Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Clemson_tennis, Mar 27, 2011.
Early impression from this weekend: Georgia Tech looks to be much improved from last year.
yes they can really fight with likes like NC State, Vtech, Clemson..for a Top6 ACC place.
I just happened to be in town this weekend and went to a couple of the matches. GT is definitely a stronger team overall this season. It's good to see Carlos Benito battling harder in the close matches.
If they play the dual season the way they played the round robin this weekend, I can see them finishing in top 30 with some surprise wins. Eubanks/Rakitt playing high in the line up. Segura/M. Kay/Benito playing in the middle. Fiegel/C.Kay/Yun/Melendez playing at the bottom. Overall, the team has lots of potential for the season.
Georgia Tech just needs to make sure that nobody jumps ship, like players have been doing for a few years there.
Interesting that Harrison Richmond is redshirting.
Clemson wins a close dubs point. I see 4-0 or 4-1 in the singles for Wake. Tabrizi is slated to play 6 today which I find interesting. Wake needs to get its dubs figured out.
I take that back...it's Kan at 6. Wake's twitter feed said it'd be Tabrizi. Once healthy, Kan is going to be nasty at 6.
Probably a smart move considering he wouldn't play much this year.
He won't play at all at Virginia. If play time is his priority then transferring is the best move
Ole miss would be fine
ACC power rankings after kickoff weekend (size of gaps indicated strength gap)
5. Notre Dame
6. Florida State
7. NC State
8. Virginia Tech
11. Georgia Tech
13. Boston College
Haha, I wouldn't even put BC on the same post. They deserve one maybe five posts later they are so bad. I'd also bundle UNC, Duke and WF, with ND a little closer.
It's possible that I am biased but I'm not ready to drop Wake to a whole separate tier than Duke and UNC. For all intensive purposes, Duke won 4-2 with Wake up 5-2 in the 3rd on the last court, so let's call it 4-3. All 3 dubs matches were tight. If Boegarts wins the 1st set breaker, who knows what happens. Only 2 courts, 1 and 4 singles were not super close. Looking at the lineup that UNC put out there this week, I actually think they will be 2 behind UVA.
agree, match could have gone either way.
I put them just a tad behind the other two because I don't see them being the 2nd beat team in the ACC just yet. If there's no gap it means the teams are pretty much interchangeable. 6-11 are super close and those positions will swap around all season
I guess that these three will either separate from each other or clump together in the next two months. But I agree that the Wake loss was basically 4-3.
BTW, the phrase is "for all intents and purposes."
good rankings i think, the gaps or non-gaps are very close to discuss, Gtech has to show they are really non.gap...but that are just early rankings and good rankings!
Went to Oklahoma vs. Wake last night and got to see the difference between a top 5 team and a top 15 team. Dubs point was very close. 6-4 on court 2 to Ok was first, then Ok won 7-6 (4) on court 1. Wake was up 6-5 but Ok was serving on court 3.
The first singles off was #6. Max Kan was down a set, but up 2-0 and rolled his ankle. He could hardly walk and should have retired. Next up was Dane Webb destroying freshman Skander Mansouri 0 and 2. I saw very little of both matches.
The other 4 matches were all very competitive. The next off was Andrew Harris 3 and 3 over Rubin. My prediction is Harris will end the season top 5-10 in singles. He is very good as evidenced by his recent results in Australia. Hard to know whether Rubin thought he played well, but Harris was clearly the better player with the bigger shots. Rubin may end up top 5-10 as well, but he was exposed by a bigger, consistent hitter tonight. The next 3 matches all went to super breakers. Boegarts vs Llamas was a great match. Romo dominated the first set and Llamas hung in the second and then grabbed a break at 4-3 and served it out. SB was 10-8. #5 was next - Chris Seraphim beat Jose salazar in a very good match 4-6, 7-6 (9), and then won the super relatively easily. The last match on was Jon Ho vs Spencer Papa. The Wake website had it as Nick Papac but it was Papa. Two big, big hitters, especially Papa. He can crank it. He dominated the 1st set, and then ho was a tb in the second, and then won a close super. If Romo had won his super it would have been 4-3, but Oklahoma was better. For wake to compete against top 10 programs they must win the dubs point, and they definitely can't go 0-2 at the top 2 spots.
