd win of the season and becoming one of just nine Miami freshmen to hit the 23-win mark in their first season.

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CAREER & SEASON LEADERS CAREER 50-WIN CLUB SINGLES Johan Donar Conny Falk Josh Cohen Daniel Vallverdu Eric Hechtman Daniel DeBoer Christo Steyn Johan Lindqvist Jose Lieberman Gus Firchardt Gil Kovalski John Eagleton Craig Campbell Andrew Burrow Tim Krebs Pat Cramer Luigi D’Agord Joaquim Rasgado Octavio Martinez Luis Garcia Nick Badenhorst Joe Globisch Alvaro Fillol John Hoyes Eddie Dibbs Raz Reid Brian Levine Todd Widom Ian Duvenhage Robert Bossong William Minick Michael Lang

DOUBLES Eric Hechtman Josh Cohen John Eagleton Daniel Vallverdu Vivek Subramanian Jose Lieberman Alvaro Fillol Tim Krebs Octavio Martinez Joe Globisch Chris Louw Arturo Zizold John Karabasz Christo Steyn Pat Cramer Luis Garcia Joaquim Rasgado Ian Duvenhage Gil Kovalski

SEASON 20-WIN CLUB

SEASONS

RECORD

(4) 1986-90 (3) 1989-91 (4) 2004-07 (4) 2005-09 (4) 2002-06 (4) 1989-92 (4) 1980-83 (4) 1998-01 (4) 1999-02 (4) 1984-87 (3) 1994-96 (4) 1974-77 (4) 1881-84 (3) 1984-87 (4) 2002-06 (3) 1968-70 (2) 2006-07 (4) 1972-75 (4) 1973-76 (3) 1969-71 (4) 1981-83 (4) 1971-74 (4) 1972-75 (4) 2002-06 (3) 1970-72 (3) 1970-72 (4) 1979-82 (2) 2001-03 (4) 1977-80 (3) 1959-61 (3) 1958-60 (2) 2000-01

108-47 105-27 92-39 90-31 84-42 83-49 82-26 82-40 81-49 75-43 73-28 70-16 70-31 70-43 68-40 65-4 64-10 64-18 63-14 62-5 61-20 59-15 58-13 58-42 56-4 54-6 54-18 53-15 53-18 52-2 52-9 50-13

SEASONS

RECORD

(4) 2002-05 (4) 2004-07 (4) 1974-77 (4) 2005-09 (4) 2004-08 (4) 1999-02 (4) 1972-75 (4) 2002-06 (4) 1973-76 (4) 1971-74 (4) 1983-86 (4) 1995-98 (3) 1961-63 (4) 1981-83 (3) 1968-70 (3) 1969-71 (4) 1972-75 (4) 1977-80 (3) 1994-96

86-41 82-37 81-10 78-34 77-43 66-52 64-11 62-39 57-13 57-16 56-28 55-37 54-4 54-26 53-4 53-6 52-17 52-19 52-29

SINGLES

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Michael Russell Luigi D’Agord Conny Falk Conny Falk Ivan Rodrigo Gil Kovalski Daniel Vallverdu Luigi D’Agord Michael Lang Christo Steyn Josh Cohen Henri de Wit Todd Widom Conny Falk Fredrik Perman Andrew Burrow Daniel DeBoer Wolfram Knobling Todd Widom Gil Kovalski Daniel Vallverdu Jose Lieberman Mike Robertson Eric Hechtman Tim Krebs Steve Kennedy Jaime Fillol Pat Cramer Luis Garcia Tymen Leisink Raymond Schot Keith Crowley Ignacio Taboada Josh Cohen Johan Donar Daniel DeBoer Eddie Dibbs John Karabasz Craig Campbell Michael Lang Christo Steyn Johan Lindqvist Johan Lindqvist Colin Purcell John Hoyes Eric Hechtman Johan Lindqvist Tonny Pieterman Daniel DeBoer Andrew Burrow Ian Duvenhage Pat Cramer Craig Campbell Gus Firchardt Gus Firchardt Pieter Aldrich Josh Cohen Johan Donar Chris Louw

1996-97 2005-06 1990-91 1989-90 1996-97 1993-94 2007-08 2006-07 2000-01 1982-83 2005-06 1982-83 2002-03 1988-89 1991-92 1984-85 1989-90 1993-94 2001-02 1994-95 2006-07 1999-00 1982-83 2005-06 2005-06 1985-86 1966-67 1968-69 1968-69 1993-94 1993-94 2008-09 2008-09 2004-05 1988-89 1990-91 1969-70 1960-61 1982-83 1999-00 1981-82 1997-98 1999-00 2003-04 2005-06 2002-03 2000-01 1992-93 1988-89 1985-86 1976-77 1967-68 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1983-84 2003-04 1986-87 1983-84

