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.
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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.
The No. 9 Gators (38-13, 13-11 SEC) defeated the No. 19 Tigers (32-19, 11-10 SEC) in dramatic fashion Sunday, 2-1.
Florida track and field ended its regular season Saturday with two events: the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida, and the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.