Women's tennis: No. 1 Gators move to quarterfinals


Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:49 p.m.

ATHENS, Ga. - Top-ranked Florida advanced Friday to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championships with a 4-0 win over No. 20 Texas A&M at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Florida (26-3) will play No. 9 Oklahoma State (25-5) in Sunday's 4 p.m. quarterfinals. Oklahoma State defeated Georgia Tech 4-3 in its third-round match Friday.

Junior Josie Kuhlman became the recipient of the 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Award Winner for women's tennis. The honor goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at the final site of each of the NCAA's 90 championships.

She is the second Gator student-athlete in any sport to claim the honor since its inception in 2010, with gymnastics' Alex McMurtry being honored earlier this season.

Kuhlman carries a 4.0 grade-point average in public relations while competing on the nation's top-ranked team. The junior from Ponte Vedra, Fla., plays the No. 2 singles position in the Gators' dual match lineup and is currently ranked No. 23 in the country.

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