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Sunday January 15, 2012Alford Wins Consolation Singles Draw at 2012 SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships

Lexington, Ky.

Florida sophomore Michael Alford (Tampa, Fla.) won two matches on Sunday to take home the Consolation Singles title at the 2012 SEC Coaches’ Indoor Championships. After dropping his opening match on Friday, Alford won five-straight matches to finish the weekend.

 

Early Sunday, Alford faced Kentucky’s Ryuji Hirooka and came from behind after dropping the first set to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. In the Consolation Final, Alford faced South Carolina’s Kyle Koch and won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (4) to claim the title.

 

Fellow sophomore Spencer Newman (Miami, Fla.) also had success in consolation singles, picking up two more wins on Sunday. He took down South Carolina’s Ivan Machado in two tie-break sets, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) in his first match, then claimed a default win when Kentucky’s Alejandro Gomez withdrew.

 

In doubles action, Andrew Butz (Vero Beach, Fla.) and Bob van Overbeek (Boca Raton, Fla.) advanced to the semifinals with an 8-4 win over USC’s Machado and Thiago Pinheiro. They were eliminated by Wil Spencer and Garrett Brasseaux, 8-3, Sunday afternoon.

 

Complete results can be found online here: http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/011112aaa.html

 

 

SEC Coaches’ Indoor Championships

January 13-15, 2012

Lexington, Ky.

 

SINGLES

Round of 64 (Friday 1/13)

Florent Diep (UF) def. Kyle Koch (USC) 6-2, 6-2

Billy Federhofer (UF) def. Joe Rogers (Ole Miss) 6-3, 6-4

Nassim Slilam (UF) def. Nathan Pasha (UGA) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9)

KU Singh (UGA) def. Michael Alford (UF) 7-6 (2), 6-1

Frank Carleton (UF) def. Thiago Pinheiro (USC) 6-0, 6-4

Andrew Butz (UF) def. Ryuji Hirooka (UK) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1

Spencer Newman (UF) – bye

Bob van Overbeek (UF) – bye

 

Round of 32 (Friday 1/13)

William Kallberg (Ole Miss) def. Florent Diep (UF) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3)

Charlie Jones (Vanderbilt) def. Billy Federhofer (UF) 6-3, 6-3

Nik Scholtz (Ole Miss) def. Nassim Slilam (UF) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (2)

Gonzalez Austin (Vanderbilt) def. Spencer Newman (UF) 6-3, 6-3

Frank Carleton (UF) def. Panav Jha (Kentucky) 7-5, 6-2

Andrew Butz (UF) def. Hernus Pieters (UGA) 6-3, 6-4

Nick Jones (South Carolina) def. Bob van Overbeek (UF) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4

 

Round of 16 (Saturday 1/14)

Sadio Doumbia (UGA) def. Frank Carleton (UF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Jonas Lutjen (Ole Miss) def. Andrew Butz (UF) 6-1, 6-4

 

Consolation I (Friday 1/13)

Michael Alford (UF) def. Jeff Offerdahl (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 7-5 – R32

 

Consolation I (Saturday 1/14)

Alford (UF) def. Thompson (Alabama) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 – R16

Alford (UF) def. Esuwaren (Vanderbilt) 7-5, 6-2 – QF

 

Consolation I (Sunday 1/15)

Alford (UF) def. Hirooka (UK) 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 – SF

Alford (UF) def. Koch (South Carolina) 6-3, 7-6 (4) – Final

 

Consolation II (Saturday 1/14)

Diep (UF) def. Doverspike (Alabama) w/d Inj. – R16

Machado (South Carolina) def. Diep (UF) – QF

Machado (South Carolina) def. Federhofer (UF) Default – R16

Tsangarides (Alabama) def. Slilam (UF) Default – R16

Newman (UF) def. Taboado (UGA) 6-3, 6-7, 10-3 – R16

Newman (UF) def. Tsangarides (Alabama) 6-2, 6-3 – QF

Thiemann (Ole Miss) def. van Overbeek (UF) 6-2, 6-3 – R16

 

Consolation II (Sunday 1/15)

Newman (UF) def. Machado (South Carolina) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) – SF

Newman (UF) def. Gomez (UK) Default – Final

 

 

DOUBLES

Round of 32 (Friday 1/13)

Doverspike/Tsangaridis (Alabama) def. Alford/Diep (UF) 9-8 (5)

Federhofer/Slilam (UF) – bye

Butz/van Overbeek (UF) – bye

Carleton/Newman (UF) – bye

 

Round of 16 (Saturday 1/14)

Jha/Quigley (Kentucky) def. Federhofer/Slilam (UF) 8-6

Butz/van Overbeek (UF) def. Jomby/Rossi (Kentucky) 8-4

Carleton/Newman (UF) def. Gold/Hirooka (Kentucky) 8-3

 

Quarterfinals (Sunday 1/15)

Butz/van Overbeek (UF) def. Machado/Pinheiro (South Carolina) 8-4

Spencer/Brasseaux (UGA) def. Carleton/Newman (UF) 8-4

 

Semifinals (Sunday 1/15)

Spencer/Brasseaux (UGA) def. Butz/van Overbeek (UF) 8-3

 

Consolation Quarterfinal (Saturday 1/14)

Barnette/Esques (USC) def. Alford/Diep (UF) Ret. Inj.

 

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