Let’s Go! Huge congratulations are due for Daevenia Achong and Eden Richardson as they continued their run in the NCAA Doubles Championships as they head to the Final Four. The first time a Miami Hurricanes duo has achieved the feat since 1988. After dispatching of UNC is straight sets the Canes duo faced a tough Texas duo and persevered with a 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 1-0 (10-5) victory.
“I thought we were pretty incredible,” Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. “We were attacking returns, we were shutting down the middle, we were using the lob and line when we had to. I think, tennis-wise, we looked great.”
The Miami Hurricanes sent a duo to the Final Four from 1984-1988 but haven’t been back since. Achong and Richardson also became the first Miami duo to win 3 matches in this tournament since 1992. Miami will face #12 Miyamoto and Rioux of Oklahoma State in the Semi-Finals on Friday afternoon.