Thursday May 8, 2008Gators Host Jacksonville in NCAA First Round on Friday
The University of Florida women’s tennis team plays host to Jacksonville in the first round of the NCAA Championship on Friday beginning at approximately 6 p.m. from Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex.
The other NCAA Women’s
First Round match played in
The Gators (20-2) are the
No. 6 seed in the 64-team event and are making their 26th appearance
in the 27-year history of the event, sporting a 71-21 all-time record and
winning national titles in 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2003. The Dolphins (20-5) are
making their second-ever NCAA appearance.
*The Gators boast a 71-21 all-time record in the NCAA Championships, winning four national championships (1992, ‘96, ‘98 and 2003).
*The Gators won NCAA team titles in 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2003 and have advanced to at least the NCAA Semifinals 18 times in the last 21 years.
*Since the NCAA expanded
the field to 64 teams,
Notable Numbers Entering the NCAA Tournament…
*Whitney Benik has 96 career singles wins, 75 in dual match action;
*Benik also a won a combined 199 singles & doubles matches, needing one more victory to become the 16th Gator to net 200 in her career;
*Csilla Borsanyi has won 49 singles matches.
*The Gator doubles teams!
The Gators have owned the
No. 3 position, winning 21 matches that have been contested (
*Senior Lolita Frangulyan has won 20 consecutive singles matches entering the NCAA Tournament, posting a 15-0 record in dual match action.
*Sophomore Anastasia Revzina has won 12 consecutive singles matches.
*The doubles team of Julia Cohen & Anastasia Revzina has won 18 consecutive matches together - the fifth-longest win streak in program history.
*Freshman Julia Cohen, who became the first Gator rookie to open the dual match season playing the No. 1 singles position since Anouschka Popp in 1994, sports a 13-5 singles record in her collegiate career, decisions at the No. 1 position. Cohen also sports a perfect 21-0 record in collegiate doubles matches.
*Freshman Marrit Boonstra opened her collegiate career with an unprecedented three consecutive double-bagels and posted four 6-0, 6-0 wins in her first five matches! Boonstra is 11-2 in her young collegiate singles career, while owning a 13-1 doubles mark, pairing with Megan Alexander at the No. 1 doubles position in every outing.
NCAA First & Second Round Information
When: Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10
Facility (capacity): Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex (1,000)
Web Site (live scoring): www.GatorZone.com
Television Coverage: none for First & Second Rounds;
LIVE of team FINAL on ESPNU, May 20 at 3 p.m. ET
(replayed May 22 on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. ET)
Post-Match Satellite Feed: none
Friday, May 9, 2008
Women's First Round
Parking restrictions have been lifted in the University of Florida Law School, which is next to the Ring Tennis Complex. Fans can park in any designated spot. TEAMS, STAFF and OFFICIALS can park in the grass lot located at the NORTH END OF THE TRACK STADIUM, located a short walk from the courts. Entrance is off of
Saturday & Sunday, May 10-11
Men's First & Second Rounds, Women's Second Round
Parking is available at the University of Florida Law School, which is next to the Ring Tennis Complex. No parking decals are required on the weekends. Signs will be located next to the lot. Parking passes will not be needed. Entrance is off of
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