UF Roundup: Women’s tennis playing for SEC title

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FILE — Florida's Peggy Porter returns a ball during a singles match at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex, in Gainesville. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Everything the Gators have worked toward the entire year is in front of them. On the final day of the regular season, the Southeastern Conference champion will be crowned today.

No. 10 Florida (16-6) plays host to No. 3 Vanderbilt at the Ring Tennis Complex, where first serve is scheduled for 11 a.m. The winner takes the title. The Gators and Commodores (18-3) both sport 11-1 SEC records and sit atop the standings. Admission and parking (at the UF Law School) is free.

It’s also Senior Day. The Gators will recognize their three seniors in a pre-match ceremony: Anna Danilina will graduate at the end of this semester with a degree in Economics, Josie Kuhlman with a degree in Public Relations and Peggy Porter with a degree in Finance.

Lacrosse: No. 6 Florida (10-3, 5-0 Big East) looks to extend its Big East winning streak to 28 games when it faces Marquette (9-4, 5-0) at noon today at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Both teams sit undefeated in conference play with four games remaining in the regular season.

Men’s tennis: The Gators finished regular-season play with a 7-0 win over visiting Alabama, 7-0. UF improves to 15-8 overall, 9-3 in the SEC, while the Tide are 16-10, 2-9.

Alfredo Perez-Johannes Ingildsen and Chase Perez-Blanco-Oliver Crawford won their matches to give UF the doubles point. Ingildsen, Crawford, Perez, Perez-Blanco, Andres Andrade and Jordan Belga won their singles matches.

Men’s golf: At Nashville, through two rounds of the Mason Rudolph Championship, the Gators are fourth on the leaderboard. After carding an opening round of 291(+7), Florida bettered its score by three strokes in the second round to settle for a 36-hole total of 579 (+11) in the first day of competition. Florida sits nine shots back of the leaders, Liberty.

Sophomore Andy Zhang carded the best UF score Friday after posting a two-round total of 141 (-1) and is two shots back of co-leaders John Augenstein of Vanderbilt and Davis Shore of Alabama.

Women’s golf: At Athens, Georgia, UF sophomore Sierra Brooks is one of just 12 players in red numbers after two rounds of play at the Liz Muphey Collegiate Classic. After finishing the first 18 holes at one-over par, she had a near flawless second round. Brooks only bogied the par-four first while picking up birdies on No. 6, No. 7 and No. 17. She enters Saturday tied with Arkansas’ Alana Uriell at one-under for the tournament.

Florida enters the third round of play 10th on the leaderboard.