39-7 36-5 36-5 33-10 30-5 30-11 29-9 28-5 28-8 28-9 27-6 27-9 27-9 27-12 27-12 27-13 27-15 26-5 26-6 26-8 26-10 25-7 24-8 24-9 24-9 24-9 23-1 23-1 23-1 23-7 23-8 23-9 23-12 23-12 23-12 23-13 22-1 22-2 22-5 22-5 22-7 22-8 22-8 22-8 22-10 22-10 22-10 22-10 22-14 22-18 21-2 21-2 21-5 21-7 21-8 21-9 21-9 21-9 21-10

Hector Nieto enters 2010 dual match play with 40 career doubles wins.

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Josh Cohen Andrew Burrow Jose Lieberman Jose Lieberman John Karabasz Joaquim Rasgado Carl Sundberg Pietro Pennisi Eric Hechtman Manuel Rodriquez Dean Cohen Chuck Willenborg Dean Cohen

2006-07 1986-87 1998-99 2000-01 1962-63 1974-75 2008-09 1989-90 2003-04 1984-85 1991-92 1985-86 1990-91

21-12 21-12 21-13 21-14 20-0 20-5 20-7 20-7 20-10 20-10 20-10 20-13 20-14

DOUBLES

SEASON

RECORD

Alvaro Fillol David Rosenfeld Daniel Vallverdu John Eagleton Carl Sundberg Eric Hechtman Luigi D’Agord Eric Hechtman Josh Cohen John Geraghty John Eagleton John Karabasz Luigi D’Agord Josh Cohen Robert Bossong Daniel Vallverdu Joel Berman Chris Louw Pieter Aldrich Michael Russell Tim Krebs Gil Kovalski Andrew Burrow Jorge Carvalho Michael Lang Jose Lieberman Colin Purcell

1975-76 2007-08 2007-08 1975-76 2007-08 2004-05 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 1976-77 1976-77 1960-61 2006-07 2006-07 1960-61 2005-06 1999-00 1983-84 1983-84 1996-97 2005-06 1995-96 1984-85 1996-97 2000-01 2000-01 2003-04

28-3 27-8 27-10 26-2 26-12 25-14 24-8 24-9 24-14 23-3 23-3 22-1 22-8 22-9 21-1 21-6 21-8 21-8 21-8 21-11 21-12 21-15 20-7 20-8 20-10 20-10 20-12


ALL-TIME RECORDS & RESULTS ALL-TIME RESULTS Year 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977* 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Overall Record 15-0 19-0 17-0 18-0 17-0 20-0 14-1 15-0-1 8-2-1 17-0 15-3 16-2-1 20-0 17-1 16-2 15-0 16-1 20-4-1 12-8 20-2 14-5 18-4 16-6 16-2 20-7 25-5 21-8 18-8 14-11 18-13 7-6 20-6 21-7

HEAD COACH OVERALL RECORDS NCAA Finish

Conf. Record

Conf. Finish

4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 13th 2nd 3rd 8th 4th 5th 4th 6th 8th 6th 4th (tie) 2nd 10th 8th Did not qualify Did not qualify 1st Round 1st Round 1st Round 1st Round Did not qualify 1st Round 1st Round 3rd Round Did not qualify 2nd Round 2nd Round

Coach Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis Dale Lewis John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill

BIG EAST Conference 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

15-11 15-8 10-13 20-5 13-12 8-13 14-10 16-9 10-13 19-5 21-4 12-10 13-8 14-8

2nd Round 1st Round Did not qualify Regional 3rd Round Regional 2nd Round Did not qualify Regional 2nd Round Regional 1st Round Regional 1st Round Regional 1st Round Round of 16 Regional 1st Round Regional 1st Round Did not qualify

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

3 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1+ 3

John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill John Hammill Rodney Harmon Rodney Harmon Jay Berger Jay Berger Jay Berger Jay Berger Jay Berger Bryan Getz Bryan Getz

Did not qualify Round of 16 Regional 1st Round Regional 2nd Round Round of 16

2-8 9-2 5-6 6-4 9-2

9 1^ 8 7$ 2

Mario Rincon Mario Rincon Mario Rincon Mario Rincon Mario Rincon

Atlantic Coast Conference 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

12-11 20-5 11-14 17-8 16-9

Miami was a member of the BIG EAST Conference from 1991-2004, but did not play a conference schedule during the regular season. Conference finish was determined by the outcome of the BIG EAST Tournament. The Hurricanes have competed as members in the ACC since 2005. * The current dual match playoff for the NCAA Team Championships was instituted in 1977. + The championship match was suspended due to weather and Miami earned the NCAA bid based on conference policy. ^ In 2006, Miami finished in a three-way tie for the regular-season ACC title with Duke and Virginia. $ Advanced to the ACC Tournament finals.

