2009 D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships OCT 3-11.

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    Alex Clayton and Bradley Klahn straight into the Main Draw..... Way to go guys. This could become an all Stanford Final this year. some of the other threats are Nate Schnugg of Georgia and Jodan Rux of Baylor. This could be one of the more exciting 1st leg of the college Slam in years. + you can watch all the Action on LIVE CAM out of Tulsa.......:)

    http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITA...n_s_All-American_Championships_Selections.htm


    MAIN DRAW SINGLES
    Jordan Rux Baylor Univ.
    James Meredith Boise State Univ.
    Pedro Zerbini California
    Mihai Nichifor Columbia Univ.
    Reid Carleton Duke Univ.
    Jean-Yves Aubone Florida State Univ.
    Clint Bowles Florida State Univ.
    Guillermo Gomez Georgia Tech
    Alexei Chijoff-Evans Harvard
    Clay Donato North Carolina
    Justin Kronauge Ohio State Univ.
    Chase Buchanan (WC) Ohio State Univ.
    Oleksandr Nedovyesov Oklahoma State Univ.
    Bruno Rosa Rice Univ.
    Alex Clayton Stanford Univ.
    Bradley Klahn Stanford Univ.
    Austin Krajicek Texas A&M Univ.
    Raony Carvalho Texas Tech Univ.
    Ashley Watling Tulsa
    Matt Brooklyn UCLA
    Saketh Myneni Univ. of Alabama
    Jay Goldman Univ. of Arizona
    David Simson Univ. of Denver
    Carlos Cueto Univ. of Florida
    Alex Lacroix Univ. of Florida
    Nate Schnugg Univ. of Georgia
    Jamie Hunt Univ. of Georgia
    Javier Garrapiz Univ. of Georgia
    Dennis Nevolo Univ. of Illinois
    Austen Childs Univ. of Louisville
    Jason Jung Univ. of Michigan
    Kalle Norberg Univ. of Mississippi
    Andrei Daescu Univ. of Oklahoma
    Dean Jackson Univ. of San Diego
    Robert Farah Univ. of Southern California
    Steve Johnson Univ. of Southern California
    John-Patrick Smith Univ. of Tennessee
    Boris Conkic Univ. of Tennessee
    Dimitar Kutrovsky Univ. of Texas at Austin
    Sanam Singh Univ. of Virginia
    Michael Shabaz Univ. of Virginia
    Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan Univ. of Washington
    Moritz Baumann Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
    Marek Michalicka Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
    Yoann Re Virginia Tech


    Alternate List
    Dennis Lajola Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa IN
    Robin Fahgen SMU IN
    Balazs Novak Ohio State Univ. IN
    1 Ed Corrie Univ. of Texas at Austin
    2 Lucas Jovita Univ. of South Florida
    3 Jaak Poldma Univ. of Southern California
    4 Houston Barrick Univ. of Virginia
    5 Tobias Wernet Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
     
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    Actual favorites include Farah, Nedovyesov, Smith, Schnugg, and arguably Gomez, who is ranked (IMO a very soft) 5 in the nation.

    This will be an interesting barometer for Chase Buchanan's development. In his last college match he lost at 6th singles, yet I don't think it would be an overstatment to say he dominated at the Zoo this year. Which CB will we see? I could see him making a deep run or bombing out in the first round. To me, Chase's results might be the most interesting part of the All American.
     
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    Fedace, Thanks...I've been doing so much home improvement (deck, painting house, stain, and stuff) that I would have missed the D'Novo here in T-town. I read your post. Thanks! I'll try to get some pics and post 'em.
     
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    soooo.... any updates? what's the drama du jour? Will there be video cams or a broadcast on ESPN or the Tennis Channel?
     
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    Awsome..... Please get Lots of pics of Stanford players......OK ??
     
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    The D'Novo ITA All-American Tennis Championships entails five days of qualifying events beginning with a 256-player pre-qualifying singles tournament, which takes place on Oct. 3-4. The pre-qualifying feeds into 128-player and 64-doubles team qualifying tournaments on Oct. 5-7, which then feeds into the 64-player, 32-doubles team main draws on Oct. 8-11.


    Live stats, video and draw updates can be viewed at www.tulsahurricane.com.


    Above is the press release from Tulsa athletic website. :)
     
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    New press release from Stanford.

