Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by TopDawg, Jan 12, 2013.
Who will win it all this year ?
Not sure. Let me guess. Your picking Stanford?
Agree with all points. I've seen many scenarios where an official can't see a far sideline and a coach is standing right on the far sideline with a clear view of that sideline. Never seen a coach do an over rule of his player, but have certainly seen them hoot and holler about an opposition's call.
Hunt is to be commended. The player may be upset short term, but this could be a good long term life lesson. Which is the lesser acknowledged, but more important, benefit of college sports.
#10 Oklahoma at #11 Pepperdine – 4pm est/1pm cst – Livestats
#50 Nebraska at #19 Illinois – 4pm est/3pm cst – Livestats
#66 Rice at #17 Texas – 7pm est/6pm cst – Livestats
I agree, I'm not sure a player standing on top of the baseline can clearly see an overhead on the line. I applaud the coach for that correction.
I just feel like it can sever ties between coaches and players if not careful
Only if they are blind! :shock:
so 1 coach was correct while 2 players and an umpire made the wrong call ? if they didn't make the 'wrong call' ,I guess they were trying to cheat ?
a coach needs to stand behind his players ,unless he's trying to teach them a lesson if they are known for cheating ..
Oklahoma takes the doubles point over Pepperdine.
I agree. I can understand if the player made a very blatant call but it seems like in this case only Hunt saw it that way.
It sounds like you and Clemson are used to players from both sides making bad calls (and I don't disagree that it happens very often), and that it's up to the umps to even things out with their overules.
Not every bad call implies that a player is trying to cheat. In this case, an overhead was hit at a low trajectory near the baseline. Tough call for a recreational player to make, but at high level D1 where the defending players were also likely moving to anticipate where the shot may have been going, probably damn near impossible to see clearly. So, one guy calls it out, maybe wishing it or believing it was actually out. His partner may have had even less of a view, and wasn't about to say it was in if he wasn't sure. I'd put very little stock in the chair ruling one way or another. So, the assistant sees it clearly in, and decides to do the right thing.
Just a different point of view from the way you guys see it.
Lots of 3rd sets in Pepperdine/Oklahoma match
Interesting LiveStats from Pepperdine at the end.
Dane Webb is at 5-1 in the 3rd set, and Fanselow is on serve at 3-2 against Paval.
Paval holds for 3-3 ... and Webb is stuck at 5-1.
Fanselow holds for 4-3 ... and Webb is stuck at 5-1.
Fanselow breaks for 5-3 ... and Webb is stuck at 5-1.
Fanselow holds for 6-3 ... and Webb is stuck a 5-1. LiveStats claims final score is 4-2 Pepperdine. Seems likely that Webb finished long ago but no one took the score to the LiveStats guy.
Could have been the world's longest deuce game.
And now the LiveStats are updated to say that Webb won 6-1 in the 3rd.
Clark what is your opinion on the Virginia program? Is this year the "last shot" for Boland and boys to win a national title. They have had fun as the national top team but their years are numbered. People are figuring them out.
What is the evidence that people are figuring them out? What does that even mean?
This isn't like debunking a specific offense in football. This is college tennis.
Horn's clearly did not "figure" Virginia out.
Indiana at #5 Ohio State – Noon est – Livestats & LiveVideo - Ohio State wins 7-0
#65 Miami at #16 Florida State – Noon est – Livestats - FSU wins 5-2
#61 Minnesota at #31 Michigan - Noon est - Livestats&Video - Minnesota wins 4-3
#63 Purdue at Penn State - Noon est - Livestats - Purdue wins 5-1
#45 NC State at #71 Georgia Tech - Noon est - Livestats - NC State win 4-3
#64 Wisconsin at #53 Michigan State - Noon est - Livestats - Michigan State wins 7-0
#6 Georgia at #4 Kentucky – 1pm est – Livestats&Blog - Georgia wins 4-2
#8 Duke at #52 Virginia Tech – 1pm est – Livestats - Duke wins 7-0
#70 North Carolina at #1 Virginia – 1pm est – Livestats - UVA wins 6-1
#24 Cal at #36 TCU – 2pm est/1pm cst – Livestats
#12 Mississippi State at #48 LSU – 2pm est/1pm cst – Livestats - Match postponed
#7 Ole Miss at #54 Arkansas – 2pm est/1pm cst –Livestats & Arkansas Blog - Ole Miss wins 4-1
#13 Vanderbilt at #9 Tennessee – 2pm est – Livestats & LiveBroadcast & UT Blog - Tennessee wins 4-2
#18 Florida at #35 Auburn – 2pm est/1pm cst – Livestats - Auburn wins 4-0
#34 South Carolina at #26 Alabama – 2pm est/1pm cst - Livestats - S Carolina wins 4-1
#15 Clemson at Boston College - 5pm - no live scoring
A lot of these SEC teams are over ranked. Makes it seem like all the good matches are in the SEC.
But it's clear that certain teams have certain styles. Virginia recruits a specific type of player and they are being figured out. Boland is becoming more narrow minded in his recruiting. I am not saying there will be a massive drop just UVA will not be dominant anymore starting next year.
Only 3 courts being used in Lexington due to leaking roof.
LSU and Miss State postponed til April 10th by winds.
Buckeye fan here and while I don't understand the specific type of player you think UVa recruits,
it is painfully obvious to me that Boland does recruit blue chip winners,
and thus far this year based on their record, they have not been "figured out".
I am a bit envious that Boland can entice so many super athletes to attend UVa with only 4 1/2 full scholarships.
I really don't see what you are saying at all. Can you break it down?
