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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    Virginia Tech picks up Bjerrerus from Denmark. Nothing on ATP or tennisrecruiting about him. Kinda like Willems of Clemson. Mystery men
     
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    well, yes, but i'll slightly tweak your paragraph to make it more concise

    if i were a highly sought after recruit i'd rather try to earn a spot at the bottom of the lineup for a team that is in the ncaa semis/finals basically every year than play for a team that hopes to get to the acc quarters
     
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    But a recruit can't judge a team independent of themselves. An addition of Richmond to Clemson automatically makes the team better, an addition of Richmond to UVA makes the locker room one person more crowded.
     
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    Link, please? That site is absolutely horrible to navigate or even to search. Thanks.
     
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    I overheard something at UVa this fall that I had not realized. A coach for another school in Virginia (present at one of our fall tournaments) said that he knew that Brian Boland had offered to find a good school for players to transfer to if they were out of the top 6 and wanted more playing time, but the players consistently turned him down and stayed.

    Playing against top opponents in practice, being well coached, and liking the coaches and teammates all seemed to be important to these players, so that playing time was not decisive.
     
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    haha, Virginia loading up on the mediocre American players. Boland looks to be losing his touch. He is going for the generic blue chippers who don't win titles. Virginia will be 5-15 in 2 years. Polnet SUCKS, Richmond and Shane Jr are onlt mediocre. Syslinger can't win it by himself.
     
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    UNC dominated the 50,60 and 7-'3.Clemson dominated the 80's. Duke the 90's and UVA the 00's

    not much room for anything else
     
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    Once in awhile, Fedace actually posts something of value. You might want to give it a try. During Styslinger's freshman year he'll have Jenkins, Uriguen, Frank, Domijan, and Shane. That doesn't sound like a weak supporting cast to me...
     
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    Jake, keep in mind you're talking to a poster that said that Nathan Pasha was far better than Mitchell Frank.
     
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    dawg actually makes fedace seem ...... can't think of a word, help please!
    maybe a good word to start with would be - "Stan(d)able"

    dawg, bark home for awhile
     
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    Mitchell Polnet took Chase Buchanan to 3 sets today in the Plantation, FL, Futures qualifying. That's pretty good when you consider that we are not expecting him to play quite as high in our lineup next year as Buchanan plays this year for Ohio State.

    Ryan Shane has posted two straight set wins in qualifying as of today. Richmond and Styslinger are not at this tourney.

    Austin Smith (Georgia recruit) got a bad draw in qualifying with a seed in his first match, but put up a really good fight.
     
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    whatever happened with robbie chess from duke?

    he was a standout player in the 90's and one of the best players in the ACC.
     
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    Had an issue with his groin. Took the easier surgical route and had a ligament snipped. Caused instability and he was done. Pro career. Over. Too bad because he's a really nice kid and comes from a really nice family. Must be about 35-36 now.
     
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    i went to high school with him and at the age of 17, i knew he had a bright future in the game.

    too bad about the injury.

    it would have been great to see him turn pro.

    i know he had an outstanding career at duke.
     
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    He went to the 1/4's of the indoor Nats as a soph or jr at Duke....don't remember which.
     
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    Guide to the ACC newcomers for upcoming season: (reposting for reference and the season is close now)

    Boston College
    Joe Davidson - Woodside,CA
    Matt Wagner - LA,CA

    Clemson
    Hunter Harrington - Spartnaburg,SC. 5 start recruit. Should probably be slipped into the line-up at the 3-5 range.
    Ayrton Wibowo - Jakarta,Indonesia. Davis Cup player. Word is a doubles specialist. Transfer from Auburn-Montgomery

    Duke
    Raphael Hemmeler - Zurich,Switzerland. ATP high rank of 1125. Should be a good insertion into the Duke line-up. around #3 or 4
    Jason Tahir - Rochester,NY. Blue-chip recruit. ATP high rank of 1242. Talented freshman, who could go into the line-up immediately.

    Florida State
    Dominic Cotrone - Bradenton,FL. 5 star recruit. Low 5 star. Will likely be out of the top 6 freshman year
    Christian Gonzalez-Mendez - Santiago de Compostela,Spain. No ATP ranking
    Jason Zafiros - Bradenton,FL. Transfer from Arizona. Will be a senior this upcoming season

    Georgia Tech
    Colin Edwards - Valrico,FL. 3 star recruit. Probably a backup
    Vikram Hundal - Alpharetta,GA. 5 star recruit. Middle-tier 5 star, could be in tail end of line-up
    Eduardo Segura Mandarino - Madrid,Spain. ATP high rank of 886. This looks like a could catch for the Jackets, s they try to fill the Gomez hole.
    Juan Melian Puigventos - Las Palmas,Spain. Transfer from Ga.Southern. Was Southern Conference player of year. Good introduction to the line-up.

