UF tennis programs to host opening rounds of NCAA tourney

Special to The Sun
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:02 PM

INDIANAPOLIS – Florida's men's and women's tennis teams were both chosen as one of 16 hosts of their respective NCAA Championship first and second rounds, the NCAA Committee announced on Tuesday.

The Gator men will host two first round matches on Friday, May 12 and a second round contest on Saturday, May 13 at UF's Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex. The Gator men received the No. 15 seed in the 64-team draw.

The Gator women, who received the No. 1 seed in the 64-team draw, will play their first round matches on Saturday and the second round on Sunday, May 14. UF has been selected to host first and second round matches every year since the NCAA Women's Championships expanded its field to 64 teams in 1999.

The winning team from each of the 16 regionals will advance to Athens, Ga., for the NCAA Round of 16 and beyond.

Spectators interested in purchasing advance all-session tickets may do so by contacting the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683 ext. 6800.

Men's NCAA First Round

Friday, May 12

Georgia Tech (17-7) vs. Minnesota (17-10), 2 p.m.

Florida (17-9) vs. FGCU (10-12), 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

Men's NCAA Second Round

Friday's First Round winners, 4 p.m.

Women's NCAA First Round

Saturday, May 13

Miami (12-11) vs. South Florida (15-10), 10 a.m.

Florida (23-3) vs. Massachusetts (12-7), 1 p.m.

Women's NCAA Second Round

Sunday, May 14

Saturday's First Round winners, 1 p.m.










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