Gators Advance to NCAA Tennis Quarterfinals with 4-0 win against Duke

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    [FONT=&quot]Olivia Janowicz[/FONT][FONT=&quot] (Palm Bay, Fla.) and Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.) posted straight-set singles wins and helped top-seeded Florida blank No. 15 Duke, 4-0, and march into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships played at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday afternoon.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The injury-plagued Blue Devils reached the round of 16 with just five players because of injury, but in the end were no match for the Gators after having to forfeit the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles positions meaning Florida needed just one win on either of the doubles courts and two singles victories to capture the dual match.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The Gators did just that.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]“If anyone can appreciated what Duke did this year, getting here with four players, it’s (assistant coach) Dave (Balogh) and me,” said UF head coach Roland Thornqvist, who was in a near identical situation in 2009 and took the Gators to the round of 16 before bowing out of the NCAA Championships. “It’s a remarkable feat on their part to get to the round of 16, and they gave us all we could handle on the courts. Where they could be competitive, there were really, really competitive. You have to really appreciate what they did.”[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The No. 11-ranked team of Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) earned an 8-1 victory on court one against Mary Clayton and Hanna Mar in 32 minutes and Florida took the doubles point for the 17th time this season.[/FONT]

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    Nice write-up. Thanks.
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    UF vs California on Sunday.

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