Gators News: Soccer tonight, plus men’s tennis and baseball updates

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Hey there, Gators fans, it is Thursday which means the end of the week is nigh. Tonight, the soccer team hosts the No. 2 team in the country while the football team prepares for its Saturday tangle in Tampa with USF. In other news, another men’s tennis player stands out and the baseball team got some great news about their current recruiting class. Without further ado, here is a look at the latest from the greatest school on Earth.

Soccer

https://twitter.com/GatorsSoccer/status/1435956404511195136 The soccer team returns to the pitch tonight to host the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. The Gators got their first win of the season last time out but have a steep uphill battle against one of the best squads in the nation if they want to start a winning streak. First draw is at 7 p.m. EDT and can be watched on the SEC Network+ or heard on GatorVision.

Men's tennis

Freshman Abedallah Shelbayh is yet another Gators men's tennis player who has been impressing of late, making his debut in the U.S. Open Junior Championships in both singles and doubles this past week, becoming the first Jordanian to ever compete at the event. Shelbayh won his first match on Sept. 6 but lost in the second round to the No. 10-ranked junior player; he fell in doubles play with Daniel Rincon in a tough match against an American duo.

Baseball

https://twitter.com/GatorsBB/status/1435630988424409091 The baseball team got some exciting offseason news when Baseball America announced its list of top recruiting classes on Wednesday morning. The Gators landed at No. 2 — the highest ranking since 2017 when they were also ranked second — and are first among their SEC peers. According to Baseball America:

"Florida's class last year ranked No. 1 on signing day, but three members of that group were drafted in the first 30 picks. The Gators slipped out of the top spot as a result, but still extended their record streak of top-five recruiting classes to nine years."

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