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Tuesday October 15, 2013Watson Wins Consolation Singles Title at ITA Southeast Regional


Sophomore Gordon Watson claimed the consolation singles title at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Atlanta, hosted by Georgia Tech at the Ken Byers Tennis Center. Watson beat Georgia Tech’s Carlos Benito 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation final on Tuesday morning.


Watson, who fell in the first round of the main draw, bounced back nicely with five wins in the consolation draw, with four of the five wins in straight sets. Watson also paired with freshman Elliott Orkin to advance to the semifinals of the doubles main draw.


“Gordon played very well and finished on a positive note,” said head coach Bryan Shelton. “I want to thank Georgia Tech coach Kenny Thorne and the GT staff for hosting this regional event at the Byers Tennis Complex.”


In the main draw of the singles competition, a pair of freshmen advanced to the semifinals of the event. Orkin beat Garrett Brasseaux of Georgia in the quarterfinals and Maxx Lipman took down Florida State’s Benjamin Lock.



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)

A. Gozun (USF) def. Mike Alford (UF) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. B. Lock (FSU) 7-5, 6-3

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. G. Brasseaux (UGA) 7-6, 6-2


Singles semifinals (Monday)

A. Gozun (USF) def. Maxx Lipman (UF) 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3)

N. Pasha (UGA) def. Elliott Orkin (UF) 6-1, 6-2



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) def. H. Pieters (UGA) 6-2, 6-2


Consolation Singles semifinals (Monday)

Gordon Watson (UF) def. N. Rakitt (GT) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1


Consolation Singles finals (Tuesday)

Gordon Watson (UF) def. C. Benito (GT) 6-2, 6-1



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)

Lock/Nunez (FSU) def. Watson/Orkin (UF) 8-6


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