The University of Florida women’s tennis team was No. 2 in the final national team rankings administered by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), while senior Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) closed her outstanding collegiate career ranked No. 1 in the final national singles chart.
This is the fourth consecutive year the Gators have finished No. 1 or No. 2 in the Final ITA National Rankings, as well as the 24th time in the last 27 years posting a top-five final ranking.
Florida advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the fourth consecutive year and the 23rd time in the last 27 years, ending the 2012-13 season with a 26-3 overall record and winning a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season championships in addition to capturing the SEC Tournament title.
Including Embree, all seven Gators on the 2012-13 roster earned a spot in the final ITA singles rankings, along with two doubles teams.
Junior Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) finished the season ranked No. 23 in the nation for singles, while junior Alexandra Cercone (Seminole, Fla.) was No. 51. Freshman Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.) ended her debut collegiate campaign, ranked No. 86, with freshman Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) No. 103, junior Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) No. 108 and senior Caroline Hitimana (Waterloo, Belgium No. 114).
Embree and Oyen were ranked No. 11 in the final doubles list, while Collins and Embree were slotted at No. 57.