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Florida women's tennis team regains No. 1 spot



The Florida women's tennis team is back atop the national standings after moving back up to No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings released this week.

The Gators (21-1, 10-0 SEC) traded spots with Stanford - the only undefeated team remaining in Division I - after last week's victories over then-No. 6 Georgia and then-No. 14 Tennessee. 

Florida and Stanford have swapped places for the top spot several times this season. Florida has held the position five weeks this year, while Stanford has been No. 1 the other eight weeks of the season.

Individually, the Gators have six players who earned a national singles ranking, while a program-record six different tandems received a
national doubles rank this week: No. 7 Allie Will;  No. 20 Lauren Embree;  No. 37 Joanna Mather, No. 49 Olivia Janowicz, No. 51 Alex Cercone of Seminole; and No. 104 Sofie Oyen. 

Here are the latest Top 10 rankings: 1. Florida; 2. Stanford; 3. Duke; 4. North Carolina; 5. Miami; 6. UCLA; 7. Baylor; 8. Georgia; 9. California; 10. Michigan.

Florida will return to the court on Saturday, hosting South Carolina, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex. A victory will give Florida the SEC championship outright. The Gators secured at least a share this past weekend.


[Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:15am]


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