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04-27-2008, 06:02 PM
Im not sure where to put this so i put it here. sorry if its in the wrong place

today i went to the big 10 championship match: Ohio St vs Illinois
it was a great meet with fun matches
here are the scores
1. No. 18 Bryan Koniecko (OSU) def. No. 19 Ryan Rowe (ILL) 6-4, 6-2
2. No. 22 Justin Kronauge (OSU) def. No. 48 Ruben Gonzales (ILL) 6-7, 6-1, 6-4
3. No. 33 Steven Moneke (OSU) def. Marc Spicijaric (ILL) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
4. Billy Heiser (ILL) def. Shuhei Uzawa (OSU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Balazs Novak (OSU) def. Roy Kalmanovich (ILL) 6-3, 7-5
6. Waylon Chin (ILL) def. Drew Eberly (OSU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

1. No. 33 Steven Moneke/Bryan Koniecko (OSU) vs. No. 11 Billy Heiser/Ryan Rowe (ILL) 7-7
2. Ruben Gonzales/Marc Spicijaric (ILL) def. No. 19 Drew Eberly/Justin Kronauge (OSU) 8-4
3. Waylon Chin/Brandon Davis (ILL) def. No. 33 Matt Allare/Shuhei Uzawa (OSU) 8-6

this was the first college meet ive been to so i didnt know what to expect.
the doubles was really fast
they had really fast hands but also with a very soft touch
they were pounding the ball
the #1s for OSU had slower seves but made up fo it with there quick feet
i really only watched the #1s
UI won the dubs point

this was a whole different game
i watched Ryan Rowe for UI he was good but lost because he lost focus
the # 2s for both teams i thought was better then the #1s
they had such long rallies and were pounding the ball
it was entertaining
Ruban G. for UI was amazing killer FH
the #3 match was wierd
in the first set the guy from OSU shamked a shot and it was in on the other side. so the guy hit
the OSU guy was facing the fence
The coach yelled at him and set " Stephen your shot was in!!!!!"
Stephen won the math in 3:shock:

i was amazed to see how hard they hit
the serve placement was awsome
there was a lot of " cmons!" " Here we go Buckeyes!"
very team oriented

for you gear junkes like me:)
3 k 95s
2 pure drives
2 areo storms
1 microgel radical
1 flexpoint instinct (surpising)
4 pure storms/pure controll ( couldnt tell)
1 Prince diablo
1 yonex
1 flexpiont prestige

in all in was fun and I had a great time
sorry for the long post

04-28-2008, 12:31 PM
i thought you guys would want to know