How bout dem dawgs!!!

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  1. ga tennis

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    With the pickup of Will Spencer who just won the S.E.C. indoors beating Eric Qugly in the finals and Javy and Henrus taking out Boris Conkic and J.P.Smith in the finals the Dawgs are looking good.
     
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    I think you meant Eric Quigley.

    I still think that USC/Tennessee/Virginia are a lock on the top three positions in the country right now, and one of them will take the title. However, Georgia has moved to the top of the pack in the chase for #4. Their road match at Ohio State this year should settle that, and I think they look a little better than Ohio State now.
     
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    I think Virginia is the best team in the country followed by Georgia.
     
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    The Indoor titles definitely gotten me pumped up for tennis season. I'll be there Monday for the first indoor match.
     
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    Glad there are some Athens folks around here. Dawgs look good.
     
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    Georgia is very good no doubt....but they are ranked #11 and just lost to #21 Ga Tech....how does that give them a shot at top 5?
     
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    How bout them violets?
     
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    They lost, but it was incredibly close. Came down to a 3rd set at number 6, and many of the matches went 3 sets too.

    I don't know that they'll be top 5, but if they get into a good rhythm come outdoor season, I think they have to potential to be up there. They're certainly a top 10 caliber team, even with the loss. Everyone has a bad day here and there.
     
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    Dont misunderstand me....I said UGA is very good....and of course you cannot be defined by one loss ever. Ga Tech is loaded and has their best team in maybe 20 years...they will likely be top 15 themselves. All I was saying is GA is not yet in the top ten and a GA fan has them in the top 4? Its very possible but lets not get ahead of ourselves. GA looks young to me at the bottom....the Swedish freshman is gonna be a beast though. I was at the Tech v Ga match and it was amazingly close...Tech won 4-3 and won the final match despite being down match points...anything could have happened. But Tech won at #1, #2 and #5 in straights sets...the other 3 matches went 3 sets.
     
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    I think they are in a weird place, future wise. Hernus (who's actually from South Africa) will most definitely be a beast, come a year or so from now. But their current 2,3, and 6 players are all transfers in their Junior years, so they've pretty much reached their peak (at least close to it), and below that, I just see a whole lot of really solid, but unspectacular players. So I dunno.

    Spencer is solid and Doumbia is a beast (undefeated, and easily so this spring in duals). Javy is always solid. So if they can win the doubles, I like their chances against MOST teams. I really do think on a good day they could beat a top 5 team, but I agree I havent seen the consistency to say they belong there right yet.
     
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    Georgia is a joke. They have the best facilities in the nation and have had a sub par team for years now
     
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    Sub par?!?! They've won a pair of national titles in the last four years. They made the semifinals last year. If Georgia is a joke, then so is every other team in the country.
     
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    hohoho. Your talking about the best tennis program in history son.
     
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    This is the line-up I am thinking of for the Daaaawgs this year.

    1. Spencer
    2. Doumbia
    3. Taboada
    4. Pieters
    5. Pasha
    6. KU (aka the REAL Singh) Singh
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    7. Johnson

    look at that! Pieters will be unbeatable at 4 and Ku will never lose at 6. He had a down year last year but now he is out of the dreary north and into the place where players come to turn into warriors. Every player at 5 will fear Pasha.
    Last year Nacho would have been out of his league at 3 but this year he will be ready because he has improved and will finish the year in the top 25 nationally.
    Doumbia and Spencer will be top 10 players
     
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    Who can beat the Dawgs this year? Please give me your bravado reasons.
     
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    How do you figure KU Singh will be #6? Isn't he built more for the 3/4 range?
     
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    You are amusing but that's about it.
     
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    How bout dem dumbass rednecks?
     
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    The Bulldogs dominated the Bulldog scramble. Pieters beat #1 players from other schools. He beat Clemson's #1 player. Pieters will be unbeatable this year especially because he is playing #4 this year. Who at 4 can beat him?
     
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    So how has that lizard tasted?
     
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    who are you big boy?
     
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    Hopefully the next coming of Luis Flores and Tony Ruiz. We've had some good gets from south of the border.
     
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    Judging by his results, he is equivalent to any top 10 blue chip domestic recruit, maybe top 5. He should get into the top 3-4 spots at Georgia next year as a freshman, which will help their lineup.
     
