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2017 ITA Div I Nat. Women's Team Indoor Champ.: Florida Gators blank Georgia Bulldogs to reach the final

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by Roxana Jo

Top-ranked Florida Gators advanced to the final of the 2017 ITA National Team Indoor Championship after an easy 4-0 win over Georgia Bulldogs. This will be the 12th final of this national event for the Gators and the first since 2011.

Also, this was the 14th semi-final for Florida, keeping the amazing 12-2 score, in their 17th appearance at the National Indoor Championship. Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan launched the action for Florida, beating Eleni Christofi/Ellen Perez 6-3 on the main court and the first point was soon in the hands of the Gators, as Anna Danilina/Ingrid Neel defeated Caroline Brinson/Kennedy Shaffer 6-2 on court 2 to hand the early lead to the top seeds.

Kourtney Keegan added the second point, ousting Mariana Gould 6-0 6-4 on court 6, followed by Brooke Austin who held off Marta Gonzalez by 6-3 6-3 on near court 5 to send the Gators 3-0 up.

In the battle of the best singles players, Belinda Woolcock tops Ellen Perez 6-3 7-6 to deliver the 4th and the final point for Florida, that looks like the team to beat at this year's edition of this event.

[1]Florida Gators vs [6]Georgia Bulldogs 4-0

Doubles (Order of match finish - 1, 2)

1. Brooke Austin/Kourtney Keegan (UF) vs Eleni Christofi/Ellen Perez (UG) 6-3

Anna Danilina/Ingrid Neel (UF) vs Caroline Brinson/Kennedy Shaffer (UG) 6-2
3. Belinda Woolcock/Josie Kuhlman (UF) vs Marta Gonzalez/Mariana Gould (UG) 4-5 Unfinished

Singles (Order of match finish - 6, 5, 1)


Belinda Woolcock (UF) vs Ellen Perez (UG) 6-3 7-6(6)
2. Ingrid Neel (UF) vs Eleni Christofi (UG) 7-6(6) 3-2 Unfinished
3. Anna Danilina (UF) vs Kennedy Shaffer (UG) 1-6 6-4 3-3 Unfinished
4. Josie Kuhlman (UF) vs Caroline Brinson (UG) 4-6 6-4 1-0 Unfinished

Brooke Austin (UF) vs Marta Gonzalez (UG) 6-3 6-3
6. Kourtney Keegan (UF) vs Mariana Gould (UG) 6-0 6-4 ALSO READ: 2017 ECAC Division I Men's Indoor Tennis Championship: Main draw .

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