Head Coach

Years

Overall Record

1930 1931-34 1935-43, 47 1946 1948 1949-57 1958-79 1980-95 1996-97 1998-02 2002-03 2004-09

0-2 5-3 72-5-2 4-2-1 2-4 126-2-1 330-30-3 226-110-1 22-23 78-41 27-16 76-47

Year

Athlete

Record

1958 1959 1960 1961 1962

Jerry Moss Jerry Moss Roger McCormick John Karabasz Rodney Mandelstam John Hammill John Karabasz George Schuert Mike Belkin Jaime Fillol Jaime Fillol Pat Cramer Pat Cramer Luis Garcia Eddie Dibbs Raz Reid Eddie Dibbs Tavo Martinez John Eagleton Joaquim Rasgado Tavo Martinez Ron Myers Ian Duvenhage Steve Rogul Brian Levine Mike Brunnberg Stewart Sarnia Christo Steyn Christo Steyn Pieter Aldrich Andrew Burrow Steve Kennedy Andrew Burrow Johan Donar Conny Falk Conny Falk Conny Falk Fredrik Perman Tonny Pieterman Gil Kovalski Gil Kovalski Gil Kovalski Mike Russell Johan Lindqvist Jose Lieberman Jose Lieberman Michael Lang Todd Widom Todd Widom Colin Purcell Josh Cohen Luigi D’Agord Luigi D’Agord Daniel Vallverdu Keith Crowley

19-1 16-1 17-0 22-2 17-0 17-0 20-0 15-0 18-1 11-4 23-1 21-2 23-1 23-1 22-1 19-2 19-1 16-3 18-2 20-5 17-3 17-3 21-2 17-2 18-3 19-3 14-3 22-7 27-7 21-9 27-13 24-9 21-12 17-7 27-12 33-10 36-5 27-12 22-10 30-11 26-8 17-9 39-7 22-8 21-13 25-7 28-8 26-6 27-9 22-8 23-12 36-5 28-5 29-9 23-9

J. Burton Rix Wally Greer Gardnar Mulloy Mercer Beasley John Howard Bill Lufler Dale Lewis John Hammill Rodney Harmon Jay Berger Bryan Getz Mario Rincon

YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS

1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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NCAA TOURNAMENT Miami has long been considered one of the most outstanding programs in all of men's tennis. Since the NCAA began a dual-match, single-elimination team tournament in 1977, UM has earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament 23 times. Throughout those 23 tournament appearances, the Hurricanes have won at least one or more matches nine times while advancing as far as the Round of 16 four times. In what could be argued as the program's most impressive stretch at the NCAA Tournament, the Hurricanes advanced to at least the second round of the tournament four times from 1987 to 1991, including two trips to the quarterfinals.

2009

TOTAL NCAA SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Harvard USC Stanford UCLA Yale Tulane Princeton MIAMI Georgia Texas

16 14 13 11 9 8 5 4 4 4

Francisco "Pancho" Segura, Miami (1943-44-45) Malcolm Chace, Brown and Yale (1993-94-95)

First Round Second Round

First Round

L, at No. 25 Tennessee, 4-3

2006

3

2003 First Round

W, Manhattan, 4-0 W, No. 41 Minnesota, 4-0 L, No. 8 Virginia, 4-0

L, No. 31 Florida State, 4-2

NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD (Since 1977)

Since the expansion of the tournament field 10 years ago, Miami has earned a berth nine times. Since then, the Hurricanes have reached the Round of 16 three times — including last season.

