October 4, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Florida. – Florida women’s tennis head coach Roland Thornqvist announced the Gators’ 2022-23 schedule Wednesday morning, a tough roster that brings eight opponents to the Alfred A. Ring tennis complex in the spring.

During the spring portion of the season, the Gators will face 11 qualified teams for the 2022 NCAA Tournament with the possibility of adding more depending on how the ITA Kickoff Weekend goes in College Station, Utah. Texas. Of his 17 finalized doubles match contests, 15 opponents have finished in the top 75 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Final Rankings in 2022.

After a fall portion of the schedule that will see the Gators exclusively on the road, the Orange & Blue will host eight matches at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex in a double-match competition. Pepperdine and Michigan, who finished last season eighth and 18th, respectively, will highlight UF’s non-conference tilt while Texas A&M (seventh), Vanderbilt (26th) and Arkansas (34th) are featured as notable enemies of the Southeastern Conference visiting Gainesville.

Florida will stay in state for one of its non-conference games on the road, heading to Tampa, Fla. to meet South Florida before a road trip to College Station where they will open the weekend of ITA kickoff against Arizona. The winner will meet the winner of Texas A&M and Florida Atlantic.

The Gators will stay in Texas after launch weekend, taking on Baylor on Sunday, February 5.

Fall tennis kicks off Monday, Sept. 19-25 with the Lubbock 15K in Lubbock, Texas, while the Bedford Cup, hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast this season, follows Jan. 23-25 ​​with another contingent from Florida.

After the Bedford Cup, the Gators will focus on ITA action with the ITA All-American Championships October 1-9, followed by the Florence 25K October 10-16. A contingent of UF athletes will also represent Orange & Blue at ITA Regionals in Atlanta, Georgia, October 13-18.

The ITA Fall Nationals will be held Nov. 2-6 in San Diego, Calif.

To wrap up the fall season, the Gators will once again be split into teams, sending some athletes to the Lincoln 15K Nov. 7-13 while another group wraps up at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville Nov. 11-13.

After the semi-annual hiatus, Florida will host 2023 with the Freeman Memorial, an annual tournament for the Gators in Las Vegas to be held Jan. 12-16.

The doubles season kicks off Sunday, Jan. 22 in South Florida ahead of ITA Kickoff Weekend in College Station Jan. 27-29. Florida will remain on the road Feb. 5 at Baylor, before potentially heading to the ITA Indoor Nationals in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 10-13, depending on kickoff weekend results.

UF’s home opener is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24, when nationally ranked Pepperdine travels to Gainesville. Pepperdine’s game will serve as the start of a three-game homestand where the Orange & Blue will meet Texas A&M (March 3) and LSU (March 5) at home.

A quick trip to South Carolina on Feb. 12 will lead to another three-game homestand where Vanderbilt (March 17), Kentucky (March 19) and Michigan (March 22) all travel to the Ring.

Mississippi State will host the Gators on March 24-26 for matchups with Ole Miss and Mississippi State before UF heads home to host Missouri on March 31 and Arkansas on April 2 for the senior day.

A four-game road trip will wrap up the 2023 regular season, as the Gators travel to Tennessee (April 7), Georgia (April 9), Alabama (April 14) and Auburn (April 16). The SEC tournament will take place April 19-23 and will be hosted by Arkansas.

The Florida women’s tennis program qualified for its 34th consecutive NCAA tennis championships in 2022 and hosted the first and second rounds of the tournament for the 21st time out of 22 possible chances since the field expanded to 64 in 1999. The Gators have won seven NCAA national championships. , the second in the history of the sport.

2022-23 Women’s Tennis Schedule


Mon. 19 – Sun. 25Lubbock 15KLubbock, TX
Fri. 23 – Sun. 25Bedford CupFort Myers, Florida

Sat. 1 – Sun. 9ITA All American ChampionshipsCary, North Carolina
Mon. 10 – Sun. 16Florence 25KFlorence, South Carolina
Thu 13 – Tue 18ITA Regional ChampionshipsAtlanta, Georgia

Marry. 2 – Sun. 6ITA Fall NationalsSan Diego, California
Mon. 7 – Sun. 13Lincoln 15KLincoln, NE
Fri. 11 – Sun. 13UNF invitationJacksonville, Florida

Thu. 12 – Mon. 16Freeman MemorialLas Vegas, Nevada
Sun. 22at USFTampa, Florida
Fri. 27 – Sat. 28ITA Launch WeekendCollege Station, TX

Sun. 5at BaylorWaco, TX
Fri. 10 – Mon. 13ITA National Indoor TeamSeattle, WA
Fri 24PepperdineGainesville, Florida

Fri 3Texas A&M*Gainesville, Florida
Sun. 5USL*Gainesville, Florida
Sun. 12in South Carolina*Colombia, South Carolina
Fri 17Vanderbilt*Gainesville, Florida
Sun. 19Kentucky*Gainesville, Florida
Marry. 22MichiganGainesville, Florida
Fri 24in the State of Mississippi*Starkville, MS
Sun. 26at Olé Miss*Oxford, MS
Fri 31Missouri*Gainesville, Florida

Sun. 2Arkansas*Gainesville, Florida
Fri Sepin Tennessee*Knoxville, TN
Sun. 9in Georgia*Athens, Georgia
Fri. 14in Alabama*Tuscaloosa, AL
Sun. 16in Auburn*Auburn, AL
Marry. 19 – Sun. 23SEC TournamentFayetteville, AR