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    He does look pretty legit. Georgia could be the 3rd favorite this year after the big 2. And with the NCAA's in Athens... who knows. They will be weak at 2 and 3, but are pretty deep. Spencer used to be a little weak at #1 but he has improved recently.

    Wagland beat Vinsant(who beat Bangoura recently) in a match. Wagland could be top 5 in the line-up as well
     
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    They play OSU in February after Indoors. That should be a pretty good indicator. I still think Kentucky will give them a run for the SEC title. I don't think their true advantage will be until the NCAA's. That crowd adds a whole new component.

    As for their lineup, I'm interested to see where KU lands. He was 2/3 when healthy at Illinois. I don't think he would fall lower than 3 at Georgia. I definitely agree with you about their middle of the lineup not being explosive. Probably Spencer, Doumbia, Singh, Pasha, Taboada, Pieters.
     
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    Adding Nunez ans Wagland will be great. both of them have top 30 in the nation potential.

    Not to mention we will be adding Fratangelo to the top of the line-up next year.
     
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    Casey has big potential he will great in the bottom half of the line-up. He could be a national top 75 player
     
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    I hate it for casey but I dont see him in the top 6 for two years.This year we are gonna be awesome.I really dont see anyone in our way for the next two years.I do think Austin will play next year he is on another level than Casey.NCAA CHAMPS 2012 2013!!
     
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    Throughout this conversation there has been little reference to Campbell Johnson. Was 9-2 in the fall and last year had a nice win over Jomby of Kentucky who people on this board hold in high esteem. He had to play behind some great players last year, but may get an opportunity this year. He can play! He was a top 20 junior and has really improved over the last year.
     
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    I don't doubt he's got game, but who's he supposed to start instead of? Spencer, Doumbia, Taboda, Pieters are in for sure. Then you got Singh and Pasha who are pretty much no brainers to play also.

    I could see him probably sharing some time at #6, but UGA is just so deep. No real dominant player, but everyone is just so solid.
     
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    Pasha is playing 6.Amazing team!!!!!!National Champs at least for the next two years.If Manny picks the right doubles teams and we win the doubles point match over.I cant wait to DESTROY the SEC! The Cali teams have NO CHANCE!!!! Lets go DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!I talked to Manny a couple weeks ago he was just glowing of confidence with this team.This team is SO MUCH better than last year.
     
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    You sound like you definately know that Pasha is playing 6. I have heard repeatedly that Johnson and Pasha are neck and neck for the 6 spot. Don't be suprised if the dawgs go with Johnson. Not the no brainer The Wreck thinks it is. In my opinion after watching lots of matches this fall, Johnson is the better of the two right now. Not saying Pasha won't be by the time the postseason rolls around, but right now Johnson has the edge..
     
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    Who has the most legit shot at playing #2?...KU, Doumbia, Nacho?? If their is one position UGA might be hard-pressed to find wins this season, it might be here.
     
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    ku...............
     
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    I would put Doumbia at 2 and Singh at 3. If Singh starts to show some great results then he could move to 2. He is doing very well in the India futures. But he has yet to show up to play on the college stage. I agree that it will be a weaker spot for UGA this year but Doumbia can win at 2. He won't be that overmatched
     
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    Yea, he seems like a grinder.

    I think the thing with Georgia this year is that no one player seems overwhelming at a particular position, but they're gonna have that home court advantage in May. It doesn't matter if you're USC, UVA, or OSU. A match in that atmosphere is gonna be tough.
     
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    I hope that's true. I hate it when a player comes to a top school to play and gets stuck outside the top 6 when they could definitely be playing at a lesser school. I've got no inside information, I've just heard an awful lot about how good Nathan Pasha is and can be. That's all.
     
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    Season starts soon. I am excited to see the Dawgs in action.
     
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    would be top 3 at any other school but at UGA he gets left out. Shows how strong the team is
     
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    where is ku singh in the line up? i heard he was coming in and playing 1 singles. have you heard anything
     
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    I predict that Singh will play #3. I think he will be above Taboada but below Doumbia.
     
