Sweet 16: UCLA (L, 1-4) - RESULTS, NOTES & QUOTES
Second Round: Florida (W, 4-3)
First Round: Columbia (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Miami-FL (16-9) - #22
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Mario Rincon (76-47)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 24
BEST NCAA FINISH: Advanced to the Round of 16 three times, most recently in 2006. Has made three-straight NCAA appearances and seven this decade.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Nationally ranked all season, including eight weeks in the Top 25… Tied a program best with a 9-2 mark in ACC play to earn the No. 2 seed at the ACC Championships… 80 percent of UM’s matches were versus a ranked team, with the Hurricanes defeating nine ranked opponents... Have won six of their last seven matches.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Four-time All-American and All-ACC selection Daniel Vallverdu (who’s younger sister Laura is an All-American women’s tennis player for Miami’s women’s squad) leads the Hurricanes and is ranked No. 13 in singles play… Vallverdu, along with fellow senior David Rosenfeld, are ranked No. 50 in the nation in doubles competition… Both freshman Ignacio Taboada and sophomore Keith Crowley have amassed a team-best 22 wins apiece this season in singles competition.