Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Gator John, Jun 6, 2012.
Shelton meets with media
I think the internationals really Love their years in college
Maybe even more as American. Who know s. Ive spoken often to Marius Wahlier. FMU Patriots Div.II.
The internationals at Ole Miss have always enjoyed their time. I know for sure on the men's side several that played back in the late 90s who still follow the progress of the current team. The ones on the team now say they love it. One of the biggest reasons Scholtz came back is because he loves Oxford and Ole Miss. I think it has a lot to do with the coaching staff and the athletic department and how they make the players feel while they are here.
under chadwick it was a real family, he allways made christmas with all players and some friends in his house and his wife. I do not know how it under Hansson. Ole Miss allways had lot of internationals, the reason why i followed them back in the end of 90s. I knew more the european players.
With Toby it's still a family atmosphere. He's a great coach, a great recruiter and just an all-around nice guy.
The Gators can never get a good team lol
Another change in the doubles line-up today at #3.
vs South Carolina: Landert/Perez-Blanco, 2-6
vs Georgia: Landert/Brej, 1-6
vs Florida State: Landert/Wardell, 3-6
vs UCLA: Landert/Wardell, 6-4
vs Southern Cal: Landert/Wardell, 6-5 unfinished
what happened to the UF blog that was started a couple years ago? Why don't they do it anymore?
I've noticed the blogging has really dropped off - Kentucky hasn't done it this year, Georgia has been sporadic, Tennessee which had been the king of the blog for years has been hit and miss. Ole Miss is the only that's stepped up pretty good this year at home.
I think that Florida blog was only around for a few matches.
I did the blog for one match. The administration did not care enough to continue it. There were internet connection problems at the facility and also web server issues and it was determined to not be worth it anymore.
I would like to see it all continue though.
The Gators host a rematch of last years NCAA Round of 16 match in Athens. The Buckeyes captured the Doubles point, #1 singles, #5 singles, and #6 singles. Kevin Metka saved two match points in winning the deciding point in 3rd set tiebreaker at #6 singles. Just assuming that this will be first outdoor match for the Buckeyes.
2014 NCAA Championships
NCAA Round of 16 Results
Friday, May, 16 2014
No. 3 Ohio State 4, No. 14 Florida 3
1. No. 11 Peter Kobelt (OSU) def. No. 51 Florent Diep (UF), 6-4, 7-6(3)
2. No. 108 Gordon Watson (UF) def. No. 109 Herkko Pollanen (OSU), 7-5, 6-2
3. Maxx Lipman (UF) def. No. 101 Ralf Steinbach (OSU), 6-4, 7-6(5)
4. Diego Hidalgo (UF) def. Chris Diaz (OSU), 6-2, 6-2
5. Hunter Callahan (OSU) def. No. 98 Elliott Orkin (UF), 6-2, 7-5
6. Kevin Metka (OSU) def. Mike Alford (UF), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(8)
1. No. 24 Peter Kobelt/Ralf Steinbach (OSU) def. No. 20 Florent Diep/Gordon Watson (UF) – 8-3
2. Kevin Metka/Herkko Pollanen (OSU) def. Maxx Lipmann/Elliot Orkin (UF) – 8-4
3. Chris Diaz/Hunter Callahan (OSU) vs. Diego Hidalgo/Mike Alford UF – 7-6, unfinished
tough match for the buckeyes, definetly can lose this one
but Bucks i think are deeper as UF ?
Florida gets it done this time around. Down year for the buckeyes. You know you are not a contender when you have Diaz playing top 3 in your line up. Prediction: Gators 4-1
Looking at the box score from last year, Kobelt was replaced by Torpegaard and the rest of the lineup returned. It does not seem like this should be a down year for Ohio State. They should be pretty close to what they were last year.
This is what Tucker said after last year's match. Their run to the Final Four in 2013 included 4-3 victory over Southern Cal (Kobelt defeating Sarmiento in 3rd set tiebreaker for deciding point) and 3-4 loss to UCLA (Kobelt losing to Giron 4-6 in 3rd set after double-fault on match point for deciding point).
“It was tough. I don't know if we deserved to win. We were lucky to come through because we squandered a couple opportunities (early in the match). We lost five of seven guys that were major contributors to a Final Four team a year ago. In 18 years of coaching, I’ve never been more proud of a group of guys. They all love to play tennis.”
Let's go Gators! Need to win this one. The loss vs Vanderbilt was very disappointing for all of us involved with Gator tennis.
Gators no Chance in this
Good report on the match vs Miss State. I like the variety and the shot of the day feature
Being the 3rd best team in the sec is so boring, we will be lucky to make rd of 16
Uga is Best and then?
Excuse me. This team deserves more respect than that. You don't deserve to say "we".
Am is 2...and I deserve so say what I think and feel, and it's true, girls can win title again, guys have no chance, not what the standards r at florida
More like 5th. Already have lost to Vandy and Ole Miss.
