Gators Blank Kentucky to Remain Unbeaten in SEC
Florida continued its dominant singles performances and earned second-straight sweep.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 4 Florida stayed unbeaten in conference play with a sweep of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at the Boone Tennis Center.
With the 7-0 win, the Gators improve to 15-2 and extend their winning streak to nine matches.
Florida also moves to 7-0 in the SEC for the first time under Bryan Shelton. This marks the Gators best start to conference play since 2010 when they began 7-0 and finished second in the SEC regular season standings.
For the third straight match, the Gators snagged the doubles point. Florida got wins on courts one and two to secure the early lead.
Florida continued to put pressure on No. 40 Kentucky, taking all six first sets. Duarte Vale quickly put the Gators up 2-0 with his 6-1, 6-0 win on court six. The Cascais, Portugal native improved to 5-0 in the SEC and extended his winning streak to six matches.
Johannes Ingildsen followed with a dominating two-set decision over Cesar Bourgois (6-2, 6-3). Andy Andrade clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-4 win on court three. Andrade earned his second-straight clincher for the Gators, fourth of the season for the sophomore.