Gators men’s tennis falls to Tennessee in SEC quarterfinals – ESPN 98.1 FM

The Gators lost 4-1 to the Tennessee Volunteers in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday.

Florida (13-11) will find out whether the season will continue during the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament selection show on April 29.


The No. 6 Volunteers (22-5) started well in doubles.

No. No. 4 Johannus Monday-Angel Diaz defeated No. 23 Aidan Kim-Nate Bonetto in dominant fashion, 6-1.

Tennessee took the doubles point after James Newton-Filip Apltauer defeated Kevin Edengren-Jeremy Jin 6-2.


The Gators couldn’t gain much momentum in singles play.

Filip Pieczonka won the first singles point for Tennessee, beating Adhithya Ganesan 6-2, 6-3.

Shunsuke Mitsui followed with a 6-0,7-5 victory over Kim.

Tanapatt Nirundorn put the Gators on the board. He defeated Diaz in a competitive match 6-4, 7-5, giving the Gators their first win of the afternoon.

But none of that was the case as Jin fell to second place on Monday 6-2,7-5.

Season overview

Florida, ranked No. 25 in the country, was dominant at home, winning 11-1. However, it could not repeat that success on the road, leading 1-6.

Despite this, the Gators reached the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament for the 23rd year in a row.