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Sunday January 19, 2014Gators Wrap Up Play at Illini Open in Fort Myers

Fort Myers, FL

The Florida men’s tennis team wrapped up play on Sunday at the Illini Open in Fort Myers. Spencer Newman completed an undefeated weekend in singles action. Florent Diep, Stephane Piro and Gordon Watson also picked up singles wins on the final day.


Mike Alford and Stephane Piro paired up for their third doubles win of the weekend. Maxx Lipman and Watson teamed up for the first time and won on Sunday.


The Gators are set to open their dual-match season this Wednesday, January 22, at home against UNF. The match is slated to start at 3 p.m. at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex.



FROM THE COACH: Head Coach Bryan Shelton

“We had another productive weekend. I can see this group is enjoying the competition and are taking pride in the work they are doing. Want to thank Pat Glaunert, Brad Dancer and the Illini for hosting this event at the Three Oaks Tennis Center. We can't wait to play at home Wednesday against UNF.”



2014 Illini Open

Three Oaks Tennis Club

Fort Myers, Florida


Teams Participating: Florida, Illinois, South Florida


Friday, January 17


Elliott Orkin/Gordon Watson (UF) def. Roberto Cid/Sasha Gozun (USF) 6-5 (8)

Stephane Piro/Mike Alford (UF) def. Ross Guignon/Brian Page (ILL) 6-3

Diego Hidalgo/Spencer Newman (UF) def. Everth Dzib/Federico Sabogal (USF) 6-3

Florent Diep/Maxx Lipman (UF) def. Julian Childers/Tim Kopinski (ILL) 6-5 (2)



Gordon Watson (UF) def. Federico Sabogal (USF) 6-2, 6-1

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. Blake Bazarnik (ILL) 6-3, 6-4

Spencer Newman (UF) def. Paul Polarcyzk (USF) 6-3, 6-2

Sasha Gozun (ILL) def. Florent Diep (UF) 6-4, 6-5 (3)

Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) def. Elliott Orkin (UF) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Tim Kopinski (ILL) def. Mike Alford (UF) 6-2, 6-5 (4)

Farris Gosea (ILL) def. Diego Hidalgo (UF) 6-0, 6-2


Saturday, January 18


Mike Alford/Stephane Piro (UF) def. Ross Guignon/Tim Kopinski (ILL) 6-5 (5)

Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (ILL) def. Diego Hidalgo/Spencer Newman (UF) 6-3

Roberto Cid/Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Florent Diep/Maxx Lipman (UF) 6-5 (2)

Elliott Orkin/Gordon Watson (UF) def. Everth Dzib/Federico Sabogal (USF) 6-5 (3)



Jared Hiltzik (ILL) def .Gordon Watson (UF) 6-4, 6-4

Maxx Lipman (UF) def. Sasha Gozun (USF) 6-3, 5-6 (4), 6-5 (4)

Spencer Newman (UF) def. Brian Page (ILL) 6-0, 6-2

Florent Diep (UF) def. Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 6-4, 6-5 (5)

Diego Hidalgo (UF) def. Ross Guignon (ILL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Elliott Orkin (UF) def. Everth Dzib (USF) 6-3, 6-3

Mike Alford (UF) def. Alex Jesse (ILL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4


Sunday, January 19


Farris Gosea/Blake Bazarnik (ILL) def. Elliott Orkin/Florent Diep (UF) 6-2

Mike Alford/Stephane Piro (UF) def. Sasha Gozun/Roberto Cid (USF) 6-4

Maxx Lipman/Gordon Watson (UF) def. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse (ILL) 6-1

Diego Hidalgo/Spencer Newman (UF) def. Paul Polarczyk/Vadym Kalyuzhnyy (USF) 6-3



Oliver Pramming (USF) def. Maxx Lipman (UF) 6-3, 6-1

Spencer Newman (UF) def. Farris Gosea (ILL) 6-3, 1-6, 6-5 (5)

Roberto Cid (USF) def. Elliott Orkin (UF) 6-2, 6-3

Tim Kopinski (ILL) def. Diego Hidalgo (UF) 4-6, 6-1, 6-5 (7)

Florent Diep (UF) def. Everth Dzib (USF) 6-4, 6-2

Stephane Piro (UF) def. Blake Bazarnik (ILL) 6-2, 6-1

Gordon Watson (UF) def. Ross Guignon (ILL) 6-3, 6-2

Federico Sabogal (USF) def. Mike Alford (UF) 6-3, 6-3


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