Johnny Wang must be such an awkward player to player against

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  1. Torres

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    He's not spectacular, doesn't have a killer shot, is a bit unorthodox, but boy oh boy, he knows how to rack up points over the course of the match, keeps everything deep, plays the percentages, moves and anctipates well, and makes it hard for you to tee off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7F_BIMiWU
     
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  2. MarinaHighTennis

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    Yeah a great player! I watched him play Gage for the Ojai Final but his game improved significantly ever since that time. I'm looking forward to see him play Gage next year at UCLA vs USC :)

    btw they play lets in NCAA?
     
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    yes

    even in the NCAA singles final they play lets

    stops cheating where a guy would call a let on a winning serve
     
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    He's deceptively match savvy. Very high shot tolerance, and always keeping the majority of points ticking over in his favor.
     
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    look at 28:45 ... what the heck was that ? a flying two-handed forehand leaping 100mph put-away .. he's definitely fun to watch ,especially live ... more interesting than all those grinding college tennis..
     
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    Only for men, and only in NCAA Division I.
     
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    Good player, too bad he won't be in the lineup again, he could really help some teams out there
     
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    Thanks for posting, watching this match and really enjoying it-- second set was an epic beatdown.

    Terrible overrule by the umpire at 34:10!
     
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    you said it.. I don't understand why so many decent players want to go to UCLA,Duke,Virginia...instead of going to some solid D1 schools even in the Pac12 and be high on their starting lineup ,instead they want to sit on the bench ..
    I'm pretty sure Johnny Wang,Joseph DiGiulio,Juan Aragone,Thomas Pura,Robbie Bellamy, Daniel McCall.. can maybe make Stanford or the rest of the Pac12 team ... they're most likely not going to see too much action otherwise ..
     
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    His forehand slice is fun to watch. His 1st serve percentage was pretty bad though.
     
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    For sure he's a great college player.
    Did any of you see the match between Federer and Devarrman? Pro vs great college player.
     
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    Johnny Wang is Poor man's Jan Michael Gamble. Somebody will get him to Self-rate himself to 4.0 after he is done playing college and put him on his USTA 4.0 team,,,i will bet. lol
     
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    Is he a 3.5?
     
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    No, more like 5.5-6.0 level.
     
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    Did he ever play Somdev? Looks like it would be a painful match to watch.
     
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    So a local 4.0

    Ok thanks.
     
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    That's the constant dilemma, if you do go 'big' you get to practice with the best every day but sit on the bench during competition.
     
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    To be fair, I think most college players realize they're unlikely to make a long career out of tennis. Maybe the folks who opt to go to UCLA, UVA, and Duke are looking long term at the degrees their getting and not just playing time. UCLA and UVA are top 25 academic schools. Duke is top 10.
     
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    Yea, that's what it's all about, practicing and having to do the same grind the starters do, and rarely to never see any action. Besides, no players from any of the other PAC 12 ever got a job after their playing days anyways.

    In all seriousness, wouldn't it be nice to see that talent in action spread around to places like IU, Miami and other places they could actually play?
     
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    And everyone else on other teams are dunces. That seems to be the sentiment on this forum.
     
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    I didn't say other tennis players are dunces or that the players on whatever teams are smart. I'm just pointing out that NCAA athletes (not necessarily just tennis players) oftentimes have more than just playing time in mind. It may be the academic prestige of the school. It may be proximity to home. It may where their friends are. It may be where they just get a gut feeling that the place is right for them. It may be where they can be part of competing or winning a national championship. And it may be where they feel they would get the most playing time. It's all individual. For schools like the Ivies, Stanford, Duke, etc., a big part of their recruiting pitch is their academics. Whether one buys into that and believes those school's academics are overrated or whatever, or cares about that stuff, that's up to the individual. But there are a handful of blue chips every year that have offers to attend a much bigger "program" and have an opportunity to compete against the best day in and day out, yet end up choosing an Ivy.
     
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    Love watching this guy.
     
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    All around you, you just have to listen.
    I also think the divisions are a bit arbitary and don't necessarily reflect the quality of the tennis.

    The Broncs (Div 1) in texas recently signed a local kid and expect him to be in the lineup frm the get go.

    He's a good lad and a decent player, but nowhere near as good as another young man who is playing Div 2 with Cameron out in Oklahoma..

    (I've played against both enough times to be quite certain about this)

    so many factors in play, so it always strikes me as foolish when folks make such a fuss about D1 vs D2
     
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    D1 is significantly better than D2 overall and across the board. There's really not any arguing that. You are using Texas Pan American in your example.
     
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    Jarmere played Jimmy Wang of Taiwan, who is not the same person as Johnny Wang of USC.
     
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    how is this kid ranked 43 and not playing?!
     
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    Because he is working his way back into form after an injury.
     
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    he's had no injuries ...
     
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    any explanation?
     
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    going to watch USC this week
     
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