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2011 Men's Tennis Roster

Michael Alford

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

JUNIOR

Spring 2013: Ended the season with a 30-13 overall singles record…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 team’s 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, putting him at 47-19 for his career, and a 10-3 doubles record with Florent Diep…One of his five singles losses came to Vanderbilt’s Gonzales Austin, ranked nationally No.26, … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in Athens, Ga.…Reached the semifinals at the Bedford Cup in Gainesville, Fla.…Advanced to the finals of the consolation singles draw at the ITA Southeast Regional with a 6-1,6-2 win over Miami’s Marco Stancati…Reached the semifinals of the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic in Bradenton, Fla.…Teamed up with Florent Diep to win the Doubles Title at the 45th Annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Ga.…The duo also advanced to the doubles finals of the Bedford Cup in Gainesville, Fla.

 

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…Was 5-2 in three set matches and 5-3 in tie breaks…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…Reached the consolation finals of the SEC Indoor Championships in January.

 

Fall 2011: Finished with an 8-3 singles record and 3-1 overall doubles record in fall play…Two of his three losses came to nationally-ranked opponents…Won all three of his matches in the Gator Invitational…Advanced to the consolation finals of the Lakewood Ranch Invitational with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Duke’s Raphael Hemmeler, but the final match was scheduled against teammate Andrew Butz and both players decided to withdraw…Won two doubles matches paired with Butz and paired with Bob van Overbeek for one win.

 

FRESHMAN

Spring 2011: Suffered an ankle injury at the SEC Indoor Championships in January…Attempted to come back, playing doubles in one dual match, but did not play otherwise the remainder of the spring…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 LSU’s 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…Won his first-round singles match at SEC Indoors vs. LSU’s Stefan Szacinski before an ankle injury halted his Round of 32 matchup with Ole Miss’ Jonas Lutjen.

 

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, Fla.…Reached the doubles final at the same event…Also advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas.

 

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 Tampa’s 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 Boys’ 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

Totals

63-27

36-19

27-8

13-5

39-26

26-13

13-13

5-7

 

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

Totals

0-0

0-0

2-0

11-6

7-0

7-2

27-8

 

 

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