UM Women will face Ivy League power Columbia on April 1 at 5 pm

Miami Gardens, FL (March 7, 2022) – The 2022 Miami Open presented by Itaú will bring collegiate tennis to Hard Rock Stadium on Friday, April 1, when it hosts the University of Miami women’s team dual match versus Ivy League standout Columbia.

The 14th-ranked Hurricanes and the Lions will take to the courts at 5 pm. The matches will take place on Grandstand and Courts 2-6.

“As a former college player, I am excited we are able to bring collegiate tennis matches to the Miami Open,” said tournament director James Blake. “Our goal is to make this an annual event here in Miami.”

Led by head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews, the program’s all-time winningest coach, the University of Miami has turned into a force nationally, advancing to the NCAA’s Elite Eight in eight of the last 17 tournaments, the seventh-most quarterfinal appearances in the nation during that span. The Hurricanes have also made the Sweet 16 on 13 occasions during that stretch, one of only eight programs to do so. In her 21st year at Miami, Yaroshuk-Tews boasts an overall record of 385-134 (.741) and an ACC career record of 158-45 (.778). Miami is off to a solid start to the season boasting a 8-2 overall record, including a 3-1 mark in the ACC.

To purchase tickets, go to www.miamiopen.com or call (305) 943-6736. Fans can secure tickets to view all the collegiate matches for $25 or can purchase an evening session package for $70, which includes access to the collegiate matches along with a ticket for the men’s evening semifinal match (Session 22). As a special bonus, the first 140 people to purchase an evening session package will receive a commemorative hat featuring the Miami Open and University of Miami logos.

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The Miami Open presented by Itaú, taking place March 21-April 3, will be bigger and better than ever before in 2022. The festival atmosphere and complete entertainment experience that has made this iconic event the place-to-be in March will be back. Guests will enjoy the best that Miami has to offer including amazing culinary options, music and artwork by top local artists. The Stadium Court within Hard Rock Stadium returns and the revamped site will include new infrastructure, additional seating on the outer-courts, and more green space where fans can relax when taking a break from the outstanding tennis action.

Tickets to the 2022 Miami Open are on sale now and available by phone at 305-943-6736 or online at www.miamiopen.com. Individual session tickets start at only $18 so get your tickets today. Ticket packages, group programs, and luxury hospitality offerings also are available.