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Women's tennis survives North Carolina



GAINESVILLE - The No. 2 women's tennis team held off eighth-ranked North Carolina, 4-3 Sunday afternoon, handing the Tar Heels their first loss of the season.

Florida (3-0), completed a successful opening week by winning three matches in four days.

UF now leads the all-time series with North Carolina, 7-1, with the lone UNC victory coming last season in Chapel Hill (4-3). Florida also won its 44th consecutive regular season home match and picked up the 350th home win in the history of the program.

"I thought we played a really good team today,” Florida coach Roland Thornqvist said. "We knew they were going to be tough, but they were even better than I thought. We got a little lucky today. We’re not playing as well as we can, but at this time of year it is hard to do. All we ask of our players is they try as hard as they can and we got every little ounce out of them today."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:14pm]


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