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serveitup911
02-05-2007, 08:55 AM
Here is a link to my team's latest results: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/012807aaa.html

I am in the picture.

In the florida Atlantic match, everyone else was finished and the team score was 3-3 just as I lost the 2nd set. So, everyone from both teams was beside my court for the third set!

We are off to a 1-3 start.

Georgia State: 2-4
Florida Atlantic: 4-3
Florida State: 0-5
U of Florida: 1-6

As you can see, we play some tough teams. We have the University of Alabama this Saturday at 9:00 am.

Go Paladins!

serveitup911
02-10-2007, 10:41 PM
We lost 7-0 to Alabama. We won at 1 doubles, but lost at 2 and 3 doubles. Some singles matches were very close, and none were blowouts. They have a good team.

Here is a link to the story: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/021007aaa.html

tennis-n-sc
02-11-2007, 05:11 AM
Hang in there. All is to prepare you for the SouConf, and you all will be very strong in league play. Go 'Dins!

J011yroger
02-11-2007, 05:23 AM
Hey, nice to see you come on and post after you get beat, and show the good, and bad. Props for that, and many others could take a lesson from you in that. Best of luck for the rest of your matches.

2 questions for ya.

How is the Technifibre Polyspin? I tear up ALU Rough in 2 hours or so, and playing 20 hours a week in the outdoor season am looking for something that is a bit easier on the wallet, but still plays similarly. I am leery of taking the advice on others on the stringing forum who reccomend Cyberflash, or something like that, as I am pretty sure that they don't hit as big a ball as I do.

Secondly how do you score in college? I understand that everyone plays singles and dubs, but when there are 9 matches, how do you end up 7-0? I should probably know this, but the only 2 things I know are there are no lets, and everyone plays singles and dubs. Trying to learn more about college tennis as I teach more juniors with D1 aspirations.

J

goober
02-11-2007, 06:19 AM
Secondly how do you score in college? I understand that everyone plays singles and dubs, but when there are 9 matches, how do you end up 7-0? I should probably know this, but the only 2 things I know are there are no lets, and everyone plays singles and dubs. Trying to learn more about college tennis as I teach more juniors with D1 aspirations.

J

Best 2 out of 3 dubs counts as 1 point.

6 singles matches 1 point each.

matches will often be halted if the other team scores a clinching victory point (i.e. 4 pts)

J011yroger
02-11-2007, 06:33 AM
Thanks mate!

J

cghipp
02-11-2007, 06:35 AM
Do you play Winthrop this season? If you happen to play them at Winthrop, I'll have to come out and see you!

serveitup911
02-19-2007, 05:48 PM
We had a double header on Saturday and won both matches 5-2. Here is the link: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/021707aab.html

serveitup911
02-23-2007, 08:28 PM
Wish us luck on our spring break trip.

We play these teams.

2/24 - University of Georgia
2/25 - University of Tennessee
2/26 - University of Kentucky
2/27 - Vanderbilt

atatu
02-24-2007, 01:15 PM
Geez, you have to play Georgia ? Didn't you play them in the NCAA's last year ? Have you ever played doubles against Isner ?

serveitup911
02-24-2007, 06:04 PM
Yeah, we play Georgia every year as an out of conference match.

We lost 7-0, with a few close matches, but they didn't play their #5 or #6 singles players.

I played 3 against Luis Flores. He is a smooth operator. If I didn't hit deep and hard to a corner, he would either hit a winner or take control of the point. My serve got me the most points of any shot, followed by me volleying when I had any kind of opening. He is ranked #9 right now, and I can safely say that he is the best player that I have ever played.

Here is a link for more info about the match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/022407aaa.html

serveitup911
02-27-2007, 11:09 PM
We just got back from the last three matches of our spring break trip.

