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Monday October 14, 2013Orkin and Watson reach Doubles Semifinal at ITA Southeast Regional; Three Players in Singles Quarter

Atlanta

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.

 

Three Gators reached the quarterfinals of the singles draw. Senior Mike Alford won two matches on Sunday and will face USF’s Sasha Gozun on Monday. A pair of freshmen, Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin, also reached the quarterfinals with two wins apiece on Sunday. Lipman will face Florida State’s Benjamin Lock and Orkin will play Georgia’s Garrett Brasseaux.

 

In doubles, the duo of Orkin and Gordon Watson reached the semifinal round with an 8-5 win on Sunday over Florida State’s Blake Davis and Dominic Cotrone. Orkin and Watson will play FSU’s Lock and Marco Nunez on Monday.

 

Results will be posted when they are available.

 

 

2013 ITA Southeast Regional

Ken Byers Tennis Center

Atlanta, Ga.

 

Singles First Round (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

 

Singles Round of 32 (Sunday)

Mike Alford (UF) def. F. Aulina (UCF) 6-3, 6-3

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. C. Kay (GT) 6-4, 6-4

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. D. Controne (FSU) 6-4, 6-2

Florent Diep (UF) def. F. Sabogal (USF) 6-3, 6-4

 

Singles Round of 16 (Sunday)

Mike Alford (UF) def. C. Gonzalez (FSU) 6-3, 7-5

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. M. Rinaldi (FSU) 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. D. Soto (UM) 6-2, 6-3

G. Brasseaux (UGA) def. Florent Diep (UF) 6-2, 7-6 (8)

 

Singles quarterfinals (Monday)

Mike Alford (UF) vs. A. Gozun (USF)

Maxx Lipman (UF) vs. B. Lock (FSU)

Elliott Orkin (UF) vs. G. Brasseaux (UGA)

 

 

Consolation Singles Round of 32 (Sunday)

Gordon Watson (UF) def. I. Gonzalez (USF) 6-1, 6-3

Richard Brej (UF) def. M. Yorsh (KSU) 6-3, 6-1

 

Consolation Singles Round of 16 (Sunday)

Gordon Watson (UF) def. M. Osorio (GSU) 6-1, 6-1

E. Diaz (UGA) def. Richard Brej (UF) 6-3, 6-4

 

Consolation Singles quarterfinals (Monday)

Gordon Watson (UF) vs. H. Pieters (UGA)

 

 

doubles First Round (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

 

Doubles Round of 16 (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

 

Doubles quarterfinals (Sunday)

Rakitt/Fiegel (GT) def. Diep/Alford (UF) 8-5

Watson/Orkin (UF) def. Davis/Cotrone (FSU) 8-5

 

Doubles semifinals (Monday)

Watson/Orkin (UF) vs. Lock/Nunez (FSU)

 

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