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Friday November 8, 2013Orkin and Watson Take Down No. 3-Ranked Doubles Team at National Indoors

The doubles pair of Elliott Orkin and Gordon Watson upset Texas A&M’s Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow on Friday morning in a second round consolation match at the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. Ore and Withrow are ranked third in the fall ITA doubles rankings.


With today’s win, Orkin and Watson have completed their competition and are returning to Gainesville.



From the Coach – Assistant Coach Mark Merklein

On the performance today of Elliott and Gordon:

“Elliott and Gordon played very well today. They have been working hard to make improvements as a team and they are getting better.”



2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing, NY
November 7-10, 2013

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Doubles – Round of 32 (Thursday)

O’Hare/Salisbury (Memphis) def. Orkin/ Watson (UF) 8-6


Doubles – Consolation (Thursday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Fleck/Vrabel (Cornell) 8-4


Doubles – Consolation (Friday)

Orkin/Watson (UF) def. Ore/Withrow (Texas A&M) 8-7 (3)


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