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Gator Tennis -Men & Women Fall To FSU

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    Gators Drop Decision in Rivalry Match Saturday
    Senior Josie Kuhlman provided the Gators’ lone point in the dual match
    By Kathy Cafazzo UF floridagators.com

    ORLANDO, Fla. – For just the second time in the 58-match series, Florida came up short against Florida State as the two instate rivals squared off in the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus on Saturday.

    Using a lineup that featured three seniors and three freshmen, Florida's inexperience in big matches was exposed.
    The Seminoles jumped out early winning the doubles point by taking decisions on courts two and three, while the Gator pair of senior Anna Danilina and freshman Victoria Emma captured the win on court one.
    read the rest at: http://floridagators.com/news/2018/...-drop-decision-in-rivalry-match-saturday.aspx


    Men’s Tennis falls to Florida State 4-3 in Orlando
    By Kelly Shipp UF floridagators.com

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The eighth-ranked Gators fell to Florida State in the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown 4-3 on Saturday night. The two teams played at the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando as part of College Match Day event.

    For the first time, this season the Gators lost the doubles point. Florida took the early advantage in doubles when the No. 1 ranked duo of Alfredo Perez and Johannes Ingildsen breezed past their competition with a 6-2 victory. After dropping No. 2 doubles it came down to Oliver Crawford and Chase Perez-Blanco at No. 3. The Gator pair trailed 5-6 and 40-0 but battled back to tie it at six-all, but were unable to win the tiebreak, giving the Seminoles the point.

    Quoting Coach Shelton
    On the difference in the match
    "It came down points here and there, small margins in a match like tonight. We had a 3-1 lead we were down in the last three matches almost the whole way. If we had played the big points a little better early on it would have helped us. We had a hard time establishing momentum. I have to credit Florida State because the really came out and played good physical tennis."
    read the rest at:http://floridagators.com/news/2018/2/3/mens-tennis-falls-to-florida-state-4-3-in-orlando.aspx
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