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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    Who are some hostile players ic college tennis? Players who just love fights with their opponents. Maybe they need that to get motivated or some other reason?
     
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  2. Clemson_tennis

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    I rememebr Carlos Alvarez of Clemson used to get into disputes and fights with nearly every player he played against.
     
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    You should have seen the Kentucky - Ohio State match today. Those two teams really hate each other. Forget sportsmanship. Screaming and chest pumping while staring across the net at the opponent after EVERY point won, and I am not exaggerating; even after a double fault. Eric Quigley and Chase Buchanan declined to join in this display, and the #6 match was not too bad, but the other four matches were really nasty.
     
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    I don't know about hostile, but I always get the feeling most people don't like Ignacio Taboada...not sure why really...
     
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    Jomby has always been a yeller. It's weird watching a UK match and not being on his court, because he'll let out a scream of triumph, and you'll think "Oh, he just got a break or won a set." Then you look over, and he's serving at 30-15 or something.
     
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  6. Clemson_tennis

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    Yes, I know some Clemson players dont tlike him. Other teams too.
     
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    somewhat relevant to this thread:

    per the UGA blogger today, KU Singh has taken to yelling "break on three!!!!" whenever he breaks serve nowadays, in reference to his position in the lineup

    i hope someone kicks his ass, in tennis or otherwise, for that display
     
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  8. Clemson_tennis

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    Cedric Willems has a bright future in this thread. He has already gotten into some spats with umpires and opponents in his very short Clemson career. Very hostile with Rodney carey today from Wisky. Carey was as well. Bad blooded match
     
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  9. jaggy

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    I think their are boundaries you dont cross, when non-playing team members on the sideline start screaming when someone misses or the balls in the air before a serve I get really turned off.
     
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    Apparently Cueto was overruled at 5-5 in his tiebreak vs Thompson to lose the match. Im sick of seeing that. Players need to stop trying to buy cheap line calls when the match gets tight. Play your game.
     
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    Rhyne Williams was the worst in the NCAA
     
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    Actually a lot of teams are doing that now. But it seems like it's not the top teams. At the Kick Off weekend was the funniest example I've seen. Boise state vs Santa Clara. Both teams are the Broncos. All match long we kept hearing Break On 3 Broncos, and nobody knew unless they were watching which team was yelling.
     
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  13. woodrow1029

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    Matt Emery and Jesse Witten were both really hostile when playing for Kentucky.
     
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    Baylor...pick your player.
     
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    Clemson tennis: Just curious what are you tired of, the fact that the umpire overruled or the fact that the player was trying to win the game by calling a bullcrap out call. Just wondering
     
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    He's tired of the players making dumb calls.

    Btw I got your email and will respond tomorrow. :)
     
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    He's a coach now but a few years back I saw Phil Stolt play he had a nice game anyone remember him and what was he like?
     
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    thanks Woodrow
     
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    Never thought I'd be saying this Dawgie Dawg, but I have to agree with you here. And now in the pros he might be even worse.
     
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    something about that Tennessee Aussie coach. I hear the new Tennessee guys are just as big of jerks.
     
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    Well now we have to part ways - knew I couldn't agree for long with you, but I tried. First of all the TN coach is from England, NOT Australia. Get your facts straight. The new guys are great and the only TN player I've ever seen go CONSISTENTLY nuts was Williams. Fickey lost it in one match, but the team paid the price and I bet that won't ever happen again. Fickey seems really teachable and like a good team player.

    I don't understand why you insist on personal attacks - just enjoy some tennis man! You've got a great team this year - why don't you just focus on that? Geez!
     
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  22. Clemson_tennis

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    I have to say that Tennessee is prtety hostile. Hunter Reese talked smack to the trainer and everyone on Clemson. Libetis also had some commentary. That's not a bad thing to have competitive spirit. And I dont think Tennessee ever crossed the line against Clemson.


    also I just read Winterbotham's profile. Stoke City? Cmon man
     
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  23. Jakes On A Plane

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    Dawgie Dawg makes me want to send Fedace a birthday card.
     
