2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament - Champaign, IL

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    Duke vs. UNC-Wilmington tomorrow.
     
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    Drake beat TCU 4-1
     
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    Oklahoma lost the doubles point to Wichita State.
     
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    Uh oh, the best team ever is about it eat it in the first round.
     
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    Didn't Michigan start out the year with aspirations of making it to Champaign (Rnd of 16)? They seemed to have not really progressed over the season.
     
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    LSU defeats Stanford, 4-2.
     
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    stanford early exit ouch... bye bye feddie ...
     
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    Funny thing as I was looking through their media guide recently. In previous years when the Cardinal lost in the quarters, they listed their finish as 5th which makes sense. You finished behind the four semifinalists, in a four-way tie for fifth. Using this rationale, they just finished in a 32-way tie for 33rd.

    But the last two years, they list their finish as 4th, which implies that the two teams that lost in the semis were in a tie for third, and the four quarterfinalists that lost were in a four-way tie for fourth. By that rationale, Stanford finished in a 32-way tie for seventh this season.

    I'll be interested to see how they list their finish next year.
     
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    Maybe they cannot do math at Stanford.
     
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    Rain delay Ole Miss/Lehigh teams were ready and then rain storm during national anthem.
    Hoping for start maybe next 60-90 min provided no rain
     
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    Ok now that we won...

    RIP Gamecock tennis season. And Wake too. We will miss you guys :(
     
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    Kandath was very rusty due to lack of match play. This is why you don't come back in the playoffs after being out for so long. You play the cards that you are dealt. Cardinal will make a strong comeback next year and will be back at top 10. Talented 18 year olds coming in to help bring the Cardinal to their old glory days.
     
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    San Diego beat Alabama 4-3
     
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    Not surprisingly the SEC getting exposed. Auburn,SC and Alabama all upset by lower ranked teams.
     
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    Tough day for ACC, Big 10 and SEC


    The conference tournament finalists from both the Big 10 and ACC go out in the first round. I guess the fact that Michigan lost to an ACC team makes it worse, but not a stellar day for the ACC by any means.

    Lots of first round losses by SEC teams. Since when has the #17 team lost first round, much less been comprehensively beaten like that? Plus, Bama loses first round and Auburn goes down to NC State. A less than impressive showing by the supposed strongest conference
     
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    Not surprised at all.
     
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    Mikej must be jackin'. The one SEC team most expected to lose, actually won.
     
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    The ACC had one upset loss (Wake Forest) and two upset wins (NC State over Auburn and Virginia Tech over Michigan), plus three expected wins (Virginia, Duke, Clemson) and one expected loss (Florida State to Cal). Not too tough of a day when the seedings say you should go 4-3 and you go 5-2.

    The SEC won a lot of matches, because they had a lot of host teams playing bottom seeds in regionals. The rounds of 32 and 16 will be the real test for the SEC. EDIT: Based on seedings, the SEC should have been 11-0. If Florida can squeak by Denver, they will be 8-3.

    I thought the Big 10 did about as expected. Michigan was upset, but Minnesota pulled off the mild upset over VCU. Ohio State won as expected, Illinois won as expected, and Northwestern won in an upset. Michigan State lost to Tulsa as expected. Based on seedings, the Big 10 should have gone 3-3 and actually went 4-2.
     
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    Florida lost.
     
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    Rain delay at Ole Miss will finish indoors
     
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    Forget that. 4-3 Denver in a rare upset by a 49-64 seed over the #15 seed.

    SEC should have been 11-0 per seedings and went 7-4 on the first day.
     
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    Don't they have 12 teams in?
     
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    Right. Ole Miss is still playing and should win, which will make it 8-4 vs. a 12-0 prediction from the seedings.
     
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    Speaking of overrated SEC teams, Kentucky had some pretty interesting set scores against mighty Western Michigan. When Michigan State was missing a player, WMU upset them 4-3 early in the season, and basically had not a single noteworthy win otherwise. They did turn in some impressive losses to the likes of Buffalo, however.
     
