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Antonya English

Florida tennis player Gordon Watson wins Bedford Cup



watson.jpgFlorida's Gordon Watson defeated North Florida's Moritz Buerchner 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to win the singles championship at the Bedford Cup on Monday at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville. Buerchner was the 2011 Bedford Cup singles champion.

Watson, a redshirt freshman from Naples, was playing in the second tournament of his collegiate career.

Tampa's Mike Alford, a Wharton alum, and Florent Diep, were trying to win their second consecutive doubles title of the fall season, but suffered an 8-5 loss in the doubles final to Florida State's Andres Bucaro and Benjamin Lock.

"It was a great week for the whole team," said assistant coach Amer Delic. "We improved a lot compared to last week's tournament in Athens. We gave ourselves a chance to win both finals. We built on what we did last week and now we will build on this."

[Photo: University of Florida]

[Last modified: Monday, September 17, 2012 5:40pm]


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