Roundup: Keegan picks up wins at Clay Court Invitational


Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:53 a.m.

UF freshman Kourtney Keegan marched into the semifinals of the USTA women's tennis Clay Court Invitational after a pair of victories on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex's Grand Cypress Courts.

Keegan knocked off top-seeded and No. 18-ranked Plaun Burgmans from Auburn, , 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2, before taking down Texas Tech's Lynn Kiro in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-3. The Gator rookie continues action on Saturday morning at the Disney/ESPN Courts.

Gator freshman Belinda Woolcock won her round of 16 match, 6-2, 5-7, 6-0, before falling, 7-6 (4), 6-3, in the quarterfinals.

Stefani Stojic dropped her round of 16 match to Florida State's second-seeded and No. 46-ranked Daneika Borthwick, 6-1, 6-2, but later rebounded on the doubles court, where she and Keegan advanced to the quarterfinals after an 8-6 win against Tulsa's team of Saarteinen and Kuricova.

Men's tennis: Seniors Mike Alford and Stephane Piro advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw on Friday at the 2013 USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational in Orlando. The Gator duo beat FSU’s Benjamin Lock and Joao Gauer 8-2 to advance.

On Saturday, Alford and Diep will face either USC’s Eric Johnson and Max De Vroome or Tulsa’s Carlos Bautista and Matt Kirby in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

In the singles draw, Florent Diep advanced to the Round of 16 by beating Georgia Tech’s Carlos Benito on Friday morning. Diep then fell to De Vroome 6-3, 6-3.

Both Alford and Piro lost in the Round of 32 singles, and Richard Brej dropped his consolation match.

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