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Friday October 4, 2013Orkin and Watson Advance in Doubles Main Draw at ITA All-American

Tulsa, OK

The duo of Elliott Orkin and Gordon Watson won their opening round match on Thursday in the doubles main draw at the 2013 Saint Francis ITA Menís All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.


Orkin and Watson, who earned a spot in the Doubles Main Draw as a qualifier, won 8-5 against SMUís Nate Lammons and Alex Sanders. The UF duo will face Vanderbiltís Gonzales Austin and Ryan Lipman on Friday in the Round of 16.

Senior Stephane Piro, the only Gator participating in the singles main draw, lost his opening match to Oklahomaís Guillermo Alcorta 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3.


Complete draws and results can be found online at the official web site for the ITA Menís All-America Championships.



2013 Saint Francis ITA Men's All-American Championships

Michael D. Case Tennis Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma


main draw Singles

First Round (Thursday)

Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma) def. Stephane Piro (UF) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3


Consolation Singles


Stephane Piro (UF) def. Japie DeKlerk (Tulsa) 6-1, 6-2



Stephane Piro (UF) vs. Hunter Reese (Tenn.)



main draw doubles

First Round (Thursday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Lammons/Sanders (SMU) 8-5


Second Round (Friday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) vs. Austin/Lipman (Vanderbilt)



Qualifying Singles

First Round (Monday)

Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. Mike Alford (UF) 6-3, 7-5

Gordon Watson (UF) def. Sem Verbeek (Pacific) 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3)

Florent Diep (UF) def. Hunter Koontz (VT) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4

George Goldhoff (Texas) def. Elliott Orkin (UF) 6-4, 6-1


Second Round (Tuesday)

Gordon Watson (UF) def. Slim Hamza (Utah) 7-6 (4), 6-4

Florent Diep (UF) def. Thorsten Bertsch (San Diego St) 6-4, 7-5


Third Round (Wednesday)

Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) def. Gordon Watson (UF) 6-1, 6-2

Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Florent Diep (UF) 6-4, 6-4


Consolation Draw (Tuesday)

Hunter Harrington (Clemson) def. Elliott Orkin (UF) 6-3, 6-0

Max Schnur (Columbia) def. Mike Alford (UF) 6-3, 6-4

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. Hunter Callahan (Ohio St.) 6-4, 6-2

Qualifying Doubles

Second Round (Tuesday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Bader/Reilly (Penn St.) 8-7

Alford/Diep (UF) def. Ask/Shinde (Arizona) 8-5

Lipman/Piro (UF) def. Biosca/Ordeig (ETSU) 8-7 (8)


Third Round (Wednesday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Rubio/Stillman (UTSA) 8-5

Alford/Diep (UF) def. Siegal/Ghilea (Oklahoma) 8-6

Giron/McDonald (UCLA) def. Lipman/Piro (UF) 8-3


Fourth Round (Wednesday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Koontz/Monteiro (VT) 8-7 (1)



Pre-Qualifying Singles

First Round (Saturday)

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Jonathan Hammel (UC Irvine) 6-1, 6-3


Second Round (Sunday)

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Marc Collado Castells (Penn State) 6-2, 6-3

Nick Papac (Oklahoma) def. Maxx Lipman (6-2, 6-3)


Third Round (Sunday)

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Sam Swank (S. Carolina) 6-4, 7-5


Fourth Round (Monday)

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Farris Gosea (Illinois) 6-4, 7-5

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