UF v FSU Tennis in Orlando 2/3/18

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    No. 8 Florida will meet No. 22 Florida State at the USTA National Campus in Orlando
    By Kelly Shipp UF floridagators.com

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the second consecutive season, Florida and Florida State will play their Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown rivalry on the National Campus of the United States Tennis Association, and on national television.
    The Gators enter the rivalry ranked No. 8 in the country with a perfect 3-0 record while the Seminoles enter with a record of 9-1 and an ITA Ranking of No. 22

    read the rest at:http://floridagators.com/news/2018/...e-at-the-usta-national-campus-in-orlando.aspx

    more on the match:http://floridagators.com/news/2018/...e-matchday-event-live-for-the-first-time.aspx

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    The FSU Take on the Match
    Tennis Takes on Florida In the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown

    “It is a huge honor and opportunity for us to be a part of this historic tennis event down at the USTA National Campus,” said head coach Jennifer Hyde. “It is going to be unlike any other match that we have experienced or ever will experience. We are thankful to the USTA for all the hours that are going into making this an elite event for all of our student-athletes. This is why you play big time division one tennis and come to a school like Florida State. You get to be in these types of situations and have this type of exposure. We are highly prepared and we are ready to get going.”

    For the men, this will be the second consecutive year that they have taken on the Gators in Orlando as a part of the USTA’s College MatchDay series. Last year the Seminoles came out on top as they upset the No. 15 ranked Florida Gators 4-2 in front of the largest regular-season tennis crowd of 2017, and the fifth largest crowd to ever watch a college men’s tennis match (1,756 people).

    the rest of the story at: http://seminoles.com/florida-florid...-in-the-fresh-from-florida-sunshine-showdown/
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    It was fun and a great event last year. I look forward to experiencing it again this year. If you can't make it to the match this evening it will be telecast live on the Tennis Channel at 7:00 PM
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