VU finishes second in Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 26 Vanderbilt wrapped up the final day of competition at the Miami Invitational on Sunday with a second-place finish. The Commodores came up one point shy of first-place No. 9 Miami.8161463.jpeg

Miami won the tournament with 87 total points, followed by Vanderbilt (86), Texas (85) and Texas A&M (81). Vanderbilt ended Sunday with 35 points, which was the highest total of the four teams.

The Commodores played No. 14 Texas A&M in singles and No. 11 Texas in doubles on the final day.

Vanderbilt picked up four singles wins on Sunday led by Georgina Sellyn’s upset over the third-ranked player in the country from Texas A&M, Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 91 Marie Casares needed just two sets to win her match over Stefania Hristov, 6-2, 6-1. Lauren Mira defeated Anna Mamalat, 6-3, 6-4, while No. 102 Courtney Colton pulled the upset on No. 82 Wen Sun, 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles play, Mira and Colton defeated the Longhorns’ Breaunna Addison and Noel Scott, 8-6. Antal and Casares registered the second and final doubles victory over Elizabeth Begley and Aeriel Ellis, 8-3.

Vanderbilt will travel to Oxford, Miss., for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, which is a four-day event (Jan. 25-28).

Sunday’s Singles Results
No. 26 Vanderbilt vs. No. 14 Texas A&M
Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt) def. No. 3 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (A&M) 6-3, 6-4
No. 45 Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. Ashleigh Antal (Vanderbilt) 6-3, 6-3
Nazari Urbina (A&M) def. No. 115 Frances Altick (Vanderbilt) 6-0, 6-2
Lauren Mira (Vanderbilt) def. Anna Mamalat (A&M) 6-3, 6-4
No. 91 Marie Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Stefania Hristov (A&M) 6-2, 6-1
No. 102 Courtney Colton (Vanderbilt) def. No. 82 Wen Sun (A&M) 6-2, 6-2
Annat Rabinovich (Texas) def. Megan Gornet (Vanderbilt) 6-1, 4-6, 10-8

Doubles Results
No. 26 Vanderbilt vs. No. 11 Texas
Mira/Colton (Vanderbilt) def. Addison/Scott (Texas) 8-6
Antal/Casares (Vanderbilt) def. Begley/Ellis (Texas) 8-3
Padegimaite/Rabinovich (Texas) def. Sellyn/Altick (Vanderbilt) 8-0
Gajic/Groenvynck (Texas) def. Leavell/Gornet (Vanderbilt) 8-7