Lost to Ole Miss in ITA Kick-Off not in the SEC yet though. They play next weekend. They are still good, but they probably should be a lot better with what everything they have going for them in Florida.
No, this is just the typical Tucker stack.
But you must admit it. The Gators are not the team they should be.
Huge game sunday at ole miss
They are not top3 in sec this season. ..
losing two times to Ole Miss (got swept today)
lost to uga and vs vanderbilt.
Not even played a&m
Florida is only 4th or 5th Best
Doubles was key for Ole Miss. Florida would have swept 4-5-6 singles, where Ole Miss is weak, especially with Kallberg out.
Ole Miss did win at six last time they played so who knows. But even if they win 4, 5, 6 today it's still 4-3 Rebels.
Did not realize Florida is young with no seniors in starting line-up, also their coaches are class acts from what I saw, really hope they have success.
That's why I said that doubles was the key. Also noted that Kallberg was out, which was a problem for Ole Miss, but he was present in January.
for sure, Florida led on 4 and 5 by a break..but never underestimate players like Babic, Gowda and Jorge. They are not that bad, that they will certainly lose...
different lineups we can discuss until the end...in their first meeting they had Landert on #6 and Belga this time. Who is the better player? Landert lost to Jorge in January,also it was very very close. Maybe coach just wanted to try Belga?
Hidalgo played #4 in January, now on #1...do not know... in both meetings Ole Miss won from 1 to 3..so they are a good team. Also i say both teams are very close this year. UF certainly should ve won at home, and could have won this if they win Doubles. But how to discuss this? Babic would ve lost vs Watson also i think Watson is a Top3 player in Floridas lineup. Perez-Blanco should ve won easily vs Gowda. But Belga vs Jorge??? Belga/Landert/Wardell are all fighting for the #6 spot in Floridas lineup..so this match could ve been total even vs Jorge.
Another poor performance, 4-0 at home vs am, unimpressive
Today losing vs miss state. Defintely will not host. Bad season?
Shelton's ace in the hole Opelka turns pro. Gators need a big upset to get to Waco this year. They better improve next year
Too bad, but makes sense he is 6 10, wish he would have come for a year
Season ends pretty badly
On the whole they under achieved
So is Shelton getting in line for the hot seat?
Gotta think it was already warm and only getting harder with a first round exit. Here's Shelton's post-season record at Florida (he has a grand total of 2 NCAA wins):
2015: Round of 64 (lost to Pepperdine)
2014: Round of 16 (lost to Ohio State)
2013: Round of 64 (lost to Denver)
Compare that to his predecessor, Andy Jackson, who won 6 NCAA matches in his last 3 seasons:
2012: Round of 16 (lost to Ohio State)
2011: Round of 16 (lost to Kentucky)
2010: Round of 16 (lost to Georgia)
Wonder if Jeremy Foley, Florida's AD, regrets canning Jackson in 2012. He wasn't an amazing coach, but he definitely seems better than Shelton.
Jackson didn't leave him with much. Shelton is a guy you have to give time. At least two more years for sure that I know of
More time could help and Shelton did have a lot of success at Georgia Tech, so maybe things will turn around. However, the idea that "Jackson didn't leave him with much" is a bit of an exaggeration. The 2012 team had 4 juniors and a senior in the starting lineup and the 3 were ranked going into the tournament. Plus, the only early departure from 2011 to 2012 was Sekou Bangoura, who turned pro after his sophomore year.
Awful ending to a bad year....give him time is comical, this is Florida, you get your pick of any kid in Florida not to mention the international pool, just sad
This is good info. Anyone know the year end national rankings to go along with it?
Thoughts on not qualifying for indoors?
Wonder what's up with Gordon Watson - must be injured - he normally would be playing #3/#4. Florida's biggest liability right now is #6. This will be a big weekend for them playing USC and UCLA. Probably will be underdogs in both.
So close so close to the win in Columbus. Being close but no cigar is starting to get frustrating.
Saw the match yesterday in Columbus: The Gators played awesome, nearly stole that one. 4 three set matches against an Elite team with 3 singles wins is great. They did much better then A&M or Virginia Tech. Ohio State came out ready, and Florida nearly beat them, the doubles point hurt. Ohio State has great depth, Steinbach at #5 is silly, he could play #2 on a lot of high level teams.
Not a Florida fan at all, and in full disclosure went to UGA. So with that said, that Florida team is really good, and with the young class they have playing for them will be a great team in the thick of things next year. Perez has monster strokes, Orkin is a solid #2, and Perez-Blanco and Kessler are two very good young players. Shelton had that team prepared to play on OSU's home courts in what was an intimidating environment (150-200 people watching cheering against them). It wouldn't surprise me if they upset someone at the SEC tournament. Everyone in the stands was impressed with the team and scared they may upset OSU
Don't be frustrated, they will get there!
i am really surprised how strong Gators are this season, can they even challenge A&M and UGA for the SEC title?
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