We lost an incredibly close match to Tennessee. We lost the deciding match for the doubles point 9-7. We won at number 1, 2, and 3 singles. I won in a 3rd set tiebreaker at #3.
Here is a link to the Tennessee match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/022507aaa.html

We beat #33 Kentucky by a score of 4-3. We won a close doubles point. We won at #2, 4, and 6. I won in straight sets at #4. One of our freshmen clinched in a 3rd set tiebreaker at #6.
Here is a link to the Kentucky match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/022607aaa.html

We lost to #40 Vanderbilt in a very tight 5-2 match. We lost the doubles point in a tiebreaker at #2. We won at #1 and #3 singles. Our #5 lost in a 3rd set tiebreaker. I was up 4-1 in the first set at #4, but couldn't convert.
Here is a link to the Vanderbilt match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/022707aaa.html

It was an awesome spring break, but very tiring mentally to play four matches against SEC teams in four days! I was happy going 2-2 at #3 and #4 singles. As a school with 2,500 students, we take a lot of pride in validating our hard work with a win over an SEC team, and giving two other SEC teams all they could handle.

tennis-n-sc
02-28-2007, 04:33 AM
Goop job! Let the conference begin and good luck. Who are the Southern toughies this year, besides the 'dins?

beernutz
02-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Favorite music group: ***** Cat Dolls
Favorite food: spinach

You must be quite the character Daniel.

serveitup911
02-28-2007, 10:52 AM
Elon, College of Charleston, and Wofford have solid teams. We will be well prepared and ready to play them and will have to bring our best. All the SoCon teams will be gunning for us.

The pusycat dolls were kind of a joke, but I really do love spinach. I eat it every day.

serveitup911
03-09-2007, 08:05 PM
We just beat Georgia Tech 4-3.
They have a good team and had recently beaten #10 Florida State and #20 Clemson.
I lost at #4, but our team played great. Winning the doubles point was critical.

Here is a link to the match summary!
http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/030907aaa.html

serveitup911
03-11-2007, 05:43 PM
We jost lost our conference opener to Elon. Blah.
Here is the link:
http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/031107aaa.html

:-(

johnkidd
03-11-2007, 09:33 PM
Dan,

Tough loss. Question...appears the guy you played was foreign and Elon has a couple foriegn players on their team. what's the make up of your team compared to some of those you play?

Nice win over UK. My wife is a UK alum and I know they have traditionally strong program and some pretty serious facilities there.

John Kidd

serveitup911
03-12-2007, 09:13 AM
We have one foreign player, but he went to high school in the United States. Most other teams have more foreigners for sure.

Sakkijarvi
03-12-2007, 03:54 PM
How many guys on earth get to be named "Bo Ladyman"? Now that's a name. He's probably dating Jenny Maneater.

Just being named "Bo" should get you a lot of action. But "Ladyman", that's staggering. Forget tennis, uh, Bo...think Hollywood.

atatu
03-13-2007, 07:51 AM
Did you see the blog from the Tennesse guy on Underground Tennis ? Apparently he had a stiff neck in the doubles match against you guys and almost lost which would have meant the match....

serveitup911
03-13-2007, 09:16 AM
Yeah, I saw that. It was a super close match.

serveitup911
03-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Latest match.

http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/031807aaa.html

ElSuegro
03-19-2007, 04:40 PM
A friend of mine was going to go to Furman over spring break to try out for your team. I hope he makes it.

serveitup911
03-21-2007, 08:58 PM
Our latest match - it was thrilling.

We lost the doubles point in a tiebreaker (I don't play doubles).

I lost the first set 7-5 after serving at 5-4, 40-love. I got down 4-0 in the 2nd set because I could not block the 1st set meltdown from my mind. I saw that we might need my match for the team to win, so I gathered myself and decided that I would simply not miss any balls. He got up 5-2, 40-15 on his serve in the 2nd set. I somehow came back and won the 2nd set in a tiebreaker. I ran away with the 3rd because I was more fit than him; he could hardly move because of all the long points in the 2nd set.

Link: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032107aaa.html

tennis-n-sc
03-22-2007, 04:24 AM
Our latest match - it was thrilling.

We lost the doubles point in a tiebreaker (I don't play doubles).

I lost the first set 7-5 after serving at 5-4, 40-love. I got down 4-0 in the 2nd set because I could not block the 1st set meltdown from my mind. I saw that we might need my match for the team to win, so I gathered myself and decided that I would simply not miss any balls. He got up 5-2, 40-15 on his serve in the 2nd set. I somehow came back and won the 2nd set in a tiebreaker. I ran away with the 3rd because I was more fit than him; he could hardly move because of all the long points in the 2nd set.

