UCLA Commitments

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  1. 10isRocs

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    Daniel Kosakowski and Clay Thompson both commit to UCLA...is the momentum shifting toward the Bruins in CA?
     
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  2. Fedace

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    No, cause Stanford will win the NCAA for next 3 years...
     
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    Stop trolling... This is a big pickup by UCLA since they have alot of seniors this year. It's sort of like 2-3 years ago at the start of their 07-08 season after the 07 Bruins graduated. And last time I checked, Bruins have had a winning record against USC and Stanford for the last 3 seasons and are still the pac 10 champs year after year while stanford is always third, feddie.
     
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    if they are so good, why is it that i never heard of them in the Junior slams ??:confused:
     
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    Neither has any of Stanford recruits recently except for Klahn
     
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    In the Class of 2010, these two are both top 10 blue chips players on tennisrecruiting.net. CT has been playing and dominating forever and DK has hit his stride over the past few years. Both are So Cal boys, I guess they wanted to stay close to home. Good luck to both of them...UCLA is great school!
     
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    How did they do in the Junior Slams ?? did they reach the semis of any of them ? I have not seen their names in any of the late stage draw in the slams this year.....
     
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  9. andfor

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    Who cares? How did Devin Britton do in the Jr. Slams?
     
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  10. DownTheLine

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    Semis at Wimbledon.
     
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  11. goober

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    Well actually pretty well

    He got to the finals at US Open Jrs.

    Semis in Wimbledon Jrs


    He also won Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl doubles.
     
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    Who cares? how did the stanford team do in NCAA's TEAM tournament? definitely not the sweet 16.
     
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    Is Alex Brigham gettig playing time at UCLA?
     
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    You are correct about the US Open Jr. Wimbledon result was after he won the NCAA's. Feddie was referring to the Jr. Slams.
     
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    Yes, and the Wimbledon result was still a junior slam, because he was still age eligible for the junior slams.
     
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    Stanford made the sweet 16 just last May.
     
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    Yes and they were robbed of their championship by USC. Bad calls everywhere in that Alex Clayton match against Farah. If Stanford won that dual match, they would have gone on to win the NCAA team title. :???::evil:
     
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    wow,DK and CT are a hugh addition for UCLA.. both of these guys are solid and will do well in college tennis because they both have big games,, Clay is around 6'5" and Daniel is built like a football athlete ... good luck to those new Bruins
     
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    Hugh? How hugh are they?

    Seriously, UCLA will be very tough this spring. I see Stanford as an excellent team that finishes 3rd in the Pac-10. UCLA will probably field 3 good seniors (Abid, Brooklyn, and Kallim Stewart) and 3 good juniors (Seguso, Meister, Inbar) in their top 6.

    The recruiting class is good for the future, but there will be a lot of rebuilding to do in the near future with an old team this year. UCLA needs to get everyone healthy (big problem in recent years) and make their run this year.
     
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    Most of the guys who are playing in the junior slams seemed to have already turned pro. Sounds like good pick ups from UCLA. Ohio State has turned itself into a power by keeping the Ohio kids in state.
     
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    Britton got to the finals of the US Open Jrs in September 2008 and then joined Ole Miss in January 2009 and went on to win the NCAA title in May. he could have played the US Open Jrs in Sept 2009 but skipped them, presumably because he was given a WC into the men's main draw.

    PAC 10 players who played the Jr Slams: Klahn, Clayton, Thatcher and Kandath. Klahn played US Open, Australian Open and Wimbeldon, don't know about the French. Clayton played at least the US Open. Thatcher and Kandath only the US Open. Forgot Thatcher's results but Kandath got to the doubles semis this year with Jack Sock. For USC--new recruit Ray Sarmiento made the quarters in singles at the US Open and probably played the French and Wimbledon too. Daniel Nguyen and JT Sundling got a WC into the US Open mens draw. For UCLA, Kosakowski should have gotten a WC into US Open qualies; he is as good or better than some of the guys who did get that. Any others? This is just off the top of my head.
     
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    Let's not forget that USC still got the best player in California. Yeah, UCLA probably has the best recruiting class right now, but Duke and Michigan are right on their heels, and a lot depends on where Domijan goes, if Sandgren goes, and which international players go where.
     
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    Just saw Daniel K. play yesterday, last time I saw him was this summer, looks stronger, faster, and has grown. This past summer when I saw him, he really wasn't hitting that hard, (coming over the ball) now he is hitting trough the ball and hitting it much harder. He is hitting his serve harder just like his older brother.
    With his improved game now, he should be one of the top players in college.
     
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    Yes but Stanford is the team to beat this year. with Kandath bringing up the #5 spot, Stanford is only stronger than ever.
     
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    I'm not going to disagree with Fedace. Stanford is looking really good with Clayton, Klahn, and Thacher in there top 3...
     