2002 First Round

First Round W, No. 69 Charleston Southern, 4-0 Second Round W, No. 46 Minnesota, 4-1 Round of 16 L, No. 5 Duke, 4-1

A UM-record five-time All-American, Daniel Vallverdu competed in the NCAA Tournament in four-straight seasons. 1989

2000 First Round

L, No. 33 Clemson, 4-2

First Round

1997 Second Round

L, No. 9 Florida, 4-0 (First Round Bye) L, Virginia Tech, 4-0 (First Round Bye) L, Harvard, 4-3

First Round Second Round Round of 16

First Round

W, Dartmouth, 7-0 L, South Alabama, 4-3

Second Round Third Round

1991 Second Round

W, Tennessee, 4-2 L, Mississippi, 4-2

University of Miami

L, UCLA, 5-2

1983 L, Trinity, 5-4

1982 First Round

L, Cal-Berkeley, 5-1

1981 L, Duke, 5-2 (First Round Bye) L, Georgia, 5-3

First Round

L, Clemson, 6-3

1980 First Round

L, UCLA, 5-1

1977

1990 First Round Second Round

L, Texas, 5-3

(First Round Bye)

1992 First Round

W, Utah, 6-0 W, Southern Methodist, 5-1 L, UCLA, 5-1

1985

First Round

1994

W, Mississippi, 5-1 L, Stanford, 5-1

1986

First Round

1995 First Round Second Round

First Round Second Round

1987

1999

Second Round

With the 6-7,6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3, All-American Carl Sundberg clinched Miami’s 4-3 comeback victory over Florida to send the Hurricanes to their fourth Round of 16 appearance since 1977.

L, No. 25 South Florida, 4-1

2001

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W, No. 42 USF, 4-2 L, at No. 9 Florida, 4-1

2007

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Appearances (First, Last): 23 Prior to 1994, the NCAA Tournament (1977, 2009) was made up of the nation's top 20 Wins: 14 ranked teams. Since 1994, the NCAA Losses: 25 expanded the tournament field from Pct: .359 20 teams to a minimum of 40 schools. With the increasing talent pool across the country, the NCAA Tournament format once again changed in 1999, enlarging to the current 64-team tournament beginning with 16, four-team regionals at campus sites.

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W, No. 53 Columbia, 4-0 W, No. 10 Florida, 4-3 L, No. 7 UCLA, 4-1

2008

First Round Second Round Round of 16

CAREER NCAA SINGLES TITLES 1.

First Round Second Round Round of 16

W, Arizona State, 5-1 L, Tennessee, 5-2

First Round Second Round

W, Texas Christian, 5-4 L, Southern Methodist, 5-0


ALL-AMERICANS The University of Miami tennis program is one of the most successful in the country. The storied history of Hurricane tennis has been highlighted by one of the best dual match records in collegiate sports.

The University of Miami tennis program officially became a member of the BIG EAST Conference in 1991 and went on to dominate the league during its tenure, winning the BIG EAST title eight times.

Since 1930, the Hurricanes have compiled a record of 968-222-67 for a .797 winning percentage. In fact, from 1957-1964, the Hurricanes rolled up 137 consecutive dual match victories, one of the most impressive winning streaks in collegiate athletics.

The Hurricanes quickly rose to the top of the ACC, and in 2006, won a share of the regular-season title, while producing the league’s Coach, Player and Freshman of the Year for the first time in conference history.

Through the years, the Hurricanes have also produced winning streaks of 72 and 57 straight dual match victories and have fielded only six non-winning seasons. The program’s presence on a national level has been quite dominating as the Hurricanes have qualified for the NCAA Championships more than 43 times, including in 11 of the last 13 seasons.

Throughout its history, the Hurricanes have produced great players, collecting four NCAA Championship singles titles and producing 28 All-Americans including Miami’s first five-time All-American in Daniel Vallverdu (2006-09) and four-time All-Americans Johan Donar (1987-89) and Luigi D’Agord (2006-07). Current Hurricanes head coach Mario Rincon guided both Vallverdu and D’Agord to those accolades.

Three players have achieved the coveted No. 1 national ranking — Francisco “Pancho” Segura in 1936 and 1937, Conny Falk in 1990 and Srjdan Muskatirovic in 1994. UM duo Vallverdu and All-American Carl Sundberg entered the fall of 2008 as the top-ranked tandem in the country. Segura was the forerunner of the brilliant success of the program becoming one of the only two players to win three consecutive NCAA Singles Championships (19431945). He captured his fourth NCAA Championship title, pairing with Thomas Burke to win the 1945 doubles championship. All-Americans Pat Cramer and Luis Garcia brought home the second NCAA doubles title in 1970, while another All-American, Andrew Burrow, delivered the Hurricanes fourth NCAA singles crown in 1987, defeating Michigan’s Dan Goldberg in the title match.