Link: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032107aaa.html

Great job, Daniel!!

johnkidd
03-25-2007, 06:40 AM
Great comeback, unfortuantely I've been on the losing end of a few matches like that.

serveitup911
03-25-2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks, John.

We had two matches this weekend and won both of them. I played #3 in the first match and #2 in the second match.

1st match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032407aaa.html

2nd match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032507aaa.html

Sakumo
03-25-2007, 07:34 PM
Hey, nice to see you come on and post after you get beat, and show the good, and bad. Props for that, and many others could take a lesson from you in that. Best of luck for the rest of your matches.

2 questions for ya.

How is the Technifibre Polyspin? I tear up ALU Rough in 2 hours or so, and playing 20 hours a week in the outdoor season am looking for something that is a bit easier on the wallet, but still plays similarly. I am leery of taking the advice on others on the stringing forum who reccomend Cyberflash, or something like that, as I am pretty sure that they don't hit as big a ball as I do.

Secondly how do you score in college? I understand that everyone plays singles and dubs, but when there are 9 matches, how do you end up 7-0? I should probably know this, but the only 2 things I know are there are no lets, and everyone plays singles and dubs. Trying to learn more about college tennis as I teach more juniors with D1 aspirations.

J

I saw no one responded to this so I thought I would. I trash ALU in an hour too. I guessing you coach pretty good juniors. I absolutely love Cyberflash. Great feel for a poly and you can still beat the ball to heck. As for durability, it plain sucks. I break it every hitting session in a full job, so I have been using natural gut in the crosses more and more because the nat gut crosses don't burn the mains to death. I would try SPPP if you haven't also. It's a sweet poly, not as soft though. Which ever team wins 2/3 doubles gets one point. Correct me if I am wrong.

Edit: On topic, good job on the wins, Daniel.

J011yroger
03-25-2007, 09:50 PM
I find that VS Crosses/ALU mains last an almost identical time to full ALU. I actually like how NRG2 crosses play better than VS crosses, but that lasts half as long. The blends are good for hitting against people who don't have pace or spin. or for dubs. But if my opponent can thump full ALU is where its at. So I decided to play only the full poly, I am lugging around enough racquets as is with different tensions, no need to bring different strings into it.

But I am not a tinkerer. Give me the same racquet, and the same string, and let me play. Ill adjust tension depending on weather and opponent but that is it.

J

Sakumo
03-27-2007, 07:22 PM
I find that VS Crosses/ALU mains last an almost identical time to full ALU. I actually like how NRG2 crosses play better than VS crosses, but that lasts half as long. The blends are good for hitting against people who don't have pace or spin. or for dubs. But if my opponent can thump full ALU is where its at. So I decided to play only the full poly, I am lugging around enough racquets as is with different tensions, no need to bring different strings into it.

But I am not a tinkerer. Give me the same racquet, and the same string, and let me play. Ill adjust tension depending on weather and opponent but that is it.

J

Hmm I don't know what to tell you. Usually the gut doesn't saw through the mains like a poly does. I would try a full Cyberflash though.

J011yroger
03-27-2007, 08:28 PM
I am gonna go visit Roman next month, and see what he has to say about bats, and I will ask about string too. Prolly gonna end up sticking with ALU. I like it, and it is what 6-7 bucks more than CF? I can find a way to scare up 30-40 bucks a week :)

Lets not take this thread away from 911 tho.

J

serveitup911
03-29-2007, 07:47 PM
We had a match today.

Here is a link to the results: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/032907aaa.html

serveitup911
04-05-2007, 10:47 PM
Latest 3 matches:

Citadel: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/033107aaa.html

College of Charleston: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/040107aaa.html

Appalachian State: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/040507aaa.html
(I'm pictured)

serveitup911
04-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Latest Match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/041007aaa.html

serveitup911
04-12-2007, 08:10 PM
Another match: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/041207aaa.html

There was a crowd of about 500 people at the match. The other team was trying to set a conference attendance record. They might have done it.

serveitup911
04-14-2007, 06:08 PM
We played our last regular season match of the year today. It was at home against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Here is a summary: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/041407aaa.html

mardy_fish
04-14-2007, 07:39 PM
nice job 9-1 in your last 10 you must be pretty good.

serveitup911
04-14-2007, 08:07 PM
^^
Thanks. I've been able to win a lot of close matches. Hopefully I can keep it up in our conference tournament.

