2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge

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  1. TopDawg

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    Welcome to the 2nd edition of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament Sudden Death Challenge. For those that have been on the Pro Results Board you've seen this for all the Grand Slams and Masters level events. We had ZERO winners last year so it's not as easy as it sounds. Below are the rules to follow so happy pickin'.

    Rules of the game:

    1. It's a knock out-system: if the team(s) you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If they lose, you're out.

    2. For the 1st 2 rounds, you have to pick two (2) teams per round. Starting in the Round of 16 and for the quarters, semis, and finals you pick one (1) team per round.

    3. During the tournament you can only pick a team ONCE. The goal is to stay in it by picking teams that you expect to win but not necessarily win it all. You don’t want to waste a pick on one of the Big 5 early otherwise even if you make it to the finals you won’t have a team left to pick. If you somehow have no teams left to pick, you're out.

    4. Your pick(s) have to be in before the start of the match.

    5. If you want to change you pick, make a new post quoting the old pick. Edited posts containing picks will not be taken into account.

    6. The winner is the last one standing – if there are multiple people still alive going into the finals they’ll be a tiebreaker added in. The tiebreaker will be to not only pick a winner but to also pick the score and pick who will clinch the last point.

    You can pick as far in advance as you want to so if you want to pick 1st and 2nd rounds at the same time go for it.

    Make your picks in the following format:

    Round 1: USC, UCLA


    I'll post results at the end of each day and I'll make sure the days matches are posted as early as possible. If you have any questions about the format, etc. let me know.

    2012 Tournament results

    Draw is Here & Here

    Good luck to all!!
     
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    1st Round Schedule

    1st Round - Friday

    UCLA Regional - Los Angeles, California
    UCLA (1) vs. University of Missouri-Kansas City (49-64)– 1pm PST
    Drake (17-32) vs. TCU (33-48 ) – 10am PST

    Vanderbilt Regional – Nashville, Tennessee
    Vanderbilt (16) vs. East Tennessee St (49-64) – 2pm CST
    Illinois (17-32) vs. Georgia State (33-48 ) – 11am CST

    Duke Regional – Durham, North Carolina
    Duke (9) vs. Coastal Carolina (49-64) – 1pm EST
    South Carolina (17-32) vs. UNC-Wilmington (33-48 ) – 10am EST

    Kentucky Regional
    – Lexington, Kentucky
    Kentucky (8 ) vs. Western Michigan (49-64)– 3pm EST
    Michigan (17-32) vs. Virginia Tech (33-48 ) – Noon EST

    Ohio State Regional – Columbus, Ohio
    Ohio State (5) vs. Cleveland State (49-64) – 1pm EST
    Notre Dame (17-32) vs. Washington (33-48 ) – 10am EST

    Texas A&M Regional
    – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M (12) vs. Marist (49-64) – 2pm CST
    Texas (17-32) vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (33-48 )– 11am CST

    Baylor Regional
    – Waco, TX
    Baylor (13) vs. Prairie View A&M (49-64) – 6pm CST
    Tulsa (17-32) vs. Michigan State (33-48 ) – 3pm CST

    USC Regional – Los Angeles, California
    USC (4) vs. Sacramento State (49-64) – 2pm PST
    Alabama (17-32) vs. San Diego (33-48 ) – 11 am PST

    Georgia Regional – Athens, Georgia
    Georgia (3) vs. Binghamton (49-64) – 1pm EST
    Wake Forest (17-32) vs. Northwestern (33-48 ) – 10am EST

    Oklahoma Regional – Norman, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma (14) vs. Wichita State (49-64) – 2pm CST
    Auburn (17-32) vs. NC State (33-48 ) – 11am CST

    Pepperdine Regional – Malibu, California
    Pepperdine (11) vs. University of California-Santa Barbara (49-64) – 1pm PST
    LSU (17-32) vs. Stanford (33-48 ) – 10am PST

    Ole Miss Regional
    – Oxford, Mississippi
    Ole Miss (6) vs. Lehigh (49-64) – Noon CST
    Memphis (17-32) vs. BYU (33-48 ) – 3pm CST

    Tennessee Regional – Knoxville, TN
    Tennessee (7) vs. South Carolina State (49-64) – 2pm EST
    Clemson (17-32) vs. Boise State (33-48 ) – 11am EST

    Mississippi State Regional – Starkville, Mississippi
    Mississippi State (10) vs. Austin Peay (49-64) – 1pm CST
    Harvard (17-32) vs. Samford (33-48 ) – 10am CST

    Florida Regional – Gainesville, Florida
    Florida (15) vs. Denver (49-64) – 4pm EST
    Cal (17-32) vs. Florida State (33-48 ) – 1pm EST

    Virginia Regional – Charlottesville, Virginia
    Virginia (2) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (49-64) – 1pm EST
    VCU (17-32) vs. Minnesota (33-48 ) – 10am EST
     
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    Round 1: Kentucky, Florida
     
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    Round 1: Oklahoma, Ole Miss
     
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    Round 1: Florida, Oklahoma

    Haven't been around much this season since graduating, but time to get into it and fired up for the tourney. Think I've got a better picking strategy than last year.
     
