UF MTN: Gators Get Underway in Two Tournaments

Tanapatt Nirundorn and Borys Zgola advance to the Bedford Cup doubles final

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida men’s tennis team is underway at a pair of individual tournaments, competing in the Bedford Cup at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla., and the Battle in the Bay out west in San Francisco.

In Bedford Cup action, sophomores Tanapatt Nirundorn and Borys Zgola earned a pair of doubles victories on Friday to win their way into Sunday’s doubles final. On the singles courts, three Gators picked up victories, with Magnus Johnson and Olek Orlikowski winning their way into the “A” draw’s quarterfinals, while Zgola advanced to the “B” draw quarters.

Nate Bonetto and Aidan Kim have been in action at the Battle in the Bay beginning on Thursday. Kim is set for competition in the singles consolation quarterfinals on Saturday vs. Illinois’ Alex Petrov.

Bedford Cup, USTA National Campus, Lake Nona, Fla.
Friday Results
“A” Singles – Round of 16
Magnus Johnson (UF) def. Lucas Olivier (Stetson) – 6-4, 6-3
Olek Orlikowski (UF) def. Joao Graca (FAU) – 6-3, 6-2
Hugo Magnusson (FGCU) def. Tanapatt Nirundorn (UF) – 7-6, 7-5

“B” Singles – Round of 16
Borys Zgola (UF) def. Mark Havlicek (FAU) – 7-5, 6-3

“A” Doubles
Round of 16: Johnson/Orlikowski (UF) def. Gennes/Rodriguez (Stetson) – 6-1
Quarterfinals: Nirundorn/Zgola (UF) def. Olivier/Saura (Stetson) – 6-0
Quarterfinals: Johnson/Orlikowski (UF) def. Jalif/Jenicik (FAU) – 7-6
Semifinals: Nirundorn/Zgola (UF) def. Cronje/Giamichelle (UCF) – 7-6(5)
Semifinals: Marquez/Scott (UNF) def. Johnson/Orlikowski (UF) – 6-3

Saturday Matches
Singles – Quarterfinals and Semifinals
A Quarterfinals: Magnus Johnson (UF) vs. Santiago Giamichelle (UCF)
A Quarterfinals: Olek Orlikowski (UF) vs. Phillip Bosse (FGCU)
A Consolation Quarterfinals: Tanapatt Nirundorn (UF) vs. Ervin Harris Eminefendic (Stetson)
B Quarterfinals: Borys Zgola (UF) vs. Paul Colin (UCF)

Sunday Matches
A Doubles Final: Nirundorn/Zgola (UF) vs. Marquez/Scott (UNF)
Singles Finals

Battle in the Bay, California Tennis Club, San Francisco
Thursday Results
Singles – Round of 32
Ronnie Hohmann (Michigan State) def. Aidan Kim (UF) – 6-4, 6-4
von der Schulenburg (Virginia) def. Nate Bonetto (UF) – 7-6(3), 6-2

Doubles – Round of 16
Montes/von der Schulenburg (Virginia) def. Bonetto/Kim (UF) – 8-4

Friday Results
Aidan Kim – advanced by walkover
Lambert Ruland (San Diego) def. Nate Bonetto (UF) – 7-6(6), 6-3

Saturday Match
Singles – Consolation Quarterfinals
Aidan Kim (UF) vs. Alex Petrov (Illinois)

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