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No. 2 Florida 4, No. 7 Miami 1
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 05/20/2011

2011 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Championships
Taube Family Tennis Center - Stanford, Calif.
Sunday, May 22 - 12 p.m. - Taube Stadium
Women's Quarterfinals

#2 FLORIDA (29-1) 4
#7 MIAMI (21-7) 1

Doubles (Order of Finish: 2, 3)
1) No. 2 Cercone/Will (FLA) vs. No. 5 Bartenstein/Eichkorn (MIA) aban.
2) No. 45 Embree/Oyen (FLA) d. Mejia/Bolivar (MIA) 8-4
3) Hitimana/Mather (FLA) d. Dubins/Mills (MIA) 8-5

Singles (Order of Finish: 6, 1, 3, 5)
1) No. 7 Allie Will (FLA) d. No. 6 Bianca Eichkorn (MIA) 6-2, 6-1
2) No. 17 Lauren Embree (FLA) vs. No. 36 Anna Bartenstein (MIA) aban.
3) Gabriela Mejia (MIA) d. No. 91 Sofie Oyen (FLA) 7-6 (1), 6-1
4) No. 42 Joanna Mather (FLA) vs. No. 125 Kaya Rizzolo (MIA) aban.
5) No. 54 Alex Cercone (FLA) d. Danielle Mills (MIA) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
6) Olivia Janowicz (FLA) d. Melissa Bolivar (MIA) 6-4, 6-2

Miami Head Coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews
"During the first sets, I was on the back courts with Nos. 4, 5 and 6. I thought we played good first sets at 4 and 5, just hitting shots and not really thinking. You can't expect a team like Florida not to come out of the gates strong in the second set, changing things up. One set is great, but one set is not a match. You have to be able to keep that momentum going in the second set. Momentum changes against a team like this, with a crowd like this."

"I'm not happy with today's result but I am happy with how far this team has come. We have three freshmen playing in the lineup today, getting to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and pushing a team like Florida. We still have a lot of improvement and we can still get so much better. We are mentally tough but you have to give credit to Florida."

Florida Head Coach Roland Thornqvist
"We played well in doubles today. We have the luxury now of being able to play whoever we feel is playing the best at No. 3. The big serves from Caroline (Hitimana) made a difference, and our No. 2 team is just very solid; they are athletic and good decision-makers. On court one, I thought we also played very well even though maybe we watched the scoreboard a little bit."

"Allie (Will) was outstanding today. Big forehands, defended well when she had to. One thing you see from her game now is she can actually go from defense to offense in almost one shot. We have really worked on her game this year...If her player doesn't continue to press on offense, Allie just needs one forehand to turn the point around. I thought that was clearly evident today."

"Olivia (Janowicz) has been practicing unbelievably well. She didn't play at the top of her game during the the first two rounds in Gainesville, but the week leading up to that was probably the best she had played all year. So I'm not surprised she got off the court very quickly, because she has been very effective in practice."

"This team is deep. We don't count on the same points the whole time. You can see that from the round of 16. Allie didn't finish on Friday and Lauren did. Today Lauren didn't finish but Allie did."


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