Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by db379, Jan 21, 2011.
Ucla rolls over cal in doubles
Cal loses another heartbreaker. They just cannot get the wins they need. Time to beat Stanford next!! They can win this!!!
Washington recruits two outstanding Juniors out of europe. Wow look out for this Team in the next years.
who are they?
Biro & Hawken
USC has picked up some commitments lately:
Logan Smith - 13.73 UTR/TRN Blue Chip - was #1 in 2012/13
Jake Devine - 13.51 UTR/TRN Not Rated - was #3 in 2014
Kalman Boyd - 13.49 UTR/TRN Blue Chip #5
Jack Jaede - 13.18 UTR/Australia/ITF Jr High of 600
Here's who they have coming back:
Max De Vroome - 14.17
Nick Crystal - 14.01
Connor Farren - 13.89
Thibaut Forget - 13.42
Rob Bellamy - 13.16
Here's who is leaving:
That's a lot of firepower graduating. Wonder who will play #1. No obvious candidates for that top spot.
USC will have some issues next year IMHO. It's extremely hard to replace your top 4 no matter who they have coming in next year. Thank God we still have Cal underachieving like they always do.
Didn't know if anyone else noticed this but near the end of last season Oregon kicked Kevin Farin off the team - he played 8 matches at #1 and 4 matches at #2. I just read about it after I saw that he wasn't on the roster for next season.
did anyone notice that it took USC 3 1 set down rallies to beat Loyola Marymount today? And didn't exactly smash Grand Canyon either.
probably Loyola came in highly motivated and believing in themselves. and USC probably took them lightly. it happens.
Yeah partially and maybe under the new format things like this are more bound to happen. But still tennis isn't like other sports. In football and basketball it doesn't matter at all how badly a superior team beats an inferior opponent, it doesn't say anything about the team moving forward. But in tennis is does matter more.
Yes, these No ad scoring, super tiebreaker and 1 set only for doubles became a great equalizer. so it brings the inferior teams closer to top teams. maybe NCAA and ITA wanted it that way ..LOL. but then it doesn't help the Top guys to get ready for the ATP tour. so College becomes even worse training ground for soon to turn professional or wanna be professionals.
I believe Pepperdine had to go to a third set in the last match on court to beat Loyola Marymount 4-3 the other day, IIRC.
can't underestimate the middle ground D1 teams a lot of them are actually very good
So is anyone going to do anything about the state of Arizona tennis or...?
also why does Takeda sit out like every other match?
It's kinda weird that now it's the Pac 12 that is not playing out matches. UCLA beat Washington really quickly yesterday and they still abandoned all remaining matches. Last year the SEC did this but now they are playing everything out and the Pac 12 isn't. I wonder why
One of the big problems with college tennis is that committees and head coaches labor tirelessly for change, e.g., clinch/clinch, no-ad and 6-game doubles sets. Eventually change comes through and then, guess what, head coaches decide to play the match with different rules. (It's OK to do this. In the ITA rules it says that if coaches want to play with a different format and they agree, so be it.) What this does, though, is to simply confuse everyone and make college tennis look unprofessional. I think one of the reasons coaches play matches out is to cement first- and second-team all-conference selection. Maybe, too, it's to get NCAA tournament selection.
ITA moving headquarters to Pheonix and partnering with Arizona State. This HAS to mean Arizona State men's tennis is coming back.
Yeah I agree. I am glad the SEC is playing out matches now. I never liked when they wold stop at 4 no matter what. But now the Pac 12 is doing just that and it seems less necessary for the Pac 12 since they play fewer conference matches so the schedule is not as hectic. It specifically hurts Noaki Takeda of Arizona who is a very good player but he is always right on the cusp on qualifying for the individual tournament because he never gets to finish his close matches against the top guys in the Pac 12 due to the rest of his team losing so quickly.
Anyone going to the Cal - UCLA mens match tomorrow? Does it really start at 3PM? Why that late on a Saturday? Parking options? South of Wilshire, feed the meter and walk?
There is a parking garage right off Westwood as you enter on the south end of campus - was free for me when I was there in January.
forget that man, there is better match at USC. Cardinal to roll over the Trojans.
Cardinals roll over Trojans
USC will win pac 12 title
I have a feeling they take UCLA out as well. Lose doubles point at one and two. Lose one, lose at 4, win at 2,3,5,6. 4-3 Trojans
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