Monday April 29, 2013VIDEO: Coach Thornqvist and Gators Prepare for NCAA Selection Show
Head coach Roland Thornqvist talked with the media as part of UF’s All Sports Press Conference on Monday.
Following last week’s impressive run to win its fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament championship, Florida jumped into the top spot of the women’s tennis national team rankings administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, which also featured Gator senior Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) as the No. 1-ranked singles player in the nation for a sixth consecutive ranking period.
By winning the SEC Tournament, Florida earned the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Championships field of 64. The NCAA Team Championships selections will be announced on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NCAA.com, with the names individual singles and doubles participants revealed on May 1 by 6 p.m. on the same website.
First round and second round matches of the team competition will be held May 10, 11 and 12 at 16 campus sites, with those locations also to be announced on April 30.
Coach talked about the team’s focus during the long stretch between the SEC Tournament final on April 21 and the NCAA first round match and how the Gators are training to get ready to defend their NCAA title.