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Thursday October 18, 2012Six Gators Set to Participate in 2012 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships

Tallahassee, FL

Six members of the Florida men’s tennis team will travel to Tallahassee this weekend for the 2012 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships, hosted by Florida State University. Five players will play in the main draw of the singles competition while the Gators will have three doubles pairs in the doubles draw.


Senior Bob van Overbeek (Boca Raton) is the top seed in the singles draw of 64 players, while sophomore Mike Alford (Tampa) is the fourth overall seed. Junior Florent Diep (Paris, France) is the sixth-seeded player in the draw. Senior Billy Federhofer (North Miami) and freshman Luke Johnson (Leeds, England) will also compete in singles.


Alford and Diep will team together in doubles as the fourth-seeded pair in the 32-team draw. Johnson and van Overbeek will play together while Federhofer is joined by freshman Gordon Watson (Naples).


Play is scheduled to begin on Friday at 9 a.m. with first round singles action, followed by doubles play.




Singles, Round of 64 (Oct. 19)

(1) Bob van Overbeek (UF) vs. Dean Tsamas (FGCU)

Billy Federhofer (UF) vs. Tianyu Bao (FGCU)

(6) Florent Diep (UF) vs. Qualifier

(4) Michael Alford (UF) vs. Victor Valente (GSU)

Luke Johnson (UF) vs. Qualifier


Doubles, Round of 64 (Oct. 19)

Federhofer/Watson (UF) vs. Kapukiran/Riseng (SU)

(4) Alford/Diep (UF) – bye

Johnson/van Overbeek (UF) vs. Dromsky/Webb (Ga. Southern)


Doubles, Round of 32 (Oct. 19)

(4) Alford/Diep (UF) vs. TBD



SCHEDULE OF PLAY (Subject to Change)

Friday, Oct. 19 – Beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Round of 64 Main Draw Singles

Round of 64 Doubles

Round of 32 Doubles

Round of 16 Doubles


Saturday, Oct. 20 – Beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Round of 32 Main Draw Singles

Round of 32 Consolation Singles

Round of 16 Main Draw Singles

Round of 16 Consolation Singles

Quarterfinals Doubles


Sunday, Oct. 21 – Beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Quarterfinals Main Draw Singles

Quarterfinals Consolation Singles

Semifinals Main Draw Singles

Semifinals Consolation Singles

Semifinals Doubles


Monday, Oct. 22 – 10:00 a.m.

Finals Singles

Finals Doubles


Tournament Format Notes:

·         In doubles competition, matches will consist of a pro set with a tiebreak at 8-8

·         Warm-up time with opponent(s) will be three minutes

·         Warm-up courts are located at the Indoor Tennis Facility

·         Consolation matches may be forced to use indoor courts if behind schedule

·         In singles consolation, a "match tiebreak" will be played in lieu of a third set

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