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2008 NCAA Tennis Championships

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#6 Seed Florida def. #11 Seed Vanderbilt, 4-1
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1.Megan Alexander/Marrit Boonstra (F) def. Amanda Taylor/Courtney Ulery (V)- 8-4
2.Whitney Benik/Csilla Borsanyi (F) vs. Taka Bertrand/Catherine Newman (V)- DNF
3.Julia Cohen/Anastasia Revzina (F) def. Caroline Ferrell/Keilly Ulery (V)- 8-1
1.Julia Cohen (F) vs. Amanda Taylor (V)- DNF
2.Csilla Borsanyi (F) vs. Catherine Newman (V)- DNF
3.Taka Bertrand (V) def. Megan Alexander (F)- 6-3, 6-1
4.Whitney Benik (F) def. Courtney Ulery (V)- 6-3, 6-4
5.Marrit Boonstra (F) def. Keilly Ulery (V)- 6-0, 6-2
6.Anastasia Revzina (F) def. Caroline Ferrell (V)- 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish: Doubles- 3, 1; Singles- 4, 6, 3, 5


Florida Head Coach Roland Thornqvist
Discuss your potential matchup with Defending Champion Georgia Tech ...
"Well they are obviously really good, they're experienced, they have a bunch of returners from last year's national championship team. So, we obviously know we are an underdog, but it is mostly an unfamiliar situation for us at Florida. But, I think this team is certainly going to relish that on Saturday, we have nothing to lose. At this point we are playing really, really well. We are playing well in doubles, competing together as a team, so I am looking forward to the challenge and I know our players are as well."

What did you see from your team today...
"I thought we played really well, very, very well. We were sharp in No. 1 doubles, extremely sharp at No. 3 doubles and No. 2 doubles a little tentative. As had been the theme all year with this team, we have been tough to beat in doubles, because we have three teams that can win at any given time. So, today certainly the depth of our lineup in doubles played a key role, as it did in singles. Once again at No. 4, 5 and 6 we're off the court pretty quickly, we turned what could be a really dramatic match going into the wee hours of the night into a short, sweet contest for us. So, I think we feel really good right now."

Vanderbilt Head Coach Geoff MacDonald
On the Match...
"We have lost six times this year and three of them are to Florida. I think you can say that they are a better team than we are in 2008. I commend them, they are a really, really good team. They're doubles are strong, I do not know if they have lost a doubles' point this year. They compete really well in singles. There is not a hole in the lineup. We fought hard in a couple of places. They just overmatched us. They were better."


Florida defeated fellow SEC member Vanderbilt for the third time this season . . . . . . the previous scores were 5-2 and 4-2 . . . Florida improved its record to 23-2 this season . . . UF improved to 15-1 against SEC foes this year, including 11-0 in the regular season, 2-1 in the SEC Tournament and 2-0 in NCAA post-season play . . . the Gators improved its record to 23-3 when winning the doubles point . . . Florida is now 3-0 against Vanderbilt in NCAA Tournament competition . . . Vanderbilt finished the season with a 20-6 overall record.

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