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    I think USC deserves some applause for their non-working online scoreboard, which, even when it is working, is a ridiculous Java app that is a resource hog compared to a simple display of scores like most schools have.
     
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    Check out this new Scoreboard that they have - it is a video shot of their actual scoreboard in the stadium - at least it works. Gomez not playing singles though De Vroome is.
     
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    If its inside is there video?
     
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    No video at UVA
     
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    UCLA only dropped 6 games in singles today
     
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    other than denver winning what was the biggest surprise to you?
     
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    Michigan losing to Virginia Tech and Auburn losing to NC State were the most surprising to me.
     
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    Cheesy quote alert from Washington!

    "It was quite a storm that moved us inside," said head coach Matt Anger. "There was thunder and lightning and the whole thing. Once we were inside it was Bots that brought the lightning."
     
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    The storm probably saved Washington. Bots was down 3-1 in the 3rd at the time it got stopped and then won 5 straight.
     
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    Tennessee would have only beat SC State 5-2 if played out because the Bulldogs were cruising on 3 and 6 when it was stopped
     
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    Sounds like it is time for an ACC upset over the SEC tomorrow. I'll be rooting for Clemson, but not betting on it.
     
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    Was in Athens today for the matches. NW and Wake was a good scrap, but definitely not of the highest quality. I was a bit...taken aback(?) by the #1 singles dude for Wake. But big boy could hit the ball and actually won. Little surprised that NW won, but I wouldn't consider it an 'upset'.

    After a rousing pre-match chant of "We're all we got; we're all we need," the Dawgs proceeded to handle business against Binghamton. No surprise there. All three singles wins came from freshman, which was nice to see. If we can keep winning the dubs point, and everyone brings their A-game in singles, the quarters aren't out of the realm of possibility. And who knows what could happen against Ole Miss. But nothing from a 3rd round loss to a quarter final victory would really surprise me at this point.

    Based on what I saw today, Georgia should win comfortably, (I say 4-0) tomorrow. Was just really underwhelmed by NW.
     
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    Yea, Hopkins looks like a second-string offensive lineman from your high school football team. First time I saw him, I though he was a walk-on, until he warmed up and played #1 doubles. The man hits it HARD, though, doesn't he?
     
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    He really crushes the backhand in particular. He is also surprisingly nimble.
     
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    He sure does. Even his strokes just look kind of...amateur-ish, but you can't argue with results.

    He did a full split today when retrieving a ball. I was impressed. And yes, when he'd drive that backhand up the line, point was pretty much over.
     
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    Their "3" is arguably the worst stack in college tennis. He is head and shoulders better than the rest of scst's team. Plus, look up his player record. He has lost THREE dual matches in three years!!! The 6 guy up in that match is a shocker though. He is absolutely awful.
     
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    I was at the UT match today and I honestly couldn't believe that SC State's 1 seed was legitimately their 1. He played 3 doubles and was absolutely awful. Libietis was having an off day and he still beat him with ease. Brandon Fickey seems like he always loses at 3 seed, but maybe he was having a bad day as well.
     
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    The guy at 1 has won maybe 6 matches out of 30+ in 2 years. When I have seen them play, he always acts like a doushe as well. He is maybe their 5 or 6 guy. It's embarrassing how bad teams are stacking. The guy at 3 was playing 5 last year and was nationally ranked for a week. I heard he's asked to play higher or he will leave. But, the coach said he would block his transfer if he did so.
     
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    Was over at Vanderbilt today for the Illinois and Georgia State match and just stayed for doubles of Vandy and East Tennessee State. Only a handful of people at the Illinois/GSU match as expected. Illinois had about 15 people there and Georgia State had maybe 20. Match started 75 minutes late due to rain.