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  24. matchplay

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    he needs to be put back in the pound
     
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  25. Gr8Tennis

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    pretty funny!
     
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  26. Gr8Tennis

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    He's a slippery sort - keeps evading the catcher.
     
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    BYU and Pepperdine are the worst around. A lot of nasty people on those teams.
     
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    Sergio Wyss
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    what is wrong with yelling that ? there is no four letter words in there. If he yelled "Break on three against my punk a-- dodo bird". That would be different.
     
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    Agree. but i blame the coaching staff not the players in this regard. Coaching staff has to take charge and put a stop to this kind of unsportsman like display. It doesn't matter if this college tennis. Coaches that does nothing are to be blamed
     
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    Exactly. In college, we played this one team in particular a few times and their coach was a complete ******. It showed in the players. He could care less how they conducted themselves and it was always a nightmare playing against them, considering I always tried to keep my cool and not get into confrontations. These guys were always ready to fight! The coach needs to step up and put a stop to it.
     
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    True, the coaching staff needs to step up and set an example. Unfortunately it doesn't always happen.
     
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    Louisville are the worst I have seen but their coaches encourage it, classless doesnt begin to describe them.
     
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    I have heard that some of Michigan's players are pretty bad.
     
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    I have seen it first hand and I would have to agree.

    I have known King, Petrone and Rossi for years and all 3 are great boys. I don't know any of the other boys.
     
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    So I'm a Tennessee grad that lives in North Caorlina and a 4.0 player. I've been to a few matches and I realize in college tennis there is a lot of yelling and tight calls. Last weekend I took my 2 kids to go watch the Tenn/Duke match. They had a good crowd, maybe 300/400 people and it was pretty loud. There were some bad calls but the Tennessee coaches were whining about everything. It was pretty bad. It was a fun match so I decided to take my kids to go watch Tenn play Wake Forest on Sunday. We got there after the doubles and again there were about 300/400 people there, pretty loud as well. The Tennessee coaches again were talking to the umpires a lot. The match got close and the Wake player served for the team match at 5-3 in the third. At that point it got out of hand. The Tennessee assistant coach started making choking gestures at the Wake player and the umpire had to warn him. Tennessee won the match and after it was over the Tennessee assistant ran by the crowd, myself and my 2 kids included (me wearing a Tennessee hat) and pumped his fist and said "go f yourselves". I couldn't believe it. Honestly I was ashamed to be a Tennessee alumni at that point and I really hope something is done about his behavior. Awful end to a great match.
     
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  37. TennisFan2Day

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    Was it Woodruff or Testerman?
     
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  38. Jakes On A Plane

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    You should write to the AD of Tennessee and tell him of your experience. That's despicable.
     
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    Ditto.

    Now a days, someone had to get it on video.
     
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    I would hope one of the chair officials or the referee were close at hand with it being the last match. The referee can easily file a report with the ITA or even the WFU staff can do the same thing.
     
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    I'll agree did Michigan match at NCAA's last year and they seemed to be a good group of guys.
     
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  42. Clemson_tennis

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    Another appearance by Tennessee in this thread. Not a surprise
     
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    He is a pro now. I wonder if he is behaving better, umpires won't tolerate that kind of unsportsman like conduct.
     
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    I never saw any matches but I heard Steve Johnson was pretty bad at times. Maybe just hyper intensity going off the rails a bit.
     
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    I have to agree about BYU.
     
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    I have heard negatives about Baylor.
     
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    Pro umpires do not care
     
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    why , what did he do ? it seems like on Pro circuit matches I had watched in the past, he didn't seem to be doing anything bad or yelling anything ?? he seems kind of going about his business only ??
     
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    I was a ballboy in a tournament Steve Johnson was at and he was a complete jerk in my experience... this was back when I was in HS. He seemed really entitled, lipped off to me once when we were both going towards the same narrow staircase, he was going down I was going up. I had already started going up the staircase before he approached it, and he acted like somehow it was my duty to wait for him like he's royalty.
     
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