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Fedace
01-28-2010, 09:11 PM
http://www.itatennis.com/Events/Kick-OffWeekend.htm

OK 1st round of ITA team indoor championships start at Stanford taking on UNC- Wilmington at 12pm Pacific time on Jan 29th and continues with 2nd round on Jan 30th. Then it is time for the meaty part of the tournament at University of Virginia as host site. Sorry but Virginia does not have the Webcam this year on their Indoor fascility. We just have to follow the Live scoring.....Oh well. but you can watch the 1st round on Stanford webcam tomorrow pm and cheer for the Cardinal.

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

10isDad
01-29-2010, 04:04 AM
Go Duke!!!

roddick_rulz
01-29-2010, 06:02 AM
USC is definitely going to win this year.
They have virtually the same team as last year, plus more in JT Sundling.
Stanford has no chance this year.
All they have is Klahn and Clayton and...that's about it.
Don't expect Matt Kandath to come to the rescue.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 06:51 AM
USC is definitely going to win this year.
They have virtually the same team as last year, plus more in JT Sundling.
Stanford has no chance this year.
All they have is Klahn and Clayton and...that's about it.
Don't expect Matt Kandath to come to the rescue.

Your logic doesn't wash. Klahn can kill Farah and Clayton can handle Steve Johnson. and Matt Kandath can nail down Kecki. and Thacher + Wire to round out the squad. that is a unbeatable team right there..

TourTenor
01-29-2010, 07:10 AM
Your logic doesn't wash. Klahn can kill Farah and Clayton can handle Steve Johnson. and Matt Kandath can nail down Kecki. and Thacher + Wire to round out the squad. that is a unbeatable team right there..
Fedace has inside information as he says he knows "Coach Whit" and "has taken the boys out to breakfast". Besides, his predictions are always 100% spot on!:rolleyes:

Joeyg
01-29-2010, 07:51 AM
Ahhhhh. The smell of a new prediction that will ultimately be a source of ridicule for our resident fanboy.

roddick_rulz
01-29-2010, 11:05 AM
Your logic doesn't wash. Klahn can kill Farah and Clayton can handle Steve Johnson. and Matt Kandath can nail down Kecki. and Thacher + Wire to round out the squad. that is a unbeatable team right there..

Your logic doesn't wash at all.
You say this about your players every year...yet the same results occur.
I would like to know why Klahn and Clayton couldn't handle the trojans last year.
Give up, once Klahn and Clayton are gone, they'll have nobody.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 11:18 AM
Just started doubles play. Stanford dominating the doubles so far.

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

roddick_rulz
01-29-2010, 11:34 AM
And what happend in singles?

forthegame
01-29-2010, 11:44 AM
Don't think singles have been played yet.
That boy Clayton can play (he's the righty right?).
Watching the live video from the courts, might head down there just to see in the flesh!

forthegame
01-29-2010, 11:45 AM
No hawkeye!

Fedace
01-29-2010, 11:59 AM
And what happend in singles?

Singles starting Now.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 12:38 PM
What is up with Kandath ? He is being bageled in the first set ??

db379
01-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Alex up 6-0 3-0! Pretty good...

This will be an easy win for the cardinals.

SuperDuy
01-29-2010, 12:55 PM
http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

Fedace
01-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Alex up 6-0 3-0! Pretty good...

This will be an easy win for the cardinals.

Yes, it's a yeaner, except for Kendath....

db379
01-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Alex Clayton is back in black! and he wants revenge :twisted:

6-0 5-1 . What a way to welcome guests... Nearly double bageled before lunch time. I feel a little sorry for his opponent.

SuperDuy
01-29-2010, 01:02 PM
5-2 lol. hes choking

db379
01-29-2010, 01:08 PM
Surprising loss of concentration there by Alex... but to be fair, there was no challenge. He was toying with the poor guy, and just let 2 games go.

6-0 6-2 win.

DownTheLine
01-29-2010, 01:12 PM
Thacher is looking pretty good. Greg is down an early break. :/

DownTheLine
01-29-2010, 01:16 PM
The second I say that Thacher gets broke. lol

EDIT: I think Stanford will probably win the whole thing. There team is just way to deep. When a player like Clayton is #2 that tells you something about the team.

ClarkC
01-29-2010, 03:17 PM
The second I say that Thacher gets broke. lol

EDIT: I think Stanford will probably win the whole thing. There team is just way to deep. When a player like Clayton is #2 that tells you something about the team.

Yes, and when the #2 players for USC and Virginia are ranked #1 (Steve Johnson) and #3 (Michael Shabaz) in the ITA rankings, that tells you something about those teams.

ClarkC
01-29-2010, 03:22 PM
FSU LiveStats (http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/fsu-m-tennis-live-updates-fsuwisconsin_12910.html) show a nailbiter versus Wisconsin.

Clint Bowles was up 6-3 in the 2nd set tiebreak, about to close out the match for FSU, when Patrick Pohlmann won 5 points in a row.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 03:22 PM
Yes, and when the #2 players for USC and Virginia are ranked #1 (Steve Johnson) and #3 (Michael Shabaz) in the ITA rankings, that tells you something about those teams.

Ranking means nothing this early in the season. Even Clayton can cream the #1 player steve Johnson in straight sets.....:)

ClarkC
01-29-2010, 06:50 PM
Illinois beat Virginia Tech 6-1.

Wisconsin comes from behind to upset Florida State 4-3 at FSU.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 06:55 PM
No. 9 Men's Tennis Coasts Past No. 57 UNC Wilmington 6-1 In ITA Kick-Off Opener. What a headline. Now No 45 Oklahoma state is next. This will be tougher than it looks. Oklahoma boasts 3 players in top 100. but Stanford should squeak thru this one.

Fedace
01-29-2010, 06:57 PM
FSU LiveStats (http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/fsu-m-tennis-live-updates-fsuwisconsin_12910.html) show a nailbiter versus Wisconsin.

Clint Bowles was up 6-3 in the 2nd set tiebreak, about to close out the match for FSU, when Patrick Pohlmann won 5 points in a row.

Wisconsin upsets FSU.....what the heck happened there ? This guy Moritz Baumann a real deal ?:confused:

socaltennnis
01-29-2010, 11:30 PM
USC and UCLA start their men's matches for Indoor Kick off tomorrow morning. USC plays Vanderbilt in the first round, UCLA plays Hawaii. I couldnt find if USC had a twitter, but UCLA has http://twitter.com/uclatennis if anyone of you guys are using that nowadays. They both have live scoring too.

Also, check out a cool video featured in the LA Times with UCLA player and songwriter Holden Seguso here: http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/012910aab.html

ttbrowne
01-30-2010, 09:21 AM
No. 9 Men's Tennis Coasts Past No. 57 UNC Wilmington 6-1 In ITA Kick-Off Opener. What a headline. Now No 45 Oklahoma state is next. This will be tougher than it looks. Oklahoma boasts 3 players in top 100. but Stanford should squeak thru this one.

