Junior Sam Riffice upset No. 1 Draxl in a three-set semifinal thriller and will face South Carolina’s Daniel Rodrigues on Friday for the individual singles titles.
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Two more Gators slated spots to nationals, and six runners will compete in Saturday’s finals at the NCAA East Preliminary meet.
Florida faces a stacked field and needs superb play across the board to be competitive.
Two Gators qualified for nationals and five runners will compete in Friday’s finals at the NCAA East Preliminary meet.
Riffice advanced to singles semifinals while Kessler and Zein dropped in doubles after two days of individual action.
Thirty six Gators compete in the NCAA East Preliminary meet beginning Wednesday with Florida’s sights set on the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Riffice advances in singles, Kessler, Zein advance in doubles in second day of individual championships.
Ben Shelton clinched the victory for his father as Florida men’s tennis wins national championship over Baylor Sunday.
Florida lacrosse’s dream of the Final Four slipped away after a 17-11 loss to Syracuse.
Florida defeats Texas 4-0 in 2019 redemption, will face Baylor in national championship.
“You want to talk about a special team – this is a special team,” sixth-seeded Gators coach Amanda O’Leary said in preparation of facing the third-seeded Orange.
Florida men’s golf posted the second-lowest score of Wednesday’s final round to climb all the way back into fifth place, just enough to advance to the national championship.
Florida finds its form in doubles, rolls past Illinois 4-0 in the Sweet 16. The Gators will battle Texas A&M in the Elite Eight.
Ricky Castillo put together an exceptional 18 holes, but the Gators still have ground to make up following round one.
The Gators’ season was filled with struggles and a triumph but ultimately fell short of their championship bid aspirations.