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Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Brian Berdusco
Brian Berdusco

The Florida men’s tennis team will travel to Athens, Georgia, for their final event of an abbreviated fall season, the Southern Intercollegiate Championships, from Nov. 6-8.

The Gators will face the host Georgia Bulldogs as well as Auburn and Ole Miss.

The Gators have already faced all three of those teams so far this fall. Auburn hosted UF’s first event, the Tiger Fall Invitational, the first weekend of October. The Gators went 8-1 in singles and 1-3 in doubles matches against the Tigers. The Gators played two spare matches against Ole Miss that weekend as well, winning a singles match and dropping a doubles match.

Florida faced Georgia just two weeks ago, winning six of eight matches in singles and three of four in doubles, sharing for their best doubles performance of the season against a team.

The doubles matches will be ones to keep an eye on and an area the team will look to improve upon this weekend, as the Gators have won only 55% (11-9) of doubles matches through two events as opposed to an 84.8% (39-7) clip in singles.

The event is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. ET for Florida, who will take on Auburn Friday, Georgia on Saturday (like a certain other UF sports team) and will end their fall season against Ole Miss Sunday.

Contact Ryan Haley at rhaley@alligator.org and follow him on Twitter @ryan_dhaley.

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Ryan Haley

Ryan Haley is a second-year journalism major with a sports & media specialization from Jacksonville, Florida. He grew up playing a bunch of different sports before settling on golf, following Rory McIlroy and all Philadelphia sports teams. He also loves all things fiction, reading, watching shows and movies and talking about whatever current story or character is in his head.


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