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  1. Major

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    We really need to start winning the doubles point more often. The players seem to play down on singles after they drop the doubles.
     
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  2. bluetrain4

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    I don't think I've ever seen Stanford this down. When I think of a "down" year for Stanford I think of a ranking of 7-14 and a loss in NCAA Rnd 16 or QFs.

    I know the college tennis landscape has changed a lot from when Stanford was dominating, but, obviously, they're a great program/university. It's just odd to see them so far outside the college elite. I'm assuming the downturn will be short-lived.
     
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  3. socaltennnis

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    They've been down before. Look no further than 6-7 years ago. Right before Clayton and Klahn, they lost in rd of 32 (ie: 2nd round of NCAA's).
     
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  4. SoCal10s

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    one word ''recruit''.. Whit has to do more homework on recruiting ..
     
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    I think Stanford has had two pretty good recruiting classes in a row. The only problems are (1) that "pretty good" does not include an elite Thacher/Klahn level of player, and (2) those two recruiting classes are all freshmen and sophomores this year and have to carry the team (five out of six singles spots).
     
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  6. norcaltennisnut

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    ClarckC, I would have to agree with you on this unfortunately. The other thing that I would add that does not look good for the future is that the players seem not to be getting better once they get here. If you are not going to get elite talent you have to develop the good talent you get. Without naming names I have been seeing a pattern of players staying the same or getting worse during their 4 years here in Palo Alto. I hope the new guys next year can give the team a bigger lift because I don't see us being a top 25 team with what we have. To add to that, I am dissapointed with the schedule this year, way to soft for the tradition we have. I hope we are not dumbing down our schedule because we know we don't have the talent to compete. I think that would be a recipe for disaster.
     
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  7. SoCal10s

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    as you say ''pretty good'' those guys can fill the #5 and #6 spots but who's at the top ?
     
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  8. epaige

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    Stanford men like Carolina's basketball team this year. UNC was left for dead with no chance to make the tournament. The Card's run to the tournament began today.
     
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    Congrats on a great win over the 2-7 and now 2-8 Furman Paladins.
     
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    I think Lin and Morrissey could go undefeated the entire year. they are that good
     
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    Give me a break.
     
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  12. Major

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    Yeah I'm also not seeing this. Lin needs to work on his consistency.
     
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  13. epaige

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    Look for Card to take both on its northern swing this weekend. Baby Stanford growing up.
     
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    Stanford will not make the NCAAs. They don't have the mental ability to battle with the good teams.
     
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    Bots and McMorrow of Washington beat them 8-3 a few minutes ago.
     
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    False - why didn't your son play vs Oregon? His absence proved costly...
     
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    how did they lose to Oregon?
     
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  18. epaige

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    Nolan hurt his back in doubles versus Washington. Was in pain during warmup for Oregon.
     
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    What is up with Stanford players and injuries ? studying too much and not preparing for the match properly maybe causing more injuries than we would like.
     
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    Probably right. Let's make sure we get those priorities set properly. Tennis is so much more important than those silly classes they make athletes take.
     
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    So at Stanford their athletic teams don't practice as much as other D1 teams due to high academic standards? Does this also mean they don't have first rate facilities and resources like trainers, tutoring, labs, etc.
     
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    I agree with you .. what a load of crock ... Stanford gets the pick of the litter with recruits and turns them into 'has-beens' players faster than the USTA .. Harvard is currently ranked #18 in D1 and I know some of those kids study and keep their academics up while still they are able to surpass Stanford top recruits .. how is that possible ?
     
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  23. epaige

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    Stanford's days will come. They were in UCLA match and could have won. Also won doubles point versus USC. Got a bad break versus Ducks with the injury. You gotta believe.
     
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  24. epaige

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    They did beat Washington.
     
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    The academic thing is an absurd excuse.
     
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  26. epaige

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    Beat Cal in the real Big Slam!
     
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    Look for Card to pull it out against the Huskies tomorrow.
     
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    We are going to Illinois. Cinderella is coming to town
     
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  29. andfor

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    Same old tune, different year.
     
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    Doesn't just the fact you have to say Cinderella say something?
     
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    Are you suggesting feddy is a crossdresser in a prom dress?
     
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  32. epaige

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    The Stanford Card will resemble the Cinderella Man and pull off the incredible upset.
     
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  33. SoCal10s

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    sounds like a plan I hope you guys can do it ,because they really need something positive to save their tennis program ..
     
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    OJAI, Calif.- No. 41 Stanford topped No. 33 Washington 4-2 on Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 Championships.
     
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    The road to Champaign starts here.
     
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  36. epaige

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    All: Do you think today's win gets them in?
     
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  37. epaige

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    Hey, it's Stanford, man. Harvard with sports.
     
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    Yes, but they'll be in the 33-48 seed group, and be playing a team ranked higher than UDub in the first round.
     
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  39. ClarkC

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    It has already been pointed out that Harvard is better than Stanford this year in men's tennis. They are twenty spots higher in the ITA rankings.
     
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  40. mikej

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    Haha...stanford = harvard without tennis

    How far they have fallen...
     
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  41. epaige

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    Ask Google or Facebook that.
     
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  42. matchplay

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    have to have been on top to fall so far.
    only five or six programs can even qualify to fall so far
    a young bunch, working hard both on court & in the classroom
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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  44. epaige

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    I've always liked the acronym that Virginia uses: ABC (Anybody But Carolina). Says so much about a school when they define themselves by others' misfortune. On another note please notice the amount of individual academic all americans that Stanford men's tennis produces each year (3.5 gpa for the year), and the times the team has achieved academic all american status (overall team gpa of 3.2 for the year).
     
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  45. epaige

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    And this year Card senior Dennis Lin claims the PAC-12 men's tennis scholar/athlete award.
     
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  46. mikej

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    Fabulous - he must be a great scholar since he barely contributes as an athlete :)

    We've played this game with db before (probably 2 yrs ago now) so I'm not going to rehash it for 30 posts and make everyone hate this forum again - other schools have plenty of great academic success as well from their tennis teams - but if you want to keep patting your son's team on the back we can sit back, watch, and smile at the fatherly pride :)
     
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    It's pretty cool the kids father has come here and participates. Taking it as face value, I see it as him just posting academic accolades.
     
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  48. SoCal10s

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    epaige is cool ... tennis is only tennis ...what do all these guys do after their 4 years after being used by their college for their tennis skills ? sometimes I really feel sorry for all theses tennis players who spent their whole life hitting a good tennis ball but not good enough to make pros ..

    dennis lin is a great guy ,quiet hard working chap,a true role model for kids to look up to ..
     
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  49. 10isplayer

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    why only asian kids?! sounds like he is good role model for all kids
     
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  50. SoCal10s

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    ok fixed it ... AZN pride ...
     

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