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  1. Silver Fox

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    Rumor is that the salary offer to Elizabeth was matched by Rice, which means it wasn't very "Longhorn-like". If Texas wanted her and they weren't willing to make her an offer Rice couldn't match, then they really don't care too much about women's tennis. Which we could have already gathered by the facility situation.

    I thought this had already been posted, but I have heard people say that Danielle McNamara from Yale, who did very well there and just "retired" to spend more time with her infant child, is already recruiting off the books and will take the job when she comes off maternity leave. Someone had made a wisecrack about the big money offer making her forget all about the kid.
     
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    I thought she had accepted the job, remember it being posted a month or so back. Then saw position was still open. Interesting
     
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    As Silver Fox mentioned, she has accepted the job but hasn't been officially named head coach yet. May have to do something with Klaic being named interim head coach for a specified amount of time (2 months?). Expect the announcement to come in the next week or 2.
     
  4. Clemson_tennis

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    I was in Austin this past weekend and will be spending a decent amount of time therein the upcoming month. I did not get a chance to head over to the courts but I really hope that Longhorn tennis will be enjoyable to watch this year like it was last year. The idea of having to watch on the side at intramural courts is really unappealing to me.
     
  5. Nostradamus

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    so intramural tennis players has now joined the Varsity team ? that could be a plus and give the team versatility it needs...
     
  6. andfor

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    ......says the Standford men's tennis fan.
     
  7. Vicious Vik

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    where in Austin were you hanging out ?
     
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    The Castilian.

    what about you Vik
     
  9. Vicious Vik

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    The Castilian? Are you still in college?



    I do not think that the courts will be ready from what I am hearing
     
  10. atatu

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    The schedule has been released, they are going to be on the road this fall, then they will be hosting matches at the indoor facility at Steiner Ranch this winter (Weller). Looks like the first outdoor match will be at the end of February against TCU at Caswell Tennis Center (good luck parking). They host Wake Forest March 1 at Caswell, should be a good one to watch. The schedule shows a match at "Whitaker Tennis Complex" on March 22 and April 8th. But then more matches at Caswell.

    http://texassports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mten
     
  11. Vicious Vik

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    yep what did I say?
     
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    Has anyone yet seen the 3 freshmen hit/play? Will they or Reichman be able to crack the lineup in singles? doubles?

    BTW, where is the team practicing?
     
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    From Head Coach at Michigan to Volunteer Assistant. That's quite the fall from grace...
     
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    Grace?
    more like grease
    VVik will love him
     
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    McNamara was announced today as the new women's coach - release
     
  17. Vicious Vik

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    where do you guys think John Mee will play in the team this year?
     
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    Any news, updates?
     
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    liam Caruana will play i think, he won the grandslam in texas(our big annual tournament) which had commits for some top schools

    A&M OSU Wake forest etc so he will definitly be in the line up

    Its funny to think about these guys becasue going to newks i went and hung out with george goldhoff

    he set a sonic cup straw on fire inside the van at night by accident with a car lighter

    its hilarious knowing how childish a lot of the guys are
     
  20. Newcombe

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    First team ranking out this week -- Texas at #9 seems a bit low. SHO gets no respect with a #13 ranking, and no singles ranking for Glasspool or Goldhoff.

    TCU ranked at #37 shows me that these ranking are nearly worthless at this point. They have a chance to be top 15, and could push top 10.
     
  21. Clemson_tennis

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    Well the singles rankings are based on fall results. Soren is going to be really hard to beat this year. His game is unshakable and he added a lot more variety last year. He will be top 10.

    Glasspool will be ranked high for sure. Berkowicz could be top 50, he's dangerous to anyone with his style of play.

    Goldhoff is the wildcard for this team. Will he channel the fall 2013 form or spring 2014 form?
     
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    Two weeks until they host Minnesota, Florida State and Michigan indoors, we will know a lot more after that weekend.
     
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    I'll probably be at those matches
     
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    I was getting cabin fever with this weather so I went out to the indoor facility to watch the Texas Invitational. Some good matches, Berkowitz and Goldhoff looked very tough in doubles, and Berkowitz had a great singles match against the TXAM Corpus guy coming back from 1-4 in both the second and third sets to win 36,75, 75.

    Soren looked rock solid in singles and dubs. Saw John Mee play and he destroyed a guy from Arkansas 60,64. Mee has a very flat two handed backhand that was like a laser...William Jou also looked pretty solid...the indoor facility has very little seating, maybe room for 100 people comfortably, I was surprised. The courts are nice though, and the lighting is very good.
     
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    Do you think it's worth going to the Indoor facility? Good enough seating and viewing ?
     
  28. TopDawg

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    This was a pic from the A&M-CC site from over the weekend - looks like seating is just between courts so you'd be right on top of the action on that particular court

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    That's hilarious, I'm in that picture, I'm the good looking one. Anyway, to answer the question, I think it's worth it to go to the indoor facility, you get to see some good tennis close up.
     
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    Personally I do not like watching tennis from the side. I prefer a behind the baseline high angle. But it seems to be the only option this year in Austin so I'll have to stick it out.
     
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    Tulsa has live streaming of the match tonight - no sound though.
     
  32. Newcombe

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    Wow. Riechmann at #3 if fun to watch. It looks like tennis straight out of 1985. Serve and Volley. 100% of the time. Played poorly in doubles with Otiz-Ruiz, but singles, win or lose, dude is aggressive!
     
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    No Goldhoff or Glasspool - lots of 3rd sets coming up this one could go either way.
     
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    very tight match, why no Goldhoff or Glasspool?
     
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    Not sure but got to be sick or injured you'd think. Looks like they are starting to pull away on several courts.
     
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    Hess-Olesen barely holds on at 1 - good final point.
     
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    5 matches went 3 sets. Texas pulls it out.
     
  38. JLyon

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    going to be a very tough atmosphere in Fayetteville Sunday afternoon, but think UT will win that 5-2
     
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    No Glasspool or Goldhoff again today for TX against Arkansas - still too close to call at this point.

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    I'm ready to call this one for Texas as it looks to be heading towards a 6-1 or 7-0 win.
     
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    it was a 5-2 for Texas, with 2 guys out in bottom, even Texas not wins too high
     
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    nice wins for Texas playing without 2 of their Top 6 against stout competition
     
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    I think the Riechmann playing above Naumann and Mee experiment is probably over.
     
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    "I think the Riechmann playing above Naumann and Mee experiment is probably over."

    Mee had a very tough weekend losing both of his matches at the #5 line, against Tulsa and Arky. Not great teams I wouldn't say.

    Riechmann on the other hand won at #3 line against Tulsa, and nearly pulled out the win against Ark.

    My guess is:
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    What's the story with Homs? Is he still there?
     
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    Homs is still there for sure. His senior speech from last week is available on the Texassports website. Perhaps someone can comment on whether he is injured?

    Reichman likely takes his spot in the lineup however, and makes Texas slightly stronger than they were last year.
     
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    Homs had a great record last year at 6 and from what I could tell his game had potential to get better. I actually thought he would be playing higher than Naumann this year. I didn't expect the sudden love for Riechmann this year. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.
     
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    Homs was a rock last year and Texas looked shaky at the lower end of the lineup last weekend. Would expect him back in if he's healthy/in form.
     
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    Hoping to go to the matches on Sunday.
     
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    Missing the old facility. 40 minute drive to this indoor center, when the old one was a stones throw away.
     

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