Big 10 Tennis

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  1. jaggy

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    Lets hope the 3rd winner is not an osu.
     
  2. Satsuma Illini

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    Indy maybe? How's the team looking next year? I think the Illini's head-to-head with the Hoosiers is something like 41-44 so we need to catch up.
     
  3. jaggy

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    Lost 3 seniors who scored, have a couple of good Canadian freshmen coming in, I d say they should be about the same next year.
     
  4. Satsuma Illini

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    Just heard that Florida's Spencer Newman is transferring to Michigan next year. Newman finished the year ranked No. 65 on the ITA rankings. He was 16-5 for the year playing in the No. 3~5 slots. A good pickup for Michigan and will make them even tougher next year.

    Newman transfer
     
  5. floridatennisdude

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    Crap, I was really hopeful that he'd give our new coach a chance since development seemed to be the issue most were talking about with Spencer. Big pickup for Mich and a huge loss for UF. I had thought he would play 1 or 2 for us next year. Looking at the Mich roster, he will probably play behind King next spring and be the top dog as a senior.
     
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    Michigan looks like they are ready to contend for the Big 10 title next spring.
     
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    I heard that Nelson Vick is leaving OSU.
     
  9. jaggy

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    I think Michigan are legit contenders
     
  10. 10isplayer

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    He did transfer to UNC
     
  11. Clemson_tennis

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    Michigan looking strong. I also suspect that Rola will go pro after playing some futures and maybe challengers.
     
  12. duusoo

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    He is a nice player, and a good person. I think he just over reached, it wasn't going to happen, and quite honestly he wasn't going to bring it higher. NU, look at Wyatt McCoy, game has improved. I wish him luck.
     
  13. Satsuma Illini

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    Started a countdown of the greatest Big Ten tennis teams (overall). Very interesting looking up all the info on the teams. If there any Big Ten fans here besides me and Jaggy, please take a look and let me know if I left something out or put out some wrong info.

    Started with No. 12 Nebraska Cornhuskers today. Will put out one a day till I reach number one.

    Greatest Big Ten Tennis Teams Rankings
     
  14. Satsuma Illini

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    No. 12 Nebraska Cornhuskers
    No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions
    No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers
    No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes
    No. 8 Michigan State Spartans
    No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers

    Greatest Big Ten Tennis Teams Rankings
     
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  15. Satsuma Illini

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    Halfway through the countdown of the greatest Big Ten tennis teams. Going through all the records and stuff has been pretty interesting.

    No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers
    No. 5 Northwestern Wildcats
    No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Greatest Big Ten Tennis Teams
     
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  16. Satsuma Illini

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    The Countdown Continues.

    No. 12 Nebraska Cornhuskers
    No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions
    No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers
    No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes
    No. 8 Michigan State Spartans
    No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers
    No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers
    No. 5 Northwestern Wildcats
    No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers
    Honorable Mention: Chicago Maroons

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  17. Satsuma Illini

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  18. jaggy

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    This is a good read Sats, thanks
     
  19. Satsuma Illini

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    Thanks. It's been fun going through all the records. You find some stuff you never knew. Maybe I should do one on the all-time teams and not limit it to the Big Ten. That would be interesting too.
     
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    No. 12 Nebraska Cornhuskers
    No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions
    No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers
    No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes
    No. 8 Michigan State Spartans
    No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers
    No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers
    No. 5 Northwestern Wildcats
    No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers
    Honorable Mention: Chicago Maroons
    No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes
    No. 2 Illinois Fighting Illini
     
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    with transfers Michigan has 4 players in the top 53. That's pretty strong
     
  23. Satsuma Illini

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    Michigan looks good this year. They picked up Newman and if Rola doesn't come back for the Buckeyes, they would be the favorites to take the Big Ten.
     
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    They also picked up Vlad Stefan when Maryland cancelled their men's tennis program. All of their top six return, plus two good transfers.
     
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    Could be a changing of the guard in the Big Ten. What other transfers or notable freshman will make an impact?

    My Golden Gophers return a deep team but only added one unknown freshman to the roster. Jury is out if they can improve on their 3-4 place finishes of recent years.
     
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    I am picking Northwestern to win it all this year. They got this one guy that is really good. i don't know why he chose this school but they got lucky with this dude
     
  27. jaggy

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    Sam Monette at Indiana will be a strong freshman so I expect IU to be a little better but Id be surprised if they make any kind of jump.
     
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    Most Surprising ITA Result

    What do you think is the most surprising Big Ten result at the ITA All America's? Obviously Peter Kobelt but Evan King going two and out has to be a huge disappointment for Wolverine fans.
     
  29. Satsuma Illini

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    I didn't have too many expectations besides Michigan making some noise but yeah, I was surprised they fizzled out so quickly. I think they are really going to give OSU a run for its money this year but that tournament was a letdown for them.
     
