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April 12, 2003

Gainesville, FL – The 3rd ranked Florida Gators cruised past the 37th ranked Gamecocks 7-0 on Saturday morning at Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville. The win improved Florida to 22-2 overall and 10-1 in the SEC while USC dropped to 12-9 overall and 5-6 in the SEC. The win was the 21st in a row against South Carolina.

The Gators took an early 1-0 advantage in the match after winning all three double matches. Lindsay Dawaf and Julia Scaringe defeated Catherine Brown and Audrey George 8-0 while the 30th ranked team of Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes defeated Kathy Boyanovich and Jodi Kenoyer 8-3 to clinch the doubles point for the Gators. Alexis Gordon and Julie Rotondi won at number two doubles 8-3 to give the Gators their 12th doubles sweep of the season.

In singles, the Gators went up 2-0 when Alexis Gordon defeated Magda Wojdylo 6-0,6-0. Julia Scaringe, ranked 41st in the country defeated 118th ranked Kathy Boyanovich 6-1,6-3 to put the Gators up 3-0. 17th ranked Alexis Gordon clinched the victory for Florida with a 6-1,6-2 win over Catherine Brown at number five. Boglarka Berecz defeated Justine Walsh 6-3,6-4 at court on six while #28 Julie Rotondi dropped the first set to Jodi Kenoyer 7-5 but came back to defeat Kenoyer 7-5, and 10-4 in the super tie-breaker at number two singles.

The Gamecocks return to action next Thursday in the SEC Tournament. The bracket pairings for the tournament and times will be released Sunday afternoon.

1. #30 Jennifer Magley/Zerene Reyes (UF) d. Kathy Boyanovich/Jodi Kenoyer (SC) 8-3
2. Alexis Gordon/Julie Rotondi (UF) d. Danielle Wiggins/Magda Wojdylo (SC) 8-3
3. Lindsay Dawaf/Julia Scaringe (UF) d. Catherine Brown/Audrey George (SC) 8-0

1. #41 Julia Scaringe (UF) d. #118 Kathy Boyanovich (SC) 6-1,6-3
2. #28 Julie Rotondi (UF) d. Jodi Kenoyer (SC)5-7,7-5,1-0(10-4)
3. #33 Zerene Reyes (UF) d. Danielle Wiggins (SC)7-5,4-4, retired.
4. #17 Alexis Gordon (UF) d. Magda Wojdylo (SC)6-0,6-0
5. #66 Jennifer Magley (UF) d. Catherine Brown (SC)6-1,6-2
6. Boglarka Berecz (UF) d. Justine Walsh (SC)6-3,6-4