The Gators, Ranked Number 1, Win National Indoor!
The Women’s Tennis National Indoor, one of the most prestigious tournaments of the season, was held this week at Yale University. After an incredible week of tennis, the Gators came home with the trophy following a tough win over University of North Carolina (UNC), a team that is used to shine at this tournament.
Ranked number one in the country, the Gators won the tournament for the seventh time, and first time since 1999 . With a match-up between UF, the top seed, and UNC, currently ranked number 2 in the country, no one could have thought of a better way to end the tournament. And fans got a showdown that exceeded their expectations as UF clinched a 4-2 victory, that was as close as it gets.
UF played extremely well throughout the week, beating Michigan #13, Texas Tech #12, and Georgia #6 to get to the Championship Match. In the final, it was a stellar performance from Freshman Ingreed Neel that handed UF’s Head Coach, Roland Thornqvist, his first National Indoor Trophy. What a way for a Freshman to start a College Tennis Campaign !!
Is this UF Women’s Tennis Team going to confirm their status by winning the NCAA Title this year ? The season is still long, but we can’t wait to get our answer end of May !