Christine Guerrazzi, playing at the No. 4 slot, won her first set 7-5, but couldn't hold on, dropping the second set 6-4 and third set 1-0 (10-6)
The Cardinals, who won a match over Southern Illinois, earlier in the day, took all three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead. Miami used new pairings from last week, but still fell 8-2 at No. 3 and 8-4 at No. 2. The closest match came in the top flight where Guerrazzi and Nimisha Mohan extended their opponents to 9-7. The RedHawk duo held a 5-4 lead early before the Cardinals broke and held for a 6-5 lead. After Miami tied the match at 7, Louisville was able to win the final two games to complete the doubles sweep.
In singles play, the Cardinals (4-0) dominated the first sets in five of the six matches. Louisville won the action at No. 3 by a 6-2, 6-2 count and at No. 2 by a score of 6-0, 6-3. The clinching point came at No. 6, which finished with a 6-2, 6-2 decision. In the No. 5 match, Ramona Costea fell 6-2 in the first set, and was down 2-5 in the second before rallying. She closed to within 5-4 before eventually succumbing 7-5 in the second set.
The RedHawks (0-2) return to action tomorrow when they travel to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats. The match, slated for Western Tennis and Fitness Club, will begin at 3 p.m.