The Ice Princess: Lauren Embree's Time at UF has Changed the College Tennis Landscape

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keith Embree has watched his daughter crush countless opponents on the tennis court over the years. Makes sense. Lauren Embree was one of the most decorated juniors of her era and now is the No. 1-ranked singles player in the NCAA.


    Hey, who doesn’t like a good wipeout in favor of their kid, right?


    Yet for the elder Embree, there are occasions when he senses things might be getting a little too cozy on Lauren’s side of the court. It’s not like he’s pulling for the competition -- not even close -- but there’s an odd sense of relief when her opponent forces a third a decisive set.


    He knows what’s coming.


    As in, match on.


    “I’ve seen it too many times,” father said. “When a it’s a set apiece, it’s almost like, ‘All right, let’s go. We’re ready.’ That’s really when I feel the most confident.”


    http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=25676
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    got to be one of the best gator athletes ever to play, any sport. ms clutch.
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    Agreed. Hard to find anyone that good and hat clutch who was also so critical to winning 2 NCs. It's a very short list.
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    Great article, thanks for the link, David.

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