    Maryland
    David Nguyen - Columbia,MD. Transfer from Virginia
    Vlad Stefan - Bucharest,Romania. ATP high rank of 1300. Will be in top 6 immediately.

    Miami
    Victor Mauz - Suresnes,France. No info on this guy
    Miami only has 6 players, they will need to bring in more.

    North Carolina
    Esben Hess-Olesen - Billund,Denmark. Brother of Texas freshman(twin I guess since they are both freshmen). Im guessing the less talented of the two.
    Oystein Steiro - Snaroya,Norway.

    NC State
    Beck Bond - Meriden,CT. 4 star recruit.
    Robbie Mudge - Moorseville,NC. 5 star recruit. Top 6 player
    Austin Powell - Muscle Shoals,AL.

    Virginia
    Mitchell Frank - Annandale,VA. Blue Chip Recruit. ATP high of 623. Immediately one of the top players in college tennis. Probably to be 2 or 3 for UVA.

    Virginia Tech
    Hunter Koontz - Richmond,VA. 5 star recruit. Mid-tier 5 star player. Could be in top 6 for Hokies.
    Mauricio Antun - Sao Paulo,Brazil. ATP high rank of 1430. Should be a top 6 insertion player

    Wake Forest
    Renier Moolman - Randburg,South Africa. ATP high rank of 1152. Good pick-up for Wake after losing many players. Will be top 4
    Sam Wells - Moorseville,NC. Transfer from Vanderbilt.
     
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    Clemson 4, College of Charelston 3

    Well this was closer than expected. We played a sluggish and uninspired match. There were some nerves as it is was the 1st match of the season and first match for half the players. and hey we are the first ACC team to register a win.

    CofC won the doubles point.

    1: 59 Yannick Maden(Clemson) def Maxime Trintignac 6-0 4-6 6-3: First set was a cruise for Maden as he bullied Trintignac all over the court. But the Frenchman played better in the 2nd set and was able to squeak out a surprise set from Maden. Maden held it together to take the 3rd without too much fuss despite being up 5-0 and almost allowing his opponent back into the set.

    2: Tom Delme(CofC) def Ayrton Wibowo 3-6 6-2 6-2: Wibowo played #2 in his first match for Clemson(transfer, had previosuly been at Oregon and then Auburn-Montgomery). Delme had many big shots in his arsenal but also made a lot of routine errors. Wibowo was able to take the first set but then lost some of the dimensions on his shots and Delme was able to pounce of the stale shot selection from Wibowo. I do like Wibowo's game though and expect his to be an important player for the Tigers this year.

    3: Gerardo Meza(Clemson) def Kyle Parker 6-2 6-0: Routine win for Meza. He was able to control the flow of the match and Parker was unable to do anything to change the barrage of the flat and powerful shots coming off of Meza's racket.

    4: Dominique Maden(Clemson) def Crescente Lesser 7-5 6-2: This was a wild one. Maden trailed 5-0 in the first set then pulled the famous 0-5 to 7-5 comeback. Then cruised in the 2nd set. Lesser was not able to sustain his level of play that gave him the large lead.

    5: Brice Allancic(CofC) def Hunter Harrington 6-3 2-6 7-6(5): Tough loss for Harrington in his first ever college dual match. Allancic was a fighter and tracked down many of Harrington's powerful groundstrokes. The tiebreak could have gone either way, Allancic was ablw to get the decisive two points.

    6: Cedric Willems(Clemson) def Stephen Hardy 7-6(4) 6-2: The 1st set of this match turned out to be the most vital in the entire match. At the time most were focused on Harrington's match, so Willems was able to pull out the close set without much fanfare. This is a big win for the Freshman from the Netherlands. First ever college match is a clinching win. He joined the team this month.


    The Tigers next go on the road on the 21st vs the 4th rabked Georgia Bulldogs led by Will Spencer and Sadio Doumbia.
     
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    FSU beat North Florida 7-0. FSU looks pretty weak this year. Jordan kelly-Houston at #1? That is probably the ACC's weakest #1 player. Not much depth either.
     