Boomer Sooner!!
I don't know if this will help. If I had to bet, I'd choose Stanford but...Go Sooners!

goldfish81
01-30-2010, 09:56 AM
Boomer Sooner!!
I don't know if this will help. If I had to bet, I'd choose Stanford but...Go Sooners!

its going to be a tight match, if stanford wins the doubs point its over though

pac10s.com

SuperDuy
01-30-2010, 11:13 AM
standford will come in last place

ttbrowne
01-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Looks like we can't get going on 1 & 3...D&B doing well though.

Fedace
01-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Doubles started and Stanford leading well ahead.....Good start.

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

ttbrowne
01-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Okay. Cards have the doubles. Might as well end it now.

db379
01-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Stanford won the doubles point! Good start in singles from Brad, but Alex is not playing well, sloppy first games...already got broken. Come on guys, win this!

Fedace
01-30-2010, 04:57 PM
Just as i predicted. Stanford Kicking butt and showing no mercy at all positions except at #2 spot. Alex started out slow as he sometimes does.

Fedace
01-30-2010, 06:31 PM
I think Winning in dominating fashion would be an understatement of the year. Stanford advance to the main tournament at Virginia. Blows away Oklahoma 7-0. Even Alex came back and won easily at #2 spot. Rest of the division 1 may not even show up for the rest of the tournament after seeing this dominating performance by Stanford.

Joeyg
01-30-2010, 07:15 PM
Braggadocio. I guess they never taught the meaning of that word at "Standford".

db379
01-31-2010, 03:35 AM
Great win for Stanford against a tough team and some very strong singles players; GO STANFORD!

Fedace
01-31-2010, 05:34 AM
Great win for Stanford against a tough team and some very strong singles players; GO STANFORD!

Agree. This is what i call complete domination. Bradley should climb up the rankings after this weekend. He beat the No 10 player in the nation in straight sets.:)

No. 9 Stanford 7, No. 45 Oklahoma 0

DOUBLES
1) No. 1 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) d. Beleleu/Pultr (OKLA) 8-2
2) Clayton/Wire (STAN) led Daescu/Blake Boswell (OKLA) 7-6, susp.
3) Kandath/Lin (STAN) d. Formentera/Paval (OKLA) 8-3
Order of Finish: 3, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 54 Bradley Klahn (STAN) d. No. 10 Andrei Daescu (OKLA) 6-2, 7-6 (11)
2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No. 59 Ionut Beleleu (OKLA) 6-3, 7-5
3) Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. No. 69 Costin Paval (OKLA) 6-0, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (12-10)
4) Richard Wire (STAN) d. David Pultr (OKLA) 6-3, 7-5
5) Matt Kandath (STAN) d. Lawrence Formentera (OKLA) 6-3, 6-3
6) Greg Hirshman (STAN) d. George Chanturia (OKLA) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Fedace
01-31-2010, 05:35 AM
Braggadocio. I guess they never taught the meaning of that word at "Standford".

Idiot. what is that Latin mixed with farcy ?:twisted:

NickC
01-31-2010, 06:30 AM
Idiot. what is that Latin mixed with farcy ?:twisted:

What the f*ck is "farcy"? I don't think you have the right to call someone an idiot when you can't even spell the word Farsi correctly, but that's just me. Maybe at "Standford", they teach you differently.

Fedace
01-31-2010, 06:33 AM
What the f*ck is "farcy"? I don't think you have the right to call someone an idiot when you can't even spell the word Farsi correctly, but that's just me. Maybe at "Standford", they teach you differently.

LOL....you spelled it NOT me.....one Idiiiot deserves another.:)

Tennis_Stringman
01-31-2010, 10:55 AM
Stanford is a contender but USC is just too good. They are better than last year so says Peter Smith.

db379
01-31-2010, 12:05 PM
USC is a great team. They won NCAA last year and were (still are?) ranked number 1. However, Stanford beat them last year and they have a stronger team today than 1 year ago, so that should be an exciting race for the NCAA title and for the number 1 spot.

Fedace
01-31-2010, 01:19 PM
USC Battling to get into the main event at virginia right now. LIVE video available.

http://www.usctrojans.com/livestats/tennis/Scoreboard.html

Fedace
01-31-2010, 01:23 PM
OK, USC is playing Yale. Can't tell by the scoreboard but the Video is working. USC won the doubles point, now singles to begin. If USC wins then they are off to Virginia for the main event.

Fedace
01-31-2010, 02:22 PM
This #1 guy from Yale named V powers is a great player. He is staying right there with Steve Johnson from USC and treating Steve's serve like it is nothing... he returns like Agassi

DownTheLine
01-31-2010, 02:26 PM
Alex is above Klahn in the nation and still #2? huh

Tennis_Stringman
01-31-2010, 02:41 PM
This #1 guy from Yale named V powers is a great player. He is staying right there with Steve Johnson from USC and treating Steve's serve like it is nothing... he returns like Agassi

Marc Powers, a good all court player. He won a 18s National Open Doubles with my son a year ago. Who won the USC-Yale matches?

Fedace
01-31-2010, 02:46 PM
Marc Powers, a good all court player. He won a 18s National Open Doubles with my son a year ago. Who won the USC-Yale matches?

Still going on, you can see it live on cam.

http://www.usctrojans.com/livestats/tennis/Scoreboard.html

atatu
01-31-2010, 02:49 PM
Virginia should win it. Texas did not drop a line all weekend, sweeping Middle Tennessee and Cal. They have a new player in Jean Andersen who looks like he will be a solid #4 or #5. They could make the semis unless they get a tough draw and face UVA or USC early on.

Fedace
01-31-2010, 03:11 PM
All over. USC beats Yale and advances to Virginia.

socaltennnis
01-31-2010, 04:38 PM
UCLA advances into the 16 team event beating the #17 team of Pepperdine 4-0 and, the day earlier, Hawaii 4-1. Pretty difficult qualifying draw for UCLA if you ask me, considering all the top 16 teams were playing teams between 17-64.

http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/013110aac.html
http://twitter.com/uclatennis

Joeyg
01-31-2010, 04:41 PM
I love the fact that Dr. Fedace has me on his "ignore" list, yet responds (however idiotically) to my posts.

The Wreck
01-31-2010, 07:03 PM
Watched UGA play today against Northwestern. They won convincingly, but I'm not sure they'll be much of a threat this year at indoors...maybe by the time the regular season rolls around they will be in a better groove. Nate Schnugg has always been a leader and a huge part of the team's success, but he's just seemed really out of it lately, not at the same level he was last year.

ClarkC
01-31-2010, 07:17 PM
Virginia should win it. Texas did not drop a line all weekend, sweeping Middle Tennessee and Cal. They have a new player in Jean Andersen who looks like he will be a solid #4 or #5. They could make the semis unless they get a tough draw and face UVA or USC early on.

It could be that the toughest opening round matchup, #8 vs. #9, will be Stanford vs. Texas. We will see.

