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Gators fall to Stanford in women's tennis final

ATHENS, Ga. — Stanford freshman Mallory Burdette beat Florida's Marrit Boonstra in three sets on Tuesday to clinch the Cardinal's 4-3 victory over the Gators in the NCAA women's tennis tournament final.

Since the Division I championships debuted in 1982, Stanford has won 16 of 29 women's finals. This national title is the Cardinal's sixth in nine seasons under coach Lele Forood.

The most recent of Florida's four national titles was in 2003.

"That was probably one of the better matches I've been involved with in a match of this magnitude," UF coach Roland Thornqvist said. "… For some reason, we got off to a slow start in singles."

The Gators took the early lead by winning the doubles point, but in singles Florida earned only two wins. At No. 1 singles, UF's Lauren Embree defeated Hilary Barte 6-4, 6-4, and at No. 5 Joanna Mather beat Carolyn McVeigh 5-7, 6-4, 6-0.

Burdette won the No. 3 singles match 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, joining her sister Lindsay Burdette as a singles winner for Stanford. Lindsay Burdette defeated Allie Will 6-3, 6-3.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan admitted to a series of violations and said it had reprimanded seven people, including third-year coach Rich Rodriguez.

Another staffer was fired and the school released more than 150 pages detailing a breakdown in communication within the athletic department as well as self-imposed sanctions that include two years of probation.

The NCAA will hold a hearing on the case Aug. 13-14.

BOISE STATE: Jason Robinson was sentenced to 180 days and ordered to pay $29,000 in restitution for breaking a man's jaw during a fight at a bar in downtown Boise, Idaho. The judge suspended 160 days of a sentence that allows him to serve on a county labor crew instead of jail.


TWINS OFF TO UCLA: Twin forwards David and Travis Wear returned to their home area, transferring to UCLA after one season at North Carolina. They will sit this season. UNC expected them to get time behind likely starters Tyler Zeller and John Henson, the former Sickles star.

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