Clemson Tiger tennis

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  1. cali_tennis_machine

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    This was too good not to share. From his ITA Hall of Fame acceptance speech:

    Jay Berger:
    "One of the funniest things {while I was at Clemson was when I played} in the US Open and made it to the Round of 16 and I played Yannick Noah. I lost in four sets on center court of the US Open and was interviewed by Brent Musburger, who was a very famous commentator at the time. I got home the next day and coach [Chuck Kriese] did make me play a challenge match to make the team. Two days later, in order to earn a warmup, I had to run the mile in 5:15."
     
  2. Clemson_tennis

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    Clemson adds Alexandre Favrot to the 2016 recruiting class. He was as high as #54 in the ITF junior rankings. A lefty. He has a UTR of 14.08.

    He should undoubtedly play at #1 next year
     
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    Do you mean 2015 recruiting class? Players who commit in 2015 and can start playing in the fall of 2015 are considered the 2015 class. I ask because it seems hard to believe that he is committing a year in advance, as he turned 20 in February. If he knows he wants to switch to the college route, I would think he knows right now.
     
  4. Clemson_tennis

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    Yes that's what I meant. I assume he will play in the fall of 2015.

    Team looking a lot more lefty oriented now , with Favrot, Pinazo and Navas coming in.
     
  5. Clemson_tennis

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    Some personal news here.

    I got a job in the athletic department at North Dakota State. So I'll be moving to Fargo in August. Now for college tennis this isn't the greatest move but I'll probably be able to catch a Golden Gopher match here and there during the spring.
     
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    Congrats on the job - going to be mighty cold during winter.
     
  7. ClarkC

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    Now you need to be convincing them to add tennis teams. Knock off a bank and donate the cash.
     
  8. tennis_tater

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    He must be the "big time international recruit" you were hearing about earlier.

    What do you know about Pinazo?

    What do you expect from Clemson in 2015/2016?
     
  9. Clemson_tennis

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    Yes I had heard that it was a Frenchman as well. His recruitment has something to do with his gf coming to Clemson.

    I talked to UIW's #1 player Leonard Ivic who I used to hit with on occasion and he told me that Pinazo(his former teammate at LCC) is very good and at his best, better than himself. Pines has been through some injury problems for the past 2 years though. I know he is a lefty. (as is Favrot). Pinazo should probably be 2 or 3 on the team this year

    I expect pretty good improvement. Favrot should be a pretty strong #1 and should be around 20-40 in the singles rankings all year of not higher. Depth will not be an issue with Johnson,Sanon,Drake and Ansari returning. If Ansari can find some form he could be a good #5 or 6 player again. The area I expect the team to struggle is at positions 2 and 3. No way to tell with doubles right now. The team should be back to contending for the NCAA tournament again next year and a top 40 finish
     

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