Michigan - Minnesota and Florida State - Miami are going down to the wire right now.
EDIT: And NC State - Georgia Tech. I think Austin Powell served for it all and got broken. 3-3.
LSU/MS State rescheduled for April 10th
UK live blog vs. Georgia. No LiveStats that I can find.
3-1 Georgia but Kentucky up on 2. They finally have the live stats and blog combined link working - Link
Catties going to lose very soon
Austin serving for the match at 4
You going to join me for a celebration TopDawg? This is a big win!!
Very big win - all but locks up the SEC regular season title. My glass is in the air.
haha the UK blogger shuts the blog down immediately following the match point. What a sore loser.
That seems to be standard on live blogs, win or lose, including the Georgia blog.
Ole Miss getting pushed by Arkansas - will have to take a 3rd set on one of the 3 remaining courts.
South Carolina taking it to Alabama.
Florida struggling with Auburn.
Tennessee up 2-0 on Vandy with several 3rd sets likely.
Buckeyes win 7-0 over Indiana to push their home match consecutive win streak to 163.
Botha came from 0-5 down in the 2nd to tie the set at 5. Still a long shot for Alabama but they aren't dead yet.
All 4 courts were being used. I'll give you a summary later Dawg, but your depth and our lack of a solid #3 really hurts this team. Good win
Im pleased with the 2 Canadian freshmen today but this was expected.
Not sure who the Canadian Freshman are but #4 Bednarczyk of Indiana gave #45 ranked Diaz all he could handle today.
From an OSU perspective it was a relief to see Kobelt back in the single's lineup after missing several weeks with (word on the street) a bum ankle.
Cal and TCU are tied 3-3. Sundling/Engsted in a 3rd set
Nothing but a blank page on LiveStats for me. Had scores but nothing for more than an hour. Is it working for you?
Mine not working either - saw it on twitter. Match should be over by now.
Engsted won it 7-5 in the 3rd - Cal wins 4-3
I figured Kauffmann pulled Minc at 4 because he liked that matchup of Roberts/Smith better since they played at the indoors and Roberts won and he was thinking they could take the doubles point and 3 of the top 4 courts to get the win. I know the blog said it was a coaches decision. I think if Roberts pulled that match out you guys probably would have won.
The only score that really surprised me was the Rossi/Singh match. I figured if Rossi won it would have been in 3 but he must have been on today.
TCU led 3-1 with some blowout wins at the top of the lineup before Cal came back at 3, 4, and 5.
MATCH RESULTS – #24 California 4, No. 36 TCU 3
No. 1 – Nick Chappell (TCU) def. #57 Ben McLachlan (CAL), 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 – Arnau Dachs (TCU) def. #63 Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL), 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 – #47 Campbell Johnson (CAL) def. Orlando Superlano (TCU), 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 4 – Gregory Bayane (CAL) def. Facundo Lugones (TCU), 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
No. 5 – Mads Engsted (CAL) def. JT Sundling (TCU), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-5
No. 6 – Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU) def. Wyatt Houghton (CAL), 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 – #33 Campbell Johnson/Christoffer Konigsfeldt (CAL) def. #64 Nick Chappell/Will Stein (TCU), 8-6
No. 2 – #45 Mads Engsted/Ben McLachlan (CAL) def. Max Stevens/JT Sundling (TCU), 8-5
No. 3 – Arnau Dachs/Orlando Superlano vs. Gregory Bayane/Chase Melton (CAL), 7-5, unfinished
TCU 12-5; National ranking #36
California 8-6; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Singles (5,2,1,4,3,6); Doubles (2,1)
I agree I think from what I saw at #6, that if Grant won UK would have won the match.
Here is my summary:
#1 Rossi vs Singh
Go short guys! I was impressed at how powerful Singh was for a shortish guy(5'10"). He has an awesome forehand and serve. He's an awesome mover and when he takes the ball on the rise with that flat forehand it's almost always a point for him.
Overall what won it for Rossi was him playing at great great match. I don't think I have seen him serve and return so well. Singh did seem a bit out of sorts on his forehand hitting at least 10ish or so just long.
#2 Jomby vs Wagland
I don't think this was as close as the score let on. Jomby was the aggressor the whole match and seemed to be in control most of the time. He let his aggressiveness get to him in the second set causing a point and game? penalty. The third set was Jomby moving Wagland side to side and causing either an winner setup or an error off of Wagland's backhand side
#3 Pasha vs Gomez
I don't think that Gomez is going to recover from his fall injury this year. To me he looks like he is nothing but a big serve. If his opponents put the ball into play he has no weapons to hurt them. He's is either grinding or chasing down balls. Personally, I think this will be the downfall of most close matches for UK the rest of the year. This court is almost certainly a loss for them, as it has been most of the year against significant teams
#4 Smith vs Roberts
This match was the hitter vs. the retriever/counter puncher. Smith definitely like to control the points more often than not. Grant is fast though and loops the ball deep until he can get a point to attack. Too bad this court was the furthest down. They had some really good rallies what weren't the easiest to see.
#5 Pieters vs Lai
Not even close. Lai was getting punished by the height of Pieters' shots. I don't think Lai is quick or perhaps tall enough to face this caliber of player. On most of the service returns that I saw Lai had to reach up at a stretch to return Pieters serve, and because of that was on the defensive the whole match
#6 Brasseaux vs Pennington
I had never seen Pennington play before and I was pleasantly surprised. He seems like a smaller version of Rossi. Brasseaux, go short guys!, was a bruiser and fought back from 5-3 to send it into a tie break. Overall though I think that Pennington was more in control more often than not.
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