ClarkC
01-31-2010, 07:19 PM
Watched UGA play today against Northwestern. They won convincingly, but I'm not sure they'll be much of a threat this year at indoors...maybe by the time the regular season rolls around they will be in a better groove. Nate Schnugg has always been a leader and a huge part of the team's success, but he's just seemed really out of it lately, not at the same level he was last year.

I think Schnugg has been injured. When he gets healthy, Georgia will have a top 10, maybe top 6 team. Until then, they could do anything from pull upsets to bomb out.

Based on rankings, it could be #7 Georgia vs. #10 Ole Miss in the first round. Ole Miss is very young and rebuilding this year. I have to think that Georgia wins that one.

db379
02-01-2010, 03:40 AM
It looks like Alex and Brad progressed quite a lot in the new rankings: Alex is #18 and Brad #32 in singles according to the NCAA website.
http://www.collegetennisonline.com/Tennis/Division.aspx?lgId=1

However, Klahn/Thatcher are only #28 in doubles... I thought they were ranked #1... or maybe it was in the PAC10 ranking?

Fedace
02-01-2010, 07:57 AM
It looks like Alex and Brad progressed quite a lot in the new rankings: Alex is #18 and Brad #32 in singles according to the NCAA website.
http://www.collegetennisonline.com/Tennis/Division.aspx?lgId=1

However, Klahn/Thatcher are only #28 in doubles... I thought they were ranked #1... or maybe it was in the PAC10 ranking?

Yea they should both be in top 5 in the country. If they play Texas in the 1st round, they should get by them.... I am also very impressed with Greg Hirshman's play at #6 spot past weekend...

DownTheLine
02-01-2010, 12:45 PM
So what does the draw look like? Still surprising that Clayton is #2 when he is higher in the ranks and has a winning record against Brad.

reesespiecestennis
02-01-2010, 02:50 PM
wahoo-wa wahoo-wa Uni-V Virginia! Hoo ra ray Hoo ra ray, ray ray UVA!

Go Hoos!

I'll be in c-ville for it hopefully.

Fedace
02-01-2010, 04:16 PM
wahoo-wa wahoo-wa Uni-V Virginia! Hoo ra ray Hoo ra ray, ray ray UVA!

Go Hoos!

I'll be in c-ville for it hopefully.

Can you take your HD camara and tape all the STanford matches please ?

ClarkC
02-01-2010, 05:21 PM
Can you take your HD camara and tape all the STanford matches please ?

Including all their consolation bracket matches? :)

Fedace
02-01-2010, 07:42 PM
Including all their consolation bracket matches? :)

They are supposed to win the tournament this year so especially the finals.

ssgator80
02-02-2010, 10:31 AM
Six SEC teams in the 16 team draw. Draw should be out tomorrow.

Fedace
02-03-2010, 05:45 AM
Six SEC teams in the 16 team draw. Draw should be out tomorrow.

yea all those foreign players sure pay off. not that i have anything against that.

Fedace
02-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Still waiting for the draw. I am thinking about flying out to virginia during that weekend. Is anyone else going. ?

http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/DIMensTeamIndoors.htm

Tennis_Stringman
02-03-2010, 08:22 AM
Still waiting for the draw. I am thinking about flying out to virginia during that weekend. Is anyone else going. ?

http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/DIMensTeamIndoors.htm

Wow, you certainly are a Stanford College Tennis fanboy. This current team may be able to capture the glory of the "days of yore."

Joeyg
02-03-2010, 08:53 AM
I might be going. Are you going to notify the Virginia State police that you have a mad stalker?

The Wreck
02-03-2010, 09:27 AM
yea all those foreign players sure pay off. not that i have anything against that.

Not really true for all SEC schools. Georgia has one foreign player (Garrapiz), but the rest are from the US. I don't count Vittuli as a foreign player even though he's from Kenya...nothing Kenyan about him...

ssgator80
02-03-2010, 12:12 PM
Fedace must be an elitist, looking down at us Southerners with all of our foreign players in the SEC.

Joeyg
02-03-2010, 12:23 PM
He claims to have gone to "Standford"!

woodrow1029
02-03-2010, 12:50 PM
I worked at Stanford last weekend for the 2 rounds. It was cold during the Stanford v. Oklahoma match Saturday night!

Tennis_Stringman
02-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Fedace, did you play on the team when you went to Stanford?

woodrow1029
02-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Fedace, did you play on the team when you went to Stanford?

Feddie didn't go to Stanford. He went to StanDford.

Fedace
02-04-2010, 06:18 AM
Feddie didn't go to Stanford. He went to StanDford.

I can only recommend to get some help, before it is too late...:-?

Joeyg
02-04-2010, 08:43 AM
Woodrow,

Are you working this weekend? I will be at the USPTA conference at Stanford, working on the Wilson court, doing demos. Stop by if you get a chance and say hi.

joeyg

woodrow1029
02-04-2010, 01:08 PM
Woodrow,

Are you working this weekend? I will be at the USPTA conference at Stanford, working on the Wilson court, doing demos. Stop by if you get a chance and say hi.

joeyg
I am working qualifying at SAP in San Jose.

Joeyg
02-04-2010, 01:29 PM
I am working transportation for the tourney for the 17th year. I might just see you there. Do you remember what I look like? Say "hi" if you see me.

analyst
02-04-2010, 01:58 PM
The first round match ups are posted on the ITA site--in the article on USC and Duke entering the Indoors with the #1 ranking

link: http://www.itatennis.com/AboutITA/News/USC__Duke_take_No__1_Campbell_ITA_Rankings_to_ITA_ National_Team_Indoors.htm

Fedace
02-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Right, Stanford plays Texas in the first round. This should be a breez. Then we play USC in the 2nd round, most likely. It is time for revenge for the loss in NCAA last year.....

http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/Men$!27s+National+Team+Indoors/2010+Men$!27s+Team+Indoor+(Virginia)/2010+MTI+Draw.pdf

ClarkC
02-04-2010, 07:09 PM
Right, Stanford plays Texas in the first round. This should be a breez.

There is one first round matchup that looks really tight: Stanford vs. Texas. The higher seed should win handily in all the others.

Describing the Texas match as a breeze is really foolish.

Fedace
02-04-2010, 07:52 PM
There is one first round matchup that looks really tight: Stanford vs. Texas. The higher seed should win handily in all the others.

Describing the Texas match as a breeze is really foolish.

I predict Stanford win 5-2

atatu
02-05-2010, 05:02 AM
It's going to be a close match, I give Stanford credit for knocking off UT last year, but I think this year UT is a bit stronger and deeper. It might come down to the doubles.

woodrow1029
02-05-2010, 12:42 PM
I am working transportation for the tourney for the 17th year. I might just see you there. Do you remember what I look like? Say "hi" if you see me.
Will do. I will be the chair umpire for the Sampras Verdasco exo on Monday night.

DownTheLine
02-05-2010, 04:32 PM
Is there any breaking news??

Fedace
02-06-2010, 03:56 PM
Is there any breaking news??

