Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by TopDawg, May 1, 2012.
Congrats to USC!!! What a story, what a match!
Congrats to Steve Johnson for going undefeated like forever!
Congrats to Yannick Hanfmann clinching both indoors and the biggest prize!
I really hope the final tiebreak is on vidoe soon. I hope someone got it and it'll be on the youtube.
SJ is a great tennis player but as for sportsmanship, he is a bad example. Let's not put him too high up that pedestal. I'm glad he's moving on.
you forgot Pepperdine..
And Baylor. And Illinois. LOL
LOL. I knew someone would probably say that. When a guy pouts, yells, screams at umpires, even hits balls at them, the guy does not deserve being called good for college tennis. He needs a a lesson in sportsmanship. Maybe the pro tour will teach that to him.
Still, what he has done in his years at USC is amazing so congrats to him. Wish he could have done it with class.
sportsmanship is really dead in almost every sports,people just wants to see the ""W"" .. I don't think anything of what Steve Johnson did was/is unethical .. he played within the rules..the umpires and tournament officials were out there .. I'm sure the east coast bias people are not going to let him get his way if he was wrong.. a college player,no matter how good is not that big of a deal .. for him to come back and play 1 more year to win this,shows his true character.. I think in the long run,it will help college tennis when we look at the whole picture.. being ''homegrown'' while most of the college elite players are foreigners and winning is great for USA tennis on a small scale .. we may not have a world's best pro but we have the world's best college player ..
Nope. Johnson also did it.
I don't see what the problem is. This happens in literally every single sport and its a non issue.
USC's video of Hanfmann clinching
Looks like announcers did not bolt after all
"One of the best finals I've ever seen" . Great to bad nobody at home could see it.
Last time Steve Johnson lost a dual match was March 17, 2010 vs Henrique Cunha.
I disagree. In sports like football, basketball and soccer the referees do not put up with the kind of abuse that some tennis players are now doing whenever something does not go their way. It needs to be stamped out.
Good point. If a player goes up to a ref in basketball and abuses them for a minute with "are you blind" "Thats terrible" It's a sure technical.
I thought it was pretty obvious I was only listing repeat winners. 8 teams have won. I only listed 4. If you wanna get into the details, then Trinity was the 8th team.
I've also only seen Steve Johnson play twice, and I wouldn't say he did anything unethical or bad by rules standards. But he was very whiny, and he sure didn't carry himself like a champion on a 65 match winning streak.
I have to say Quiroz has some sick doubles talent. There aren't many guys that play ATP doubles that can hit the topspin lob better than him.
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RT @BenRothenberg:Wow MT @TuckerJohns: Michael Shabaz clearly didn't learn anything in last yr's semi. Ejected this yr as fan for heckling
I'll never doubt you again.
1) #1 Steve Johnson (USC) def. #4 Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) - 6-3, 6-2
(2) #25 Ray Sarmiento (USC) def. #39 Alex Domijan (UVA) - 6-4, 7-5
(3) #2 Mitchell Frank (UVA) def. #21 Daniel Nguyen (USC) - 6-3, 6-2
(4) #57 Emilio Gomez (USC) def. Drew Courtney (UVA) - 6-4, 6-2
(5) #51 Yannick Hanfmann (USC) def. #82 Justin Shane (UVA) -- 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
(6) Roberto Quiroz (USC) vs. Julen Uriguen (UVA) - 2-6, 7-6 (3), 3-4 susp.
I wouldn't have predicted this outcome at all after the doubles and rain delay ,then moving to indoors... USC players have little experience with indoor tennis ,where as UVA do a lot of indoors..
Sarmiento,Gomez,Hanfmann,and Quiroz have been struggling lately.. it looks like they put their game into a higher gear .. a great coach can motivate this kind of results.. hats off to Peter Smith in getting the maximum effort from his players at the best time possible...
I don't know why you doubted it in the first place. LOL. It clearly wouldn't be out of character for Shabaz.
7 of the Top 10 players in college right now are Americans. Cunha, Fanselow and Rola are the top ranked foreign born players.
Which would you rather have? A NCAA Second Place Trophy? Or a NCAA Final Four Trophy? For some reason, I'd rather have my trophy say Final Four rather than Second Place. Weird.
Yeah its kinda like how bronze medalists are often happier about their effort than silver medalists.
Hey experienced ones out there - how do you think Georgia did as hosts? I know facilities are great per the players, but this indoor thing and rain (which they obviously can't control) but should they have planned better? No video at all was very disappointing. No sound on video feed was not good either. Is this standard for sites where weather is an issue, or are their sites better equipped for plan B? Just curious about past track records....
Would have been hard to see rain like that coming. Athens is statistically one of the least likely places to receive rain in Georgia because it's in a sort of rain shield. I think it had rained one day in the month prior to the tournament...
If there had been all day rain, there was a provisional plan to bus the players about 50 miles to Norcross to play at a larger indoor facility. The rain came late in the afternoon, a bit unexpectedly, so that wasn't really possible.
As far as not having camera's indoors, it's just not that feasible if you've ever been inside. I mean, it could be done, but you wouldn't have been pleased with the angles. I do think the outdoor webcams could have been better, but the system was already in place, and I'm not sure how much "better" they could have been without becoming too much for computers to stream easily. I would hope that's upgraded next time they host though, because I know the current system has been there for at least 3 years and is probably getting outdated.
do they get to keep a trophy for that? looks the same as the actual championship trophy?
I think it's a bit smaller. Not sure though.
Did ESPNU not televise any of the men's or women's NCAA tourney this year??
They sure didn't
Short video after the finals with USC celebrating the win over Virginia. USC band playing and near the end Stevie J and Coach Smith have their moment.
Conclusion of UVA/USC Doubles Point
Here is the video of the final few points at #2 & #3 doubles in the UVA/USC match. The 2 courts finished almost simultaneously - after seeing this I was thinking it'd be a UVA runaway. You can hear the wind and see the rain drops near the end. Video can be viewed in HD by changing quality setting.
Here are some video clips from the USC/Duke Quarterfinal.
Opening games of the doubles point and some more doubles action.
Steve Johnson service game in the 1st set of his match with Henrique Cuhna.
Here are some video clips from the USC/UCLA Semifinal.
1st 6 games of the tiebreak at #2 doubles to decide the point and the final 8 games (previously had posted the final 8 games)
Steve Johnson finishes off Clay Thompson.
A few random points in the Gomez/Giron match along with a few points from the Jenkins/Fanselow match being played next to it.
Here are some video clips from the Georgia/Pepperdine Quarterfinal match:
1st set action on the bottom 3 courts.
3rd set action at #5 and 2nd set action at #4
Pasha closes the match at #5 and Turner closes it at #6. At the 8:15 mark was the Jenson serve at 5-4 that appears to be out.
Alex Llompart serving for the match up 5-3 in the 2nd. He would get broke at love. Clip also shows Fanselow serving up 3-2
Llompart serving at 5-5 in the 2nd set.
Doumbia serving at 5-6 and Fanselow serving up 4-3. Game point of this game.
2nd set tiebreak in the Doumbia/Llompart match.
Fanselow serves for the match up 5-4 in the 3rd (previously posted)
Llompart serves for the match up 5-4 in the 3rd (previously posted)
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