Pancho Segura 1943-45

Jerry Moss 1958-59

Rod Mandelstam 1962-63

John Hammill 1963

Mike Belkin 1965

Jaime Fillol 1967-68

Pat Cramer 1968-70

Luis Garcia 1969-71

Raz Reid 1971-72

Eddie Dibbs 1971-72

Joaquim Rasgado 1974-75

Alvaro Fillol 1975

John Eagleton 1976-77

Tavo Martinez 1976

John Geraghty 1977

Christo Steyn 1982-83

Andrew Burrow 1987

John Donar 1987-89

Conny Falk 1989

Gil Kovalski 1994-95

Srjdan Muskatirovic 1994-95

Ivan Rodrigo 1996-97

Mike Russell 1996-97

Todd Widom 2002-03

Luigi D’Agord 2006-07

Daniel Vallverdu 2006-09

Josh Cohen 2007

Carl Sundberg 2008

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137: A LOOK BACK ON MIAMI'S AMAZING STREAK Forty-five years ago one of the more amazing streaks in collegiate athletics ended, the University of Miami's 137-match win streak in men's tennis. The streak began the third match into the 1957 season with a 7-2 win over Presbyterian (S.C.). Seven years and 137 wins later it ended with a 54 loss to Princeton in the third to last match of the '64 campaign. This remarkable string of victories actually came on the heels of a 72-match win streak, giving the program a 209-1 record over the course of a decade. Bill Lufler and Dale Lewis were the two men who coached the Hurricanes during this era. Lufler was coach for the first 20 victories and retired at the end of the '57 season. He started at Miami in '49 and also coached win streaks of 59 and 72 during his eight-year stint there. Lewis, who would coach through the '79 season, was at the helm for victories 21-137.

Former Miami head coach Bill Lufler (top) got the streak started, while the play of Dave Harum (below) was key to keeping it alive

Both coaches are now in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Hall of Fame where there is a permanent display commemorating the streak they collaborated on. There's no better authority on college tennis than Dan Magill, the legendary Georgia coach for 34 years and ITA Hall of Fame curator, who calls the win streak "virtually unbreakable." Magill, who coached Georgia to the '85 and '87 NCAA titles, lost to Miami six times during the streak, but was indirectly involved with it ending. "I can remember the streak ending well because my son, Ham, was on the Princeton team that ended it on those red clay courts in Coral Gables."

KEYS TO SUCCESS Dave Harum was on the '57 Hurricane team that started the streak. Harum, an architect in Key Largo, Fla., who has designed several tennis facilities, including Miami's, credits much of his team's success to the atmosphere Coach Lufler fostered. "Bill Lufler kept us in a highly-competitive state," remembers Harum, an All-American in '57. "He was always 'sicking' us on one another during practice and that competitiveness would carry over to the matches." Another Miami All-American John Skogstad (1960-61) credits some of the program's success to geography. "One of the keys to our success was being in South Florida," says Skogstad, who played a year at Baylor before transferring. "There was an abundance of organized tournaments throughout the year with great competition for us against college and pro players."

CHANGES IN THE NCAA FORMAT How safe is this streak in tennis? In terms of NCAA Division I men's tennis it does appear unbreakable. It was the change to the NCAA championship format in 1977 that makes 137 in a row hard to top. Prior to '77 the NCAA Championships consisted of singles and doubles tournaments where schools received points towards an overall team score based on their players advancement in the singles and doubles draws. Starting in '77 a 16-school dual match tournament was added and used to determine the team champion. Since '77 only four teams have gone through a season unbeaten.

EAST VS. WEST While Miami was piling up the wins, Southern California and UCLA were piling up the titles. USC and UCLA finished either first or second in the final NCAA tournament point standings every year from 1960-64. Miami finished fourth at the NCAA tournament four straight years from 196063 and tied for 13th in '64. But doing well in the NCAA tournament didn't necessarily translate to doing well in the team format and vice versa. Skogstand and Harum both felt their Hurricane teams could have challenged the powerhouses in the West. "Miami was the best in the East during this time, but unfortunately we did not go West and play UCLA or USC," Harum says. "All we could do was wonder. It would have been terrific to play them and I think we would have had very competitive matches." "The prevailing thought was that we had a chance to beat those teams," says Skogstad, who lives in Atlanta and is in the steel industry. "We could have played with them on the (clay) courts and they'd have the advantage on the hard courts." In addition to Skogstad and Harum, seven other players on those Miami teams, which actually had its best NCAA showing of second place in '65, earned All-America honors: Ed Rubinoff, Johann Kupferberger, Jerry Moss, Allen Quay, John Karabasz, Rod Mandelstam and John Hammill, who later coached the Hurricanes. Miami's run came during a magical era for collegiate tennis. A sampling of the great players during this 1957-64 era includes: Barry McKay (Michigan), Crawford Henry (Tulane), Donald Dell (Yale), Alex Olmedo (USC), Allen Fox (UCLA), Larry Nagler (UCLA), Ramsey Earnhart (USC), Rafael Osuna (USC), Marty Riessen (Northwestern), Dennis Ralston (USC), Arthur Ashe (UCLA), Charles Passarell (UCLA) and Bill Bond (USC). — by Casey Angle (originally published on College Tennis Online, 3/8/04)