Stanford Crushing Hawaii. Nice practice before the tournament...

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

Fedace
02-06-2010, 05:21 PM
No 9 Stanford Crushes Hawaii. Be afraid,,,be very afraid.

No. 9 Stanford 6, No. 40 Hawai'i 1

DOUBLES
1) Clayton/Wire (STAN) d. Lajola/Tweedt (HAW) 8-1
2) Kandath/Lin (STAN) d. Eberhard/Weber (HAW) 8-0
3) Hirshman/Kehrer (STAN) d. Llarenas/Rosenberg (HAW) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

SINGLES
1) No. 54 Bradley Klahn (STAN) d. Dennis Lajola (HAW) 6-4, 6-3
2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. Andreas Weber (HAW) 6-4, 6-4
3) Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Jeremy Tweedt (HAW) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
4) Leo Rosenberg (HAW) d. Richard Wire (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
5) Matt Kandath (STAN) d. Phillipp Eberhard (HAW) 6-3, 7-6
6) Denis Lin (STAN) d. Daniel Llarenas (HAW) 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 1, 5, 3

DownTheLine
02-06-2010, 05:25 PM
No 9 Stanford Crushes Hawaii. Be afraid,,,be very afraid.

No. 9 Stanford 6, No. 40 Hawai'i 1

DOUBLES
1) Clayton/Wire (STAN) d. Lajola/Tweedt (HAW) 8-1
2) Kandath/Lin (STAN) d. Eberhard/Weber (HAW) 8-0
3) Hirshman/Kehrer (STAN) d. Llarenas/Rosenberg (HAW) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

SINGLES
1) No. 54 Bradley Klahn (STAN) d. Dennis Lajola (HAW) 6-4, 6-3
2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. Andreas Weber (HAW) 6-4, 6-4
3) Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Jeremy Tweedt (HAW) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
4) Leo Rosenberg (HAW) d. Richard Wire (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
5) Matt Kandath (STAN) d. Phillipp Eberhard (HAW) 6-3, 7-6
6) Denis Lin (STAN) d. Daniel Llarenas (HAW) 6-3, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 1, 5, 3

What's up with Greg not playing singles?

Thacher always has so much trouble. 3 sets with Hawaii? Really?

Fedace
02-06-2010, 05:29 PM
^^Everybody needs playing time. New freshman talent Denis Lin needs playing time too. Denis is the future star of stanford tennis.

Tennis_Stringman
02-06-2010, 06:57 PM
What's up with Greg not playing singles?

Thacher always has so much trouble. 3 sets with Hawaii? Really?

Thatcher was suppose to be the next top 10 ATP guy....you never know.

Fedace
02-06-2010, 07:01 PM
Thatcher was suppose to be the next top 10 ATP guy....you never know.

He is if you purely go by his ball striking ability. but with his bad back, his movement has been severely restricted. So he is one of those guys with ton of talent that will never be really realized to the full potential.....:cry:

paulnw
02-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Props to Leo with the lone win.

Fedace
02-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Props to Leo with the lone win.

I think Richard was injured and didn't move like he normally can.

Tennis_Stringman
02-07-2010, 07:38 AM
Doesn't make sense, why play him when there's enough guys on the team to pick up the slack. Then he could rest.

Fedace
02-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Schedule is out. We meet Texas at high noon for a shootout at O.K. Corral.

http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=204875793

Not sure Why this tournament was given to U of Virginia. They have NO webcam to do this LIVE webcast. all we can do is watch the scoreboard. This is sad. There are so many other sites that has the Live Webcam in place like Washington huskies.

Fedace
02-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Awsome Practice session. They are all crushing the ball. I would hate to face this team in the tournament....

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

Tennis_Stringman
02-08-2010, 06:54 PM
No matter, they won't get by USC.

DownTheLine
02-09-2010, 01:02 PM
How so?
Stanford will win doubles the #1 and maybe #2 will win and they need to only win one more singles match.

Fedace
02-09-2010, 03:31 PM
How so?
Stanford will win doubles the #1 and maybe #2 will win and they need to only win one more singles match.

Agree, Ryan Thacher will definitely win his match. and i expect Rich Wire to take his singles as well. Rich is a Senior and he has alot to prove.:)

socaltennnis
02-09-2010, 06:39 PM
Kentucky upset Virginia last week 4-3. Kentucky will play UCLA first round at indoors.

Singles
No. 1 – #8 Eric Quigley (UK) def. #12 Sanam Singh (UVA) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 – #39 Alex Musialek (UK) def. #3 Michael Shabaz (UVA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 3 – #16 Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) def. Brad Cox (UK) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)
No. 4 – #31 Drew Courtney (UVA) def. Graeme Dyce (UK) 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 – #58 Houston Barrick (UVA) def. Anthony Rossi (UK) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
No. 6 – Alberto Gonzalez (UK) def. #28 Lee Singer (UVA) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7)

Order of finish: 4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6*

Doubles
No. 1 – #9 Eric Quigley/Brad Cox (UK) def. #4 Sanam Singh/Houston Barrick (UVA) 8-5
No. 2 – Alex Lambropoulos/Alberto Gonzalez (UK) def. Michael Shabaz/Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) 8-5
No. 3 – Alex Musialek/Anthony Rossi (UK) def. #17 Drew Courtney/Lee Singer (UVA) 8-4

socaltennnis
02-09-2010, 06:40 PM
http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/020610aaa.html

ClarkC
02-10-2010, 06:07 AM
We are having trouble finding the right doubles chemistry at Virginia early in the season. Not that uncommon in the winter season, but not good timing with the national indoors coming up. We will see how the totally new lineup (http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/02/10/following-rare-loss-boland-eyes-stability/)works out in a couple of days.

atatu
02-10-2010, 08:12 AM
The more I think about it, the more I think the UT/Stanford match will be close. I think Stanford will win the doubles, but UT has a good chance to take the #1, #5, and #6 lines. Stanford will win at #4, so the #2 and #3 lines will be the deciding matches.

DownTheLine
02-10-2010, 07:13 PM
The more I think about it, the more I think the UT/Stanford match will be close. I think Stanford will win the doubles, but UT has a good chance to take the #1, #5, and #6 lines. Stanford will win at #4, so the #2 and #3 lines will be the deciding matches.

Losing at #1? I disagree.

Fedace
02-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Losing at #1? I disagree.

Stanford WIN 6-1. and then it is time for Revenge against USC. Will clean out USC as well 5-2. Stanford will make a statement this weekend... I really need Video coverage of this,,,,,Anyone...???

ClarkC
02-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Stanford WIN 6-1. and then it is time for Revenge against USC. Will clean out USC as well 5-2. Stanford will make a statement this weekend... I really need Video coverage of this,,,,,Anyone...???

I am smuggling my Brownie Hawkeye camera into the club to take photos.

Fedace
02-11-2010, 05:33 AM
I am smuggling my Brownie Hawkeye camera into the club to take photos.

