Best college players in certain categories?

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  1. Vicious Vik

    Vicious Vik Semi-Pro

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    all of you guys who go to matches and watch the streams I want your opinions!

    Who has the best shots in college tennis? Like best forehand? Backhand? Serve? volleys? Mentality? who's the best ball striker? Etc.

    best and worst mentally? I don't get to watch a lot, just look at scores so I want to know who the best are.
     
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  2. MC86

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    That I've seen:

    Serve: Kobelt

    Mentality: Frank

    Groundstrokes: Giron
     
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  3. jaggy

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    I don't see too many stars but Jomby has a game that resembles a pros, just needs the mental side.
     
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    Flexibility: Morrissey
     
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  5. Clemson_tennis

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    of current players from what I have seen:

    Best forehand versatility and ball striking ability - Axel Alvarez. Amerigo Contini the runner-up

    Pure forehand power - Esben Hess Olesen of UNC hit some flat rockets which I have yet to see duplicated when he was cramping last year against Yannick Maden. Although this was out of desperation and not a usual play for him.

    Heaviest forehand - Marcos Giron

    Backhand: I don't really recall anyone who has an outstanding backhand in college. Yannick Maden's was one of the best but not that powerful.


    Serve: Lloyd Glasspool has the best variety and box movement from what I have seen. Gets a lot of free points from it.
    Pure power? Flip Dzanko of DePaul definitely has the most MPHs from what I have seen in person. He did not have a lot of consistency and placement though.


    Athleticism: Dom Maden, Adam Lee, Blake Davis are some that stand out from what I remember.

    Speed and footwork: Lukas Ollert from Auburn is a rabbit around the court. Super quick.

    Volleys: nobody

    touch shots/slice: Guillermo Alcorta
     
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  6. collegetennisdude

    collegetennisdude New User

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    Serve is kobelt 100%
     
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  7. collegetennisdude

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    Hunter Reese is a competitor also
     
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  8. Topspin Shot

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    Anthony Tsodikov gets the Brad Gilbert award.
     
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  9. Clemson_tennis

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    Hunter Koontz gives him a run for his money.
     
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  10. NortheastTennis

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    Winston Lin of Columbia is one the purest ball strikers I have ever seen and has exceptional footwork, making up for not hitting the biggest shots ever.
     
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  11. Clemson_tennis

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    would like to see him play. Ball strikers are rare at the college level. Most players just muscle the ball with a lot of spin.
     
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