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Florida women face Stanford in NCAA Tennis semifinals

Following a hard-fought 4-2 win against California on Sunday, the Florida women's tennis team  has advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships.

Florida (26-2), the top seed and two-time defending national champion, will play No. 12 Stanford (20-4) today at 6 p.m. The Cardinal upset No. 4 Georgia, 4-1 in their quarterfinal match.

“We played them in February and thought they were wicked good,” UF coach Roland Thornqvist said. “We played really well to get out of that jam. I had a feeling that they were going to go deep in this tournament. Obviously, we have some of the same matchups that we did back in February so we’ll try to prepare as best we can.”

Florida will be playing in the NCAA Semifinals -the equivalent of basketball's Final Four - for the 23rd time in the last 27 years.

“It feels great to be back in the semifinals,” said Florida senior Lauren Embree, who produced wins on the singles and doubles courts Sunday and improved to 34-2 in NCAA dual match singles and doubles play.



[Last modified: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:59pm]


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