February is the month of LOVE and we thought it would be perfect to share about the Love of TENNIS!
In tennis, "love" means zero, nil, nada, nothing when talking scores. But in Gainesville, there is a lot to love about tennis - especially the number of home matches scheduled for February and on in 2023 (over a dozen!).
Why would you want to see a tennis match? Well, for starters, the teams are pretty incredible. The men's team is led by Head Coach Bryan Shelton. You may know him from his own impressive career or you may have heard of him recently as his son has made international news. In January, UF tennis star Ben Shelton reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Joshua Robinson of The Wall Street Journal described his performance as "one of the most surprising performances by a young American man in recent memory." Quarters of a Grand Slam event is a BIG deal and so is winning the NCAA singles titles, which Shelton did as a sophomore at the University of Florida and was ranked as the No. 1 ranked player in the country. While Ben has gone pro, the team roster is incredible and scores big and you will want to witness their talents while they are in Gainesville.
The women's team is equally impressive. Led by Head Coach Roland Thornqvist, they also compete in Division I of the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference. In the thirty-nine-year history of the Gators women's tennis program, the team has won twenty-five SEC championships and seven NCAA national tournament championships.
So, grab a loved one and plan a trip to Gainesville to see matches you are sure to LOVE.
All home games are held at the Alfred A Ring Tennis Complex and regular-season events are free and open to the public.
Gainesville Matches - TENNIS
- Feb 24 UF vs. Pepperdine WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 3 UF vs. Texas A&M WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 5 UF vs. LSU WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 12 UF vs. Alabama MEN'S TENNIS
- March 17 UF vs. Vanderbilt WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 14 UF vs. TCU MEN'S TENNIS
- March 19 UF vs. Kentucky WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 22 UF vs. Michigan WOMEN'S TENNIS
- March 24 UF vs. Arkansas MEN'S TENNIS
- March 26 UF vs. Auburn MEN'S TENNIS
- March 31 UF vs. Missouri WOMEN'S TENNIS
- April 2 UF vs. Arkansas WOMEN'S TENNIS
- April 7 UF vs Tennessee MEN'S TENNIS
- April 9 UF vs. Georgia MEN'S TENNIS
- April 14 UF vs. Kentucky MEN'S TENNIS