Gators News: Tennis teams earn accolades, former Gator tries out for U.S. team – Gators Wire

The action around the Gator Nation has died down as we enter the summer doldrums but there is still some good news to report from the home front today. Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned accolades from the International Tennis Association while the latter get an incoming transfer student-athlete. Meanwhile, a former Florida lacrosse player gets an invitation to try out for the U.S. National Team. Here is a look at the latest from the Orange and Blue.

“I think the sky’s the limit for Bryan.” #GatorsMTN #GoGators 🐊🎾 pic.twitter.com/9A8FRbs04e

— Gators Men’s Tennis (@GatorsMTN) June 1, 2021

The men’s tennis team had three of its members decorated with honors by the International Tennis Association on Monday when it released Men’s and Women’s Regional Awards. Freshman Ben Shelton earned Rookie of the Year honors while his father, head coach Bryan Shelton earned the ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year and assistant coach Tanner Stump was named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year. The University of Florida also was bestowed the ITA Community Service Award.

Congrats to Sydney for earning a spot at the @USA_Lacrosse training camp! https://t.co/BSXNwpBZ7X#FLax #GoGators

— Gators Lacrosse (@GatorsLAX) June 14, 2021

Finally, the women’s lacrosse program also got some good news on Monday when former Gator Sydney Pirreca was selected to participate in the official training camp for the U.S. National Team. She finished seventh in program history in goals scored (154) and eighth in assists (64), recording 395 shots and 282 shots on goal during her tenure at Florida – putting her fifth and sixth, respectively in program history — before she finished school in 2019.