NCAA Mens Tennis

Gators Open Dual Season with Two Wins in Citadel, North Florida Double-Header

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. โ€“ Florida Gators Men’s Tennis started their dual match schedule with decisive victories against The Citadel and North Florida in a double-header at Linder Stadium on Friday.

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In the first match of the day, facing The Citadel, Florida opened with a 2-0 doubles victory. Star freshman tandem Aiden Kim and Jeremy Jin delivered a 6-1 rout, and a 6-3 decision from Tanpatt Nirundorn and Adhithya Ganesan secured the doubles point for the Gators.ย 

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The no. 57 ranked Kim continued to shine, winning his singles match 6-0, 6-3, and putting the first singles point on the board for the Gators.

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Magnus Johnson (6-0, 6-2) and Jefferson (6-4, 6-2) won their respective matches putting the closing singles points on the board for Florida.

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The teams agreed to finish all of the singles matches, leading to wins by Jin and Freshmen Adhithya Ganesan and Kevin Edengren, and securing a 7-0 sweep of the Bulldogs, all in straight sets.

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After a short break, the Gators began their dual match against the Osprey. Florida won doubles by a hard-fought score of 2-1, including a 7-6 [5] win by Ganesan and Sophomore Tanapatt Nirundorn. Kim and Jin won their match 6-3 as the Florida first-years worked to secure the doubles point for the Orange and Blue.

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Nirundorn put up the first singles point for Florida, sweeping UNF’s PJ Kotan in straight sets (6-0, 6-2). Ganesan followed shortly after with a sweep (6-3, 6-2), and…

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