CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Florida and Texas A&M will meet for the third time this season Sunday when the two teams meet in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The match is scheduled to be played at Wake Forest with a start time of 2 p.m.
Rain has forced the entire outdoor championship indoors with all eight matches in the round of 16 being played indoors at either Wake Forest or the University of North Carolina. Sunday’s match is scheduled to be played outdoors at the Lower Courts at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Florida (19-9) and Texas A&M (25-5) had their first meeting of the season indoors at the ITA Indoor National Championships in Seattle with their second meeting in College Station during the SEC regular season. UF lost both matches 4-0, 6-1.
This will be the Gators 10th quarterfinals in program history. This is Florida’s second quarterfinals appearance in the last four seasons.
Sunday’s winner will play in Monday’s semifinals at 4 p.m. vs. the No. 1 Wake Forest-No. 8 Illinois winner. The title match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Women’s golf: At Stillwater, Okla., through half of this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Championship, there’s no clear-cut top squad, but there might be two. The Top 5 saw serious shake-ups on the second day of action, ending with UCLA leading the pack at 3-under par. Alabama (+2) is in second, with USC (+13), Arizona (+16), and Northwestern (+16) rounding out an increasingly distant rest of the top five.
After one round, USC led the team action at 3-over par, with Alabama one stroke back at 4-over, and UCLA in third at 6-over. That all changed when the Bruins went on an absolute tear Saturday, with four of their five golfers carding better than par. Each golfer drained at least one birdie, and the group of five combined for 18 birds on the day.
Florida is in 13th place at +30 606.
Wake Forest’s Jennifer Kupcho continues to sit at the top of the individual board despite cooling down after her record-tying 7-under 65 on Friday. She shot a two-over 74 on Saturday, returning to earth at 5-under for the tournament, now tied with Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan and Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight. Lilia Vu (-4) and Patty Tavatanakit (-2)of UCLA complete the individual top five.
Florida’s top scorer is Sierra Brooks, who is tied in 36th at +5 149. Taylor Tomlinson is tied for 44th at +6.