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  1. ClarkC

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    I don't see Cal beating UCLA or USC, but taking the doubles point is not exactly out of the question in any college match between two good teams. Doubles is quick and painful. A double fault at the wrong time, the other team keeps holding serve, and you lose. I would not put money on any college match between top 20 teams being 7-0 just for that reason.
     
  2. Clemson_tennis

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    Nice effort from McLachlan was down 1-3 in the breaker
     
  3. Golden_state_of_mind

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    what a great win today! Ben and Nikhil played with absolute guts. TCU is a top 20 type team and we out fought them.

    Btw us at #20 is a joke.
     
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    TCU is not a Top20 team...also they are a bit too low on #43 right now. This was a great fought win for Cal...but their own ranking on #20 tells enough, they were a lot higher before...but i do not see any wins anymore vs better ranked teams (and i am a cal fan !!!)
     
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    TCU has not beaten anyone aside of FSU, also they ve a lots of tough losses , 3-4 vs Cal, 3-4 vs Tulsa, 2-4 vs Texas and 3-4 vs UNC, 2-4 vs Florida. Win one or 2 of them and they would ve been Top20.
     
  6. Golden_state_of_mind

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    Barely in the top 16 now. It is very vital to stay in the top 16 so we can host. If we finish 17 or 18 the ITA committee will screw us because of location and instead of sending us somewhere like Kentucky where we can easily win, they will send us to UCLA or USC .
     
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    Yes, they will "do you a favor" by cutting down your travel distance.
     
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    if they stay top 20 they will not play at usc or ucla...!!! Would be a overseeding for that region.
    if i would be the ITA/NCAA i will send them to College Station, Texas, together with VCU or Tulsa and a weaker 4th team
     
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    Ben McLachlan 4
    Naoki Takeda 4

    Campbell Johnson 4
    Sumeet Shinde 4


    Filip Bergevi 6 0
    Mario Urquidi 3 1

    Andre Goransson 3
    Will Kneale 4

    Gregory Bayane 3
    Trevor James 4

    Mads Engsted 5
    Robin Chou 2
     
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    Ben McLachlan 7
    Naoki Takeda 5

    Campbell Johnson 6 1
    Sumeet Shinde 4 1

    Filip Bergevi 6 2
    Mario Urquidi 3 3

    Andre Goransson 4
    Will Kneale 5

    Gregory Bayane 6 0
    Trevor James 4 1

    Mads Engsted 6 0
    Robin Chou 2 1
     
  11. Golden_state_of_mind

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    did you guys see how Clemson scared Virginia? Same thing will happen in Cal vs UCLA except Cal will finish the deal.
     
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    doubles looking bad
     
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    Sounds good for UVa. We have a win over Cal, and would not mind passing UCLA in the rankings. It will be interesting for Cal to show us how this is done.
     
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    Cal comes back and takes the point.
     
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    The Bears played pretty hella well imo. McLachlin has a hella nice one hander and took the 2nd set from Marcos.
     
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    Never a chance to win this
     
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    Some of the score lines in the USC match weren't horrible. McLachlan split sets at 1 with Hanfmann, Bergevi lost 7-5 6-4 to Quiroz at 3, Goransson split sets with De Vroome at 4, and Jayashankar was up a set on Grant at 6. Both 2 and 6 were blowout losses though.
     
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    Cal apparently has their live streaming back up and running for this weekend's matches.
     
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    The NCAA sends us to another tough draw but it does not matter. This team can certainly win in College Station Texas.
     
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    Loving Andre Goransson's game. Crafty and smart. Doesn't hit the shot you expect he will.
     
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    is it on now ?
     
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    I've never seen a team use more lobs in doubles than Cal on all 3 courts. Must be an important part of their training. It's getting mixed results.
     
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    BRyan bros lob. so why can't they ??? it is a myth that lob is girly shot.
     
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    I like it. I didn't disparage. Just saying its not a common tactic in college. Mainly cause the guys don't have the proper touch
     
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    amazing and shows how bad this draw was for both teams....cal much underseeded...
     
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    I cannot fathom the pain the Cal Bearettes are feeling. I feel so bad for them. What an effort, what a season.
     
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    I'm glad the vile comment from the Stanford fan was removed
     
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    good try Bears. Thank you again for beating the scoundrels. Good luck next season
     
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    stop thanking us, we are not the service people for any school. You'll regret these words.
     
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    also thanks for the easy round of 16 match, gave us a decent chance vs USC
     
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    McLachlan into the quarters
     
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    Goransson won first round on quailes. I'm a fan of his game after seeing him in college station last year. Unique player
     
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    Goransson won again, he is a fine guy.
     
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    William Griffith beat Alexios Halebian in Tiburon qualifying. Will Griffith start in the spring?
     
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    Played a real sad regional. Goransson Wikberg and bergevi early out Could be a weak season
     
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    Cal didn't exactly beat UNLV convincingly.
     
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    Their top players not played. Goransson & Wikberg
     
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    Why does Cal never get respect on here? Nobody ever mentions them in discussion. Made the final 16 again!!
     
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    deep and physical team. hard to beat but gonna need players stepping up against big time schools
     
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    Sometimes we mention them when we talk about how they don't beat anyone who is very good.
     
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    Weak season. Should Do better.
     
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    Today vs st Mary and ucsb
     
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    What happened to Nakamura yesterday ? was winning and looked like ok to win that 3rd set. and something happened and just froze. One thing with College tennis is that they have Coaches right there to help you and talk you thru these pressure moments.

    Why didn't the coaches help him or did it not help at all ?
     
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    And what happens in college tennis after a bad loss like this ? Does coaching staff get mad and demote the player ?
     
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    As long as you've been around I'll chalk this question up to your idea of humor.
     
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    Well, I know Cal coaching staff is better than that. but I have seen some real unprofessional decisions and questionable decision making after bad loss like this........it is sad but I seen it too many times.

    Nakamura probably could benefit some help from sports psychologists on how to remain in the ZONE and not let the pressure get to you. Blocking out all pressure and focus on the Ball and tennis shot making can be done.
     
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    When you're tight, you're tight and sometimes there's nothing anybody can do. So far in the last week we have seen USC choke a doubles point with quadruple match point and then lose seven straight points, we've seen Zsiga the hero of the virginia match up 5-2 double break lose eleven straight games, we've seen Ronnie schneider up 5-1 in the third serve for the match four times and lose. People, I think, sometimes underestimate the pressure a player feels in a team format as opposed to just playing for ranking points and draw advancement.
     
  48. chris-swede

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    Total true
     
  49. Golden_state_of_mind

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    you never say anything good about Cal. Where were you last year when they upset A&M in their home courts?
     
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    who is Nakamura?
     

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