NCAA Mens Tennis

Florida Sweeps Ole Miss in Return to Gainesville

Mississippi State

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gators Men’s Tennis completed a sweep of the No. 51 Ole Miss Rebels in their return to SEC play in Gainesville on Friday. The No. 33 Florida Gators now hold an overall season record of 9-8, and extend their perfect 9-0 run of dual match wins at Alfred A. Ring Tennis complex this season.
How it Happened
The Gators came out hot, initially leading all three doubles courts 2-1 after three games. Florida’s court three duo Jeremy Jin/Henry Jefferson maintained that momentum, taking the first doubles set for the Gators, 6-2. No. 67 Nate Bonetto/Aidan Kim battled from behind to a tiebreak in their set on court one, and sealed the doubles point for Florida with their 7-6 (7-4) performance.
Armed with their 1-0 lead, Florida commanded singles play and only dropped one set for the remainder of the match. Bonetto posted the most dominant performance, not trailing at any point in either set during his 6-4, 6-1 victory. The veteran Bonetto provided early stability in the match and a quick second point for the Gators.
Aidan Kim secured the third point for the Orange and Blue with his straight-sets victory on court two. The freshman battled from behind multiple times in his first set, going serve-for-serve with Ole Miss’s John Hallquist Lithen, and finding himself in a tiebreaker of the first set, ultimately pulling out a 7-6 (7-4) advantage. With emotions high and momentum in his favor, Kim commanded the match the rest of the way, finishing off his opponent with a 6-3 second set.
No. 66 Jeremy Jin continued his spectacular…

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