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No. 2 women's tennis team opens season today



The second-ranked Florida women’s tennis team kicks off its 39th year of varsity competition this afternoon with a match against UCF, beginning at 5 p.m. at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville.

Florida is 8-0 all-time against UCF. The last time the two programs met, UF won 6-1. The Gators are 35-3 all-time in season-opening dual matches and have won 26 consecutive season-openers, with the last loss a 7-2 setback at Miami on Feb. 1, 1985.

Florida owns an impressive 184-33 record against in-state rivals and has reeled off six straight victories against Sunshine State opponents. 

Head coach Roland Thornqvist is entering his 15th season. Hear him preview the season:


[Last modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:41pm]


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