FSU vs Alabama in 3rd sets on 5 singles courts.
Fsu won. Bama looked good but finally faded
BC was swept by lowly Buffalo....BC easily should get this programm shut down or consider a conference change (which will not happen),,it is not fair for these guys to play vs ACC-foes.
It makes no sense for BC to field a men's tennis team in the ACC with no scholarships. The ACC's new FB and BB TV deal plus the FB playoff money has increased per school payouts by a whole lot. Maybe BC intends to start funding men's tennis scholarships soon, but if not why bother?
Even if they did start funding scholarships, they would have to go the foreign player route, which many schools now do. Boston's climate is not exactly conducive to tennis until early April, but if they have a nice indoor facility it can be done.
They did rebound to beat Army yesterday, 4-0.
Re: facilities, both the men's and women's team play at the private Weymouth Club. There is no on-campus varsity tennis facility.
If they fund men's tennis, the Politburo will dictate that they add a women's bowling team or something like that. It is not simple to do these things.
It's at the point where it's a waste of money for ACC teams to fly up to Boston.
I read somewhere that bowling is the least costly of all non revenue sports by a whole lot and there are some women's bowling teams out there apparently to satisfy Title IX. Your idea might actually make sense for BC, but I think it is more likely that BC drops men's tennis.
Better drop it. Makes no sense right now
Bc often has 4 Star players? Really??
No chance of remotely competing with zero funding. ACC might be the toughest conference in the country
Not sure what the surprise is. Do you think they should have better than 4-star, or worse?
worse with that results, also i often feel the stars are not really right...i ve seen blue-chips that cannot play ITF-level. And seen 5-stars that have not a chance in a good conference in college.
Esben Hess-Olesen retired in his match at #2 against Campbell. UNC Twitter just said it was due to injury but didn't say what the injury was.
I didn't get down there, I assume Ronnie is still out with some injury or other
I think me and my roommate will be heading to the Duke v. UT match this Friday. Anyone else going to get down there?
What does this mean unc tweet
It was against the rules to finish?
I saw that too and wondered what the heck they were talking about. That rule is only for tournament play not regular season.
"In addition the ITA Operating Committee voted 26-8 in favor of playing the shortened format during the 2015 ITA Kick-Off Weekend and 2015 ITA Division I National Men's and Women's Team Indoor Championships. Also, the Committee voted to adopt (30 yes, 0 no, 4 abstentions) the shortened format for all non-conference dual match competition with all singles matches being played to completion (doubles will remain "clinch"). It should be noted that NCAA conference rules supersede ITA rules, and therefore any conference can decide to not play the ITA format if it should so wish"
In the 2nd half of doubleheader UNC won 6-0 but they did stop #1 singles.
SOH not played 2nd match, and Ronnie Schneider not played overall
their coach said after it: We ve to get healthy....
Did you mean EHO did not play the 2nd match? And I have to admit, I'm not sure I've seen a spring season where so many players (in the NCAA) are dealing with injuries.
yes he not played the 2nd match of this doubleheader, he retired thru 1st match vs Campbell.
What does everyone think of the sunshine state battle? And Wake vs South Carolina?
I'm taking wake 5-2. South Carolina will win the dubs but wake take 5 of 6
Hope for sc but wake is too Strong
Wf takes doubles
Florida will win 4-2
GT takes the doubles point against UGA. I'm thinking 4-3 UGA but Tech has surprised me so far this year.
Rubin wins 6-1, 6-0.
I called it. Georgia Tech goes down to Georgia 4-3 but it could have easily gone the other way based on the scoreline. Tech's much improved this season and hopefully they can build on this match.
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