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Florida's season comes to an end after losing to Miami in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament

Florida graduate student Carly Briggs has been in tears lately, and that continued Sunday.

The No. 56 singles player in the country entered the NCAA Tournament with a career-best eight-game winning streak, having not lost a game since March 22.

The streak continued in the Round of 32 as Briggs earned a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Miami senior Leonie Schuknecht on Court 3.

Briggs' dominant win gave the No. 15 Gators (17-9, 11-2 SEC) their second point on Sunday, ultimately leading to a 4-3 second-round loss to No. 22 Miami (13-7, 8). -4 ACC) led).

The loss knocked the Gators out of the NCAA Tournament in the Round of 32, while Miami will face No. 3 Michigan in the Sweet 16.

The Gators took control of the game early and earned their 13th straight doubles point.

At No. 2, Florida's team of freshmen Qavia Lopez and Briggs defeated Miami's team of seniors Antonia Balzert and Schuknecht 6-2.

The Gators secured the double point on Court 3 as the team of sophomore Rachel Gailis and junior Bente Spee edged out the Miami pair of senior Audrey Boch-Collins and redshirt junior Alexa Noel.

The singles match was hotly contested early on, as Florida and Miami split the first sets evenly and two of the games went the full three sets.

Ultimately, the Hurricanes prevailed against four individual battles and took the overall victory, ending the Gators' season.

Briggs quickly secured Florida's second point of the day with her consecutive Court 3 win over Miami's Schuknecht.

However, the Hurricanes responded quickly on Court 5 as Miami sophomore Xinyi Nong defeated No. 109 Lopez 6-2, 6-2.

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Miami tied the game with a win on Court 1, which set up a top-10 singles match between No. 8 Gailis and No. 10 Miami Noel.

Ultimately, the win went to Noel after a dominant 6-2, 6-3 victory over Gailis.

On Court 2, Florida senior No. 75 Sara Dahlstrom defeated Miami senior No. 47 Isabella Pfennig 6-4, 6-2.

Dahlstrom's win was her third win over a top-50 opponent this season and her first ranked victory since March 8.

With the game tied 3-2 in favor of the Gators, the remaining two singles matches went into the third set to decide who would advance to the Sweet 16.

The Hurricanes once again fought to tie the game as Miami freshman Maria Paula Vargas defeated Spee in three sets.

The freshman won the first set 7-5 before Spee recovered to win the second 6-2. However, in the final set, Vargas prevailed 6-1 and won the match.

Miami picked up the win on Court 4 with a win from No. 115 Boch-Collins, who narrowly defeated Florida junior Alicia Dudeney in three sets.

Dudeney won the first set 6-3 before Boch-Collins won the remaining two 6-3 to win the overall match for the Hurricanes.

Florida's dual season is now coming to an end, which may have been premature for Florida fans as the Gators failed to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2021.

Gailis and Briggs now await the Division I individual championships. The tournament begins May 20 after the conclusion of the team championships.

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