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  1. TopDawg

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    Noticed several changes to team's rosters in the last few days (some relevant names/some not) - some have already been mentioned on the board:

    Dropped from Roster:
    Spencer Newman - Michigan
    Thomas Proisy - Florida
    Wyatt Lippert - Ohio State
    Nick Jones - South Carolina
    Andrew Scholnick - Cal
    Mark Schanerman - Miami

    Added to Roster:
    Carlos Bautista - Tulsa
    Lucas Vaz - Tulsa
    Alex Sarkissian - Pepperdine
    Bartosz Sawicki - Tennessee
    Sebastian Yllera - Tennessee
    Rafael Ribas - Virginia Tech
    Nick Wood - Georgia
    Henry Craig - Denver

    If you know of more go ahead and list them.
     
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  2. kme5150

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    Dropped from Roster:
    Hunter Callahan - Ohio State

    Blake Bazarnik transferred from Vanderbilt to Illinois but he is not on the roster.
     
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  3. TopDawg

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    Callahan is still showing on the roster
     
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  4. kme5150

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    I must have looked at it wrong. He was just playing last month so I thought it was strange. My bad.
     
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  5. andfor

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    Game changer. Looks like Memphis added Lukas Vrnak. He's not listed on their roster but I believe he's playing. Hope I have his name right. Check the Alabama v Memphis match. They are playing now.
     
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    Vrnak appears to be playing at 4. Playing singles first and the teams have split 1st sets. Wouldn't really be an upset if Memphis takes it but would be a nice road win
     
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    As information. The contest counts as individual matches only, not dual results.
     
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  8. Orson Welles

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    New Roster Changes

    Wow. Does anyone know why Spencer Newman is no longer at Michigan and why Skolnick is no longer at Cal?

    Does anyone know where they are going?
     
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  9. TopDawg

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    Baylor just added a pair: Tony Lupieri and Patrick Pradella. Both will be juniors this year and have had ATP rankings in the 800 range. Lupieri looks like he'll make an immediate impact this year.
     
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    Newman is the most significant loss out of those. Drops Michigan down a notch in contender status . Nick Jones is also a big loss for the Gamecocks.
     
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  11. Gatorluver

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    I heard Newman is heading back to UF.
     
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    Vanderbilt added Marc Van Der Merwe to their roster. He was top 500 ITF Junior from South Africa that should be able to give them some more depth.
     
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  13. kme5150

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    I heard the same thing over the weekend.

    I wonder if he will have to sit out the spring since he just transferred and played matches for U of M that past fall.
     
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  14. Gatorluver

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    I think that's the plan. The Gators must be thrilled to have him back.
     
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  15. kme5150

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    He should have never left. Shelton is a great coach and he will turn that program back around in 3 years or less.
     
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  16. kme5150

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    Just curious if you know why Proisy isn't on the roster anymore?
     
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    Texas Tech added 4 to their roster yesterday:

    Felipe Soares, Gabriel Dias, and Hugo Dojas all from Brazil and Vladimir Tontic from Serbia. Both Dias and Dojas had a high ITF Jr Rankings in the top 60
     
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  18. Clemson_tennis

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    Define "turn it around"
     
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  19. kme5150

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    For them to be outside of the top 10 is totally unacceptable to the AD, I can guarantee that. I know a top 12 ranking is acceptable at some schools but it doesn't cut it at UF.

    Straight from their website. "The University of Florida is the only program in the nation to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 29 national all-sports standings."

    When you have an athletic budget like they have and are in a state that is known for tennis, you are expected to produce.

    I think they will be back in the top 8 in the next 3 years and top 5 in the next 5 years.
     
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  20. floridatennisdude

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    Not to stray too far off topic, but what about women's basketball at UF? They are never a top 10 and rarely a top 25 team. Should they just roll through coaching staffs endlessly?

    Anyways, I think the expectation Foley has of Brian is to be "in the hunt for a national championship every year". Hearing Foley say that struck me as odd since Andy was fired a year off of winning the SEC. I think more went into that dismissal than just results.
     
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  21. kme5150

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    I think it is time for her to go to be honest with you...but that is a whole different discussion. They do great at home but horrible on the road. This is her sixth year so we will see.

    I agree with you about Andy, I think there was a lot more to it than just results.
     
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  22. Gatorluver

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    Jackson may have been a good guy but he was not a good coach. If he did manage to recruit talent they transferred or quit after a year or two, and I know Foley was well aware of this problem. Winning the 2011 SEC tourney saved his job for a year. Shelton is on the right track in my opinion.
     
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  23. kme5150

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    I totally agree with you. I think Shelton is a much better coach.
     
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    Shelton is way better IMO too. Not even really much of a debate.

    Just pointing out that winning is one thing, but UF wins in appropriate ways.
     
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    Additions:
    North Carolina - Maik Ulrich - played at 6 yesterday in a few wins
    Miami - William Albanese - won at 6 over Florida's Luke Johnson yesterday
    Auburn - Joseph Van Dooren (Top 100 ITF Jr) - won at 6 yesterday
    Oklahoma State - Denys Pume, Matt Campbell, Oleksiy Arovin, Brady Bohrnstedt - several played against Tennessee and lost in straight sets
     
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  26. Art Rust Jr

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    Yeah, I see he's playing 1st doubs with Lipman and 3/4 in the singles line up. It's a little strange because Vandy never used to allow kids to start school in the Spring, and I hadn't heard anything about his being there in the Fall (unless he was and just wasn't eligible until now).

    This situation came up a few years ago when the hoops team was supposed to get JP Prince as a transfer from Arizona, but when he wasn't allowed to start school in the Spring he ended up at Tennessee instead. Maybe David Williams has "relaxed" the rules. Hell, they're starting to get football players in that never would have considered Vandy previously.
     
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  27. TopDawg

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    He just showed up on campus in the last 2 weeks.
     
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  28. Jakes On A Plane

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    Is Marc the younger brother of Izak van der Merwe, who played for Old Dominion awhile back?
     
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    Who the heck is Charles Minc?
     
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    Funny thing is the Kentucky write-up completely excludes him - rattles off everyone elses name and gives a sentence about the match. Not him. I guess they don't even know who he is. During the match UK Twitter did the same thing just say 5 is up a set.
     
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  31. Jakes On A Plane

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    Nelson Vick from OSU is now at UNC and is #2 on their depth chart for this weekend.
     
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    Ohio State has a new player at #5 from Halle,Germany.

    Also Fredrick Ask of Wisconsin is now at Arizona playing #2.
     
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    anyone know what happened to Carl Equez of South Carolina? I had forgotten all about him until I looked at last years results today. He was a blue-chip.
     
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