First Round: Northwestern (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Miami (Ohio) (16-7) - #72
CONFERENCE: Mid-American (MAC)
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Howard Joffe/30-14
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: First
BEST NCAA FINISH: N/A
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Won the Mid-American Conference for the 16th time since 1981, when tennis was added as a women’s sport… went undefeated during the regular season (8-0), losing just eight of 48 singles matches (.833) and just five of 24 doubles matches (.792)… has won 12 straight matches (last lost Feb. 8 at Minnesota)… has captured the doubles point in 13 of the last 14 matches and 17 of 22 overall… was winless in five matches against ranked opponents (2x 4-3 defeats, 2x 5-2 defeats, 1x 6-1 defeat).
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Head Coach Howard Joffe was named MAC Coach of the Year… Monica Gorny was Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference, while sophomore Anastasia Dracheva was first-team all-conference… sophomore Megan Martzolf and freshman Stephanie Danesis were on the all-tournament team… Miami’s lineup includes three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior… Gorny joined the team in January from South Africa… she is 18-4, including 14-2 at No. 1… Dracheva is 17-4 in dual matches (8-0 MAC) and has won 13 straight matches (one unfinished)…. together, they posted a 15-2 record at No. 2 doubles, winning 13 straight.