You don't need to sneak anything in. They welcome videos and camaras in the event. They feel bad that there is no live video coverage of the event.:???:

ClarkC
02-11-2010, 01:31 PM
You don't need to sneak anything in. They welcome videos and camaras in the event. They feel bad that there is no live video coverage of the event.:???:

The live video situation is governed by the ACC. The conference signed an exclusive sports video rights agreement with Jefferson-Pilot Sports. Mostly, football and basketball games are carried regionally, and other sports are irrelevant. The ACC had the rights to stream live video itself as part of the agreement, so they set up a service called ACC Select. But you had to pay to watch, either per-event or a subscription fee that let you see everything.

It turns out that not much in this country besides football and basketball generates any pay per view revenue, so the ACC Select service was a money loser. The ACC shut it down just last summer. But the video rights are still tied up by the existing contract, and ACC schools cannot broadcast live sports video on their own.

Next time the football contract is negotiated, maybe something will be done about making the "lesser" sports available at the discretion of each ACC school, but not right now.

Fedace
02-11-2010, 07:27 PM
The live video situation is governed by the ACC. The conference signed an exclusive sports video rights agreement with Jefferson-Pilot Sports. Mostly, football and basketball games are carried regionally, and other sports are irrelevant. The ACC had the rights to stream live video itself as part of the agreement, so they set up a service called ACC Select. But you had to pay to watch, either per-event or a subscription fee that let you see everything.

It turns out that not much in this country besides football and basketball generates any pay per view revenue, so the ACC Select service was a money loser. The ACC shut it down just last summer. But the video rights are still tied up by the existing contract, and ACC schools cannot broadcast live sports video on their own.

Next time the football contract is negotiated, maybe something will be done about making the "lesser" sports available at the discretion of each ACC school, but not right now.

NIce thanks. but that building can't get live internet video cable. so even if everything was a OK, it is not possible to have live feed from there at this time..

ClarkC
02-12-2010, 03:29 AM
NIce thanks. but that building can't get live internet video cable. so even if everything was a OK, it is not possible to have live feed from there at this time..

We could wire it up, but the point is that UVa is not going to pay to do that if they are not allowed to broadcast once it is finished.

Fedace
02-12-2010, 05:54 AM
We could wire it up, but the point is that UVa is not going to pay to do that if they are not allowed to broadcast once it is finished.

Ok, anyway, its going to move back to U of Washington in 2 years so i may not matter.
OK. Its time to Feast on the Flesh and bones of the Longhorns in 2 hours......:):)

ssgator80
02-12-2010, 06:35 AM
Gators get the doubles point. Lead 1 - 0. Singles to start shortly

Fedace
02-12-2010, 06:58 AM
Gators get the doubles point. Lead 1 - 0. Singles to start shortly

Ahhh yes, Germany vs Slovakia match.. It is interesting for sure.

on the flipside, Ohio state's Chase Buchanan is playing #1 singles... maybe he has a pro career in him afterall ?:)

atatu
02-12-2010, 08:18 AM
The more I think about it, the more I think the UT/Stanford match will be close. I think Stanford will win the doubles, but UT has a good chance to take the #1, #5, and #6 lines. Stanford will win at #4, so the #2 and #3 lines will be the deciding matches.

Now that I have seen the lineups, I take it back, Stanford should win the # 5 line and UT should win the #4 line and #6 line. Lines #1-#3 could go either way.

ssgator80
02-12-2010, 08:19 AM
There you go again making fun of the south. I'm inclined to believe what the other posters have been saying about you.

atatu
02-12-2010, 08:20 AM
Wow, Flordia could pull off the upset against BU, go Gators !

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:21 AM
Now that I have seen the lineups, I take it back, Stanford should win the # 5 line and UT should win the #4 line and #6 line. Lines #1-#3 could go either way.

Clayton's beaten corrie before and Klahn should beat this guys at #1 for sure. so Stanford win...:)

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:22 AM
There you go again making fun of the south. I'm inclined to believe what the other posters have been saying about you.

i am just kidding. I just don't like foreign players come to state U to strictly play tennis. Getting a degree is always 2ndary to them..

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:25 AM
this guy from florida,, Alex Lacroix is ranked #7, that is so hard to believe. I seen this guy play and he hits the ball like a Girl. he is a Pusher...

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:28 AM
Horny at #6 is way too Horny for this match. He is going down.......Florida looks like they are going to take this one...

atatu
02-12-2010, 08:29 AM
Clayton's beaten corrie before and Klahn should beat this guys at #1 for sure. so Stanford win...:)

#1 will be close, you do realize that Kutrovsky is ranked #5 right now ?

atatu
02-12-2010, 08:37 AM
Flordia beats Baylor, thanks to a couple of three sets wins at #5 and #6, nice job by the Gators.

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:38 AM
#1 will be close, you do realize that Kutrovsky is ranked #5 right now ?

I have seen him play a year ago. and he hits everything flat and hard and he is not consistant if he is pushed. Alex cleaned his clock last year easily. so i expect Klahn with his improved game to do the same...:)

ssgator80
02-12-2010, 08:40 AM
Baylor had just beat Florida earlier in the year at Baylor's court, so it was a good win. Man I hope "Standford" gets beat.

Fedace
02-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Baylor had just beat Florida earlier in the year at Baylor's court, so it was a good win. Man I hope "Standford" gets beat.

StanDford will Wipe Texas off the map. and USC is next. LOL....they put Farah at #1 and Johnson at #2.... What a mistake. Klahn Owns Farah and Alex can beat Johnson and is much better matchup...:)

Fedace
02-12-2010, 09:27 AM
Ohh,, this doubles is real tight......making me nervous..

http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=88813&SPID=10610&DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=204881419

ssgator80
02-12-2010, 09:51 AM
The Tree is down 0-1

DownTheLine
02-12-2010, 11:29 AM
Did Stanford lose?
Dang.

DaDave
02-12-2010, 11:30 AM
4-0 Longhorns!
if Texas can get consistency out of Vasko Mladenov and a healthy Kellen Damico... This team is gonnna be incredible.

TourTenor
02-12-2010, 11:45 AM
Whew, anybody have a resuscitater? The Cardinal went down and is showing no signs of life with a 4-0 thumping. They got hooked by dem horns, eh, Fedace?? Or, maybe you will tell us that they had injuries or, they don't usually play well early in the season but we should "just wait till the NCAA's"??

10isDad
02-12-2010, 11:47 AM
StanDford will Wipe Texas off the map. and USC is next. LOL....they put Farah at #1 and Johnson at #2.... What a mistake. Klahn Owns Farah and Alex can beat Johnson and is much better matchup...:)

Ha ha ha hahahahahahahahah...what a moron...:oops:

bobsimon
02-12-2010, 12:17 PM
http://www.texassports.com/sports/m-tennis/mtt/tex-m-tennis-mtt.html

8 players from Texas and only 4 international players :shock: That's pretty surprising isn't it?

atatu
02-12-2010, 12:53 PM
I was wrong, it wasn't close at all. The pickup of Jean Andersen has been huge for the Horns...I am surprised that Kutrovsky did not win his match in straight sets. Huge win by the seniors Kutrovsky and Zavala in doubles against the #1 team in the country. So...where is Fedace ??

ssgator80
02-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Fedace has disappeared.

