Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Jakes On A Plane, May 21, 2010.
Clayton couldn't even win his match at #3. Choke.
Congrats to the 7 people in the poll who chose Stanford to lose in the Round of 16.
Too bad, so sad fed-ahh-chee
Obviously. UCLA has been in at least every quarterfinals or better for the last 20 years while Stanford has not.
agreed. ucla is too tough throughout the whole lineup and a much better tournament team.
Man, Clayton is a huge disappointment. He went from a start athlete at number one to struggling at #3.
Now you see why members of this forum have been begging Fraudace to change his avatar for at least two years. He cursed Alex and ruined his career just as he cursed Matt Bruch before that.
^^ Certainly can't help.
hahaha come on guys..don't hate on someone for supporting his team!!
Norcal sports fans are like that!
What a shot by Barte on match point. She is by far the most versatile player/best all court game in women's college tennis. I normally do not cheer for Stanford but I'll make an exception this time as I can't stand seeing cheaters win.
That said, Florida Gators are going to be hard to be in the finals
Fedace, could you find out if Alex thinks I'm cool?
Maybe he can introduce you to Destiny?
Alex is still a very good player, and an overacheiver considering his actual skill and natural talent.
Stanford doesn't have the big hitter power potential guy, someone who can make the step to Men's Pro....or women's pro. They have a bunch of hard working blue collar guys who maximise their potential, but they are not great athletes.
No serve, no weapons. I mean at THEIR level.
Thats true leed there is better athletes out there.
Yeah, it was evident in the Ojai finals, both Stanford's men and women's finalists having major flaws in their game for the next level.
Woman finalist was tiny, not all that fast, and relied on perfectly placed shots.
Mens, I thought lefty had a serve. Nope, he only has a wide slice. USC guy was 15-25mph FASTER on first serves, and could hit forehands faster too.
Naturally, Stanford lost both finals to superior athletes. Women's, bigger stronger athlete.
I wouldn't say that. Clayton is one of the best ball strikers in college tennis (at least when I saw him last year). His problem is his lack of movement and condition. Maybe guys like Hirshman and Wire are blue collar but Clayton is an excellent talent. He has great skills off the ground but needs improvement elsewhere.
Klahn is nasty good but mentally he is awful. Thacher is also mentally weak but different from Klahn. Thacher just can't seem to focus for an entire match while Klahn is too temperamental
Klahn is lefty, mostly mental stability challenged, like all lefties ...
But none of the top 3 have a real pro level serve.
Clayton and Klahn routinely hit first serves 120+ so I'm going to have to say "no" to that one...
Bradley is probably one of the most mentally tough if not the toughest player on the team. He is model student athlete. He is also a very kind and generous person as well. World would be a better place with more people like him.
a model, a student and an athlete...wow!
1. 120 mph serves is averagedly slow in pro level.
2. They might be solid citizens, but you must not have watched them mentally fall apart in the Ojai finals. Watch it!
Is 120 really slow for average at the pro level? Not talking like top 10
No. Federer rarely hits much over 120. Placement is much more important when you already hit 120 than cranking it up to 130 would be.
nonsense. don't listen to this fruitcake...he claims he used to serve in the mid 130s 40 years ago...
bahahahaha. that is believable
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