Thornqvist wins 250th with Gators


Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:09 a.m.

The top-ranked University of Florida women’s tennis team opened its 2011-12 dual match season with a 7-0 sweep against Troy at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex on Wednesday and presented head coach Roland Thornqvist with his 250th victory with the elite program.

The Gators extended their overall win streak to 22, their overall home winning streak to 96, as well as their regular-season home win streak to 103.

Wednesday’s outcome also marked the 250th victory for Thornqvist, who is in his 11th season with the Gators. The win was the 325th of his 16-year collegiate career, as he has compiled a 250-30 ledger in Gainesville and improved to 325-80 overall.

“We haven’t played as a team in a while so I thought some of our players looked a little nervous, but overall I was very pleased and thought we looked better as the match went on today and that was the most important thing,” Thornqvist said.

The Gators won all three doubles matches in under an hour and took a quick 1-0 lead in the team scoring.

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