Men's tennis wins on Senior Day


Florida teammates Bob van Overbeek, right, and Spencer Newman celebrate after a score against Harvard earlier this season.

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Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11:10 p.m.
The Florida men's tennis team earned a rain-delayed victory over No. 13 Vanderbilt, winning 4-1 after the match was moved indoors. Florida closed the regular season with a 14-9 record and 7-5 mark in the SEC.


With the regular season complete, Florida will leave on Wednesday for Oxford, Miss., and begin play in the conference tournament on Friday. The Gators finished in a four-way tie for third place in the conference with Ole Miss, South Carolina and Texas A&M but won the tiebreaker to earn the three seed. Bob van Overbeek, dispatched Jeff Offerdahl 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Stephane Piro dropped the first set to 10th-ranked Ryan Lipman, but fought back to force a third set. In the deciding set, Piro earned a break to go up 5-4, and then served it out for the three-set win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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