2013 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament - Champaign, IL

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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    Which? Novikov? Sell? Mkrtchian,Thompson and Giron definetly staying. Puget likely staying too. So I guess I could see Novikov and Sell leaving.
     
  2. Newby

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    Why would Sell leave?
     
  3. 10isplayer

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    Giron and Novikov
     
  4. ClarkC

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    Possible, but I won't believe that one until it is official. That would be quite a blow to UCLA.
     
  5. andfor

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    He'a part of a trade with Miss. St.
     
  6. Newby

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    Is UCLA getting Dwight Howard in return?
     
  7. Gut4Tennis

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    exactly

    I never knew they did trades like pro players

    makes the kids seem like pieces of meat
     
  8. Clemson_tennis

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    I guess if you were to go pro it would be after sophomore year. Makes more sense than junior year. Would Giron go pro or is he also being traded to Miss State?
     
  9. andfor

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    Sell for Bogarts, that's not a fair trade so I would have to say yes until proven otherwise.
     
  10. Newby

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    If anyone's going pro from the UCLA team, it would first and foremost be Novikov. Giron had a great streak at the NCAA's but from what I've gathered as well as my gut feeling tells me he'll stick around. Just because the team's bringing in three top recruits next year doesn't mean they were preparing for their top players to leave. They didn't bring in anyone new this past season to replace the athletic scholarship Nick Meister left behind and they also have two scholarship seniors who are graduating soon in Maxime Tabatruong and Alex Brigham. Makes sense they'd use those three scholarships to snatch three top Cali boys. I wouldn't be surprised if the entire lineup returns next year.
     
  11. Clemson_tennis

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    I got it figured out. I have heard rumors that a Miss State player is going to Clemson next year. We know Bogaerts is headed to LA. It's a 4 way trade.

    UCLA gets: Romain Bogaerts, Stephane Piro
    Florida gets: Jordan Angus, Marcos Giron, Dom Maden
    Clemson gets: Karue Sell, Pedro Dumont, Luke Johnson
    Miss State gets: Hunter Harrington, Dennis Novikov, Gordon Watson
     
  12. Newby

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    College tennis ain't like pro sports, they don't do trades. Sell wouldn't leave a championship contending team to go to Miss. State. If he ends up being unsatisfied with competing for a spot in the bottom half of the lineup, he'd simply transfer to another top school of his choosing. But by no means do the coaches have any say in where he'd hypothetically transfer to.
     
  13. Clemson_tennis

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    A player like Sell in theory could prefer to play top 3 for a more middle of the pack team like Washington rather than bottom for a top team. In theory.
     
  14. Newby

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    Yeah, UCLA would just give up Giron to get a guy that he just took out in straight sets a few days ago. HIGHLY likely.
     
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    A player like Sell could also, in theory, play top 3 for a team like Baylor who is a top ten calibre team. He took out one of their top players, Mate Zsiga, earlier in the season.
     
  16. Clemson_tennis

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    So Baylor is in on the trade as well?
     
  17. Newby

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    Yes and we can throw in Drake and UGA too. I just hope the commissioner doesn't veto any of the decisions.
     
  18. floridatennisdude

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    I'm thinking... I like Piro, but I'd take this deal.
     
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    Just for fun here's how I rate then:

    1. Novikov (altho for a team he might not be)
    2. Giron
    3. Bogaerts
    4. Sell
    5. Piro
    6. Harrington
    7. Dumont
    8. Watson
    9. Angus
    10. Maden
    11. Johnson
     
  20. Nostradamus

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    What, this is hilarious. Why would UCLA do that ? they are 1 player away from winning it all. or they could just win it all next with what they got. UCLA is not stupid
     
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    Novikov is already a pretty much ATP pro level player. He is in FAT shape and still he is playing top ATP 150 rank level. so if he got into Pro shape, he would be top 50 player.
     
  22. Wahoo

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    Novikov= million dollar forehand, 10-cent head. The guy goes into the tank as soon as things get tough. He's not going to have any success professionally until he gets in physical and mental shape.
     
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    Mental toughness can be taught and learned. Safin forehand which he has Can't be taught or learned. he also has pretty good 2-handed backhand. this guy's game really reminds me of Safin. FAT version of Safin.
     
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    How did he get that tubby? Saw him in Seattle at the indoors and I was shocked. Figured he had maybe had an injury that kept him from training and that he would play back into shape by May. I was wrong. Must be a fan of In-N-Out animal style.
     
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    That UCLA dining room has some good stuff and if you are an athlete, you can get seconds.
     
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    On more Serious note, Might be rain all day today in Khan stadium. Finals might be played indoors.
    Do you guys know if NCAA will still have Video tape delay of the finals even if finals are played inside ?
     
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    Rola wins with an ace out wide on the ad side. Jenkins argued the call pointing to a mark that was wide but no luck.
     
  29. Art Rust Jr

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    So, if Novikov is already top 150 ATP level without being in good shape, what does that make Rola and Jenkins? Better than top 150 ATP? Not so sure.
     
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    I think the top college players generally have the tools to break the top 200, after that not so many will become top 50 etc
     

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