Senior Emma Shelton and sophomore Emily De Oliveira showed out for Florida as they claimed titles in the Bedford Cup.
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Shelton displayed great toughness as he was named the 2022 NCAA singles national champion Saturday.
The No.7-seeded Cavaliers (26-5, 12-0) defeated Florida (26-3, 12-0) and punched their ticket to the Final Four with a 4-1 victory atin the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Illinois.
The No. 2-seeded Gators (26-2, 12-0) defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels (18-9, 9-3) at The Ring Friday to capture an Elite Eight berth, 4-0. Florida entered the match off dominating performances in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, eliminating Miami and New Orleans last weekend.
North Carolina proved to be too much for Florida to handle, as the Gators were eliminated from postseason contention following a 4-0 defeat.
The No. 16-seed Gators (21-6, 10-3 SEC) claimed state bragging rights following a statement-making, 4-1 victory over the Seminoles (15-11, 6-7 ACC) Sunday.
Shelton had his team prepared to play as No-2 seeded Florida (25-2, 12-0 SEC) knocked the Canes (17-10, 5-7 ACC) out of the tournament Saturday, 4-0, and secured its sixth-straight Round of 16 berth.
The Gators (20-6, 10-3 SEC) came into this postseason contest as the No. 16-seed and closed the door on the Jaguars (22-5, 10-1 SBC) despite a slow start on doubles.
The No. 2-seeded Gators (23-2, 12-0 SEC) spoiled the Privateers (16-6, 2-1 SLC) first appearance in the NCAA tournament in decisive fashion Friday, 4-0.
Freshman Alicia Dudeney and No. 15 Florida women's tennis (17-5, 9-3) fell to No. 13 Auburn (18-4, 9-2) 1-6.
No. 3 Florida (19-2, 11-0) clinched the SEC title Sunday with a 6-1 win over No. 27 Auburn (17-7, 5-5). The Gators have now won their 14th consecutive match as they are just one win away from a perfect SEC season.
No. 15 Florida women’s tennis (17-4, 9-2 SEC) extended its SEC winning streak to nine games against No. 42 Alabama (14-8, SEC 4-6) Friday at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex.
No. 3 Florida (18-2, 9-0) improved their winning streak to 13 matches with a 5-2 win over Alabama (6-17, 0-9), as UF retains a perfect record in conference play.
Florida women’s tennis (16-4, 8-2 SEC) gained its eighth-consecutive win over the No. 41 Vanderbilt Commodores (11-7, 3-6) on the road Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee.
No. 1 Florida’s recent success has them well-prepared as they hope to get a shot at the top teams in the country during the NCAA tournament.