OXFORD, Ohio -- The 2013 Miami women's tennis home schedule starts with a flurry this weekend as the RedHawks host three matches at Hamilton's Riverside Athletic Club. Miami welcomes Eastern Kentucky Saturday at 3:30 p.m., then faces California (Pa.) and Xavier in a Sunday doubleheader. Those matches start at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
Miami (1-2) picked up its first win of the season on last week, defeating Cincinnati 6-1 on Sunday. The RedHawks captured two of three doubles matches, then won five of six during singles play. During the match, Miami rebounded from a 1-0 doubles deficit to steal the point and set the stage for victory. Ramona Costea has a 10-4 overall mark in 2012-13, while Nimisha Mohan and Alix Thurman have each posted nine wins.
EKU has split four matches this spring, falling at Ohio State 7-0 Tuesday night in its last outing. The Colonels hold wins over Eastern Michigan and Cumberland, while falling to Xavier, 4-3.
California (Pa.) is one of the top teams in Division II, ending the fall schedule ranked eighth nationally and first in the Atlantic Region. A trio of Vulcans hold ITA national rankings as well -- Alexandra Borgenhoff (21) and Lucie Sipkova (31) and Lucie Rey (41). Sipkova and Rey team for the No. 8 doubles combo in Division II., while Jade Pondicas and Ramona Czakon are listed at No. 21. The Vulcans are opening their spring season against the RedHawks.
The Musketeers are 2-1 entering a match Saturday at Dayton. They defeated Detroit, in addition to the win over EKU, while being swept by Louisville.
Admission to all Miami Tennis matches is free. Live stats will be available on MURedHawks.com.