Golden Pro Set

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by spt, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. spt

    spt Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    Don't know if this has been posted, but pretty amazing feat - from

    "For those of you not familiar with the terminology, a golden set refers to a set in which the victor wins every point. According to Wikipedia, it has happened only once in professional tennis when Bill Scanlon did it back in 1983.

    As amazing a feat as that is, Conor Pollock and Austin Krajicek exceeded even that, playing a golden match in the first round of the South Central Regional doubles. Although a college doubles match at the regional level is only one eight-game set, it is hard to imagine winning 32 points in a row. But that's what Pollock and Krajicek did against Prairie View A&M's Jose Garcia and Kudakwashe Nyatoti last week. Pollock and Krajicek went on to win the regional title, beating three different Texas Longhorn teams en route."
  2. Coach Carter

    Coach Carter Rookie

    Jan 3, 2006
    West Point, GA
    One of my players (Paul Haney from Corpus Christi, TX) had a golden match last year at the fall conference individual tournament...I believe against a player from Sul Ross State University...don't have "my book" here at the house. After the first 3 or so games he knew it was a walk-over and just "worked on stuff", rolling balls back. The entire match took about 25 minutes...really unfortunate.
  3. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

    Jun 16, 2004
    I gave a golden bagel once, but my opponent was an absolute beginner and I was a beginner at the time. I was just glad I never double faulted.
  4. Dave Mc

    Dave Mc Rookie

    Feb 19, 2004
    Yep, I'm not that surprised... I've watched my son play Conor Pollock in juniors, and I've watched my son play practice matches against the #1 and #2 singles players from PVAM. The difference is night and day. Even though PVAM is D-I, they are weaker than many decent D-II, D-III, and JC's.
  5. gully

    gully Semi-Pro

    Feb 22, 2004
    I wouldn't imagine a golden set, much less a pro-set, possible in doubles at this level.

    Couldn't almost any college-level team win one point on serve in four games? It's easier for me to imagine a golden pro set in singles than in men's doubles,

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