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2010 Men's Tennis Roster

Michael Alford

Height
6' 1"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Tampa, Fla.
Weight
183 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Wharton High School

COLLEGIATE HONORS

2014 Gator Coaches Award

2013 Gator MVP

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011, í12, í13)

2012 45th Southern Intercollegiate Championship Doubles Title (with Florent Diep)

 

SENIOR

Spring 2014

         Finished his career as a Gator with 86 overall singles wins, ranking eighth all-time in UF menís tennis history

         Matched a team-best 8 wins in conference play in his senior season

         Finished the 2013-14 season with a 23-13 overall singles record and a 22-15 overall doubles record

         Clinched the 4-2 victory over SEC Tournament host Vanderbilt to advance the Gators to the tournament finals

         Recorded an 8-3 record playing No. 6 singles in 2014

         Ranked as high as No. 84 in singles and No. 43 in ITA doubles rankings

         Earned the 2014 Gators Coachesí Award

Fall 2013

         Advanced to the third round of the ITA Menís All-America Qualifying Doubles with partner Florent Diep

         Competed in the semifinals of the 2013 UTSA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational in Orlando with doubles partner Stephane Piro

 

JUNIOR

Spring 2013

         Ended the season with a 30-13 overall singles record Ė 30 singles wins ranked first on the team

         Posted a 15-6 dual match record with a 6-4 mark in the SEC

         Was 2-0 overall at both the No. 3 and 5 singles positions and 11-6 at the No. 4 position

         Compiled a 22-14 record in doubles, reaching as high as No. 45 in the rankings with partner Florent Diep

         Had a season-long seven-match win streak early in the spring season

         Had one win against a ranked opponent, No. 90 Shane Vinsant, which provided the clinching point in the teamís upset victory against No. 11 Texas A&M; also won the clinching point against UNC-Wilmington, Florida State, No. 13 Vanderbilt and No. 17 South Carolina.

Fall 2012

         Finished with a 14-5 singles record and a 10-3 doubles record with Florent Diep

         Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in Athens, Georgia

         Reached the semifinals at the Bedford Cup in Gainesville, Florida

         Reached the semifinals of the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic in Bradenton, Florida

         Teamed up with Florent Diep to win the Doubles Title at the 45th Annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Georgia

         The duo also advanced to the doubles finals of the Bedford Cup in Gainesville, Florida

 

SOPHOMORE

Spring 2012

         Ranked second on the team with 25 total singles wins on the season, finishing with a 25-6 record

         Posted a 12-2 dual match record, including a 7-1 mark in SEC dual matches

         Had a 12-match win streak during the spring dual season, including two wins over ranked opponents during the streak

         Finished with a 5-0 record at No. 5 singles and a 7-2 record at No. 6 singles

         Reached No. 114 in the ITA Singles Rankings on March 13

         Provided the clinching point in three matches

         Posted three wins over ranked opponents on the season

Fall 2011

         Finished with an 8-3 singles record and 3-1 overall doubles record in fall play

         Won all three of his matches in the Gator Invitational

 

FRESHMAN

Spring 2011

         Suffered an ankle injury at the SEC Indoor Championships in January

         Scored an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles with Sekou Bangoura Jr. vs. UCF in his only dual appearance

         Also posted a doubles win over LSUís top-10 pair of Sebastian Carlsson and Neal Skupski at SEC Indoors, earning Alford and Bangoura a national ranking for much of the spring

         Ranked 88th in the final ITA national doubles rankings

Fall 2010

         Posted a 7-7 singles record and a 10-4 doubles record with Andrew Butz

         Notched his first career win over a nationally-ranked player with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Christian Blocker (preseason No. 72) at the Lakewood Ranch Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic at Bradenton, Florida

         Advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at the Texas Invitational in Austin

 

Prior to Florida

         A five-star recruit and the No. 10 overall recruit nationally, as rated by tennisrecruiting.net

         Won the 3A state singles championship in Florida as a junior and senior at Tampaís Wharton High School, helping the Wildcats win three straight state team titles

         Did not drop a set his senior year at Wharton

         Advanced to the Round of 32 (fourth round) at the USTA Boys National Tennis Championships 18s singles draw in August 2010

         Won the USTA National Open in Tampa in February 2010

         Won the 2009 USTA Florida Jr. State Closed Doubles in the Boysí 18 draw

 

Career Record

Year

Overall Singles

Tournament Singles

Dual

Singles

SEC

Singles

Overall Doubles

Tournament Doubles

Dual Doubles

SEC Doubles

2010-11

8-8

8-8

-

-

12-5

11-5

1-0

-

2011-12

25-6

13-4

12-2

7-1

5-7

3-2

2-5

1-3

2012-13

30-13

15-7

15-6

6-4

22-14

12-6

10-8

4-4

2013-14

23-13

11-8

12-5

8-2

22-15

10-4

12-11

4-5

Totals

86-40

47-27

39-13

21-7

61-41

36-17

25-24

9-12

 

All-Time Singles Dual Match Record by Position

Year

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Overall

2012

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

5-0

7-2

12-2

2013

0-0

0-0

2-0

11-6

2-0

0-0

15-6

2014

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

4-2

8-3

12-5

Totals

0-0

0-0

2-0

11-6

11-2

15-5

39-13

 

 

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