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Friday, April 19, 2024

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Florida freshman Qavia Lopez celebrates securing a point in the Gators women's tennis season opener against Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

Gators women’s tennis dominates in season opener

The No. 9 Gators women’s tennis team (1-0) headed into their opening match against Baylor University (0-1) Saturday afternoon with lofty expectations for the season ahead. But from the moment the racquet touched the ball in the day's first doubles matches, the Gators were firing on all cylinders to result in a 6-1 Florida victory.

Florida senior Carly Briggs stands on the court during the Gators' match against the Pepperdine Waves Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

Florida opens NCAA tournament with shutout victory

The No. 16 Florida Gators (17-7, 9-4 SEC) defeated the No. 75 North Florida Ospreys (18-7, 7-1 ASUN) 4-0 Friday afternoon at Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex to advance to the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. Florida rushed out the gates with an overall phenomenal show marked by a couple of key individual performances.

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