Roundup: UF women's tennis blanks UCF


Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:02 a.m.

With its second straight match in as many days, the top-ranked Florida women's tennis team looked as fresh as ever, posting its second-straight shutout victory to open the season, defeating Central Florida 7-0 at the Ring Tennis Complex on Wednesday.

The win also extends UF's consecutive dual match win streak to 24 matches and its 109th consecutive win at home, which is the longest active home win streak by any NCAA Division I women's team in any sport.

Much like Tuesday against USF, the Gators were able to win the doubles point over UCF, but not until being taken to the final doubles court to see how the first point of the day would be decided. The team then followed up the doubles win with an extra strong showing in singles, winning on all six courts in straight sets, even without All-American Lauren Embree.

“It was a difficult day to play with the win,” Florida head coach Roland Thornqvist said. “We struggled a little bit in doubles at the beginning, but once we figured out that it wasn't going to be a perfect day to play, then we settled down. I thought we did a good job in singles, really. We talked about that in between doubles and singles to be able to compete; play hard and tough and do whatever it takes. It's one of those do whatever it takes days.”

The Gators return to action on Saturday when they play host to Baylor beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

MEN'S GOLF: Florida seniors Tyler McCumber and T.J. Vogel were both named to The Ben Hogan Award Watch List, the award committee in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America announced today. Florida is one of five schools with multiple players on this year's list.

The Ben Hogan Award recognizes the outstanding male amateur and collegiate golfer of the year, taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period. Former Gator Matt Every won the award in 2006.

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