Women's tennis team wins again


Published: Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 10:18 p.m.
The second-ranked Florida women's tennis team defeated Florida International 5-0 Saturday.
Florida (2-0) won the doubles points and claimed wins on four singles courts before rain stopped matches on courts two and six.
Florida's 13th-ranked Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes returned to the top of the lineup where they picked up an 8-4 win over FIU's 31st-ranked Egle Petrauskaite and Desanka Jovanic. The UF duo won their match in 42 minutes.
Five minutes later, FIU forced the issue to be decided on court three when Paula Zabala and Nikkita Fountain defeated UF's Whitney Benik and Boglarka Berecz on court two, 8-3. However, Florida's Alex Liles and Nina Suvak used the same score for a win over Cortney Jonson and Brua Discordia at the bottom of the lineup to wrap up the point in under an hour.
Benik moved to 2-0 against dual match opponents as she won her second straight on court five over FIU's Discordia, 6-2, 6-1.
UF's 11th-ranked Jennifer Magley also won in straight sets as she defeated Zabala on the top court, 6-1, 6-1. Suvak used the same score on court four to provide the clincher for UF over Jovanovic, while Liles increased the team score to 5-0 with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Fountain one court lower in the line up.
  • MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: The No. 2 Florida men's swimming and diving team defeated 15th-ranked Tennessee at the O' Connell Center's Natatorium, 143-93.
    The Gators are 11-1 overall, 4-1 in Southeastern Conference dual meets. The Vols drop to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the SEC.
    It's Florida's most dual meet wins in a single season since the 1962, when Florida posted a 13-1 record. Also the 11 wins mark a single-season best for coach Gregg Troy and makes it the fifth straight season that Florida has won at least nine dual meets.
    On senior day, the Gators picked up eight event wins from eight different student-athletes and two NCAA provisional times en route to their seventh dual meet win over a ranked opponent this season.
    In the 1000-yard freestyle the trio of Steve Friedlander, Scott Kaufmann and Max Jaben claimed the first of two Florida sweeps by racing to the top-three spots in times of 9:14.74, 9:19.35 and 9:32.33, respectively.
    Earning the only other Gator sweep of the first three places was the group of Tobias Work, Dustin McLarty and Matt Coan. The trio posted times of 4:28.48, 4:31.49 and 4:31.55 in the 500-yard freestyle to claim first through third places.
    The tandem of Brian Hartley and Kris Wiebeck registered the only NCAA provisional times on the afternoon as the duo took first and second-place in the 200-yard freestyle in times of 1:38.50 and 1:38.61, respectively.
    In the 50-yard freestyle, Florida added another one-two punch as Daniel Penniman and Gabriel Mangabeira teamed up to take first and second-place in times of 20.73 and 20.96 seconds.
    On the three-meter springboard, Zach Wilcox and Justin Schmidt led the Florida charge by diving to first and second-place scores of 360.45 and 326.40.
    Seniors Adam Sioui and Friedlander posted times of 1:50.31 and 1:51.15 to place first and second in the 200-yard butterfly. Similar to the butterfly, the duo of Ryan Lochte and Cory Welch raced to first and second-place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke by touching the wall in times of 2:03.62 and 2:06.51.
    Claiming first and third place in the 200-yard backstroke was Andrew Greener and Justin Zumsteg in times of 1:47.85 and 1:50.62, respectively.
  • WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: The Gators did it again. For their second home meet of the weekend, the No. 3 Florida swimming and diving team outswam Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee, 145-93. UF cranked out 10 NCAA provisional-qualifying times, adding that to the 11 garnered in Friday night's match up against Virginia.
    Senior Nicole Bolt captured first with a six-dive tally of 286.34 in the one-meter board.
    The 200-yard medley relay team of Samantha Vanderbilt, Vipa Bernhardt, Candace Weiman and Maureen Farrell finished with a combined time of 1:42.25, good for first place and an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
    In the 50-yard free, the seniors led the way as Christine Woodruff and Farrell took the top two honors with times of 23.88 and 23.93, respectively. Junior Bernhardt took home the 200-IM title and a NCAA 'B' time by touching the wall in 2:01.27.
    First place through fourth in the 200 fly saw nothing but Orange and Blue as Retrum led the way with a 2:01.31 provisional clocking.
    Burckle clocked a 50.96 NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 100 free. Farrell also marked a NCAA 'B' time, and finished third with a 51.13 effort. Another title was captured as Jamie Reid swam the 200 back in 1:59.34 for first place and a provisional time.
    Taking the top time in the 400-free relay was the team of Farrell, Weiman, Uhle and Burckle, all swimming a time of 1:35.10.
  • SOFTBALL: Florida opened the season with wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International. The Gators defeated Florida Atlantic 4-1 and Florida International 6-4 in the Sunshine State Kickoff in Miami. Eight different Gators had hits and seven scored runs.
    In her first at bat in the Orange and Blue, freshman Savana Kelly blasted a shot over the left field fence to give the Gators a 2-0 lift in the bottom of the second inning.
    Senior Mandy Schuerman earned the win in her first appearance in the pitching circle since May 3, 2003. She pitched 4.2 innings, gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three. The one run she gave up was unearned. Senior Amanda Knowles came in with one out in the fifth inning to earn the save. She allowed only one hit and struck out two in 2.1 innings of work.
    Knowles earned the win, giving up only one earned run in 4.1 innings. Schuerman threw the final 2.2 innings and struck out five of the 10 batters she faced to earn the save.
    Florida returns to action next weekend at the Clearwater Invitational at the Ed C. Moore Complex. The Gators will face Appalachian State at noon on Friday.
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