College Club Nationals

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  1. staTennis

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    Just throwing this out there to see if anyone on the boards is going to the College Club team nationals in Cary, NC. Should be some good competition, every team brings at least a couple varsity level players from each division. Good tennis to watch if you are in Cary as there shouldn't be anyone much worse than 4.0-4.5 playing.
     
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  2. staTennis

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    alright i've been inspired by drakulie. there will be at least 3 different facilities involved so it wont be nearly as comprehensive as his 45's tournament thread and there will be many more 4.0's mixed in with many fewer 5.5's but I'll try to photograph and video as much as I can.
     
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  3. dork2tennisstud

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    I'll be playing. I'm from Syracuse University, we're in Pool M for Thursday.
     
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  4. tbini87

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    is this only east coast schools? i don't think the school i will be going to next year even has a club team... but i will look into it. good luck to you guys playing in it!
     
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  5. staTennis

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    there are actually a lot of schools involved. I am from San Diego and most of the schools in your area would probably have a team although some are more dedicated than others. I am now at University of Mary Washington playing in the N bracket so i will be at the same courts as you, D2TS on Thursday. We are probably the smallest school there.
     
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  6. FedererISBetter

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    y00, what is this? Nobody tells me anything... I'll do it! lol
     
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  7. zapvor

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    you can start your own. the school i went to didint have one until my sernoir year.
     
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  8. staTennis

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    which school do you go to?
     
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  9. subtleskeptics

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    Ucla Fight Fight Fight
     
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  10. randomname

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    hey, if you win your pool you'll be playing us in the first round (assuming we win ours too) and for whoever said they didnt think their school had a club team, its not that hard to start one, just have some regular practice times, get the word out to as many players as you can and sign up for some tournaments. SMU didnt have a club team till last year when some freshman just decided to form one, and they went to nationals that year
     
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  11. dork2tennisstud

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    The beauty (and drawback if you have a big team) of World Team Tennis format is you only need 2 guys and 2 girls to have a team, so forming a club at your school is not difficult at all.

    We've had a club hear at SU for a while now, but just last year did we start getting serious and playing anyone outside about a two hour drive from here.
     
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  12. dork2tennisstud

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    By the way - to whoever asked about starting a team - there are teams all over the country, though some areas (like the *******) seem to be more into it than others.

    The level of play is a lot higher than most people out of high school expect, too. You'll find a lot of kids who played #1 or 2 for their respective high schools who expect to roll through club tennis, because they think all the good players play varsity somewhere. A lot of those kids have trouble just making our travel team.

    From what I've seen, the quality of play is 3.5-4.5 for girls and 4.0-4.5 for guys on good college club teams. 5.0's are rare, but they're out there, too.
     
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  13. dork2tennisstud

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    Not that I really care, but why did they just asterisk the region of play within USTA I wrote as if it were a curse?
     
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  14. randomname

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    because one of TW's competitors is called m i d west sports and they dont like people mentioning their rivals
     
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  15. muredhawks

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    See you guys there. I'm from Miami University. Too bad my 12 pack won't fit on the plane!
     
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  16. tykrum

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    I'm the coach at Minnesota - played the last three years at nationals and I'm excited to be back tomorrow.

    d2ts - if you haven't been to nationals before, I think you'd be surprised how many 5.0s are there.
     
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  17. muredhawks

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    Totally agree. Texas and Wisconsin have some amazing players.
     
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    I have some friends out of UCI.

    Go UCI.
     
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  19. randomname

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    I've been really unimpressed with wisconsin at this tournament. they just barely won their pool (btw, virginia got screwed over getting put in wisconsin's pool) and only won their first round match by one game, texas should kill them in the semis

    and as to the level of play, if you've won a match (or even kept it close) in the gold bracket your a 5.0, there might be one or two 5.5s. the lowest level at the tournament is probably 4.0 with a few exceptions
     
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  20. dork2tennisstud

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    I had a great time this weekend. Excellent tennis and good times. We (Syracuse) did really well for ourselves, too. 12th overall, including wins over Texas Tech, Harvard, Central Michigan, and UC-Davis.

    However, I was really disappointed in A&M walking out on the award ceremony after their 3rd place award. Classless.
     
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  21. tykrum

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    It was a fun tournament to be sure. Congrats to Texas, I am friends with their girl that plays mixed and doubles and she/they deserve it. It is amazing that we got 40th this year, and we had a legit shot to beat Texas when we played them last year. It shows how close all the competition is.

    Having seen both Texas and Wisconsin though a few times this year, Wisconsin was still the best team in the nation. Their top three guys were all injured on Friday, including a former #3 singles player for their varsity. If they would have been completely healthly, they would and should have won it.
     
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  22. staTennis

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    Well we definitely had fun at nationals. We wanted to finish inside the top 50, where we probably should be but we finished at 59. We started way too slow against BYU and we won 3 out of the 5 sets against U of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, I wish Wisconsin) but lost in game score. The WTT format lets a few games have a large effect on your standing. Vtech was a huge example where they were 5 games from going from the copper bracket up to the gold bracket.
     
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