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UF assistant coach Lauren Embree talks to Bente Spee and Alicia Dudeney during the Gators' match against the Ospreys on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, FL / UAA Communications photo by Anna Carrington

Gators women’s tennis legend returns home to help program regain former glory

In June 2019, Florida head coach Roland Thornqvist recruited Lauren Embree to come home as an assistant coach.During her playing career at UF, Embree amassed five All-American titles and earned Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honors three times. She also played an integral role in the Gators winning back-to-back national titles in 2011 and 2012.

Freshman Jonah Braswell competes at the ITA All-American Championships, which concluded play Oct. 8.

Gator freshmen lead the way for men’s tennis in ITA All-American Championships

Five Gators — Braswell, Nirundorn, Tokac, junior Will Grant and senior Lukas Greif — held spots in the pre-qualifying round, while sophomore Nate Bonetto was placed in qualifying and graduate transfer Axel Nefve automatically advanced to the main draw. The team had three duos — Bonetto/Greif, Grant/Nefve and Nirundorn/Tokac — compete in the doubles qualifying draw.

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