Roundup: Gators soccer team to celebrate Senior Night

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Florida concludes regular-season soccer play when it faces Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. today at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Admission is free for all Gator regular-season home action.

Florida’s 10-member senior class will be honored in a pre-match ceremony. Florida’s 2018 senior class have been a part of the 2015 Southeastern Conference title team, two SEC Tournament champion teams (2015 & 2016) and advanced to 2015, 2016 and 2017 NCAA play.

With a single match remaining for each of the 14 SEC teams, there a few things known and a few things left to play out Thursday:

Known: Vanderbilt claimed its first league title since claiming the 1993 and 1994 titles and seven teams (Vanderbilt, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas A&M and LSU) have secured SEC Tournament berths

To be determined: Five teams still in contention for final three spots in Orange Beach, Ala. – Florida (11 points), Auburn (10), Missouri (10), Alabama (8) and Mississippi State (8) – as there is a three-point span between them. Win = 3 points, tie = 1 point.

MEN’S GOLF

Fall season over

ORLANDO – The Florida Gators men’s golf team finished its fall season Tuesday with a ninth-place finish at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

Senior Gordon Neale shot up the leaderboard in his final round, moving up 23 spots and carding his lowest score of the tournament with a three-under 69. Freshman Aden Ye had the best individual finish, coming in at T17 after shooting even par in all three rounds. After a hot start and an opening round score of 68, sophomore Chris Nido couldn’t recover from late bogeys in his second and third rounds.

“Today was the end to a very challenging semester,” UF coach JC Deacon said. “We’ve had a ton of adversity that I believe is going to make us a stronger team when we need it most. I’m proud of how our guys battled this semester. We have obviously not had our best stuff, but we have been extremely resilient. Once we figure it out, we are going to be a top team.

“Thankfully, they don’t hand out any rings in the fall. We’ve got some time to get it right and I promise there won’t be a team that works harder than we are going to work over the next three months.”

MEN’S TENNIS

Doubles win

ATHENS, Ga. – Sophomore Brian Berdusco and junior Johannes Ingildsen claimed the doubles title Tuesday at the ITA Regional Championships.

The pair downed Miami’s Francisco Bastias-Bojan Jankukovski 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals to set up the championship match against Florida State’s Alex Knaff-Sebastian Arcila.

In the finals, Ingildsen-Berdusco dominated the first set 6-0 and clinched the match with a 6-4 second set win.

The UF duo qualified for the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Surprise, Ariz. Nov. 7-11.

Since 2009, the Gators have now won five doubles championships in regional competition, including three of the last four years. Ingildsen also won the doubles crown in 2016 with Alfredo Perez.

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