With Florida boasting such a deep and talented roster, senior Lukas Greif has struggled to get playing time this year. Greif has appeared in just two singles matches prior to Sunday, the most recent being all the way back in mid-February.
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Florida’s impressive winning streak has been highlighted by the fact that its conquered in doubles in each of those matches.
Florida men’s tennis is coming off its first national title in program history and has provided ample evidence this season that it could be the next team to repeat.
Despite winning its past nine matches, Florida men’s tennis ceded the top spot in the most recent ITA rankings to TCU, one of the two foes to topple the Gators this season.
Sophomore Ben Shelton had won eight consecutive matches in his rise to the top of the individual rankings and looked to be in position to make it nine after cruising through the first set against No. 25 Florida Broska.
Florida men’s tennis came into Friday night as the absolute favorites over the visiting the Ole Miss Rebels.
After facing and beating top-10 opponents in each of its past six matches, Florida faced a much easier matchup against the Illinois Fighting Illini to serve as a break in a tough conference schedule.
One spot in the rankings separates Florida’s Sam Riffice and Tennessee’s Emile Hudd.
Florida had a relatively slow start to the season compared to expectations.
Freshman Nate Bonetto has found himself in a number of big moments early in his collegiate career. Perhaps none were bigger than Sunday, as he found himself playing in the match that would eventually decide a hotly contested battle.
In just his third collegiate doubles match, freshman Nate Bonetto and teammate Duarte Vale were faced with a tiebreaker and the chance to secure the first point of the match for the Gators.
Florida’s top duo of Sam Riffice and Ben Shelton almost let a crucial opportunity slip for the Gators. Serving with a 6-5 lead, they quickly lost three-straight points to go down 40 to love.
Last season, the Florida men’s tennis team lost just two matches as they went on to win a national championship. An opening round defeat in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships gave the Gators their second loss just weeks into the 2022 season.
Florida men’s tennis came into the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with high expectations.
Florida women’s tennis had the opportunity to compete against top programs in the nation this past weekend in the ITA National Indoor Championship. Though they were unable to win the tournament, they played three matches against ranked opponents, proving their competitiveness and gaining valuable experience along the way.
Just about a week ago, the men’s and the women’s teams faced off against bitter rival Florida State for the rights to play in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
No. 13 Florida women’s tennis picked up their best win of the season Thursday against previously undefeated No. 17 Old Dominion, taking them down 4-2. The win marks the Gators fifth consecutive win to open the season and its second straight win over a ranked opponent.
A national championship is obviously the season goal for any collegiate tennis team. However, one fixture in the season provides teams with the select opportunity to grab some mid-season hardware.
Florida is a blue blood program in the realm of collegiate women’s tennis. Champions as recent as 2017, the Gators opened the season at No. 20 in the nation. With plenty to prove, a potential rise back to the top started off on the right foot Sunday with a 6-1 win over North Florida and a shutout performance against South Florida 7-0 the following day.
Florida men’s tennis scored an emphatic shutout win against No. 14 Central Florida on Sunday. The win marks the Gators’ second in a row, as they move to 2-1 on the season. Unlike the Gators’ first two contests, which were both decided by one point, they won all seven points en route to a statement victory over the Knights.