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Sunday October 13, 2013Two Doubles Teams Advance to Quarterfinals; Four Singles Players Advance at ITA Southeast Regional


The Florida men’s tennis team is competing at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Atlanta this weekend, hosted by Georgia Tech at the Ken Byers Tennis Center. The Gators had six individuals competing in the singles draw, with three duos taking part in the doubles draw.


Two doubles tandems will play in the quarterfinals of the doubles draw on Sunday after winning two matches on Saturday. UF’s Mike Alford and Florent Diep will face Georgia Tech’s duo of Cole Fiegel and Nathan Rakitt, while the Gators’ Elliott Orkin and Gordon Watson will play Florida State’s Dinubuc Cotrone and Blake Davis.


In singles play, Alford, Diep, Orkin and Maxx Lipman all advanced to the Round of 32.


Results will be posted when they are available.



2013 ITA Southeast Regional

Ken Byers Tennis Center

Atlanta, Ga.


First Round Singles (Saturday)

Mike Alford (UF) def. B. Davis (FSU) 6-4, 6-1

Y. Zuern (UNF) def. Gordon Watson (UF) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. J. Albo (FSU) 7-5, 6-1

Florent Diep (UF) def. A. Mohanty (MU) 7-5, 6-2

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. C. Benito (GT) 7-6 (4), 6-3

J. Garcia (FSU) def. Richard Brej (UF) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2


Round of 32 Singles (Sunday)

Mike Alford (UF) vs. F. Aulina (UCF)

Maxx Lipman (UF) vs. C. Kay (GT)

Elliott Orkin (UF) vs. D. Controne (FSU)

Florent Diep (UF) vs. F. Sabogal (USF)


Consolation Singles Round of 32 (Sunday)

Gordon Watson (UF) vs. I. Gonzalez (USF)

Richard Brej (UF) vs. M. Yorsh (KSU)




First Round doubles (Saturday)

Diep/Alford (UF) def. Webb/Racy (GSU) 8-2

Brej/Lipman (UF) def. Nemscek/Findel-Hawkins (UNF) 9-8 (4)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Aulina/Gladstone (UCF) 8-5


Round of 16 Doubles (Saturday)

Diep/Alford (UF) def. Gomes/Zuern (UNF) 8-4

Gonzalez-Mendez/Gracia (FSU) def. Brej/Lipman (UF) 8-1

Watson/Orkin (UF) def. Aly/Gonzalez (UM) 8-5


quarterfinals Doubles (Sunday)

Diep/Alford (UF) vs. Rakitt/Fiegel (GT)

Watson/Orkin (UF) vs. Davis/Cotrone (FSU)


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