    I thought Georgia State would be a little more competitive but Illinois blew them off the court. The scoreboard was out for most of the match so on changeovers the chair would hold up the scorecards so the SID running the live scoring could update the score (of course the Livestats was usually at least a game or two behind). I didn't shoot much video but here are the teams all-important prematch huddles. Illinois sporting the sleeveless shirts for doubles - that seems to be there thing. Here is match point at #2 dubs with Hiltzik and Page doing their Bryan Brothers chest bump. Here is match point at #3 dubs that clinched the point for Illinois. Here is match point at #2 singles for Tim Kopinski and Here is match point at #3 singles for Stephen Hoh. I meant to get some video of Hiltzik/Valente but never got around to it. Hiltzik is very impressive.

    In the Vandy/ETSU match, all 3 of the doubles courts were routs. Vandy won easily at 1 and 3. ETSU was serving for it at 2 when Vandy clinched. Pretty good crowd for this one - maybe 150 or so. Brian Baker was there and he seems to be fully healed from his injury.

    Tomorrow is Illinois/Vandy. I'd be surprised if Vandy was able to win this one.
     
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    yea, if Illinois can get by Vandy, they get to come home for the round of sixteen, where the championships will be held. The place will be rockin'
     
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    I'm playing in the bracket challenge found there, UVA is the overwelming favorite there too. Hard to pick against the unless you're a total homer.
     
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    Is that the ex pro Matt Anger who I only remember for having some romantic thing with Tracy Austin?
     
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    2nd Round Matches

    UCLA Regional - Los Angeles, California
    UCLA (1) vs. Drake (17-32) – 3pm PST - Livestats - UCLA 4-0

    Vanderbilt Regional – Nashville, Tennessee
    Vanderbilt (16) vs. Illinois (17-32) – 2pm CST - Livestats - Vandy 4-1

    Duke Regional – Durham, North Carolina
    Duke (9) vs. UNC Wilmington (33-48 ) – Noon EST - LiveStats & LiveVideo - Duke 4-0

    Kentucky Regional
    – Lexington, Kentucky
    Kentucky (8 ) vs. Virginia Tech (33-48 ) – 2pm EST - Livestats & Blog - Kentucky 4-1

    Ohio State Regional – Columbus, Ohio
    Ohio State (5) vs. Washington (33-48 ) – Noon EST - Livestats - Ohio State 4-0

    Texas A&M Regional
    – College Station, TX
    Texas A&M (12) vs. Texas (17-32) – 3pm CST - Livestats/Video - Texas A&M 4-3

    Baylor
    Regional
    – Waco, TX
    Baylor (13) vs. Tulsa (17-32) – 6pm CST - Livestats/Video & Blog & Livestats - Baylor 4-2

    USC Regional – Los Angeles, California
    USC (4) vs. San Diego (33-48 ) – 3pm PST - Livestats - USC 4-1

    Georgia Regional – Athens, Georgia
    Georgia (3) vs. Northwestern (33-48 ) – 3pm EST - LiveBlog & Livestats & Video - Georgia 4-0

    Oklahoma Regional – Norman, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma (14) vs. NC State (33-48 ) – 2pm CST - Livestats - Oklahoma 4-0

    Pepperdine Regional – Malibu, California
    Pepperdine (11) vs. LSU (17-32) – 1pm PST - Livestats - Pepperdine 4-0

    Ole Miss Regional – Oxford, Mississippi
    Ole Miss (6) vs. Memphis (17-32) – 2pm CST - Livestats & LiveBlog - Memphis 4-2

    Tennessee Regional – Knoxville, TN
    Tennessee (7) vs. Clemson (17-32) – 1pm EST - Livestats & LiveVideo & Blog - Tennessee 4-3

    Mississippi State Regional – Starkville, Mississippi
    Mississippi State (10) vs. Harvard (17-32) – 1pm CST - Livestats - Mississippi State 4-1

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

    Virginia Regional – Charlottesville, Virginia
    Virginia (2) vs. Minnesota (33-48 ) – 3pm EST - Livestats - Virginia 4-0
     
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