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2012 Men's Tennis Roster

Gordon Watson

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

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…Was 3-4 in SEC dual matches…Provided the clinching point in victories against Miami and Furman…Had an eight-match win streak to start the spring season…Defeated one ranked opponent, No. 115 Jackson Withrom of Texas A&M…Had 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…Three of his four loses came against nationally-ranked opponents, including 14th-ranked Finn Tearney of Pepperdine…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: Did not compete after enrolling in January and redshirting.

 

Prior to Florida

Enrolled at Florida in January of 2012…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, one of the biggest junior tennis tournaments in the country.

 

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

Totals

25-9

12-4

13-5

3-4

26-12

11-5

15-7

9-3

 

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

 

 

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