Joeyg
02-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Did anyone else notice how quickly Fraudace left this post after "Standford" got their azz handed to them?

Especially, after the doctor predicted they would wipe them out.

db379
02-12-2010, 03:10 PM
Iīm so disappointed by Stanfordīs performance!!! What the hell? I donīt recognize the team. Are these the same guys that beat USC and UCLA last year?

DownTheLine
02-12-2010, 05:56 PM
Iīm so disappointed by Stanfordīs performance!!! What the hell? I donīt recognize the team. Are these the same guys that beat USC and UCLA last year?

I second that. :(

socaltennnis
02-12-2010, 06:24 PM
Iīm so disappointed by Stanfordīs performance!!! What the hell? I donīt recognize the team. Are these the same guys that beat USC and UCLA last year?

yes, they are indeed the same team. stanford had a lucky weekend last year. usc and ucla beat them twice a month later and then usc beat them again in the ncaas.

ClarkC
02-12-2010, 07:58 PM
I predict Stanford win 5-2

No 9 Stanford Crushes Hawaii. Be afraid,,,be very afraid.



Awsome Practice session. They are all crushing the ball. I would hate to face this team in the tournament....

http://www.gostanford.com/livestats/tennis/StanfordTennis.html

How so?
Stanford will win doubles the #1 and maybe #2 will win and they need to only win one more singles match.

Enough said, I guess.

ClarkC
02-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Iīm so disappointed by Stanfordīs performance!!! What the hell? I donīt recognize the team. Are these the same guys that beat USC and UCLA last year?

Yes, these are the same guys that beat an injured USC and an injured UCLA last year, then got killed by a healthy USC in the NCAA round of 16.

atatu
02-12-2010, 08:11 PM
Yes, these are the same guys that beat an injured USC and an injured UCLA last year, then got killed by a healthy USC in the NCAA round of 16.

So, do you play at the Boars Head Club, it looks like an awesome facility...

Fedace
02-12-2010, 09:03 PM
Yes, these are the same guys that beat an injured USC and an injured UCLA last year, then got killed by a healthy USC in the NCAA round of 16.

The guys just wasn't prepared correctly. There were lots of Bad weather at Stanford in the weeks leading up to the event. and they didnt' have enough time to prepare properly for the event. I wish they could have gotten more practice time at SF indoor club. ...:(

Fedace
02-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Stanford should dominate this backdraw with ease. Fresno state and Kentucky ? not....

raging
02-12-2010, 10:53 PM
The guys just wasn't prepared correctly. There were lots of Bad weather at Stanford in the weeks leading up to the event. and they didnt' have enough time to prepare properly for the event. I wish they could have gotten more practice time at SF indoor club. ...:(

sorry mate...bad call...old aussie custom, walk on the court, take your chances...no excuses, other guys were too good !

Stanford boys know the score...they weren't good enough!

let's see if they are good enough to dominate the consolation.:)

Fedace
02-13-2010, 05:21 AM
Also the Time change. It is very difficult trying to adjust to 3 hour difference from pacific time to eastern time. Guys only had 1 day to adjust to the time change.

ClarkC
02-13-2010, 06:00 AM
this guy from florida,, Alex Lacroix is ranked #7, that is so hard to believe. I seen this guy play and he hits the ball like a Girl. he is a Pusher...

General rule when reading Talk Tennis: Every time a poster describes any player, college or pro, as a pusher, you can ignore them. The word pusher is the most misused word in tennis. Few who use it have any idea what it means.

Joeyg
02-13-2010, 06:03 AM
I think the Standford guys dogs ate their homework.

ClarkC
02-13-2010, 06:12 AM
The guys just wasn't prepared correctly. There were lots of Bad weather at Stanford in the weeks leading up to the event. and they didnt' have enough time to prepare properly for the event. I wish they could have gotten more practice time at SF indoor club. ...:(

Quality match time is more important than practice time. It is difficult to schedule a top 15 team right before the indoors, but that is what you need. Virginia took a couple of weeks off from matches because they did not have to qualify, being the hosts, so they could not play while others were playing the qualifying rounds. Then they played a top 15 team on the road and came out flat and lost. Stanford went through the same thing, except that instead of losing a meaningless match that helps you warm up for the NTI, their match was for keeps.

I am not a Stanford fan and don't really have an incentive to join the excuse making for them, but the fact is that the National Team Indoors is a difficult tournament to be prepared for, more so than the outdoors. Take a look at Baylor. They have hot weather and play outdoors all year. They do not even have any indoor courts in Waco, Texas, much less have them at their college. A few years ago, Virginia and Baylor played a dual match in Waco when it was about to rain. They played singles first in an effort to decide the match before it rained, but then the rain started. Baylor called around and found some indoor courts 75 miles north, almost to Dallas. Both teams got on buses and drove for more than an hour, warmed up, resumed singles matches already in progress, then played doubles at the end. I am not sure how well Baylor will ever do at the indoors when they don't even have access to indoor courts. Preparing for the outdoors is another story.

Another interesting case is UCLA, whose flying arrangements were messed up by snowy weather problems at some airport along the way. They could not get into town until Thursday evening, so the UCLA-Kentucky match switched times with the Georgia-Ole Miss match in order to give them some more hit-around time slots during the day. But you can only hit when doubles is being played, using fewer courts than singles, or when singles play is almost over and some courts are free. I wonder if they will get better as the tourney goes on, but they better do it quickly because the draw gets very tough starting today.

ihearit1st
02-13-2010, 06:27 AM
Guys, admit it- Stanford had the world stacked against them.

They ate at TGIFridays the night before and not only did they bring Alex Clayton mozzarella sticks instead of potato skins, but his Coke was all fizzy as well.

The Hampton Inn didn't have soft water like Whit promised Bradley so of course his hair was all frizzy Friday morning. You couldn't play in those conditions either!

And to top it all of, Greg Hirshman left his green Snuggie in California and his only hope for sleeping Thursday night was to borrow Fedace's and it was all covered in slobber.

These poor kids!

Fedace
02-13-2010, 06:49 AM
Quality match time is more important than practice time. It is difficult to schedule a top 15 team right before the indoors, but that is what you need. Virginia took a couple of weeks off from matches because they did not have to qualify, being the hosts, so they could not play while others were playing the qualifying rounds. Then they played a top 15 team on the road and came out flat and lost. Stanford went through the same thing, except that instead of losing a meaningless match that helps you warm up for the NTI, their match was for keeps.



I tend to agree with this statement. thanks.:)

Fedace
02-13-2010, 06:51 AM
Guys, admit it- Stanford had the world stacked against them.

They ate at TGIFridays the night before and not only did they bring Alex Clayton mozzarella sticks instead of potato skins, but his Coke was all fizzy as well.

