NCAA Womens Tennis

No.16 Florida downs No.13 Auburn in home match

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GAINESVILLE, FL. – No.16 Florida had an impressive performance against No.13 Auburn at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex on Friday evening. The 4-1 victory marks Florida’s second consecutive win of conference action after defeating Tennessee last Sunday 5-2.
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The first win of the day came from duo Rachel Gailis and Bente Spee as they left Auburn’s Adeline Flach and Ali Despain scoreless with a 6-0 win. Qavia Lopez and Carly Briggs followed defeating Selin Ovunc and Carolyn Ansari 6-3. The pair took a minute to warmup and were down 2-0 to start the match before rallying to clinch the doubles point for Florida and moving the Gators to a 1-0 advantage ahead of singles action.
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Malwina Rowinska and Alicia Dudeney’s faced Auburn’s No. 19 DJ Bennett and Ariana Arseneault on court one and were down 5-2 before Florida clinched the doubles point.
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Florida’s momentum from the doubles win was reflected in their fight on the singles side, allowing Auburn to only secure one point. No. 45 Rachel Gailis added to the Gators lead with a win over No.14 Carolyn Ansari. Gailis won in straight sets recording a 6-2 victory in the first and 6-3 win in the second. Rachel’s win over No. 14 Ansari marks her biggest career win to date.
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Freshman Malwina Rowinska was next for the Gators and won in straight sets, defeating Ali Despain 6-3,6-3. Rowinska extended Florida’s lead to 3-0.
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On Court 3, No.79 Carly Briggs saw a tough opponent in No. 64 DJ Bennett. Bennett came out on top 6-4 in the first set, but Briggs rallied back, breaking Bennett’s rhythm to claim a 6-1 victory in the second. Despite the…

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