SoBad
04-14-2007, 09:27 PM
Hey are you planning to play some ITF tournaments too?

the_playa
04-15-2007, 04:24 AM
hey...thanks for sharing with us. congrats on a great regular season and good luck going further.

johnkidd
04-15-2007, 08:11 AM
Dan...Good Luck in the So Con tourney.

How does a return to the NCAA tournament look? Is it based on winning the conference tournament or the rankings?

Swissv2
04-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Latest 3 matches:
Appalachian State: http://furmanpaladins.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/040507aaa.html

(I'm pictured)

Did the guys tease you about the apparent frame hit in this picture? :)

Thanks for keeping us updated!

serveitup911
04-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Haha, no Swissv2. My racquet had already gone through the point of contact. The ball has already left the strings and my racquet is traveling up, so it is an illusion. I would be mad if I framed that shot ;)

Thanks for the complements. John, we do need to win the conference tournament to get into the NCAA tournament. That is our next goal, and it will be tough. I think we're up to the challenge, though.

35ft6
04-15-2007, 02:36 PM
Yo, Serveitup911, could you describe a typical day of practice? I always felt like my coach could have done a better job of structuring our practices. When you have time. Don't have to be super descriptive, even a bullet point list of short sentences would be cool.

Also, at away matches, how is the per diem handled? And how much money do you get for weekend and weeklong events? I always felt like we got a pretty good amount of money for weekend trips. I would always come home with $60 or so bucks.

I know the second question is borderline dumb, but just curious.

serveitup911
04-15-2007, 06:59 PM
-We jog around the courts and do some dynamic warmup exercises
-We stretch, jump rope, and do some light plyometrics

-We start off by pairing up with someone and warming up on our own for about 20 minutes

-Coach will call out drills
-Ex.
-Hit crosscourt until you get a short ball, then approach down the line and play the point out
-Do the butterfly drill
-Play a game where the server must S&V or returner must approach
-Rally where one player must hit only slice backhands and other player drives the ball
-Play tiebreakers
-Play crosscourt game with one up and one back
-Many types of 2 on 1 drills
-Many other drills - each day is different

-Some days we play sets or matches of singles and/or doubles

-Lift weights 3 days a week when we don't have a match upcoming
-Footwork of some kind most days
-One day a week morning sprints in the fall
-Track work days that we don't lift weights


For away matches, we don't get cash. We do everything together and our meals and hotel rooms are paid for. If we want extra food, we pay for it on our own.

I hope this was helpful:grin:

Swissv2
04-15-2007, 07:19 PM
-We jog around the courts and do some dynamic warmup exercises
-We stretch, jump rope, and do some light plyometrics

-We start off by pairing up with someone and warming up on our own for about 20 minutes

-Coach will call out drills
-Ex.
-Hit crosscourt until you get a short ball, then approach down the line and play the point out
-Do the butterfly drill
-Play a game where the server must S&V or returner must approach
-Rally where one player must hit only slice backhands and other player drives the ball
-Play tiebreakers
-Play crosscourt game with one up and one back
-Many types of 2 on 1 drills
-Many other drills - each day is different

-Some days we play sets or matches of singles and/or doubles

-Lift weights 3 days a week when we don't have a match upcoming
-Footwork of some kind most days
-One day a week morning sprints in the fall
-Track work days that we don't lift weights


For away matches, we don't get cash. We do everything together and our meals and hotel rooms are paid for. If we want extra food, we pay for it on our own.

I hope this was helpful:grin:

Very similar to our university workout for the team :)

35ft6
04-17-2007, 12:23 AM
-We jog around the courts and do some dynamic warmup exercises

...

I hope this was helpful:grin:Thanks. Yeah, just as I suspected, you guys have better practices. Actually, I don't really remember the stuff we did. All I know is that my coach and I would fight every fall because he'd be mad that I didn't lose more weight.