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UF Men’s Tennis: Andrade, Bicknell Earn SEC Weekly Honors

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY TOMMY SCOTT

Andrade tabbed as Co-Player of the Week, while Bicknell picks up Newcomer of the Week

Florida’s Andy Andrade and Blaise Bicknell picked up weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Andrade earned SEC Co-Player of the Week recognition, while Bicknell was named the SEC Newcomer of the Week.

Andrade put together an impressive showing at LSU and No. 11 Texas A&M last weekend, winning both of his singles matches in straight sets in the No. 2 position, including a victory over the fourth-ranked player in the country, Valentin Vacherot of TAMU, by a score of 7-6 (3), 7-6 (12-10).

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The senior also won his doubles match with Ben Shelton, 6-0, over the Aggies.

Overall, Andrade is 16-1 in singles matches in the 2020-21 season and 8-1 in dual matches.

Bicknell continued to be a force on the court for the Gators as he moved to 16-0 overall in singles matches in the 2020-21 season and 7-0 in dual matches after victories against LSU and Texas A&M.

The sophomore wasted no time in his two singles wins against the Tigers and Aggies, winning both in straight sets, including a victory over No. 116 Noah Schachter of TAMU.

Andrade and Bicknell are a combined 32-1 in singles play in the 2020-21 season.

No. 10 Florida is scheduled to host No. 14 Georgia at 5 p.m. ET on Friday and No. 3 Tennessee at noon ET on Sunday at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex.

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