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MIAMI GREAT: GARDNAR MULLOY Gardnar Mulloy. Although the name might not be familiar to the current crop of Miami tennis players, they might not be Hurricanes if not for this man. A Miami native, Mulloy organized the first University of Miami men's tennis team in 1935 and went on to great success as a tennis professional. In 1939, he won his first U.S. Championship with his father in the Father and Sons doubles, but it certainly was not his last title. Teaming up with Bill Talbert, the duo was ranked No. 1 and won US Open doubles titles in 1942, 1945, 1946 and 1948. Pairing with Budge Patty in 1957, he set the record as the oldest player to have won men’s doubles at Wimbledon. One year earlier, he advanced to the finals of mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Althea Gibson. In addition, Mulloy was ranked among the world's top 10 in singles play for 14 years — including a No. 1 world ranking in 1952. He helped the United States win three Davis Cup trophies — in 1946, 1948 and 1949 — and played for the US in 12 Davis Cup ties. The tennis legend won a men’s record 122 national and 19 international tennis titles and has won the World Senior Championship three times. Mulloy has been inducted into nine sports hall of fames, including the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1972. A 1936 graduate of the University of Miami, Mulloy also served as a lieutenant commander during World War II.

Miami head coach Mario Rincon and former Hurricane great Gardnar Mulloy caught up at Miami’s Alumni Reunion at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in October of 2007.

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‘CANES IN THE PROS MIKE RUSSELL

TODD WIDOM

LUIGI D’AGORD

Former University of Miami tennis standout Mike Russell has parlayed his success from the collegiate ranks into professional play.

Former Hurricane Todd Widom has also found success on the professional tour following a collegiate run at the University of Miami.

Luigi D’Agord is working his way up the professional ranks following an illustrious twoyear career with the Hurricanes.

A member of the 1996-97 Miami men's tennis team, Russell recorded the most single-season wins in UM history, compiling a 39-7 overall record, including a 21-11 mark in doubles play, en route to the All-America honors. As a true freshman in 1997, Russell won the prestigious Rolex National Intercollegiate Indoor Tennis Championships.

A member of the Hurricane tennis program from 2001-03, Widom joined the exclusive 50-Win Club in just two years of competition, with a career record of 53-15. He led the team in wins as both a freshman and sophomore, and earned a pair of All-America honors in 2002 and 2003.

The four-time All-American earned back-to-back ACC Player of the Year honors after posting his second-straight undefeated season in ACC singles play at the No. 1 position, going 22-0 over two seasons in one of the most challenging men's tennis conferences in the nation. He concluded his Miami career with a 64-10 overall singles record and a 46-16 doubles mark. His 36-5 overall singles record as a junior in 2006 ranks second in Miami history, while his 28-5 singles record as a senior in 2007 tied the eighth-best mark in program history.

Just 12 years removed from that record-setting season, Russell has been ranked as high as 60th in the world.

As a professional tennis player, Widom reached his highest ATP ranking in August 2006 as the 200th ranked player in the world. He was also ranked as high as 174 in men's doubles.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Russell resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. His professional career highlights include his 2001 performance at the French Open where he defeated former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera in the second round, Xavier Malisse in the third round and nearly upset top-seeded and defending champion Gustavo Kuerten in the semifinals. Russell turned pro in 1998 and won his 13th career USTA Circuit title in 2006, breaking the career record previously held by Paul Goldstein. Known for his footspeed and accuracy, John McEnroe said of Russell, “no one’s going to try harder on a tennis court than Michael Russell.”

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In just his third season on the pro circuit, he has been ranked as high as 293rd in the world in singles play.


ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS -AAlabama Alabama-Birmingham American Amherst Arizona Arizona State Arkansas Auburn

0-1 5-5 2-0 2-0 7-2 4-1 1-3 9-2

-BBall State Baltimore Tennis Club Barry Birmingham Southern Boise State Baylor Boston College Boston University Bowling Green Brigham Young Brown Bucknell Buffalo

3-0 0-1 7-0 1-0 0-1 1-1 5-0 1-0 4-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0

-CCalifornia California-Irvine Central Florida Charleston Southern Cincinnatti Clemson Colgate Colorado Columbia Concord Connecticut Cornell

1-4 4-3 10-0 2-0 3-0 25-18 2-0 1-1 4-2 2-0 2-0 8-0

-DDartmouth Davidson Denver DePaul Drake Duke

11-0 8-0 2-0 3-0 1-0 23-16

-EEmory -FFlagler College Florida Florida A&M Florida Atlantic Florida Tech Florida International Florida Southern Florida State Fresno State Ft. Laud. Town & Tennis Furman -GGeorgetown George Washington Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech

-HHampton Institute Hampton Harvard Houston Howard -IIdaho Illinois Indiana

1-0 1-0 7-5 10-2 1-0

1-0 1-1 7-1

-JJacksonville Naval Air Base Jacksonville University

2-0 7-0

-KKalamazoo Kansas Kent State Kentucky Kenyon Key West Naval Air Station

2-0 3-0 1-0 7-2 1-0 3-0

-LLong Beach State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana State Louisville Loyola Marymount Loyola of the South

1-0 7-0 1-0 6-3 2-0 2-0 3-0

-MManhattan Maryland Maxwell Air Force Base Memphis State Mercer Mercyhurst College Miami (Ohio) Miami-Dade North Michigan Michigan State Middle Tennessee Minnesota Mississippi Mississippi State

1-0 7-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 4-2 2-0 17-1 4-0 3-0 6-1 4-0 6-6

2-0

6-0 48-15-1 4-0 15-1 4-0 31-2 3-0 46-12 0-1 0-1 6-0

3-0 1-0 18-16 3-0 1-0 33-4

-NNavy Nebraska New Mexico New York North Carolina NC State North Florida Northwestern Notre Dame

2-1 1-0 2-2 1-0 21-10 11-1 1-0 4-0 17-9

-OOhio State Oklahoma State Opa-Locka Marines Orlando Waterwich Club

13-4 1-1 2-0 1-0

-PPan American Penn Penn State

2-0 15-0 1-0

Pepperdine Pittsburgh Presbyterian College Princeton Providence Purdue -QQuantico Marines -RRhode Island Rice Richmond Naval Air Base Rollins Rutgers -SSamford San Diego State Seton Hall SIU-Edwardsville South Alabama South Carolina South Florida Southern California Southern Illinois Southern Methodist Southern Mississippi Southwest Texas St. John’s Stetson Stanford

2-15 1-0 22-1 33-5-1 5-0 1-0

1-0

1-0 7-2 2-0 54-4 1-0

1-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 7-4 9-2 40-8 1-8 16-1 10-7-1 1-0 1-0 4-0 2-0 1-9

-TTampa & St. Petersburg Tennis Club 8-0 Tampa 3-0 Tennessee 12-7 Texas 7-12 Texas A&M 5-8 TCU 13-7 Trinity 8-11 Tulane 3-3-1 Tulsa 2-0 -UUCLA US Military Academy US Naval Pre-Flight -VVanderbilt Villanova Virginia Va. Commonwealth Virginia Tech

Barnabas Carrega (above) and Keith Crowley (below)

1-11-1 1-0 1-0

6-0 1-0 4-9 1-1 7-4

-WWake Forest Wesleyan West Side Tennis Club West Virginia Western Michigan William & Mary Wisconsin Wofford

10-4 4-0 0-1 6-1 2-0 4-1 7-1 1-0

-YYale

47-2

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MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS UNDER HEAD COACH MARIO RINCON 2007 (11-14, 5-6) David Simon

2005 (12-11, 2-8) Florida Atlantic

Mario Rincon W

2006 (20-5, 9-2)