    ITA All-American Championships Up Next For Stanford Tennis
    Six members of the men's team and four players from the women's squad will be in action when qualifying play begins Monday.



    The Stanford men's and women's tennis teams kick off their respective 2009-10 campaigns next week at the ITA All-American Championships.


    Oct. 2, 2009



    STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's and women's tennis teams kick off their respective 2009-10 campaigns next week at the ITA All-American Championships.

    Six members of the men's squad will be in action beginning Monday when qualifying play gets underway at the D'Novo/ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oka. Three days of qualifying competition transition into the main draw, which starts Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Junior Greg Hirshman (16-7, 10-4 duals in 2008-09), freshman Matt Kandath, sophomore Ryan Thacher (20-9, 19-7) and senior Richard Wire (26-10, 19-5) are entered in the qualifying singles draw, while Kandath and Wire will represent the Cardinal in the qualifying doubles draw.

    Appearing in the main singles draw for Stanford will be junior Alex Clayton (31-12, 13-6) and sophomore Bradley Klahn (35-9, 30-5), while Klahn and Thacher team up in the main doubles draw. Clayton and Klahn have both earned top-15 national preseason rankings, with Clayton holding down the No. 7 spot and Klahn checking in at No. 15. The doubles team of Klahn and Thacher comes in ranked No. 8.
     
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    Man. it looks like anyone can go, the prequalies are a 390 draw, then the qualies!
     
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    From the press release:

    The D'Novo ITA All-American Tennis Championships entails five days of qualifying events beginning with a 256-player pre-qualifying singles tournament, which takes place on Oct. 3-4. The pre-qualifying feeds into 128-player and 64-doubles team qualifying tournaments on Oct. 5-7, which then feeds into the 64-player, 32-doubles team main draws on Oct. 8-11.
     
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    Dammit...looks like rain is headed our way 4 days this week. Wonder how indoor play is gonna change things up?
     
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    Sorry, but I have some stupid questions. I realize what this tournament is. I realize what the "all american" title is. What I don't understand is how does a college player get to that point? Obviously it can't be a freshman. I presume it can't be someone who recently finished college.

    The real season is Jan - May, but the fall matches count for the player's rankings too, right?

    Theoretically, could a coach have a very good player positioned low, win lots, and then have get the bragging rights of having an "all american" on the team? Surely not!
     
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    Dang! They moved it indoors. Points are short, many players look frustrated with their own performance indoors.
     
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    they are not even playing,, which court is the real match ??????????? looks like practice going on. and why are they frustrated.? It is so much EASIER to play Indoors with No wind and No sun.... if anything, timing must be even better:???:
     
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    and have you seen the Stanford guys ??? They must be there by now...
     
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    If you make the round of 16 in singles or the quarterfinals in doubles, then I believe you get the ITA All-American title. I think you will find that only very good players make it this far.

    Last year, Michael Venus of LSU was #20 going into the tournament and unseeded, but beat some seeds to make the final (including Alex Clayton of Stanford) and then beat Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State, the #1 seed, in the final.
     
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    the echos mess with players' heads, can't use the sun against your opponent, no wind advantage/disadvantage, sometimes the ball will fluff out more indoors if the humidity is captured indoors, (from the leaks or doors), lose the ball in the lights, limited on how high you can send up a flare as it'll hit the ceiling.... just to name a few. It's just something majorly different for those who haven't played a lot of indoors.
     
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    Use the Sun against your opponent ?? could you tell me how to do that ?
     
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    almost all courts in the US are constructed with a north/south orientation, so that the sun & shadows creep evenly across both ends during the day. Duh!

    Using the sun against your opponent?>>> When one's on the north end, the sun is in your face. If the ball is popped up a lot or flared up, you're likely to lose it in the sun. Furthermore, if it's a lit court, you might lose sight of the ball if you venture into the shadows of the light posts.
     
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    Is that for THIS tournament? I thought the All American label was earned for the NCAA year end finals tournament.
     
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    OK the Qualifying tournament begins Tomorrow......Here is the Draw.


    http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/D$!27Novo/2009+D$!27Novo/MenQSingles.10.4.09.pdf.pdf

    GO GREG HIRSHMAN AND RICHARD WIRE. They should easily rip thru the qualifying draw. I hope the Weather is better than today...
     