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    Round 1: Texas, Florida
     
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    Round 1: Kentucky Pepperdine
     
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    round 1: Oklahoma and Texas
     
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    Round 1: Illinois and Vanderbilt.
     
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    ClarkC and I think alike. Those were my choices as well.

    Illinois and Vanderbilt
     
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    still can't believe how badly we did last year - no one made it to the end - i doubt history will repeat itself

    for the upcoming weekend -

    1st rd winners: vandy, UF
    2nd rd winners: sooners, baylor
     
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    Round 1: Virginia Tech and Illinois.
     
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    RD1: Florida and Memphis
     
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    Round 1: TCU and Texas
    Round 2:Ole Miss and Pepperdine
     
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    RD1: Pepperdine, Harvard
     
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    Round 1: Memphis, Vanderbilt
    Round 2: Oklahoma, Texas A&M
     
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    Round 1: Ole Miss, Vanderbilt

    Round 2: Baylor, Duke
     
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    RD 2: Oklahoma and Baylor
     
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    Round 1: Clemson and Texas
    Round 2: Oklahoma and Mississippi State
     
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    Round 2: Florida, Kentucky.
     
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    Round 1: Memphis, LSU
    Round 2: Pepperdine, Ole Miss
     
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  23. mikej

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    you either:
    1) like living on the edge
    or
    2) believe in stanford's tennis program less than i do (is that possible???)
    or
    3) enjoy taking a jab at stanford's tennis program on these boards more than i do (again, is that possible???)

    :)
     
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    LSU is a below average team by NCAA tourney standards. Picking them against anyone other than Marist et al. is a huge gamble.
     
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    Round 1: Vanderbilt and Baylor
    Round 2: Pepperdine and Duke
     
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    Round 1: Illinois, Baylor
    Round 2: Pepperdine, Georgia
     
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    Round 1: South Carolina, Texas

    Round 2: A&M, Georgia
     
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    Round 1: Texas A&M, Baylor
    Round 2: Mississippi State, Tennessee
     
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    I see that no one picked BYU, which is a good thing after the latest rumor: Their top two players will not be at the NCAA Regional, for undisclosed reasons.
    Courtesy of ZooTennis.
     
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    Round 1 Baylor, south Carolina
    Round 2 Oklahoma, wake forget

    Btw mike I thought we put 5 bucks on that wake/duke match so I guess you owe me 85000 dollars
     
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    They must have been caught looking at women in dresses online.
     
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    haha, like i said weeks ago, i'm so incredibly lucky you didn't point me towards some online tennis betting middle man - you would have bankrupted me - i was so confident you were making a totally ridiculous prediction
     
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  33. mikej

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    haha, well played
     
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    Card will shine come tournament time.
     
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    Well done.
     
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    Round 1: South Carolina, Texas
     
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    You guys might have to sweat out that South Carolina pick today, right down to the wire.
     
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    Ouch

    That was a fast exit. Thought South Carolina would have been motivated. Wish I had seen the video of their NCAA Selection party before my pick.

    Wow, they were deflated.
     
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    The fact that South Carolina barely beat UNC-Wilmington 4-3, winning the last third set match on the court, in the regular season would have scared me off from picking them as a sure thing.
     
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    Gracelhink, I need another 2nd round pick from you since Florida gave many of us the shaft.
     
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    shouldn't the ones who picked Florida in the 2nd round be out?
     
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    Where can we go to find who is in the 2nd round?
     
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    15 people are through to the 2nd round and 8 people (including me) have SECured a place in the loser pile courtesy of Florida and South Carolina.

    For the 15 still in it don't forget to get your 2nd round picks in if you haven't already made them. If you have made them and want to make a change then you can up until match time tomorrow.

    Scoreboard
     
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    No because the 2nd round picks aren't locked in until the matches start tomorrow.
     
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    2nd Round Matches

    UCLA (1) vs. Drake (17-32)
    Vanderbilt (16) vs. Illinois (17-32)
    Duke (9) vs. UNC-Wilmington (33-48 )
    Kentucky (8 ) vs. Virginia Tech (33-48 )
    Ohio State (5) vs. Washington (33-48 )
    Texas A&M (12) vs. Texas (17-32)
    Baylor (13) vs. Tulsa (17-32)
    USC (4) vs. San Diego (33-48 )
    Georgia (3) vs. Northwestern (33-48 )
    Oklahoma (14) vs. NC State (33-48 )
    Pepperdine (11) vs. LSU (17-32)
    Ole Miss (6) vs. Memphis (17-32)
    Tennessee (7) vs. Clemson (17-32)
    Mississippi State (10) vs. Harvard (17-32)
    Denver (49-64) vs. Cal (17-32)
    Virginia (2) vs. Minnesota (33-48 )


    Scoreboard recaps picks made. If you are in red you are done.
     
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  46. johndagolfer

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    round 2: Georgia, Oklahoma
     
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    Seth had the gutsiest pick of the day taking Va Tech over Michigan
     
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    2nd round: Georgia and Baylor.
     
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  50. mikej

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    that's silly - the spirit of not having things locked in for future rounds would seem to be for a change of heart on who is playing well after seeing previous matches, not "oh crap i just got eliminated, oh wait let me use a second life"

    but it's all good, just a game, and yours after all, i'll let you ref it now after chiming in my 2 cents
     
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