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UF's women's tennis team managed to win its last two matches with only five scholarship players, but was unable to pull out a third, as the Gators lost to Florida State, 5-2, on a windy Saturday at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
This weekend, many Gators took advantage of their final opportunities to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
UF came up short again.
The last time UF's men and women won Southeastern Conference Indoor titles was 2004 in Lexington, Ky. This weekend, UF track and field returns to this familiar site, hoping for the same result.
For a girl who never really knew if swimming was for her, senior Laurabeth Guenthner has left her mark on the UF swimming and diving team.
Despite not winning the tournament, the UF women's golf team will return to Gainesville a better squad.
The second round of the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in South Carolina on Monday gave the UF women's golf team a chance at instant redemption after a difficult first round Sunday.
Golf may be an individual sport, but the Gators are going to need a better team effort if they are going to succeed this season.
In a four-day 2009 SEC Championship meet that came down to the very last relay, the No. 5 UF women won their 17th SEC crown, the first since 2002, after edging out second-place finisher Auburn and third-place Georgia. The win for the Gators was the third-closest competition in SEC history, UF with 744 points, Auburn with 730.5 and Georgia with 725. On the men's side, the No. 8 Gators claimed second place (626) at the 2009 league meet for the eighth-consecutive year to the men's team from Auburn (880.5).
There's no place like home.