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Friday October 25, 2013Alford and Piro Advance to Doubles Quarterfinals at USTA Clay Court Invitational


Seniors Mike Alford and Stephane Piro advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw on Friday at the 2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational in Orlando. The Gator duo beat FSU’s Benjamin Lock and Joao Gauer 8-2 to advance.


On Saturday, Alford and Diep will face either USC’s Eric Johnson and Max De Vroome or Tulsa’s Carlos Bautista and Matt Kirby in Saturday’s quarterfinals.


In the singles draw, Florent Diep advanced to the Round of 16 by beating Georgia Tech’s Carlos Benito on Friday morning. Diep then fell to De Vroome 6-3, 6-3.


Both Alford and Piro lost in the Round of 32 singles, and Richard Brej dropped his consolation match.






“It was definitely a different day than yesterday with the results. We had a couple of tough losses today. Mike lost to a guy from FSU and Steph lost to a junior from the USTA. It wasn’t our best day today. And Flo lost also to a kid from USC, good player with a big game that kind of overpowered Flo a little bit.


“The doubles went well today. We’re trying to piece together who’s going to play doubles in the spring and the guys are competing for spots. Steph and Mike are excited to play together and hopefully they can put together a good run here.”

UF Assistant Coach Mark Merklein




USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex * Orlando, Fla.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Singles (Round of 64)

#2 Stephane Piro (UF) def. Kiku Aulina (UCF) 7-5, 6-0

#4 Florent Diep (UF) def. Caio Gomez (UNF) 6-3, 6-3

#9-16 Mike Alford (UF) def. Catalin Mateas (USTA) 6-1, 7-5

#9-16 Brandon Fickey (UT) def. Richard Brej (UF) 6-0, 6-1


Doubles (Round of 32)

#5-8 Alford/Piro (UF) def. Sangronniz/Espindola (UCF) 8-2


Friday, October 25, 2013

Singles (Round of 32)

Kalman Boyd (USTA) def. #2 Stephane Piro (UF) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

#4 Florent Diep (UF) def. Carlos Benito (GT) 6-3, 6-4

Cristian Gonzalez-Mendez (FSU) def. #9-16 Mike Alford (UF) 6-3, 6-4


Singles (Round of 16)

#9-16 Max DeVroome (USC) def. #4 Florent Diep (UF) 6-3, 6-3


Doubles (Round of 16)

#5-8 Alford/Piro (UF) def. Lock/Gauer (FSU)




Event: USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational

What: 64-player singles draw; 32-team doubles event

When: Oct. 24-27

Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Coverage: Sunday’s matches will air live on ESPN3




Thursday: (Disney)

Round of 64 MD Singles (Men)

Round of 32 MD Doubles (Men)


Friday: (Disney)

Round of 32 MD Singles (Men)

Round of 32 CON Singles (Men)

Round of 16 MD Singles (Men)

Round of 16 MD Doubles (Men)

Round of 16 CON Doubles (MEN)


Saturday: (Disney)

Quarterfinals MD Singles (Men)

16 matches CON Singles (Men)

Quarterfinals MD Doubles (Men)

Semifinals MD Doubles (Men)


Sunday: (Disney)

Semifinals MD Singles (Men)

Finals MD Singles (Men)

Finals MD Doubles (Men)

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