Florida looks to turn fortunes around against a formidable opponent, collect their first ranked win of the season.
The Gators now sit at an even 3-3 record following a tough loss to the in-state rival no. 22 Seminoles on February 3, and now eye what may be their toughest matchup of the year. The Texas Longhorns are ITA’s no. 3 team in the nation, and boast the top two singles players in the nation (no. 1 Eliot Spizzirri, no. 2 Micah Braswell).
The Longhorns hold an 8-14 advantage in the all-time series with Florida. The two have matched up each of the last five seasons, with Texas leading 2-4 in that time. Notably, the two programs have matched up in the NCAA tournament twice in that span, with Texas eliminating the Gators in the semifinals en route to their 2019 national title, and Florida returning the favor by kicking the Longhorns out of the semifinals in 2021 on the road to Florida’s first national title in program history.
Florida enters the weekend with two players tabbed to ITA’s new singles rankings, no. 82 Tanapatt Nirundorn and no. 89 Jeremy Jin. Florida’s Nate Bonetto/Aidan Kim doubles tandem also garnered a no. 58 ranking.
The match is set to begin at 1 PM on Saturday, February 10.
A live stream of the event can be found at this link. In the event of inclement weather, the matches will be played indoors and a livestream will not be available.
Live stats will be available at this link.
Follow the Gators