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    Not to mention Stanford beat USC in one of there duals this last season. IDK about the other ones.
     
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    Scary good lineup below. and that isn't even the best lineup we can put up. Denis Lin will prove to be the hidden gem. He will win some key matches at #6 spot during the season.

    MEN

    Doubles:
    1) Thacher/Wire (STAN) d. Rosenberg/Tweedt (HAW) 8-5
    2) Clayton/Ted Kelly (STAN) d. Eberhard/Weber (HAW) 9-8
    3) Walker Kehrer/Lin (STAN) d. Llarenas/Faulk (HAW) 8-4
    Singles:
    1) No. 7 Alex Clayton (STAN) d. No.119 Andreas Weber (HAW) 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (3)
    2) No. 96 Ryan Thacher (STAN) d. Leo Rosenberg (HAW) 6-4, 6-3
    3) No. 76 Richard Wire (STAN) d. Jeremy Tweedt (HAW) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (6)
    4) No. 91 Gregory Hirshman (STAN) d. Philipp Eberhard 6-1, 6-4
    5) Matt Kandath (STAN) d. Dmytro Kovalyov (HAW) 7-6, 6-2
    6) Denis Lin (STAN) d. Daniel Llarenas (HAW) 6-2, 6-4
     
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    I still see USC stronger this year.
     
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    Maybe that lineup is scary to Hawaii, but not for top 10 teams. Klahn is better than Clayton, so you're right this isn't the best lineup that you can put out. It still pales in comparison to UVa with Uriguen or UT with Tennys Sandgren, and I'd give both USC and UCLA slight edges.

    And Stanford doesn't even have a top 5 recruiting class in California right now.
     
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    Matt Kandath would play #2 or #3 in UCLA or USC so i would disagree with you...
     
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    Klahn isn't better. Alex leads in matches 5-4.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DCMrC35mo&is_adult=True&hl=en&gl=US&warned=True&client=mv-google

    Clayton makes Klahn look like a nobody.
     
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    No way Jose, 5 or 6 more like it.
     
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    he would for sure be lower than #6 his freshmen year if he played at ucla. he would be at #6 or lower at USC.
     
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    how can that be ? He is a future pro in the making...
     
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    No way, no how, not quick enough. Dude, just because he was recruited by Stanford doesn't make him a pro in the making! He won't even ever play #1 for Stanford.
     
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    What matches are these? Practice matches? That video is from 2008. Based on this year's results, Klahn is indeed a better player, though both of them would play no higher than 3rd for USC.

    Also, I like Kandath, but he's no future pro, and he would not be playing any higher for USC or UCLA than he does at Stanford.
     
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    In april Klahn beat USCs #2 6-3 2-6 10-6. At that same dual Alex lost to Farah 4 n 4. He didn't play that great ethier.


    That match is from 2008 ITA Northwest Reginol championship.
     
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    Clayton still has the slight edge over Klahn. but i do have to admit Bradley has improved 100 % over last year. As Coach Whit saids, Bradley has the ability to raise his level when he needs it. Also with Kandath and Denis Lin on the roster, Stanford will win the Pac-10 this year for sure. Just remember that Denis was a dominant force in So Cal last year...:)
     
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    A friend asked if I saw Daniel play in La Habra. I didn't but looked up his results, see he's already beaten some really experienced Open level players. Seems like he's going to be an impact player from the get to.
     
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    His results in the slams are nothing to be proud of. Clayton won the US open Juniors. :)
     
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    Johnson beat Klahn this fall on the way to the D'Novo semis. He followed that by winning the ITA indoor. Both are good players, but this fall Johnson is playing better.
     
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    Sorry I messed up on the last set score 7-6(8-6)
     
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    Yeah, the US Open Jr Doubles title.
     
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    Don't forget,,, even JP Mcenroe's first slam win was in Mixed doubles....:)
     
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    Who would u say was more responsible for Mac's MXD title, him or Mary Carillo???

    Likewise, who would you say was more responsible for Clayton's US Open jr Dubs title, him or his partner??
     
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    JP carried Mary just as Clayton carried whoever that guy that sucks in the challenger events.....:???:
     
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    Why doesn't Clayton play doubles then?
     
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    U mean that guy who's been ranked higher than Clayton in ever category, ever. Jrs, Pros, singles, doubles??? That guy???

    The people who go to college and stay in school are the ones who dont think they can make it on the tour. Sounds kinda like your gut Clayton.

    Whatever happened to Matt Bruch anyway?? Wasnt he another one of your Standford cant miss pro prospects also???
     
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    Matt Bruch had a injury issues...... kept on getting injured over and over... so he retired.....:cry:
     
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    To conserve his energy for singles and avoid injuries...
     
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