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Gator women's tennis team opens NCAA tournament play today

After a season that has been below the Gators' normal lofty standards, the Florida women's tennis team begins NCAA Tournament play hoping to recapture the stellar tournament play of the past several years.

The Gators will play South Carolina State in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships at 3 p.m. today at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville.

The Gators are hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. USF and Oklahoma State will also compete in Gainesville.

It will be Florida's first match since a 4-3 upset loss to then-No. 8 Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. It was the first time in the 27-year history of the tournament the Gators failed to reach the semifinals.

Florida is hoping to bounce back this weekend.

Here is this weekend's schedule:

No. 33 South Florida (18-3) vs. No. 22 Oklahoma State (15-8), Noon.

South Carolina State (13-5) vs. No. 8 Florida (19-5), 3 p.m.

NCAA Second Round: 3 p.m.



[Last modified: Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00pm]


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