Mario Rincon

4-3

Florida Atlantic

W

6-1

at (3) Florida

L

1-6

(11) Florida State*

W

7-0

at (54) South Florida

W

4-3

(1) Florida

L

2-5

Georgia Southern

W

7-0

vs (22) Oklahoma State W

5-2

Jacksonville

W

7-0

at (30) Rice

W

6-1

Stetson

W

6-1

Central Florida

W

7-0

Central Florida

W

7-0

South Florida

W

4-0

Florida A&M

W

6-1

at (15) Clemson*

L

2-5

(68) Virginia Tech*

L

3-4

at (22) Georgia Tech*

W

7-0

(23) Wake Forest*

L

3-4

(45) Louisiana-Lafayette W

5-2

at (36) Clemson*

L

2-5

(33) Tennessee

W

7-0

at (51) Georgia Tech*

L

1-6

Denver

W

7-0

at (11) Pepperdine

L

0-4

vs Boston College*

W

7-0

at Loyola Marymount

W

7-0

(68) Maryland*

W

7-0

Wisconsin

W

5-2

(4) Duke*

L

3-4

(53) North Carolina*

L

3-4

(8) North Carolina*

W

4-1

at (3) Virginia*

L

0-4

at (8) Virginia*

W

4-3

at Maryland*

W

6-1

at (54) Virginia Tech*

W

6-1

(46) NC State*

W

4-3

(26) Wake Forest*

W

5-2

(5) Duke*

L

3-4

(34) NC State*

W

6-1

at (22) Florida State*

L

2-5

vs (27) Wake Forest^

W

4-3

vs Virginia Tech^

W

4-3

vs (9) Virginia^

L

2-4

vs Virginia^

L

1-4

Manhattan+

W

4-0

(41) Minnesota+

W

4-0

vs (8) Virginia+

L

0-4

* ACC Match | ^ ACC Tournament

Mario Rincon

2008 (17-8, 6-4)

Mario Rincon

2009 (16-9, 9-2)

Mario Rincon

North Florida

W

6-1

Florida Atlantic

W

6-1

Florida Atlantic

W

Stetson

W

6-1

Samford

W

6-1

(24) Rice

L

4-3 3-4

Wisconsin

L

3-4

(13) Florida

W

4-3

vs (24) Alabama

L

0-4

at South Florida

W

5-2

at (3) Ohio State

L

2-5

vs (46) Denver

W

5-2

at (69) Central Florida

W

6-1

at (48) Kentucky

W

4-3

(63) Clemson

W

7-0

vs (6) UCLA

L

1-4

at (23) Rice

L

2-5

Pennsylvania

W

7-0

vs (14) Oklahoma State L

3-4

Central Florida

W

6-1

at (11) Florida

L

2-5

vs (28) Stanford

L

3-4

Furman

W

5-2

at (16) Florida State*

L

3-4

at (10) Florida State*

L

2-5

at (39) Georgia Tech*

W

5-2

(58) Georgia Tech*

W

5-2

(2) Ohio State

L

2-5

at (60) Clemson*

W

4-3

at (50) South Florida

L

2-5

at (23) Florida

L

0-7

(54) Purdue

W

6-1

at (68) Central Florida

W

7-0

(24) Clemson*

W

5-2

(17) Florida State*

L

2-5

(13) Kentucky

L

2-5

(17) Rice

W

4-3

(66) Duke*

L

2-5

at (34) North Carolina* W

4-3

(42) Georgia Tech*

W

7-0

at (1) Virginia*

L

0-7

at (28) Duke*

W

4-3

(45) Maryland*

W

4-2

at (28) Virginia Tech*

L

1-6

(1) Virginia*

L

3-4

Boston College*

W

7-0

(44) NC State*

W

4-3

(21) Virginia Tech*

W

5-0

at (6) North Carolina*

L

1-6

(28) Wake Forest*

W

4-3

at (48) NC State*

W

4-3

at (21) Duke*

L

3-4

at Boston College*

W

7-0

at (28) Wake Forest*

W

4-3

(3) Virginia*

L

2-5

at (58) Maryland*

W

5-2

Boston College*

W

6-1

(30) Virginia Tech*

W

4-3

vs (61) Maryland^

W

4-1

Maryland*

W

7-0

at (11) Wake Forest*

L

3-4

vs (11) North Carolina^ W

4-3

vs (54) NC State^

W

4-3

at (24) NC State*

L

3-4

vs (10) Florida State^

W

4-3

vs (20) Wake Forest^

L

2-4

vs (45) Georgia Tech^

W

4-3

vs (1) Virginia^

L

0-4

vs (53) Columbia+

W

4-0

vs (2) Virginia^

L

1-4

vs (42) South Florida+

W

4-2

at (10) Florida+

W

4-3

at (25) Tennessee+

L

3-4

at (9) Florida+

L

1-4

vs (7) UCLA+

L

1-4

* ACC Match | ^ ACC Tournament

* ACC Match | ^ ACC Tournament

* ACC Match | ^ ACC Tournament

+ NCAA Tournament

+ NCAA Tournament

+ NCAA Tournament

* ACC Match | ^ ACC Tournament + NCAA Tournament

Hector Nieto

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University of Miami


2010 University of Miami Men's Tennis Media Guide  

Historical and biographical information on the 2009-10 University of Miami men's tennis team.