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    Richard Wire goes down in the 1st round of Qualifying ?? What is going on here ?

    http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ita_assets/pdf/D$!27Novo/2009+D$!27Novo/MenQSingles.10.5.09.pdf.pdf
     
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    All right... Hirshman saves the day for Stanford. Way to go Greg, Good Luck in the next round.

    Gregory Hirshman, Stanford Univ. Hirshman def Antonio Lastre, Mississippi State 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
     
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    Sad day for other boys of Stanford tennis. Must be early season jitters.

    Stanford's three other entrants suffered first-round defeats. Senior Richard Wire fell 6-4, 6-0 to Oklahoma State's Anton Bobytskyi, sophomore Ryan Thacher was outlasted 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 by Artem Ilyushin of Mississippi State and freshman Matt Kandath dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Louisville's Viktor Maksimcuk.
     
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    Are there many 2 handed both sides players in college men's?
     
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    Or, maybe Stanford is good but not great?
     
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    Yes, it is the May tourney that I was thinking about:

     
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    Hirshman marches on in the Qualifying.....Way to go Greg.

    Hirshman def Eliot Potvin, Georgia Tech 6-4, 7-6 (8)
     
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    Who the Heck is Belelu from Oklahoma ??? He upsets Daniel Nguyen from USC today in the Qualies. 7-5 6-4 or maybe Daniel isn't as good as we thought ??????????
     
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    Hirshman from Stanford goes down today in the final round of Qualifying. Nice try Greg. it was a tough match and tough opponent. You can hang your head high.
     
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    alex clayton lost today 6-0 6-1 to Belelu
     
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    In your Dreams.......Alex Clayton will Win the tournament this year. Belelu is about 2 levels below alex...
     
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    Isn't the phrase hold your head high, which is the opposite of hanging your head? I am not sure what hang your head high means.
     
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    Don't worry, it will be all Stanford final in the singles. Read that and wonder....:)
     
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    Please pass the qualudes this way, dude.
     
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    Which school got 4 players in singles, and three teams in doubles, into the main draw? Not Stanford. Unfortunately (or fortunately, since I like schools that pay attention to academics), Virginia decided not to make Jarmere Jenkins miss several more days of school to hang around just for doubles, so we scrambled our teams and only have two in the draw now.

    Still, I think only Ohio State and USC can compete with Virginia's numbers in the main draw.
     
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    What happened to your star recruit, Kandath, going down in the 1st rd prequalie?
     
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    Men's draw is out. http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/MensAllAmerican.htm

    Notes and Predictions:
    There's alot of tough draws for seeds: Singh-Krajicek, Kronauge-Carleton, Schnugg-Boyijian, Aubone-Johnson, Klahn-Pavel, Myneni-Bowles, Donato-Rosa, and Cuhna-Jackson. I'd actually make Pavel, Rosa and Cuhna the favorites in their matches and I kind of expect Steve Johnson to beat J-Y Aubone too (see below).

    Schnugg's quarter is a crapshoot, there's 10-12 guys out of 16 that have a legitimate shot of winning it. I like Steve Johnson, Henrique Cuhna, JP Smith and Robert Farah, with Farah to win it all. No idea on the top quarter, maybe Singh or Rux?
     
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    On the other matter at hand... Bradley Klahn Cruises to the Victory in the 1st round... hardly broke a sweat...
     
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    Is the cam working for you guys ??
     
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    No, it stopped more than an hour ago.
     
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    We are having a helluva thunderstorm here in Tulsa. That could have something to do with the feed.
     
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    That Sucks ,,,,,i am missing the Alex Clayton match......he is up 1 sets to none now........... Make the Storm stop.........
     
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    Alex clayton wins in dominating fashion in the 1st round.....
     
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    Here are the number of players remaining by school:

    3: Virginia

    2: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, USC, Wisconsin

    1: Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Boise State, Duke, Florida, Georgia,
    Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, MTSU, Ohio State, Tennessee,
    Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA

    Kudos to North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin for getting 2 players each.

    Could one school even get 3 of the final 16? Hmmm ....
     
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    Buchanan loses 1st round. Just goes to show that college tennis is a step up from slam juniors.
     
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    Farah lost the 2nd set tiebreaker and had to go 3 sets....... while Clayton future pro won in straight sets,,,,easily:)
     
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