The Hampton Inn didn't have soft water like Whit promised Bradley so of course his hair was all frizzy Friday morning. You couldn't play in those conditions either!

And to top it all of, Greg Hirshman left his green Snuggie in California and his only hope for sleeping Thursday night was to borrow Fedace's and it was all covered in slobber.

These poor kids!

That's funny,,,,i actually laughed at this one...:)

db379
02-13-2010, 08:05 AM
Yes, these are the same guys that beat an injured USC and an injured UCLA last year, then got killed by a healthy USC in the NCAA round of 16.

Yes, I know they are the same players as last year, except for Kendath. My question was not really one, it was more an expression of surprise, or horror, to see such a poor effort by a great team. I know the guys are much better than what they showed against UT (I didnīt see the matches, but according to the scoreline). I donīt know what happened, but maybe UT came out really strong, they seem to have a really good team as well, and they may go far...

db379
02-13-2010, 08:16 AM
And BTW, I donīt agree with those who already bury Stanford because of their poor showing at the ITA this year. The wins against USC and UCLA last year were well deserved. I saw the matches and they were hard fought matches that Stanford won by a slight margin against two great teams. I believe that Stanford has an even better team this year, with Klahn having a great season so far. So, I hope this is just one step back only to move two forward very soon. Good things should happen... :)

Fedace
02-13-2010, 09:17 AM
Allright. BACK on track. Stanford takes the doubles point up 1-0 against Fresno state....

db379
02-13-2010, 09:57 AM
it looks like Texas is en route to upset the #1 team ... too soon to say really but they lead USC already.

db379
02-13-2010, 10:53 AM
Stanford beat Fresno State 4-0

db379
02-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Texas beat USC 4-2! I guess Stanfordīs loss against UT is now put in perspective!

DownTheLine
02-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Texas is on a roll.

Fedace
02-13-2010, 04:22 PM
Texas is on a roll.

I think Texas is a flash in the pan. put these guys outside and they become little rabbits.

Fedace
02-14-2010, 04:09 PM
WOW,, this is the real Cardinal we all know and love. Loss to Texas was a good learning experience. when NCAA comes around the table will be turned....

No. 9 Stanford 4, No. 10 Kentucky 2

DOUBLES
1) No. 1 Klahn/Thacher (STAN) d. No. 9 Cox/Quigley (KENT) 8-4
2) Clayton/Wire (STAN) d. Gonzalez/Alex Lambropoulos (KENT) 8-1
3) Musialek/Rossi (KENT) led Kandath/Denis Lin (STAN) 5-4, susp.
Order of Finish: 2, 1

SINGLES
1) No. 8 Eric Quigley (KENT) d. No. 54 Bradley Klahn (STAN) 6-2, 7-6 (5)
2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) led No. 39 Alex Musialek (KENT) 1-6, 6-2, 4-1, susp.
3) Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Brad Cox (KENT) 6-4, 6-4
4) Richard Wire (STAN) d. Anthony Rossi (KENT) 7-6 (5), 6-2
5) Alberto Gonzalez (KENT) d. Matt Kandath (STAN) 6-4, 7-5
6) Greg Hirshman (STAN) d. Graham Dyce (KENT) 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 1, 5, 4

Blu_bomber
02-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Went to watch (I live close to Charlottesville) the UVa and Ohio St match today :-D. Doubles was epic and Shabaz vs Buchanan was going into a third set when Singh clinched the match for UVa. I might get to go to the final tommorrow, depending on the weather. Chase Buchanan is a lot better than I thought and he was really playing great against Shabaz. If I go to the final I will post about that (hopefully). :-D

Fedace
02-14-2010, 05:19 PM
Went to watch (I live close to Charlottesville) the UVa and Ohio St match today :-D. Doubles was epic and Shabaz vs Buchanan was going into a third set when Singh clinched the match for UVa. I might get to go to the final tommorrow, depending on the weather. Chase Buchanan is a lot better than I thought and he was really playing great against Shabaz. If I go to the final I will post about that (hopefully). :-D

Take some pics, if possible. IS chase a big hitter ? i was told he was just a consistant player, no power in his game..

atatu
02-14-2010, 07:44 PM
Congrats to Tennessee and UVA. Should be a good final with UVA taking it in a close one.

tennismom42
02-14-2010, 08:51 PM
SINGLES

2) No. 37 Alex Clayton (STAN) led No. 39 Alex Musialek (KENT) 1-6, 6-2, 4-1, susp.


What happened in this match?

Fedace
02-15-2010, 05:10 AM
What happened in this match?

Stopped play when Stanford won the match. but alex was on his way to domination once again....I am wondering about Klahn losing to Quiegly down under....

Fedace
02-15-2010, 08:13 AM
Final about to begin.

http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=204887767

Fedace
02-15-2010, 08:14 AM
One thing i have taken from this event is that we found a incredible doubles pair in Clayton and Wire. This team has beaten some of the top doubles teams in the country in this event. This is a definite positive..

DownTheLine
02-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Tennessee will probably take the doubles point.


Fixed.

Fedace
02-15-2010, 08:34 AM
Texas will probably take the doubles point.

I think Texas is on the plane enjoying the nice Air plane food. Talking about how next time Stanford will come out with Vengence so they may just default the match if they meet again....:)

DownTheLine
02-15-2010, 08:37 AM
I think Texas is on the plane enjoying the nice Air plane food. Talking about how next time Stanford will come out with Vengence so they may just default the match if they meet again....:)

WOW I mean Tennessee... MY BAD

Fedace
02-15-2010, 08:47 AM
WOW I mean Tennessee... MY BAD

Tennessee Crushes Virginia in Doubles. Very impressive i have to admit. Virginia has some solid doubles teams..... Looks like this Upstart "We GET NO respect" team is going to surprise everyone.....:)

Fedace
02-15-2010, 08:48 AM
Interesting only 5 people picked Tennessee to take it all.....lol

DownTheLine
02-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Is Johnson still #1 at USC? He doesn't look that good from the videos I have seen.

ClarkC
02-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Tennessee Crushes Virginia in Doubles. Very impressive i have to admit. Virginia has some solid doubles teams..... Looks like this Upstart "We GET NO respect" team is going to surprise everyone.....:)

Virginia did OK in singles, though. 10-3 in sets, 4-0 in matches completed.

reesespiecestennis
02-15-2010, 05:10 PM
HOO just won the National Indoors!?!?

Blu_bomber
02-15-2010, 05:57 PM
Take some pics, if possible. IS chase a big hitter ? i was told he was just a consistant player, no power in his game..

I don't have a working camera :cry: but Chase is a pretty hard-hitter when he wants to be. He had some amazing winners against Shabaz.

Go UVa!!! Big Winners!!! :)

Fedace
02-15-2010, 06:04 PM
I don't have a working camera :cry: but Chase is a pretty hard-hitter when he wants to be. He had some amazing winners against Shabaz.

