Colleges: Gators forward Yeguete has surgery
GAINESVILLE - Florida forward Will Yeguete, who will be a senior next season, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will spend the next four months in rehab. There is a chance he will be back in time for the start of preseason workouts. The surgery was on the knee he had problems with during the 2012-13 season. He missed several games but came back in time for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and helped the Gators to their third straight trip to the Elite Eight. Meantime, Gators guard and former Plant High standout Michael Frazier is one of 24 players invited to the USA men’s basketball under-19 world championships training camp. The 12-man team will be coached by UF’s Billy Donovan, and the roster will be announced June 16.
NCAA TENNIS: Florida junior Stephane Piro lost to Washington’s Kyle McMorrow, 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships on Wednesday. Piro will team with senior Bob van Overbeek in the 32-team doubles event starting this afternoon.
NCAA WOMEN’S GOLF: Florida was 19th after completing the second round at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Athens, Ga. The Gators’ Camilla Hedberg and Mia Piccio were in a group tied for 45th at 4-over par.
Annie Park shot a 5-under 67 and Southern California had a record-setting 12-under total for a 12-stroke lead before the round was suspended because of lightning.
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