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Women’s Tennis Wraps Regular Season on the Road
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Women’s Tennis Wraps Regular Season on the Road

Gainesville, Fla. – ­No. 18 South Carolina women’s tennis will wrap up the regular season in Gainesville, taking on No. 13 Florida. The match will take place on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Admission is free and live stats and streaming for the match will be available here.

Gamecock Notables

  • South Carolina is 16-5 on the season and 8-4 in conference play. The Gamecocks are 4-3 when playing on the road this season.
  • Ayana Akli and Sarah Hamner both make appearances in the ITA singles rankings – Akli at No. 7 and Hamner at No. 16.
  • Akli is 24-9 overall this season and 11-5 in dual matches, all from the top of the lineup. She has 12 wins over ranked opponents this season.
  • Hamner is a team-leading 29-6 overall this season. She is 16-1 in dual matches and is currently on a nine-match win streak.
  • Also with an impressive win streak is Olympe Lancelot. The junior who plays at the No. 6 position started the dual season 0-4 and has since gone 11-3 and has won each of her last seven matches.
  • In the doubles rankings, Akli and Hamner come in at No. 21 while Akli and Lancelot are No. 61.
  • Akli and Hamner are 7-4 in dual matches with a 6-3 mark in conference play, all from the top of the lineup.
  • Akli and Lancelot are 7-2 this season but have not played together since February.

Scouting Florida

  • The Gators are 14-7 this season with a 10-2 mark in SEC play. They are 8-1 on their home courts and enter the competition on a nine-match win streak.
  • There are five Gators in the ITA singles rankings – No. 11 Rachel Gailis, No. 65 Sara Dahlstrom, No. 67 Emily de Oliveira, No. 80 Carly Briggs, and No. 115 Qavia Lopez.
  • Gailis has held primary duties at the top of the singles lineup. She is 19-5 overall and 13-4 in dual matches. She has an 8-2 mark in SEC play.
  • Dahlstrom is 9-5 overall this season and has played at the Nos. 2, 3, and 4 positions. She is 5-1 in SEC matches.
  • Oliveira is 10-9 overall but 1-5 in dual play. She has not seen singles action in any SEC matches this season.
  • Briggs has rotated through the top three positions in the lineup this season and has a 13-14 overall record with a 7-2 mark in SEC play.
  • Lopez is the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week and has an impressive 21-9 record. She is 13-3 in dual matches and 9-2 in SEC play, primarily from the No. 5 position.
  • In the doubles rankings, Alicia Dudeney and Malwina Rowinska come in at No. 45. They are a perfect 5-0 together from the top of the lineup.

Series History versus Florida

  • Florida leads the all-time series 48-5. The two teams first met is 1979 with the Gators winning 5-4.
  • South Carolina’s first win of the series was a 5-4 decision in 1982 at a neutral site.
  • The Gamecocks last win of the series was a 4-1 victory in 2021 in Columbia.
  • South Carolina’s last victory in Gainesville was 4-2 in 2019. The team this went on to beat the Gators again the next week en route to their first ever SEC Championship title.
  • Under head coach Kevin Epley, South Carolina is 3-9 against Florida.

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