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2012 Men's Tennis Roster

Gordon Watson (C)

Height
5' 11"
CLASS
R-Fr.
Hometown
Naples, Fla.
Weight
154 lbs.
Experience
SQ
School
First Baptist Academy

Gordon Watson

Junior

5-11, 154

Right-Handed

Naples, FL/First Baptist Academy

 

Major: Sport Management

 

COLLEGIATE HONORS

2014 Second Team All-SEC

 

JUNIOR

Summer 2014

         Captured the singles crown at the ITA Summer Circuit in Gainesville

         Advanced to the final round of menís doubles at the ITA Summer Circuit in Gainesville with fellow Gator Oliver Landert

 

SOPHOMORE

Spring 2014

         Tallied a team-high 24 doubles wins

         Earned Second Team All-SEC honors

         Ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation with doubles partner Elliott Orkin

         Made a NCAA Doubles Championship appearance with Orkin

         Recorded a 23-13 overall singles record while playing in the top 3 spots for Florida

         Ranked as high as No. 53 in ITA singles rankings

Fall 2013

         Advanced to the third round of the ITA Menís All-America Qualifying Singles

         Earned a spot in the first round of the doubles main draw at the 2013 Saint Francis ITA Menís All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma with partner Elliott Orkin

         Claimed the consolation singles title at the ITA Southeast Regionals in Atlanta

 

SOPHOMORE

Spring 2013

         Second on the team with 25 singles victories

         Overall record of 25-9 in singles with a 13-5 dual match record

         Had an eight-match win streak to start the spring season

         Recorded a 17-10 doubles record with Billy Federhofer and reached No. 28 in the rankings

         Paired with Florent Diep to end the season and had a perfect 7-0 record, including a 4-0 mark in SEC matches

 

Fall 2012:

         Finished with a 9-4 singles record and an 8-4 doubles record

         Recorded a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory to take the singles championship at the Bedford Cup, defeating 2011 singles champion Moritz Buerchner from North Florida

         Watson paired with Billy Federhofer to claim the doubles title at the 2012 Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic

         Advanced to the singles semifinals of the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic

 

freshman

Spring 2012

         Enrolled in January and earned a redshirt.

 

Prior to Florida

         Rated the No. 8 player in the Boys 18 USTA Rankings in January 2012

         Throughout his career, he has been rated as high as No. 1 in the USTA 12s and 14s rankings, and No. 2 in the USTA 16s rankings

         Has also ranked No. 1 in 12s, 14s and 16s doubles

         Nominated for the USTA 2011 Florida Player of the Year

         Won the ITF Singles and Doubles titles in May 2011

         The 2011 USTA Clay Court Doubles Champion, and also placed 3rd in singles

         Finished 5th at Kalamazoo in 2010

         Won the Sportsmanship awards at Kalamazoo in 2010 and at Nationals in May of 2007

         In 2010, Watson claimed the Boys 16s title at the Easter Bowl

 

Career Record

Year

Overall Singles

Tournament Singles

Dual

Singles

SEC

Singles

Overall Doubles

Tournament Doubles

Dual Doubles

SEC Doubles

2012-13

25-9

12-4

13-5

3-4

26-12

11-5

15-7

9-3

2013-14

23-13

12-4

11-9

3-4

24-18

15-5

9-13

5-7

Totals

48-22

24-8

24-14

6-8

50-30

26-105

24-20

14-10

 

All-Time Singles Dual Match Record by Position

Year

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Overall

2013

0-0

0-0

1-0

4-1

6-3

2-1

13-5

2014

2-2

5-5

3-2

1-0

0-0

0-0

11-9

Totals

2-2

5-5

4-2

5-1

6-3

2-1

24-14

 

 

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