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Sofie Oyen (left) and Lauren Embree are ranked No. 13 and No. 1, respectively in singles and No. 17 in doubles.

Wednesday April 10, 2013Women's Tennis Holds at No. 2 at Latest ITA Team Rankings, Embree No. 1 Singles Player

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Sofie Oyen (left) and Lauren Embree are ranked No. 13 and No. 1, respectively in singles and No. 17 in doubles.

The University of Florida women’s tennis team held on to the No. 2 spot in the weekly Intercollegiate Tennis Association national team rankings, while Gator senior Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) remaining atop the national singles rankings that are released biweekly.

 

This is the fourth consecutive week the Gators (17-2, 10-1 SEC) are ranked second in the country behind North Carolina. Texas A&M, Georgia, Southern California, UCLA, Michigan, Alabama, Duke and Miami (Fla.) round out the top 10.

 

For Embree, this is also the fourth straight ranking period when the four-time All-American is the No. 1-ranked singles player in the country.

 

All seven members of Florida’s 2012-13 squad earned a national singles ranking for the second consecutive listing, with Sofie Oyen No. 13, Alexandra Cercone No. 57, Brianna Morgan No. 104, Danielle Collins No. 113, Caroline Hitimana No. 120 and Olivia Janowicz No. 125.

 

Embree and Oyen moved up three spots in the national doubles rankings to No. 17, while Embree also pairs with Collins at No. 47.

 

Florida returns to action this weekend for its final two matches of the regular season. The Gators play Kentucky in Lexington on Friday, before facing No. 18 Vanderbilt on Sunday in Nashville.

 

Complete ITA Team Rankings

 

Complete ITA Singles Rankings

 

Complete ITA Doubles Rankings

 

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s tennis:

Official Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis  and  @GatorZoneNews

 

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