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Friday October 19, 2012Gators Open Play at 2012 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships

Tallahassee, FL

Three Florida men’s tennis players advanced to the Round of 32 Singles Main Draw on Friday at the 2012 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships in Tallahassee. One pair of Gators advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Doubles Main Draw.


Seniors Billy Federhofer (North Miami) and Bob van Overbeek (Boca Raton) each won their first round matches on Friday, while junior Florent Diep (Paris, France) also advanced to the Round of 32 with a victory. Sophomore Mike Alford (Tampa) and freshman Luke Johnson (Leeds, England) dropped their opening matches and will play in consolation singles on Saturday.


In doubles, Alford and Diep teamed up to win two matches and advance to the Quarterfinals. Federhofer paired with freshman Gordon Watson (Naples) and won two matches before falling in the Round of 16. Johnson and van Overbeek lost in the Round of 64.


Play will continue tomorrow with the Round of 32 and Round of 16 in the Singles Main Draw and Singles Consolation Draw. The Quarterfinals of the Doubles Draw will also be played on Saturday.


Complete results and brackets for the event can be found online through Florida State’s web site.




Friday, October 19, 2012

Singles Main Draw

Round of 64

Billy Federhofer (UF) def. Tianyu Bao (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2

(1) Bob van Overbeek (UF) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 6-0, 6-0

Chevallier (GaState) def. Luke Johnson (UF) 7-5, 6-0

Victor Valente (Ga State) def. (4) Mike Alford (UF) 6-3, 6-1

(6) Florent Diep (UF) def. Will Oliver (UGA) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles Main Draw

Round Of 64

Watson/Federhofer (UF) def. Kapukiran/Riseng (STET) 8-4

Webb/Dromsky (FGCU) def. van Overbeek/Johnson (UF) 8-5


Round Of 32

Watson/Federhofer (UF) def. (5) Pieters/Nunez (UGA) 8-4

(4) Alford/Diep (UF) def. Schulze/Chevallier (GaState) 8-4


Round Of 16

Bucaro/Rinaldi (FSU) def. Watson/Federhofer (UF) 8-4

(4) Alford/Diep (UF) def. Wagland/Diaz (UGA) 9-8 (8)



SCHEDULE OF PLAY (Subject to Change)

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


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