Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by norcaltennisnut, Mar 29, 2012.
This kind of posting used to be comic relief. Now it is just sad, even pathetic.
True. I'd love to live in a world of fairies and unicorns like he does, must be nice to have absolutely no connection with reality--plus we know he never went to Stanford, which makes it all the more tragic. If Whitlinger keeps his job that would be quite the coup on his part.
Fawcett's record against other Blue chip. record speaks for itself.
vs. Blue-Chips: 7-4
lost to Brymer but it was very close and it was last year. notable win against Hitlzik
12/27/13 A. Hiltzik 6-4;6-0
12/27/13 L. Staggs 1-6;6-4;6-1
8/2/13 G. Brymer ('13) 7-5;6-4
8/2/13 W. Little ('15) 6-1;6-1
8/2/13 E. Orkin ('13) 6-3;6-2
8/2/13 H. Craig ('12) 6-1;6-1
7/27/13 T. Yates 6-2;6-2
7/27/13 W. Griffith 5-7;6-1;6-2
7/14/13 T. Whitehurst 6-7;6-4;6-2
6/22/13 S. Kumar ('15) 6-7(1);7-5;6-3
6/22/13 M. Joyce ('15) 7-6(5);6-0
Yes, Fawcett is very good. Just to clarify, his four losses are in bold font, and the other seven scores are his wins.
Hsu has been a top 10 blue chip for years. Wilczynski has never been higher than #21.
Stanford will have twelve good players on the roster next year. How good will the top six be? And will they have better luck with injuries? Those are the unanswered questions. I think Fawcett and Hsu will at least compete for the top six in singles, but there are six returning upperclassmen who are favored for those spots, assuming Paige et al. are healthy, and remember that most of those six have been compared to various top ten players on the ATP tour.
Fawcett has Mitchell Krueger in the first round of the Tampa future.
Krueger defeats Fawcett 2-6 7-6(4) 6-2
Not sure if this result is more encouraging for Fawcett, or discouraging for Krueger.
If I am not mistaken, both Fedace and Nostradamus have predicted an NCAA championship for the "Standford" men every year that they have been active posters.
Draw your own conclusions...
Fawcett routined Kentucky #2 Alejandro Gomez 6-3 6-3
so what position will Fawcett play, do you think ?
He looks to be a very solid recruit. I think he will for sure play top 3 for them this upcoming dual season
Is he related to Farrah Fawcett? If so, this could be perfect. The son of the ultimate hot, sweaty blonde!!!
Stanford snagged 2013 Easter Bowl 16's champion Sameer Kumar.
Anyone knows what's going on at the Farm? I can't see any of the freshmen on the roster for this year... Where is Fawcett? where are the new recruits?
Standford has gone into stealth mode. Their new assistant coach, Fedace, has required all new recruits to employ internet silence. I hear he is talking personally with Coach Gould himself about coming in and tutoring the incoming class.
Yes, that's what I thought too ... however, it's no secret who the incoming freshmen are, so how come they are invisible?
BTW, Paul Goldstein is the new head coach.
Some of the guys are in Davis for the Aggie Invitational.
Flight A Round of 32
Oct. 3: Moez Chargui (Nevada) d. Brandon Sutter 7-5, 6-1
Oct. 3: David Wilczynski d. Johan Sonson (San Francisco) 6-1, 7-5
Oct. 3: Trey Strobel d. Brett Bacharach (UC Davis) 6-1, 6-4
Flight A Round of 16
Oct. 3: David Wilczynski d. Andrew Poustie (Nevada) 7-5, 6-3
Oct. 3: Nolan Paige d. Marek Marksoo (Sacramento State) 7-5, ret. (injury)
Oct. 3: JT Nishimura (California) d. Trey Strobel 6-1, 7-6
Flight A Round of 16
Oct. 3: Sutter/Wilcznski d. Roy Brandys/Niranjan Ram (Sacramento State) 8-5
Oct. 3: Paige/Strobel d. Alex Giannini/Ashwin Sharma (Pacific) 8-5
David Hsu got beat 6-0, 6-1 today in the 1st round of qualies at the Tiburon Challenger by #311 Nils Langer.
Fawcett got a main draw WC into Tiburon
Hsu and Fawcett will be #1 and #2 in ITA rankings. they are good enough to win these challengers
In three, two, one.....
You all forgot about Big P.
