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Saturday November 9, 2013Diep and Piro in Doubles Final at 2013 Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic

Lakewood Ranch, FL

Seniors Florent Diep and Stephane Piro advanced to the doubles final of the 2013 Dick Vitale Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic on Saturday, beating Virginia’s duo of Luca Corintelli and Harrison Richmond 8-4. Diep fell in the semifinals of the singles draw on Saturday night.


Diep and Piro, playing doubles together for the first time at Florida, will face Minnesota’s Mathieu Froment and Jack Hamburg for the doubles title. The pair has a chance to bring home the first title of the fall season for the Gators.


In singles, Diep beat Arizona’s Fredrik Ask in straight sets in the quarterfinals but fell to Princeton’s Zack McCourt in a tight three-set semifinal match.


Results will be posted on GatorZone at the conclusion of each day’s action. Results will also be posted via Twitter (@GatorZoneTennis).



From the Coach – Volunteer Assistant Coach Scott Perelman

“We are very excited and looking forward to the doubles final tomorrow. I am very proud of the effort and determination that Flo played with today. This has been his best tournament of the fall season.”



2013 Dick Vitale Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic

Athletic Center of Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, FL

November 8-10, 2013


Singles – First Round (Friday)

Florent Diep (UF) def. Zach Goldberg (UNF) 6-2, 6-1

Stephane Piro (UF) def. Gabriel Echeverry (FGCU) 6-4, 6-1


Singles – Round of 16 (Friday)

Florent Diep (UF) def. David O’Leary (Memphis) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Jason Tahir (Duke) def. Stephane Piro (UF) 6-2, 6-1


Singles – Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Florent Diep (UF) def. Fredrik Ask (Arizona) 6-3, 7-5


Singles – Semifinals (Saturday)

Zack McCourt (Princeton) def. Florent Diep (UF) vs. 4-6, 6-3, 7-5


Doubles – First Round (Friday)

Diep/Piro (UF) – bye


Doubles – Quarterfinals (Friday)

Diep/Piro (UF) def. Tianyu Bao /Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) 8-3


Doubles – Semifinals (Saturday)

Diep/Piro (UF) def. Luca Corintelli/Harrison Richmond (Virginia) 8-4


Doubles – Finals (Sunday)

Diep/Piro (UF) vs. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg (Minnesota)

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