Gators sweep Tar Heels in NCAA game on home court

    Duarte Vale vs. Florida State on Feb.  5, 2022, in Orlando.

    The No. 2 Florida Gators finished their season undefeated at home and are heading to the Elite Eight for the fourth straight year after sweeping No. 15 North Carolina, 4-0, on Friday night at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex.

    For the 21st match in a row, the Gator men’s tennis team (26-2) prevailed in doubles. North Carolina (18-9) took the slight edge after posting a 6-2 win at court two, but UF would come back to win the next two matches and claim the doubles point.

    UF quickly extended the lead after No. 2 Ben Shelton defeated Brian Cernoch in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. This marks the Gainesville native’s 21st win against a ranked opponent as picked up his 20th dual win of the season.

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