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Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Gator John, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. floridatennisdude

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    Great write up and I love how Shelton explains the fit. Native Florida guy goes on to win NCAA team and individual and launches into solid pro career. Several ties to alumni who are still active on the tennis scene. Totally solid hire. The only thing he lacks is recruiting experience, but he knows the nuts and bolts from being a top recruit himself. I'm sold.
     
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  2. Satsuma Illini

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    Wow, surprised but it makes sense. He grew up in Jacksonville and he has had quite a few injuries the last few years. He was injured again while qualifying for a Wimbledon warmup and recovering in Jacksonville at his parent's place. Congratulations to him!
     
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  3. kme5150

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    I heard that Butz is enrolled at UF this year but has decided to not play collegiate tennis any longer. Does anybody know why Tripper isn't on the roster this year?
     
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  4. Gatorluver

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    Spencer transfered, Butz quit tennis, and Tripper got kicked off the team. Coach Shelton is having a rough start, but is doing everything right in my opinion.
     
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  5. floridatennisdude

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    Shame about Butz and Carleton. I always thought of Trip as a tough player to coach and wondered how that fit would work.

    Disappointed Butz gave it up. Like him for doubles for sure, but he never seemed to dominate in singles. Good kid and best wishes.

    Is the kid from England coming? That would put us at 8 and is a comfortable number for me.

    If he doesn't come or impact the lineup, I'd see us as:

    Bob
    Piro
    Flo
    Alford
    Watson
    Federhoffer

    I really don't know anything about Proisy or the English kid.
     
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  6. Gatorluver

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    Lot of wasted talent but if Coach keeps making all the right decisons, I think he will have top players lining up to come play for him.
     
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  7. floridatennisdude

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    Yea, heard the kids are loving having Delic around to hit with.
     
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  8. ssgator80

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    My understanding is Piro must sit out the fall - but able to practice with the team. He will be eligible for the spring. Luke Johnson is the kid from England and suppose to be in Gainesville and eligible for the fall.
     
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  9. Gatorluver

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    The English kid is here, not sure why he's not on the roster. I agree with your line up, except I would put Billy ahead of Watson, and I MIGHT put Piro ahead of Bob. Not sure Proisy or English kid will contribute much this season, but things could change as the season progresses.
     
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  10. floridatennisdude

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    Watson just took out Lock from FSU. I like this kid.
     
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    http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=23808

    Watson makes the final and Diep/Alford do the same. Good draw for Watson that he took advantage of when he beat Lock.

    Kind of odd that the FSU dubs team has to stick around on a Monday to play 1 proset.
     
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    Watson beat Buerchner from UNF to win the singles title & Bucaro and Lock from FSU took the dubs title - article
     
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  13. cmb

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    is Stephan Piro going to play in January??
     
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  14. Kirijax

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    The Gators got four commitments today.
     
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    I LUV Ryan Sweeting - anyone else?
     
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    nah. I dont care for him
     
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  17. dropmaster

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    I agree, looks good!!:shock:: Orkin and Lipman excellent players .... i search for Diego Hidalgo (Ecu) , reach 16 world Jr ITF, he made various QF `s and SF in futures ATP and a couple of Future doubles titles .... Shelton superb person and coach... good luck for UF
     
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  18. Kirijax

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    Hidalgo will be joining the team in January. That would make things very interesting.
     
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  19. floridatennisdude

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    That might fix the Newman hole pretty quick
     
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    yeah ! two blue chips plus Hidalgo to refresh the line ... Florence Diep is also growing his level , Van Overbeek is good and experienced in college tennis hes an excellent player....seems like a strong roster both in singles and doubles...
     
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  21. Kirijax

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    The Gators didn't do all that great in the fall though.
     
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  22. floridatennisdude

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    Thought the Gator lineup in Ft Myers was interesting...

    Flo
    Bob
    Piro
    Alford
    Billy
    Watson
    Johnsen

    Flo/Alford
    Billy/Watson
    Bob/Piro
     
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  23. Gatorluver

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    Looks like Coach Shelton mixed it up quite a bit at the bottom of the line up as the weekend progressed. Flo did great at #1 and ended the weekend with the most points. I wonder when the new kid Hidalgo will make an appearance?
     
