Gator Tennis Teams To Host NCAA First and Second Rounds
Gator men's and women's tennis teams both were chosen as one of 16 hosts of their respective NCAA First and Second Round Championship matches, the NCAA Committee announced on Tuesday afternoon from Indianapolis. The event will run from May 14 to 16 at UF's Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex.
The Gator women will host two first round matches on Friday, May 14 and a second round contest on Saturday, May 15, while the men will play their first round matches on Saturday and the second round on the Sunday, May 16. The winning team from each of the regionals advances to Athens, Ga., for the NCAA Round of 16 and beyond.
This season, the University of Georgia plays host to the combined men's and women's tournament from the Round of 16 through the final. The women's Round of 16 begins on Thursday, May 20, while women's action gets underway on Friday, May 21.
The Gator women, ranked No. 3 in the country with a 24-2 overall record, received the No. 3 seed in the 64-team draw. Florida faces Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion South Carolina State (16-5) in its NCAA First Round contest on Fri., May 14 at 2 p.m. The other NCAA Women’s First Round match played in Gainesville features 29th-ranked Washington (11-5) versus 40th-ranked Utah (17-7) on Friday at 11 a.m. The winning teams from those first-round matches meet in the second round on Saturday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
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