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    One of the more astute posts I've seen on this forum.
     
  31. Will Wilson

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    National Indoors

    Not very impressive from the Big 10. Leandro Toledo from Minnesota had a nice tournament, nearly knocking off Giron in the second round. Other than that, not much.

    I see Wisconsin got a verbal commitment from Elliot Sprecher. He is a very good recruit so that has to be good news for their program which hasn't been great lately.
     
  32. Satsuma Illini

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    Yeah, pretty nonexistent. King's slumping, Kobelt seemed like a weak No. 2 seed, and no one else really stepped up. Disappointing tourney for the Big Ten.
     
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    Wisconsin was awesome 5-7 years ago :)
     
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    Living in a Big 10 town the rumors are flying fast and furious about further expansion, Virginia ans Ga tech get a lot of mention, that would shake it up a bit.
     
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    Sprecher confirmed... should be huge!
     
  36. Will Wilson

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    How do rankings translate to level of play

    Minnesota signed a recruit next year with at ranking of 1500 in the world. I know other Big 10 players have rankings as well. Does anyone know what the rankings of other Big 10 players are?
     
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    Indiana has Isade Juneau at #1148, Sam Monette at 1322 and Josh MacTaggart at 1579
     
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    Ohio State must have set their schedule up with all those Futures/Challengers so he could go play on the university's dime. Pretty unheard of to have the "Team" playing 3 futures and 1 challenger in the middle of the dual season. I'd say it is pretty safe bet that Blaz won't be playing in tomorrow's opener against Cupcake A and B.
     
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    So how are Penn State's players, level-wise, compared to the rest of the conference?
     
  41. jaggy

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    Indiana loses 5-2 to Kuntucky, generally a fair score although IU blew the doubles. I was disappointed in Jomby on a fast indoor court, I thought he would be way better than what I saw today.
     
  42. jaggy

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    Time to bump this, Indiana starting to win a few although we are very top heavy and the top will not beat the best in the Big 10, 12, 14 whatever. Sam Monette has so much promise, best hope for a top 20 player in the 12 years Ive been watching here if he keeps developing.
     
  43. NoChance

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    Penn State may win a few matches in the conference--can't fault either the effort or the coaching, but there are too many teams ahead of them. Having a substandard, four-court indoor facility hurts recruiting, for sure. Hard to recruit upper-level players with that facility. Plus, the university recently nixed plans for a new indoor building. So, it is what it is.
     
  44. Clemson_tennis

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    Went to East Lansing this weekend. Michigan State has a very nice indoor facility. 8 courts, 4 on either side with easy access to one side to the other. Very good viewing as there is no net that inhibits view. Fans are very close to the action. There is a nice lobby area with a good selection of concessions. Also scorecards that have the players names printed on them.

    Based on the facility, MSU is somewhat underachieving as far as results the last few years. I think they need to expand their recruiting base a bit. Most of their players are from Michigan which is nice but Michigan is not a strong enough tennis state to survive just on that.
     
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    Badgers upset Minnesota in the Big Ten opener yesterday!


    WISCONSIN 4 MINNESOTA 3

    DOUBLES
    1) Rok Bonin/Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Billy Bertha/Oskar Wikberg (WIS): 8-6
    2) Alexander Kokorev/Petr Satral (WIS) def. Jack Hamburg/Brendan Ruddock (MINN): 8-2
    3) Eric Frueh/Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Jakhongir Jalalov/Alexander Kostanov (WIS): 8-6

    Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

    SINGLES
    1) Rok Bonin (MINN) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS): 6-2, 6-1
    2) Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Billy Bertha (WIS): 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
    3) Petr Satral (WIS) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN): 6-4, 6-2
    4) Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Jack Hamburg (MINN): 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
    5) Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) def. Brendan Ruddock (MINN): 6-4, 6-4
    6) Alexander Kokorev (WIS) def. Ruben Weber (MINN): 6-4, 6-4

    Order of Finish: 1, 5, 6, 2, 4, 3
     
  46. robow7

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    the 17th ranked flying Illini beat Iowa 7-0 last nite and tonight they knocked off 20th ranked Northwestern 5-2. Not bad for a team of all freshman and sophomores with only one senior in the mix. Watch out in the next year or two.
     
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    What happened to Bruno Abdelnour at Illinois? I have not seen him in the lineup lately.
     
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    excellent question, he was at the match tonight dressed like he may have been hitting but was not suited up to play?
     
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    Go Figure

    Minnesota drops this one to pretty much a not good team; loses 4-3 to Drake who is a pretty good team and then they absolutely trounce 14th ranked Washington 6-1. Every match was straight sets for the Gophers except for the loss at #1 which was 7-5 in the third complete with typical college hook during match game.

    Some of their guys are starting to play better so we'll see if this is the real Minnesota team. They have potential, hope they didn't dig themselves too big of a hole.
     
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    Huge win for Kevin Anderson today
     

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