Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by norcaltennisnut, Mar 11, 2014.
lmao! where's the stats at?
Stanford just won at 2 to make it 2-3...
Stanford to move into top 10 soon
looking good for Cards
HUGE rally from Stanford to win 4-3!
Beginning of something good and top 10.
Sunday’s match at the Robson Tennis Center left the Cats with the short end of the stick as they lost to Stanford 4-3 in a dramatic finish.
With the match tied at three apiece, Trevor James fell to Robert Stineman 6-3, 7-5 in the decisive match.
I wonder what the Stanford players reaction was to the "dramatic" win over Arizona. I imagine it was something similar to when Gera Borachinskiy clinched the "dramatic" 4-3 win for Clemson over William & Mary in 2010. To this day I have not seen a more awkward and lackluster dogpile.
UNLV, Utah and now the great Arizona Wildcats. To get 4-3 wins and put out on twitter how great the road trip is exactly the problem. 3 teams that should get beat 7-0. UNLV and Arizona are pathetic, and has been mentioned before that the Arizona coach should no longer have a job. Why is Stanford celebrating this? I can't imagine anyone would have thought this program would ever be as bad as it is right now. No way we make the tournament this year.
Are you serious? It has already been posted here that Stanford is going to sweep USC and UCLA next weekend and vault into the top 10. Won't that guarantee a place in the NCAAs?
well at least Whitlinger saves himself for the end of the season with the sweep. If they had lost to UNLV or Arizona he should not have been allowed back on the bus.
Not sure what you are talking about. Men's team is happy about 4-3 victory, it was close but gutted it out and that is always good team win and lifts the spirit even if it is low ranked opponent. That is what team tennis all about.
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4-3 win at Arizona completed three-match road sweep. Stanford erased doubles loss with Stineman clincher at No. 6: http://bit.ly/1e2zUB9
doesn't sound like big statement to me.
Stanford has one good chance left if they can beat cal . Could boost their ranking by 10 places or so.
then NCAA semifinal is very reachable
zooms in at #52. Very very critical match today vs Boise State. Beat Boise and the NCAA tournament is a good possibility.
4-0 Stanford over Boise State - looks like the courts are soaked so that must have been why they skipped dubs. Pretty dominating performance by the Cardinal.
Yes yes, getting ready to Sweet USC and UCLA this weekend and gain some momentum going into Pac-12 tournament.
very good win, will move stanford in the top50 easily
Wow, they are playing well. Are they still country club kids who are as soft as butter?
how does this one win over Boise State change anything?
^the recency factor. My pt exactly.
Let's see how the Cardinal does vs the Trojans
Cardinal has Nolan Paige back. This now puts Stanford in top 5 in the country for sure.
Rollin' Nolan pulled from doubles so he must not be ready to go.
Ball and Morrissey are up 5-0 at #2 dubs against Quiroz and Crystal
why did Stanford go from unranked to #52? For beating Utah?
Yep, once you get down below 50 in the rankings most of the teams have maybe 1 or 2 decent wins over someone in the 50-75 range and the point totals are so slim that 1 decent win can jump you up 20 or 30 spots. Also one of their past opponents, Furman, jumped into the top 75 this week so that gave Stanford that many more points. Stanford will be close to 40 next week with their win over Boise State this week.
seems to be so ^^
and I guess also because they don't have very many losses and the ones they do are to good teams.
That is right. Even if they lose to UCLA and USC this weekend it won't hurt them much because those losses would only count .1 points against them.
Wow, Morrissey and Ball blow a 5-0 lead and lose 8-7. Doubles point to USC.
is your live scoreboard working ?? mine is not working
Mine isn't either. USC twitter has some updates and they are rolling right now. Romanowicz retired in the 2nd.
Where's the live steaming? What the hell does USC think it's doing?
USC took The Card to the cleaners - not close at all.
Yes, currently USC is a bad matchup for the Cardinal. up and down the lineup, guys don't match up well. John at #1 can matchup well with Ray Sarmiento but they switched it up.......Wonder why......
Tough loss today to UCLA but with Nolan Paige back in the lineup, Cardinal could go deep into NCAA tournament
John Morrissey is the Novak Djokovic of college tennis.
arguable whether he makes them better or worse
had a terrible, terrible dual match singles record last year
9-13 overall, 0 wins in conference (0-6), and lost 9 of his last 10 last season, many of them badly
bad recruiting? or did he get worse once he got to stanford (like so many it seems...)?
I think that's it. Dick Gould was known as a relentless recruiter, I know several of his players commented on how he basically wore them down to get them to attend Stanford. The current staff was able to ride those coattails for awhile but apparently no longer. None of Gould's teams would have suffered back to back humiliating loses like this year's team. Maybe with the football team doing well the last few years the tennis team is getting a pass, but it is hard to figure how Whitlinger is still there.
When a top Junior player has great potential, they all get a look. However, if they are just B average student or below, Coach Whit can't do much to get them on the team, no matter how much he wants them and knows they can help the team. So is this Coach's fault ?
And this all changed since Dick Gould stepped down?
It's not the coach's fault, just his responsibility. No different than at Northwestern, Notre Dame and other institutions with strict academic requirements.
Yeah, that explains Duke, Vandy, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Columbia, Princeton and others having more success currently than Stanford. No school is harder to get into in the world than Standford. Their players are lucky to be even able to leave class for a day to play a match.
one thing you're overlooking... WINS...
LOL. just look at the overall record for last 10 years.
I was wondering why Nostradamus wasn't talking about "Standford" and last week's matches against USC & UCLA. So, I went to the Stanford site and see they lost 7-0 and 4-0. OUCH!!!
Stanford edged Cal Poly 4-2 today. Ho and Strobel went down in straights at 2 and 3 while Tsodikov and Stineman won in straights at 5 and 6. Morrissey won 6-4 in the 3rd while Paige was down 4-2 in the 3rd.
stanford and UW split 3 first sets each. who won doubles?
Stanford is on its way back to the TOP. Read.
Classic comedy from the article:
Later, describing the road wins against the "murderer's row" of UNLV, Utah, and Arizona:
Separate names with a comma.