The Pacific 10 Alliance!

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  1. Clemson_tennis

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    Sarmiento struggling again. Worrisome for the Trojans moving forward.
     
  2. ClarkC

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    The comedy of errors that is the conference LiveStats this week continues. When the stories are posted, we will know the scores.
     
  3. jaggy

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    Looks like a USC-UCLA rematch
     
  4. Nostradamus

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    Ray could use a bigger racket, I think. he is one of those baseline players that relies on speed that could use little more pop when stretched out.
     
  5. idono1301

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    UCLA/USC is on Pac12TV now if anyone is interested
     
  6. TopDawg

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    Marcos Giron has turned pro per UCLA twitter:

    2014 NCAA singles champion and @ITATennis #1 singles player, @marcos_giron93 has announced that he will turn professional immediately
     
  7. JW10S

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    That should surprise no one...
     
  8. Lemmy

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  9. ClarkC

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    UCLA will put together a top 6 that can contend even without Giron.

    In some order:

    McDonald
    Brymer
    Sell
    Martin Redlicki
    Mkrtchian (needs to get healthy)
    DiGiulio

    However, Seth Stolar and Austin Rapp look like the only reserves of quality. A late admit from overseas would not be surprising if they want a shot at the title.
     
  10. Golden_state_of_mind

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    Look for the Cal Bears to surprise this year
     
  11. epaige

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    But the real team to watch for is the Card. No joke this time. Tree On!
     
  12. matchtime

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    Understand your spirit, but it will take years for Stanford to recover from the abyss they are in. Whit recruited a team of 7-8-9s so those players have to move up, then on and make space. Not every recruit Stanford is going after is jumping on the Goldstein train, so it's not all roses on the farm. For years they have had bigger problems than just the W/L column, sorry, but they have a long way to go.
     
  13. chris-swede

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    cal is losing Johnson and McLachlan, that are huge losses
    also the lineup is relatively deep, they could compete for Top20/25 again, but more? thats in doubt...
    have they any new recruits? cannot find any? oh they have Griffiths and Nishimura (also they are not listed on their rosters?)
     
  14. db379

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    Yes! The Card will have a very good team this year, and one very solid new player coming in. I hope Nolan is healthy again and that his game gets back to where it was (and better) because he will be a key player this year.

    They belong to the top 15 easily. :)
     
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    With Paul Goldstein at the helm, they will win the NCAA title
     
  16. jaggy

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    Never in doubt
     
  17. Joeyg

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    And as expected....
     
  18. andfor

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    True dat! Go Paul, go Feddie!
     
  19. jaggy

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    Actually not that bad a prediction given he did not say how many years it will take.
     
  20. andfor

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    He has not missed predicting their championship for at least the last 10 years. It's just a matter of time before he drops it on us before next May. In the meantime he's hung his fandom on the Cardinals womens team. LOL
     
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    UCLA sitting Martin Redlicki and Gage Brymer for singles against UCI. McDonald, Mkrtchian, Sell, Di Giulio, Rapp, and Tachi are the starting 6.
     
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    UCLA is going to need to have everyone healthy this year if they're going to have even an outside chance at a National Title. I thought they'd be able to beat Florida even without Karue Sell in the lineup but it didn't happen.

    Looking at their schedule the rest of the way I don't see many or possibly not any Top 10 wins out there so they may have a hard time staying in the Top 10 unless they can beat USC or a couple of team at the NTIs.
     
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    They just aren't very good this year. For UCLA standards it's a weak team. Martin has good seasons but he also has these bad years just as often. Compared to USC and Virginia who never have down seasons.
     
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    UCLA has been the most consistent team in college tennis over the last 25 years
     
  25. TopDawg

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    That is true - they are the only team to have made the NCAA Round of 16 every year since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1999.
     
  26. Clemson_tennis

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    Washington got a big win over Tulsa today 4-3


    looks like the Tulsa player had to retire up 5-4 in the 3rd on court 2 at 3-3, which ended up being the deciding point for Washington. Not a way you want to lose a match
     
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  27. chris-swede

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    Ucla and cal both lost again. .
     
  28. Clemson_tennis

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    The Pac 12 is pretty weak this year.

    UCLA is down
    Cal is the same
    Stanford is not showing any signs of being that much better
    Washington is a little better but still not likely to be a tournament team
    Arizona sucks
    Utah sucks
    Oregon is borderline NCAA team

    In other conferences they have a lot of teams in the 20-35 range. Arizona,Utah,Oregon and Washington should really be top 40 teams instead of where they are now. Is it just a case of bad coaching in these circmstances?
     
  29. chris-swede

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    Season still long and california teams are primed for outdoors
     
  30. Clemson_tennis

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    USC,UCLA,Cal (usually Stanford but not recently) are always good teams. But I am talking more about the rest of the conference. The Pac 12 depth is very weak compared to the ACC,SEC and the Big 12
     
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    The top four players for USC are seniors. Big recruiting year coming up to maintain their level.
     
  32. Clemson_tennis

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    Utah just lost to Iowa. Terrible
     
  33. Nostradamus

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    Does USC have good enough players coming in next year to maintain their top status ? It doesnt' look like it. It looks like Stanford has clearly the best crop of players coming in for 2016.
     
  34. chris-swede

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    recruiting at Stanford does not matter..they still lose...
     
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    right now only Kalman Boyd is in USCs new class , he is a bluechip, beating Taylor Fritz last year in juniors for example. With him USC would have 9 players on roster, but with Top4 leaving....De Vroome, Crystal, Bellamy and Farren are their Top Players. With Boyd this is still a decent group but no one really should replace their Top4 from one season to another.
     
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    Gage Brymer will play on Saturday against USC. Could be a very close match.
     
  37. chris-swede

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    What about usc s win over ucla? Seems that ucla has no depth this year?
     
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    Gage lost big time on Saturday. Wonder if he is still in grieving ? or wonder if he is just off from long layoff?
     
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    it was close man ... if UCLA won the dubs point things may have been different... USC doesn't look all that strong now at 1,2,3 ..
    and what's up with the double bagel at #6 ? sheez.. this ain't jr. tennis..

    N.Crystal is one to be reckon with and his NCAA rankings will prove that.. I think he's the winningest player on the USC team this year..
     
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    They are very rare in D1 tennis but we saw 3 this weekend. De Vroome over Tachi, Orkin over Kerznerman and Mansouri over Lippens.
     
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    seems to be that opponent players just lose the fun out there and quit....

    at Womens tennis the 50#th ranked player lost 0-6,0-6 to another in the 50s ranked player...
     
  42. Vicious Vik

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    I am not impressed by the pac 12 this season. Why is everyone so bad?
     
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    Tell us Vik, what impresses you? UK basketball does not count.
     
  44. Clemson_tennis

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    USC dropped 15 total games in 6 singles matches vs Utah, including dropping only 2 on the bottom 3 courts.
     
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    YOUHOOO,,,, Stanford beats Oregon 4-3. HERO of the dual ??????????????
    WHO else, David Hsu......
     
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    Will this bring their Rankings up? Okay on the road. Wasa must win.
     
  47. chris-swede

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    Cal 4-2 @ Washington.
     
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    Cal gets another big road win. 5-2 @ Oregon. Now beat Stanford!
     
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    Not that I am complaining but Cal has to be the most underachieving team out west. Seems like they are soft mentally
     
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    Great match by cal vs usc. Goransson kills hanfmann. Tough loss for cal overall losing all third sets. .
     

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