Monday May 13, 2013VIDEO: Coach Thornqvist Previews NCAA Round of 16 Match vs. Duke
Head coach Roland Thornqvist talked with the media as part of UF’s All Sports Press Conference on Monday.
The Gators are the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Championships and opened defense of their NCAA title by defeating Marist, 4-0, and No. 23 Georgia Tech, 4-0, in the first two rounds and advanced to Champaign-Urbana, Ill., for the round of 16 and the remainder of the tournament.
Florida will play Duke in the round of 16 on Friday at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT.
The Gators lead the all-time series against Duke, 34-5, but the Blue Devils captured this year’s regular-season meeting, 4-0, at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, N.C. The Gators hold a 6-0 record against the Blue Devils in NCAA action, with the last of those postseason meetings a thrilling 4-3 decision in the 2012 semifinals held in Athens, Ga., where Florida went on to win its fifth of six national championships.