Florida Men’s Tennis Travels To Knoxville For SEC Indoor Championships

By: UF Sports Communiactions
By: UF Sports Communiactions

Gainesville, FL - The ninth-ranked University of Florida men’s
tennis team travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the SEC Indoor
Championships, which include both a singles and a doubles draw, from
Jan. 14-17 in the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the University of
Tennessee campus.

UF looks to build on a strong fall season that saw three players climb
to career-high national rankings, with senior Alexandre Lacroix (Paris,
France) at No. 4 (tied for a career best) and sophomores Sekou Bangoura Jr. (Bradenton, Fla.) and Bob van Overbeek (Boca Raton, Fla.) ranked 28th and 52nd, respectively. That trio combined to go 39-7 (.783) in singles action during the fall season.

Lacroix and former doubles partner and fellow All-American Antoine
Benneteau won the doubles draw at the 2010 SEC Indoor event, while
Bangoura made a run to the singles quarterfinals and the doubles
semifinals in what was the first event of his collegiate career. Also at
the 2010 SEC Indoors, Lacroix advanced to the Round of 16 and both van Overbeek and junior Nassim Slilam (Paris, France) reached the Round of 32.

A live blog of the event will be hosted at UTSports.com, and all scores
will be posted on that website, as well. Score updates will also be
available by following SEC Indoors on Twitter at
twitter.com/SECIndoors2011. A recap of all the Gator scores will also be available each day on gatorzone.com.

2011 SEC Indoor Championships
Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center
Knoxville, Tenn.
Jan. 14-17, 2011

Friday (Beginning at 8 a.m.)
Main Draw Doubles: Round of 32
Main Draw Doubles: Round of 16
Main Draw Singles: Round of 64

Saturday (Beginning at 8 a.m.)
Main Draw Doubles: Quarterfinals
Consolation Doubles: Round 1
Main Draw Singles: Round of 32
Main Draw Singles: Round of 16
Consolation Singles: Round 1

Sunday (Beginning at 8 a.m.)
Consolation Doubles: Round 2
Main Draw Doubles: Semifinals
Consolation Singles: Round 2
Main Draw Singles: Quarterfinals
Consolation Singles: Round 3
Main Draw Singles: Semifinals

Monday:
Final Singles: 10 a.m.
Final Doubles to follow, not before 11:30 a.m.


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