CORAL GABLES, Florida — The No. 42 Notre Dame women’s tennis team got singles wins from Ally Bojczuk and Brooke Broda, but saw a valiant comeback effort fall short at No. 27 Miami. The hosts jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Bojcuzk and Broda’s victories, but a battle at three singles went to the Hurricanes to clinch the match before the hosts also won a three-set contest at four singles to provide the final margin of 5-2.
How It Happened
The hosts took the doubles point with wins on court two and court one. First was the court two victory, where Estella Perez-Somarriba and Ulyana Shirokova defeated Brooke Broda and Bess Waldram, 6-1. At the top of the lineup in a battle of nationally ranked pairs, the 44th-ranked pair of Daevenia Aching and Daniella Roldan defeated the 57th-ranked tandem of Cameron Corse and Zoe Spence, 6-2.
The Hurricanes quickly ran the score to 3-0 in singles action. At the top of the lineup, Perez-Somarriba, the nation’s second-ranked singles player, defeated Spence, 6-1, 6-0. Then at six singles, Lucia Marzal was victorious over Zoe Taylor, 6-1, 6-4.
Notre Dame made it interested with a pair of victories to cut the score to 3-2. Ally Bojczuk won at two singles (7-5, 6-1) over Roldan before Broda won at five over Shirokvova (6-4, 7-5). The team score came down to action at courts three and four.
With Waldram and Una Ito locked in a three-set battle on court four, Corse dropped a pair of contested sets to Achong to decide the match, 7-6, 7-5. Waldram would end up losing in three sets (6-7, 6-2, 6-1) to provide the final margin of 5-2.
- Bojczuk improved to 10-4 in singles action this spring, including a 9-1 mark on court two.
- Broda is also 10-4 on the spring in singles, with a 6-3 mark on court five.
- Spence dropped to 2-3 when facing a nationally ranked opponent this season.
#27 Miami 5, #42 Notre Dame 2
3/15/2019 at Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
|1. #2 E. Perez-Somarriba (UM) def. #58 Zoe Spence (ND) 6-1, 6-0|
|2. Ally Bojczuk (ND) def. Daniella Roldan (UM) 7-5, 6-1|
|3. Daevenia Achong (UM) def. Cameron Corse (ND) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5|
|4. Yuna Ito (UM) def. Bess Waldram (ND) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-1|
|5. Brooke Broda (ND) def. Ulyana Shirokova (UM) 6-4, 7-5|
|6. Lucia Marzal (UM) def. Zoe Taylor (ND) 6-1, 6-4|
|1. #44 Daevenia Achong/Daniella Roldan (UM) def. #57 Cameron Corse/Zoe Spence (ND) 6-2|
|2. E. Perez-Somarriba/Ulyana Shirokova (UM) def. Brooke Broda/Bess Waldram (ND) 6-1|
|3. Yuna Ito/Lucia Marzal (UM) def. Ally Bojczuk/Zoe Taylor (ND) 5-3|
|Notre Dame 10-6, 3-4 ACC; National ranking #42|
|Miami 9-3, 3-2 ACC; National ranking #27|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,6,2,5,4,3)|
The Irish cap their Florida spring break swing with a match at Florida State on Sunday, March 17. Action begins at Noon in Tallahassee, Florida.