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    Those are two names (Parker and Hardy) I haven't seen in awhile. Both were top notch HS players in Virginia. Hardy won two state doubles titles with UVA's Courtney in '07 and '08 and Parker finished runner-up to UVA's Shane in '09.
     
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    Duke vs UNC. Wietoska at 3 is a surprise
     
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    from what I have seen on the results thus far, the ACC is a mystery outside of the top 2. A lot of new players in improtant positions for a lot of teams. Wake,FSU,Clemson,NC State,UNC are all plugging in new players and trying to see what fits. We don't know yet how good a lot of these new guys are and hence how good the teams are. It will be an interesting year
     
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    Georgia Tech looked pretty strong in their first match. Pugieventos is playing #2. King has come out of nowhere, he double-bageled the ODU #1 player.
     
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    Louisville def Maryland 6-1
    Miami edges Florida A&M 4-3
    GT loses to Tennessee 5-2

    Still lots of mystery surrounding this league.

    UNC looked pretty good this weekend.
     
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    Wow, Hopkins plays #1 for them???

    He was playing at #4 last season. Although, now that I think about it, Virginia's #4 player played at #1 for their first match, but it's slightly different circumstances.
     
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    The match is not so in hand anymore. The live scors has reversed the scors on court 6, so now VCU is winning there.

    Yeah Hopkins playing 1 is definetly a surprise. I remember him not being able to be in the top 6 about 2 years ago.
     
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    VCU def Wake Forest 4-2. They may play out the remaining match but their is still a lot to go in that match.

    That's a pretty poor losee from Wake. VCU is not really that good this year.
     
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    vcu may not be that good this year, but a team with hopkins at #1 probably shouldn't bother playing in the acc

    he lost 6-3, 6-0 to marchese at #6 last year in a match that mayyyy have lasted an hour

    and, well, he's not what i would call in shape
     
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    Danny Kreyman is a very good player. He should be at #1. But I guess coach figures he can win many more matches at #2. I don't buy into Lee,Tsai or any of the Wake new guys. They are going through a transition year. They will be pretty good next year when they add Moolman in and that class of recruits.
     
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    I don't understand why this happens. It's always the Georgia Tech scoreboard. It's being updated fine and then suddenly it has an epically long break and stops updating.
     
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    That's GT for you. They got whipped 5-2. 1-4 start is not good at all. We've got them coming to Athens in a week or so and should get some revenge for last year's loss.
    http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-tennis/recaps/020412aab.html
     
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    Miami got routed by Rice 7-0. Miami does not look very good at all. No strength at the top and not even deep like they were last year
     
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    Anything less than 7-0 will be shocking. I don't think this Maryland team has much
     
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    Wake Forest fell to South Carolina 4-3. South Carolina won 4-6 and doubles 2 and 3.
     
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    what to make of the the recent results? Gt and Wake lost to South Carolina 4-3 but NC State beat the Gamecocks 5-2. Are the Wolfpack better than we thought,
     
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    It's kinda dissapointing to see Muppidi fall down like he has. I know BC does not give tennis scholarships so maybe he has stop commiting himself entirely to tennis which is understanable. But I enjoyed his style of play. It was good to have BC have at least one good player
     
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    VT edges Maryland 4-3. Maryland won doubles but VT won singes at 2,3,5,6.

    Also Brown filleted BC 6-1. Only Muppidi was a winner everyone else lost in straights.
     
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    How man teams in the ACC can actually play this year? I count 2 and even those two are seriously overrated.
     
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    hmmm, duke wiped the second-highest-ranked team in the SEC off the court in two hours without losing a set

    i guess the SEC has maaaaybe one credible team?

    don't worry, SEC tennis is still better than the Sun Belt this year, arguably
     
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    SEC actually is very strong this year. The lowest ranked team is 47 right now. ACC is down. But even still there is not that big of a difference.
     
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    just giving dawgie dawg a hard time, yeah SEC is deep as usual
     
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    Maryland lost to Purude today
     
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    FSU def Miami 6-1. 4 3 setters, 2 of the going ot a breaker. Pretty competitive match. FSU too strong though in the end. I cant see Miami even having a rank when the season ends.

    Clemson def GT 4-3. Even match.Clemson showed more want in the end as Dom Maden and Wibowo played impressive 3rd sets. Good first win for Harrington as well.
     
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