Tulsa All-American tournament

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  1. SoCal10s

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    wheew ,for a while there you had me worried :oops:... we all know you didn't jinx the kid, he(or anyone) would have been tired after going 3 hard sets to knock off a solid #2 seed ,then needing to refuel and do it again... need to relax more ,don't get a hemorrhoid ...:)
     
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    I was interested myself so I checked out his collegiate and junior record. First off I would not say he's the best Ivy. In his Sophomore year he got beat by Huang of Yale, Nguyen of Harvard, and was owned by Pecotic of Princeton. Pecotic no longer attends school so Lin definitely has a chance to be the best. I wasn't able to access his Freshman year. His junior record, in my opinion, shows he was an excellent Eastern sectional player winning many tournaments, but when faced with National competition his results were pretty weak. Didn't go back to fourteens, but I did not see a significant win except a couple over Silverman and one over Tahir. But neither of them made any waves on the national junior level and Tahir actually had a dominant record with a couple of beatdowns.

    I also found an article reporting that he was hitting with Mario Ancic who goes to law school there, so maybe that's what has helped him progress. That said, I think the draw was very beneficial to him. Hemmeler was probably injured (since he didn't play the back draw) and beating Grant who didn't even consistently play for USC isn't that significant in my book. I don't see him beating Frank.
     
  3. SoCal10s

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    ^^^^look for a beatdown... I'd be surprise if Lin gets more than 4 games total..
     
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    Being coached by Super Mario has probably helped him a great deal. Mario does have a win over Roger Federer. but looks like Mario will have even better Law career than his tennis from the looks of it.
     
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    Whoa! Giron got crushed!
     
  6. Clemson_tennis

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    I don't think there's any indication that Hemmeler was hurt. He just played 2 3 setters in the qualies and then won his doubles match. He probably didnt play the back draw because of doubles.
     
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    I hope you're right! :)
     
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    I'm just speculating about Hemmeler. I just wish tennis programs gave more info about these things. Like USC and the non-appearance of Yannick Hanfmann. If he's injured, let's us know what kind of injury it is. Why the secrecy? UVA let us know about Domijan and the passing of his aunt. Couple of lines in a news story was all it took.
     
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    And Ronnie loses, I think I stupidly superstitioned him
     
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    Great tournament so far for Austin Smith. He's won 6 in a row this week and came from a set down in each of the last 3. Tomorrow he gets Gonzales Austin for the 3rd time in the last 3 weeks. Both of the previous matches have been tight but Smith has won both.
     
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    Its Called HIPAA
     
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    and what happened to USC's C.Farren ? he is showing some good results in the 'futures tournaments'...
     
  14. Clemson_tennis

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    yeah I know. It's not like they really have to worry about a team scouting them for injury as we are 3-4 months away from dual matches. Tennis coaches are spoiled when it comes to keeping injuries under wraps compared to other college coaches.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the only sports that report injuries are the ones you can find a line on in Vegas. If I'm wrong, let me know. Otherwise it's just more NCAA hypocrisy.
     
  16. TopDawg

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    Enrolling at USC in January
     
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    According to the draw Bettles def Sarkissian 6-2 6-3 but according to Marcelo Ferreira's Facebook Sark won, no indication of the score.
     
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    Scoreboard shows that Sark and Clay Thompson are playing now so I guess that means Sark did beat Bettles.
     
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    Great week of tennis for Austin Smith - came up just short today losing 7-6 6-7 7-6 to AJ Austin.
     
  20. boomerTennis

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    Yea Sark did win, pretty comfortable win indeed. It was tough condition this morning here in Tulsa, cold and windy. Bettles hit the ball big, but too inconsistent to beat Sark.
     
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    how was the alcorta/pradella match Boomer?
     
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    coming into the match, watching Pradella last year and this year at this tournament, I thought Alcorta would stand very little chance, because Pradella had a bigger serve (way bigger), big flat FH and consistent BH. Alcorta today sliced a lot of ball very low to the ground and was forcing a lot of errors both wings from Pradella. Toward the 2nd and 3rd set, Pradella was just showing a lot of frustration signs against Alcorta's style of play and ended up missing too many balls on his own. Once he started doing that, Alcorta just dictated and moved balls from side to side with his heavy topspin FH.
     
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    The Frank - Hiltzik match was very much a matchup of 2 players with very similar style of play, with Frank just did everything better than Hiltzik. Both guys spins the ball in (soft loopy spin, not heavy balls) and keeps the other guy moving from side to side. Hiltzik seems to take more chance to shorten the point and attack net, whereas Frank stayed back most of the time and just passed him. I had no idea how similar those 2 guys' groundstrokes were until today.
     
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    The most impressive player I watched today was probably Goldhoff. The score line didn't show how close it really was, because the 2 guys exchange breaks a lot, and there were may be 2 points in the first set that made the difference for Lenz. Throughout the match, Goldhoff hit much bigger than Lenz, both FH and BH. It would be very interesting competition in the Big 12 this year, with OU, Baylor, Texas all deep and talented.
     
  25. TopDawg

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    Thanks for the insight Boomer.
     
  26. boomerTennis

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    Just got back from the Alcorta Austin match. Austin was just too tired and did not have much left in the tank. He made a push at the end when Alcorta was up 5-1 40-15 in the 2nd set, to get up to 5-3 but just too much for him. As far as the final tomorrow goes, I think Frank may just be too fit consistent for Alcorta and won't make the kind of mistakes Pradella made today.
     
  27. Vicious Vik

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    You are right. The Big 12 will be a powerful 3 horse race this year. All 3 are looking better good so far this year.
     

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