Florida University men’s team defeated by Stanford Cardinal


Florida University men’s tennis team lost their second straight game to the Stanford Cardinal. Florida will be at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, from 17-20 February 2023, in Chicago.

As reported by the Florida University website, Florida freshmen Tanapatt Nirundorn and Togan Tokac beat Stanford senior Filip Kolasinski and sophomore Anders Matta 6-2 in the second game. UF freshman Jonah Braswell and senior Lukas Greif won the deciding game against freshman Samir Banerjee and senior Neel Rajesh 6-4 to secure the point.

Doubles games started well for Stanford. Sophomore Cardinal Nishesh Basavareddy and junior Arthur Fery defeated Gators graduate student Axel Nefve and junior Will Grant 6–3 in the first game.

No. 16 Stanford (5-2) beat No. 15 Florida (4-3) 4-1 in the Gators’ last of three games at the United States Tennis Association National Campus. Stanford clinched the victory in the fourth singles match. Basavareddy fought Gators sophomore Nate Bonetto, knocking him down in straight sets, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The final two singles matches were dropped as the Cardinal had already won.

About the University of Florida

University of Florida is one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the United States. Founded in 1853, it is located in Gainesville, Florida. The university has approximately 49,680 full-time students, and employs approximately 4,550 professors and other employees.

It is part of the State University System of Florida, a group of educational and scientific research institutions operated by the state of Florida. In 1985, the University of Florida was invited to become a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization now composed of sixty-three leading private and public research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Florida is one of only seventeen public, land-grant universities that belongs to the AAU. In 2009, President Bernie Machen and the University of Florida Board of Trustees announced major policy changes for the university. The Board of Trustees has reduced the number of graduates and shifted financial and other academic resources to graduate education and research.

The University of Florida continued to rise in the U.S. college and university rankings. News & World Report. In 2001, Florida, was labeled a public Ivy and ranked second in Kiplinger’s Best Buys of Education for 2009.

U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the university as the 47th best university in the country; state policymakers, university administrators and Florida alumni actively working to move the university into the top 10 public universities. The Florida Gators are part of the NCAA Division I, and are affiliated with the powerful SEC Conference.

Photo Credits: pic by Florida University website

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