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Wednesday June 5, 2013Gators Finish Season No. 2 in National Rankings; Embree No. 1 in Singles

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The University of Florida womenís tennis team was No. 2 in the final national team rankings administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while senior Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) closed her outstanding collegiate career ranked No. 1 in the final national singles chart.

 

This is the fourth consecutive year the Gators have finished No. 1 or No. 2 in the Final ITA National Rankings, as well as the 24th time in the last 27 years posting a top-five final ranking.

 

Florida advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the fourth consecutive year and the 23rd time in the last 27 years, ending the 2012-13 season with a 26-3 overall record and winning a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season championships in addition to capturing the SEC Tournament title.

 

Including Embree, all seven Gators on the 2012-13 roster earned a spot in the final ITA singles rankings, along with two doubles teams.

 

Junior Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) finished the season ranked No. 23 in the nation for singles, while junior Alexandra Cercone (Seminole, Fla.) was No. 51. Freshman Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.) ended her debut collegiate campaign, ranked No. 86, with freshman Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) No. 103, junior Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) No. 108 and senior Caroline Hitimana (Waterloo, Belgium No. 114).

 

Embree and Oyen were ranked No. 11 in the final doubles list, while Collins and Embree were slotted at No. 57.

 

 

Women's National Team FINAL Rankings, Top-25
Administered by the ITA

Rank

Avg

School

Previous

1

86.60

Stanford

12

2

84.90

University of Florida

1

3

80.80

Texas A&M University

3

4

76.47

North Carolina

2

5

73.96

University of Georgia

4

6

72.08

University of Southern California

5

7

69.48

UCLA

7

8

64.55

University of Miami (Florida)

6

9

64.29

California

8

10

57.28

University of Michigan

10

11

56.50

University of Alabama

9

12

52.04

Northwestern University

11

13

51.45

Clemson University

13

14

49.22

Duke University

15

15

48.60

University of Virginia

14

16

42.50

University of Nebraska

16

17

40.93

University of Texas at Austin

18

18

40.44

Texas Tech University

17

19

39.51

Vanderbilt University

19

20

37.75

Baylor University

20

21

36.57

Georgia Tech

23

22

35.84

Rice University

22

23

34.23

University of Notre Dame

24

24

33.64

Florida State University

21

25

32.61

Auburn University

25

 

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