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    check your fact

    I actually attended the sec indoor championships last week in lexington, ky. might want to check your facts on who won. uga definitely did not look like world beaters at all. they are good, but not great. like u of kentucky, it will depend of how they improve, any injuries, something unforeseen, throughout the season. easy on the uga kool aid.
     
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    Went to match vs clemson dawgs look good
     
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    This was a tough loss. But expected because Georgia is one of the teams who will be playing late in the year and vying for the title. We made a better showing this year than we did last year in Athens.

    Doubles:

    1: Maden/Rigsby def 8 Spencer/Brasseaux 8-4
    Highlight of the day by far. This was a huge win for the tandem. Spencer and Brasseaux had just made the finals of the SEC indoors. Great win for Maden and Rigsby

    UGA won the other two doubles 8-5 and 8-1 to take the doubles point.

    singles(number=national rank):

    1. 3 Will Spencer def 59 Yannick Maden 6-1 6-0
    This was a lopsided affair. Maden was not clicking with his game. His game is all about consistent angles but the speed of the court surface was throwing him off all match. Spencer is just as consistent and has more firepower to end points. Bad matchup and bad court for Maden.

    2. 10 Sadio Doumbia def Ayrton Wibowo 6-1 6-1
    This was a battle of former Auburn-Montgomery(NAIA powerhouse) teammates. Doumbia has the classic flashy French game and a flairful backhand. Wibowo played well early and was able to work the points and set up a winning shot but then would miss the east shot. He was having issues with his grip and the balls continued to sail long. Doumbia never let up and showed why is a top 10 played in the nation.

    3. KU Singh def Gerardo Meza 4-6 6-2 6-1
    This was the best match of the day. Both players played very well in the 1st set. Meza was painting the lines with laser beam forehands and amazingly Singh was tracking down a lot of them. Meza used his forehand to win the first set. Singh then took his game up a notch. He was flying around the court and torquing his body to hit winners from any area of the court. Singh is a workhorse and could have probably played 4 more sets. His fitness proved to be the difference.

    4. 26 Ignacio Taboada def Dom Maden 6-4 6-4
    I did not see a lot of this match but the players traded games for the most part back and forth. Taboada is one of the nations most annoying personalities and it was a shame that Maden could not win a set.

    5. 64 Hernus Pieters def Hunter Harrington 6-1 7-5
    Harrington came out trying to play perfect and was making far too many errors. Pieters was steady and just allowed Harrington to make his errors. He settled down in the 2nd set however and played some good tennis. The 2nd set was even. Late in the set at 6-5, Harrington was able to stave off 5 match points with some big serves and an exquisite down the line slice winner. Pieters started to get flabbergasted by the amazing play Harrington was displayed on match points. The momentum would have took a big turn to Harrington had he been able to push the set to 6-all. But Pieters was able to find a way to win it.

    6. Nathan Pasha def Cedric Willems 6-3 6-3
    Pasha had his whole family watching the match in his first career dual match for Georgia for the Freshman. So Willems showed some good fight at parts of the match. He went away at 2-2 in the 1st set and allowed Pasha to win 3 straight games too easily. This was following an argument with the umpire which good the crowd more involved. Freshman mistake by Willems because it had been a pretty even match. In the end Pasha was the better shot maker.

    It was a learning experience. Should not get too down because UGA will beat many teams like this throughout the season.

    Next match is at #33 LSU. That is absolute must win match for NCAA tournament aspirations. It would go a long way to help our current ranking of 66
     
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    One thing that jumped out at me was that Clemson was not nearly in the shape that Georgia was. Especially at #2 where Wiboro was cooked after just three games.
     
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    Yeah I agree with that. Wibowo suffered a wrist injury at some during the match apparently, which could explain why all his shots were looping long. But yeah he did look out of of it early.

    The difference in fitness was most clear in the Singh/Meza match. Also Pasha looked more fit late in his match than Willems did.
     
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    Of course. We don't do powderderpuff league fitness like at Clemson, we have real men playing with real physical power. I went to the match Saturday. Pasha was a monster, he bullied the Clemson guy with red hair around the court like crazy. Also Doooooombia was bringing the doom. He will be unbeatable this year at #2. Pieters will also be unbeatable at 5, Clemson's #5 looked really good in the 2nd set but Pieters beat him jus playing at his 25% level.
     
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