Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Clemson_tennis, Nov 16, 2011.
Agreed. Almagro in 4 but pulling for Johnson.
Enjoyed the 5 setter with Stevie and Almagro, just too many unforced errors to pull it off.
Couple of Ohio State guys playing in the Sunrise, FL Future event this week. Blaz Rola in the main draw and Hunter Callahan and Constantin Christ were both in qualies. Christ lost to Dennis Nevolo 6-4 6-0 in 3rd round and Callahan went down in the 1st round to a guy from Brazil ranked 440.
Are you Derek, or just sporting his picture as your avatar?
ITA has a page following the former collegians in the Australian Open. It is a pretty impressive bunch on the men's side. I especially think that a lot of players really learn to play doubles while in college, and 15 of 64 men's doubles teams have a collegian, with four teams having two collegians.
Emilio Gomez lost to Paul Capdeville (world no.155) 7-5 6-1 7-5 in Davis Cup.
Shows how much college tennis sucks. One of the top guys gets easily beat by a guy not even in the top 150.
There is certainly a gap but Capdeville is a good player. He has been as high as 76 before and I remember gave Federer a good match a few years ago in a US Open night match..
You're responding to someone who's expectations are delusional at best.
No offense Vik, I still want to see a video of you at a Texas match booing Center when he's introduced.
Don't encourage him! I'm already cringing at the thought of it
Emilio Gomez beat Christian Garin (promising junior, world no.631) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-6(1) in the deciding rubber to push Ecuador past Chile. Big win for him.
Ronnie Schneider who is bound for UNC won the first round in a Futures agains a #7 seed Mitchell from Australia. I think this will be his first ATP point.
Schneider beat world #467 Artem Sitak 3-6 6-3 7-5.
Really don't understand why he went to UNC. They don't have a history of developing pros or of being a team that can be top 10
I still don't understand why Jose Hernandez went pro.
They have a strong tennis history. Maybe not the most stellar hsitory but a very good one and what a great school to be a top athlete. He'll be a big fish in a big pond, likely play #1 or 2 and get great match play competition everytime he steps on court. Perfect
Definitely true. I guess if I was just thinking of it from my perspective I'd rather be on a team with a chance to win a conference or national title.
Playing 5 or 6 at USC, UCLA or UVA is pretty awesome. But nothing like playing in the one slot in a top conference and never getting a match off. If Ronnie S. is trying to be a pro and use college as a springboard, I see it being better to be at a program near the top and play at the top to get the best competition when it matters most, in match play.
Amerigo Contini playing in an Italian future. Beat world number 969, 6-4 6-2 in the 1st round.
Innisbrook Florida Futures is underway. Lots of current and former college players. I notice a certain Deiton Baughmann (of defunct message board fame) fought through the qualifying rounds fairly easily and won a main draw match against a former Tennessee player, Christopher Racz, who turned pro prematurely a few years back.
Now DB he has a pro ranking. Congrats! Does that mean he can be discussed now?
Blaz Rola goes out in the 1st round of a Mexico Future by losing a 10 point tiebreak that was played instead of a 3rd set. Doesn't make much sense when 3rd sets were played out fully in the 2nd round and further on.
USC's Yannick Hanfmann made it to the 3rd round before losing. He took out former FSU #1 Jean-Yves Aubone in straights in the 2nd round. Hanfmann came through qualies and only dropped 7 games including spanking FSU's Anderson Reed 6-1 6-2
Recent Ole Miss senior Jonas Lutjen made it to the 3rd round before falling 6-4 in the 3rd.
Ole Miss's Nik Scholtz made it the 3rd round of a Turkey Future before losing to former Ole Miss Reb Tucker Vorster 7-6 in the 3rd. They teamed up to win the doubles title only having to play 2 matches.
Lots of rain there over the week. They just finished qualifying Thursday. Probably a tough week for all the players sitting around waiting for the weather to clear. Rola will more than likely have better results for over the summer. The guy he lost to must be a decent player, lost to Lutjen in 3. One loss does not make a season.
Garin just won French Open juniors.
the futures are so unpredictable. Seeds mean nothing, nor do the rankings. Lot's of even players. It's fun to follow.
Another former collegian was the #4 seed, Jose Hernandez of the Dominican Republic, who played #1 for UNC and would have been a senior this past year if he had not turned pro a year early. He had to retire from his QF match after winning his first two matches.
Former Kentucky player Alex Musialek made the final of the Morocco future before losing in the final. Good week for him.
Former Miss State player George Coupland qualifies for the Nottingham Challenger as does would have been Aggie Ward-Hibbert
Also a good win for Kevin King over Kobelt. Weird scoreline for two guys with big serves 6-1 1-6 6-2.
Yes. By entering a professional tournament an individual places himself in the public arena. Any conversation or criticism concerning him is perfectly legal.
Indian Harbour Futures has some current and past college players.
also in Quintana Roo
Rola could play the winner of former ACC #1 players Aubone and Hernandez in the semis. Reix and Lutjen also left in the field.
Sarmiento beat world #349 6-1 6-2 in a future in the Netherlands. Pretty impressive result.
Steve Johnson gets a wild card for Wimbly with a decent shot of facing Joker in round 2
I hope we get to see that. I don't think SJ would be completely dominated like 6-1 6-2 6-1 or something. His serve will give him more games than that. I'd say probably like 6-4 6-3 6-3.
Dennis Novikov took out Chase Buchanan in 3 and Jarmere Jenkins handled Jason Tahir in straights in the semis of the US Future.
Ole Miss's Nik Scholtz lost in the finals of a Turkey Future
USC commit Connor Farren lost in the 1st round of a Korea Future while former Bruin Nick Meister lost in the quarters.
Id expect all Djokes games to be on a show court so some stream should have it at least
A bit of a US wave with a couple of ex-college guys about to crack the top 100. Steve Johnson is 100 this week and ranked 8th among American men with 5 more US guys right behind him. Doesn't solve the Grand Slam problem but helps with the numbers game.
Novikov beats Jenkins 1-6 7-5 6-4 in the finals
look for him to turn pro soon...
Rochester Futures qualifying draw and main draw have many familiar college names.
EDIT: As does the doubles draw.
You're not kidding - a ton of college guys. Jarmere Jenkins vs Mitchell Frank should be intriguing. The qualifying draw looked like the Buckeye Invitational. Devin McCarthy, Connor Smith, and Hunter Callahan all qualify with only Peter Kobelt not getting through. McCarthy took out Marcos Giron in straights.
My Indiana boy Isade Juneau plays a qualifier, be interesting to see how he is doing.
Stevie Johnson running out of gas fast.
And he finds his second wind!
Ray Sarmiento and Max de Vroome playing in the Netherlands this week. Ray came through qualies and de Vroome got a main draw wild card. Fellow USC teammates Eric Johnson and Johnny Wang went down in qualies
Florida's Florent Diep came through qualies but lost in the 1st round of a France future.
Yannick Hanfmann drops a heart breaker to the world #137 in the 1st round of Marburg Challenger.
Was rooting for Reynolds so happy with the result!
Yeah I really wanted to see him play Djokovic on tv.
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