Go UVa!!! Big Winners!!! :)

I seen these guys from Virginia. Skinny fellows, they don't really look like athletes at all. Look like chemistry lab assistants..... Amazing how good they are in singles. Wonder if any of them can make the Pros ??:confused:

Joeyg
02-16-2010, 09:27 AM
Does anyone take this guy seriously?

Fedace
02-16-2010, 09:32 AM
Does anyone take this guy seriously?

Yes You. Your admiration of me is what gives you the desire to meet me and thus the stalking behavior....

Joeyg
02-16-2010, 09:42 AM
Does this mean I'm off your fake ignore list, Doctor Fedace?

reesespiecestennis
02-16-2010, 04:38 PM
I seen these guys from Virginia. Skinny fellows, they don't really look like athletes at all. Look like chemistry lab assistants..... Amazing how good they are in singles. Wonder if any of them can make the Pros ??:confused:

Are you kidding me!?!?

Fedace
02-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Are you kidding me!?!?

Ok then what do you think of their chances of going pro ?

reesespiecestennis
02-16-2010, 04:50 PM
No, I just think how it's funny that you're insulting UVA's players, who I think won the championship??

Joeyg
02-16-2010, 06:06 PM
You need to understand that logic and Dr. Fedace are rarely in the same room together.

ClarkC
02-16-2010, 07:02 PM
I seen these guys from Virginia. Skinny fellows, they don't really look like athletes at all. Look like chemistry lab assistants..... Amazing how good they are in singles. Wonder if any of them can make the Pros ??:confused:

Out of the 6 starters for UVa, 6 are not skinny, which leaves zero who are skinny. Just to help out the Standford grad on the arithmetic involved here.

andfor
02-16-2010, 07:49 PM
Clearly the UVA and UTK are the two best teams in the country. It's also obvious UT will beat UVA next time they play which will likely be in Athens, GA in the NCAA finals.

What we've learned from the ITA is 2010 will be another championshipless season for the Standford Cardinals

atatu
02-17-2010, 07:30 AM
Clearly the UVA and UTK are the two best teams in the country. It's also obvious UT will beat UVA next time they play which will likely be in Athens, GA in the NCAA finals.

What we've learned from the ITA is 2010 will be another championshipless season for the Standford Cardinals

UVA should win the NCAA's, not sure that Tennesse will be in the finals, but we'll see.

ClarkC
02-18-2010, 10:37 AM
UVA should win the NCAA's, not sure that Tennesse will be in the finals, but we'll see.

On the other hand, your Texas Longhorns will have a good shot at Virginia in the dual match season, because it appears that our #2 player, Sanam Singh, will be in India playing Davis Cup that week. Big lineup shuffle there.

chrisplchs
02-18-2010, 02:50 PM
UVA has very little chance at winning NCAAs. I say this because of the surface and conditions in Athens, GA.

One of my friends, who was a top 30 college player his junior and senior year, told me that the courts at UGA are some of the slowest hard courts in college tennis. Also, the ball gets poofy real quick because of the abrasion. As a sophomore, he beat Hegelson there 2 and 2 and Hegelson was a top 10 player. The surface there favors grinders and extremely fit teams, not teams built on power.

He picks USoCal, Texas and Tennessee are the three favorites because of their lineups are so strong.

Fedace
02-18-2010, 02:52 PM
UVA has very little chance at winning NCAAs. I say this because of the surface and conditions in Athens, GA.

One of my friends, who was a top 30 college player his junior and senior year, told me that the courts at UGA are some of the slowest hard courts in college tennis. Also, the ball gets poofy real quick because of the abrasion. As a sophomore, he beat Hegelson there 2 and 2 and Hegelson was a top 10 player. The surface there favors grinders and extremely fit teams, not teams built on power.

He picks USoCal, Texas and Tennessee are the three favorites because of their lineups are so strong.

I pick the Cardinal to win the NCAA. The conditions favor them. and they will be ready for Texas if they meet and they already proved they can handle tough teams like Kentucky. Go Cardinal. Another Plus,,,LIVE WEBCAM,,:)

Joeyg
02-18-2010, 06:58 PM
I thought San Diego was in the state of California. Apparently, I was wrong. It appears to be in the state of Delusion.

reesespiecestennis
02-19-2010, 02:16 PM
If the courts at UGA are slow, then how does this not favor the hoos? Michael Shabaz, Sanam Singh, Jarmere Jenkins, and Lee Singer are all very fit baseline players.

The only exception would be Drew Courtney, who has a huge power game.

db379
02-19-2010, 02:29 PM
Been watching Stanford against Boise St. EAsy win for the cardinals, but it looks like some players are not honoring their numbers. No disrespect to anyone but it's painful to see a great talent like Kandath losing several times at #4 whereas Hirshman wins all his matches easy at #5 or 6. Is there some shuffling around to be done by the coach??

ClarkC
02-19-2010, 04:24 PM
Been watching Stanford against Boise St. EAsy win for the cardinals, but it looks like some players are not honoring their numbers. No disrespect to anyone but it's painful to see a great talent like Kandath losing several times at #4 whereas Hirshman wins all his matches easy at #5 or 6. Is there some shuffling around to be done by the coach??

The #6 player gets an easier opponent and looks better than the #4 player if he is close in ability to the #4 player. For some opponents, there is a big drop-off in talent from 4 to 6, and a deeper team like Stanford has very little drop from 4 to 6.

At the Indoors, Kandath was #5 and Wire was #4. Not sure about the Boise State match, but Boise State has been more of a top-heavy team than a deep team in recent years, and I doubt that they got any deeper when they had to replace the Shields brothers.

db379
02-20-2010, 05:18 AM
I see your point ClarkC, thanks for the input. However, since it is probably correct that Stanford has a low drop off in player's strength, I was thinking that the players could be matched more startegically to their opponents. Greg has been winning all his last several matches in 2 easy sets, like 6-1 6-2 at #5 or #6, whereas Kandath has been struggling at #4. Why not have Greg play #4 and Kandath#5 or 6 instead? Kandath would have a better chance to win, and Greg would probably still be a strong match to the other guy (this is maybe only true of weaker teams, that may not work against top teams like USC or Virginia). Maybe it's worth a try...

db379
02-20-2010, 05:22 AM
BTW, it makes me think that during the ITA I was surprised to see that some strong teams had lower ranked players play #1 and #2 and they had their top guys play at the bottom...Funny isn't it? I thought there were some rules regarding who can play at which number, but maybe not.

ClarkC
02-20-2010, 05:07 PM
BTW, it makes me think that during the ITA I was surprised to see that some strong teams had lower ranked players play #1 and #2 and they had their top guys play at the bottom...Funny isn't it? I thought there were some rules regarding who can play at which number, but maybe not.

I think this has already been discussed in this same thread. No energy to rehash it all now. Summary: Players must be listed in order of strength. Strength and ITA computer ranking are NOT the same, especially in the winter, when ITA rankings are determined by a few fall tourneys and some top players were not even able to play all those tourneys.