Gators News: Fall season in full swing with five sports in action

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Gators News: Fall season in full swing with five sports in action

Welcome back from a weekend chock-full of Gators sports — the first since the end of the spring season. It was a mostly successful three days for Florida athletics as three of the four programs competing came away victorious while a fourth stumbled against a top-25 opponent. Additionally, the women’s golf team opens its fall season today out on the links. Here is a look at the latest from around the Swamp.

Men’s tennis

Started off the fall season strong 💪 #GoGators 🐊🎾

Recap⬇️https://t.co/oY9WBWJCf0

— Gators Men’s Tennis (@GatorsMTN) September 12, 2021

The men’s tennis team hosted the Gator Fall Invite this weekend at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex and over those three days tallied a 25-8 record. The team travels to Boston next for a collegiate tournament in conjunction with the Laver Cup from Sept. 24 to 26.

Volleyball

Continue to put in the work 🐊🏐#GoGators pic.twitter.com/N5fSHpJIZ0

— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) September 12, 2021

The No. 7 volleyball team dropped a pair of home matches to the No. 17 Baylor Bears this weekend. Friday night’s affair ended with a 3-1 score while the Gators were shut out on Saturday, 3-0. Next up for the squad is a midweek matchup with the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee on Wednesday with first serve slated for 6 p.m. EDT.

Cross country

Both the men’s and women’s teams placed first in the Mountain Dew Invitational to open the cross country season 🔥

📰: https://t.co/Eu3gu3A6eY#GoGators pic.twitter.com/zk5zkTAveG

— Gators Track and Field & Cross Country (@GatorsTF) September 11, 2021

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams opened up the 2021 campaign with a No. 1 finish at the annual Mountain Dew Invitational this past Saturday in Gainesville. The men’s team scored 25 points in their 6k race after placing five Gators in the top 10 while the women’s team also earned a first-place finish in the 4k with 25 points as an impressive six runners landed in the top 10.

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