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Friday September 14, 2012Gators Successful on Day One of the 2012 Bedford Cup

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida men’s tennis team fared well on the first day of the 2012 Bedford Cup on Friday, September 14 at the Ring Tennis Complex. UF went 2-1 in doubles action and won all but one of their singles matches.

 

“It was a great to be back in Gainesville and to be back on our home court,” said head coach Bryan Shelton. “It’s great to have the all the teams from the state of Florida competing here, as well.”

 

The doubles tandem of Bob van Overbeek (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Gordon Watson (Naples, Fla.) won their first round match, 8-2, against Stetson’s Laurynas Antropikas and Egor Panyushkin. The pair suffered a setback in the round of 16, losing 8-5 to Florida A&M’s C. Salif Kante and Takura Happy.

 

Fresh off their Southern Intercollegiate Doubles Championship, Mike Alford (Tampa, Fla.) and Florent Diep (Paris, France) defeated Florida State’s Jordan Kelly- Houston and Michael Rinaldi to advance to the quarterfinals. Alford and Diep received a bye to the round of 16.

 

In singles action, Alford, Diep, and Watson all won their first round matchups. Luke Johnson (Leeds, England) lost 6-1, 6-3 to Omar Aly of Miami.

 

“I was very happy with the way Mike Alford finished in singles,” Shelton said. “He really put it all together and stepped up.”

 

Complete results from today’s action are available here. Play will resume tomorrow at 9 a.m. and will continue until Monday. Admission is free.

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

Second Round Singles

Consolation Singles

Round of 16 Singles

Quarterfinals Doubles

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

Quarterfinals Singles

Semifinals Singles

Semifinals Doubles

 

Monday, Sept. 17

Finals Singles

Finals Doubles

 

Florida Day One Results – Singles

Player

Team

 

Player

Team

Winner

Score

Florent Diep

UF

vs.

Admire Mushonga

FAMU

UF

6-2, 6-3

Luke Johnson

UF

vs.

Omar Aly

UM

UM

6-3, 6-3

Gordon Watson

UF

vs.

Everth Dzib

USF

UF

6-1, 6-3

Mike Alford

UF

vs.

Christian Gonzales

FSU

UF

6-5, 6-0

 

Florida Day One Results – Doubles

Player

Team

 

Player

Team

Winner

Score

Bob van Overbeek

UF

vs.

Laurynas Antropikas

STET

UF

8-2

Gordon Watson

 

 

Egor Panyushkin

 

 

 

Bob Overbeek

UF

vs.

C. Salif Kante

FAMU

FAMU

8-5

Gordon Watson

 

 

Takura Happy

 

 

 

Michael Alford

UF

vs.

Jordan Kelly- Houston

FSU

UF

9-7

Florent Diep

 

 

Michael Rinaldi

 

 

 

 

 

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