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  24. floridatennisdude

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    Hidalgo isn't on the roster at gator zone. Is he on campus and eligible for the spring?
     
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  25. Dawgie Dawg

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    Newman just wasted everybody's time
     
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  26. Gatorluver

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    He's young-give him a break!
     
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    Ditto. We don't know what the kid went through during the coaching transition.
     
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    Has it been confirmed that Newman is back in Gainesville?

    There is no release about it, nor showing on the roster. No mention on Newmans twitter or anything.
     
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  29. JLyon

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    How would Newman be allowed to play again for UF? My understanding is you can transfer one time to another D1 school or you transfer to a JUCO and then transfer to another D1. That he played for Michigan in the Fall, I would think makes him ineligible to play for UF again.
     
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  30. kme5150

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    As far as transferring goes, anything is possible. There is a player that started out at IL, then transferred to Florida State and is now at Iowa. There was another player who transferred from Duke to Wake to FL not that long ago. Neither player had to sit out at all.

    I think it has more to do with how you are released and how you appeal to the NCAA.
     
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  31. floridatennisdude

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    Really? You thought this out and these were the thoughts that were finalized in your head? Wow.

    No one is suggesting he could play this spring. It doesn't matter what school you transfer to a second time, you sit a year. There is no rule that says you can't transfer back to an original school. If these rumors end up true, he'd be out until next spring.
     
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  32. floridatennisdude

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    Iowa player sitting out

    Former Gator never enrolled at Duke
     
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    Yeah imagine that a free thought, did not say anything about this spring. I am talking about in general would he be eligible. Sorry to not be a Gator nut-hugger.
     
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  34. ssgator80

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    Diego Hidalgo has been added to the roster at Gatorzone.
     
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    Sooooo...what are you asking? If someone can transfer twice and be eligible? Yes is the answer, if so.

    There's a girl that plays volleyball who is on her 4th school and will be eligible. She is sitting out until mid-fall 2013 before starting her 3rd year of eligibility.
     
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  36. kme5150

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    I just noticed that Spencer Newman is back on the roster at UF.
     
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  37. floridatennisdude

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    And so is Hidalgo! Looking forward to seeing the Hidalgo bio and eligibility. Listed as a sophomore transfer.
     
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  38. ssgator80

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    Newman and Hidalgo will not be eligible this season.
     
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    Disappointing for Florida that Cal was able to sweep the top 3 positions. I thought Florida would beat Cal.
     
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  41. floridatennisdude

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    1 & 2 were three set battles. Not sure what happened to Piro. He should never get beat that bad.

    Overall, a tight match that could go either way and didn't go ours this time.
     
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    No Piro today in doubles or singles so maybe it was an injury. Florida would have been better off heading home this morning because while it is early in singles they're not looking too great. Looks like UWub will take 1st sets at 1, 2, and 5 with 6 still going. Maybe the Gators will turn it back around but they might be ready to get back home. Nothing like starting a consolation match at 10pm eastern on the final day.
     
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  43. Dawgie Dawg

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    The Gators may finish very low in the SEC. Could be 9th. That Watson guy is not very good nor is that Diep guy. Piro is a mental headcase Frenchman like Slilam was. Looking forward to pounding these chumps this year.
     
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  44. floridatennisdude

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    Thanks for trolling by.
     
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    Piro got pulled for tanking against Campbell Johnson.
     
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  46. Dawgie Dawg

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    Lost to the Gamecocks? What has happened to the mighty Gators?
     
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    Their women's team is doing really well this year.
     
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    Our men's an women's teams are eerily similar to your schools teams this spring.
     
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  49. Gatorluver

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    Our men's team really needed that win at Tennessee. Great job winning the doubles point, and kudos to Johnson for hanging tough. Not an easy position for a freshman. I'm hoping the top of the lineup catches fire soon.
     
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    Luke Johnson is transferring to Clemson next year. Good to see him clinch.
     

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