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Storm Gives Way To Aid In Gator Women’s Tennis Win Streak

The second ranked Gator women’s tennis team extends its home match winning streak to 102 straight after beating Duke 5-0 Wednesday in Gainesville.

The match was anything but ordinary; Florida needed five points instead of the usual seven to continue its home winning streak and the reason only five points were needed was because of repeated lightning issues which eventually stopped the match.

Keeping up with the trend in most of the Gator wins this season, Florida started fast taking all three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. Gator head coach Roland Thornqvist says doubles play  was key to the overall victory.

Two key wins to round out the 5-0 win was Sophie Oyen over Duke’s Mary Clayton, two sets to one, and Caroline Hitimana’s two set to none win over Monica Turewicz.

The other wins were Joanna Mather over Ester Goldfield (6-3, 6-1) and Lauren Embree over Hanna Mar (6-0, 6-2).

The women’s team next plays Mississippi State in Starkville next Friday.

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