Redshirt sophomore Alexa Noel and junior Isabella Pfennig, together ranked No. 32, dropped the first three games against the Boston University (19-5, 5-0 PL) pair of Michelle Kleynerman and Shelly Yaloz. However, they rattled off six wins in a row to take the match, 6-3, and give Miami a 1-0 lead.
Junior Audrey Boch-Collins and freshman Mia Mack ended their match versus Victoria Carlsten and Emily Zhao in a 4-4 deadlock.
The Hurricanes jumped out to a commanding lead on nearly every singles court, taking 30 of the first 31 games across the six matches. Four different Miami players won their opener without a dropping a single game.
Tahan cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory—the first by a Hurricane in 2022-23—over Zhao to double the edge. Her unblemished win was the first by a Miami player since Boch-Collins’ result against No. 10 Duke’s Margaryta Bilokin on March 27, 2022.
Approximately 20 minutes later, Mack extended the advantage up to 3-0 by defeating Navya Vadlamudi, 6-0, 6-3.
A trio of Hurricanes were in a clinch game at the same time, with each possessing the chance to seal the triumph for Miami. Ultimately, No. 88 Pfennig did so with a 6-1, 6-3 decision versus Carlsten.
Fifth-ranked Noel and No. 105 Achong both held 6-0, 5-2 leads and were two points away from winning when play was halted against Yaloz and Kleynerman, respectively.
Additionally, in the lone match not close to completion, Boch-Collins led Tan, 6-4, giving Miami the edge on all six courts.
“I think we played pretty clean tennis. I think we did our job,” Yaroshuk-Tews said. “I asked the girls to make sure they’re in a good spot getting off the court today, heading into tomorrow, and I think we did that.”
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