For their first practice, the new assistant coach took them over to the women's practice courts to hang on the fence and leer at the Stanford women's team.
That's only something they would do at UVA. And women and men practice at same complex on Farm.
I wonder how many hot, sweaty blondes are on the women's team this year??
Sarcasm. Given the new assistant coaches ramblings on women, this is a joke. Living in Fremont, I dare say I have been to more Standford practices and matches than most people on these boards.
What did he say?
I just watched Tom Fawcett play in Tiburon against a solid seasoned pro Matt Reid, and even though Tom lost 5 and 5, I was really impressed by his performance. Very solid game, good attitude, and he was up and serving for the set in both sets... Missed his opportunity to to win either but still very positive match. Will he play #1 on the team...?
Judging by the results at the Northwest ITA regional it looks like a promising year for the Card.
Not really. Morissey and Romanowicz were upset early. Paige lost to a player from Gonzaga. Hsu and Fawcett were positives but keep in mind the northwest region is not the strongest and Stanford did not dominate it.
in my opinion "solid" is a negative term to describe a player's game.
I agree with epaige. Very good results at the regionals, with 3 very good performances in singles.
I wonder who will play #1 this year... but in any case it's a much stronger team this year.
not sure how you define "dominate" but being the only team with two players in the semis, and winning the title, surely comes close to that.
sorry you misunderstood what I meant, but I meant "solid" as a positive. Didn't even think it could be taken as a negative.
but it will probably shift a lot through the year all throughout the lineup.
clemson, interesting line-up prediction you have there. Why Romanowicz at #1?
Agree, they won't make much progress from the hole they have to climb out of this year. It says a lot about the field and Stanford when Hsu and Fawcett end up on the winning end of it, and not good things.
Ho is in there too. but Fawcett will be #1 and Morrissey #2.
Fawcett is future #1 in NCAA men.
Wait a Minute
I was there and watched the whole thing. Your take is all wrong. Morrisey, Tsodi and Maciek were hurt but played well. En route to quarters loss, Paige beat three seeds, including projected No. 2s for Oregon and Berkeley. And in doubles Strobel and Paige lost to No. 1 Cal team in a breaker. Those Bears were ranked in top ten of country. Card are definitely coming on. Can't wait for season to begin!
it is bit odd in that whenever a young top junior comes into NCAA, they usually do really well in their 1st year and they taper off at Stanford, example being Alex Clayton.
I wonder if there is some level of figuring you out after the 1st year by your opposing players, somewhat similar to Pro tour.
I'd say waning motivation, injuries, improvement level differences and coaching have more to do with a player tailing off as they mature thru their college career.
I would expect Paige to play 4-6. Would be strange if he didn't start. Also don't forget about Strobel either
it is funny to read some of the posts here. Why would anyone say such a thing?
Fawcett and Hsu are two of the top freshmen in college this year. Fawcett played a strong challenger earlier this month, and played a very good match, leading in set 1 and 2, even had a couple set points, against a seasoned pro who made it to the semis in this event. Sam Querrey won the title.
So why would you not expect someone like Fawcett to go deep in a college championship? Like epaige said, Cal has had a strong team in recent years,
and none of their players made it to the semis. Having two freshmen in the semis is a great achievement! A little respect, please.
Or Stineman, who actually is the type of player you would call "solid." Has a pretty big serve, decent movement, and not much else. He should be able to charge the net and get points against all but the best guys at #6, and he has pretty consistently won at that slot. I'd be surprised if he wasn't playing 5 or 6, especially against subpar teams.
But the truth is Stanford should be pretty solid this year. They won a lot of matches at 1, 5, and 6 in the past. Their 1 is back, and as we've demonstrated, they have depth. The issue has always been dubs, 2, 3, and 4. Fawcett, Romanowicz, and Hsu are huge improvements at those three slots, and dubs will be much better. They should be around the 12th-16th in the country, which sadly is a big improvement over the last two years.
LOL! Nostradamus never lets facts get in the way.....
Ha, you'd expect a Standford alum to know who's on the roster
No doubt. Stanford is very deep this year. If only they had a real dominant top player... Still a big improvement from the last 2 years I expect, but far from the glory days
And, yes, forgot about Stineman. A boss last year!
he is in as graduate student.
And internet silence is broken! Who knows how many interesting tidbits will be forthcoming???
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