UVA upset alert - earlier than expected

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  1. mikej

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    up 3-0 but...

    down 4-2 in 3rd at 1

    down 5-1 in 3rd at 5

    lost 2nd set at 6

    lost 1st set, in TB to stay alive at 3

    thesabre.com is freaking out right now, i love it
     
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    3-1 w/ #5 over

    but UVA looks a lot safer now...split sets at 3 and back on serve at 1

    lots of things have to go right for WF now
     
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    eh, UVA turned it around on all three remaining courts, looks like they just wanted to get a rise out of their fans for a few minutes

    hope all you UVA fans' hearts survived :)
     
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    is there a LIVE video ??
     
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    The big issue is not the close match but the injured foot of Drew Courtney. We will have to see how that heals this week. He was about to win in straight sets when he got injured, then he was reduced to walking around for the rest of the match. It could have been a 4-0 match without all the theatrics needed on other courts if he had won in straight sets.

    We will find out a lot against Illinois on Thursday.
     
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    UVA LOST ??????????? wow,,,,,this really is smooth sailing into the finals for Stanford boys.
     
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    UVA won, 4-1, just like Stanford.

    The match would have ended at 6-1 if it had been played out, but Clark is right, there was a point where the fans were sweating it out big time.
     
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    Boland has a tough call ahead of him. If Courtney can reinjure that foot during two easy matches after weeks off, he can certainly reinjure it during four much more difficult matches after only a few days to recover. I'd be very hesitant to put him back out there against some of these better teams; having to retire one of the singles positions could prove costly.

    Doubles I might be more willing to let him go if he feels up to it.

    I'm sure Boland will be calling me any minute now to find out my expert, zero-career-coaching-victories opinion on the subject. :)
     
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    a great early round test for UVA.... i see them going deep this yr
     
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    You're really going out on a limb there....
     
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    good thing the boys from VCU wore out wake forest a bit in the 1st round. :)
     
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    If UVA has this much of difficult time with wake forest, what chance do they have against stanford
     
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    Wake Forest has always had the talent, probably top 20 talent. They lost to Tennessee 4-3 last year in a very close match. Team chemsitry and desire has always been the question for them.
     
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    Let's not go too crazy here. As I stated above, if the match had played out, it would have been 6-1 with that one loss coming from an injury.

    The major concern is whether Drew Courtney can go next week, but even without Courtney, I still like Virginia's chances. Justin Shane slides up to #5, and Julen Uriguen moves up to #6. Both of those players have been ranked in the top 125, and Uriguen played at #6 in the NCAA Tournament last year.

    Yea, the fans were freaking out quite a bit, but honestly people, if there is any fanbase that has earned the right to have a bit of a mental complex when it comes to the tournament, it's the Virginia fans.
     
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    are you by any chance going to watch UVA play at stanford?
     
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    No, yesterday was my final match of the year.

    BTW, the word around the UVA women's match is that Drew Courtney is done, which is a blow to UVA's chances.
     
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    I'm always hesitant to believe any of this type of down-for-the-count info (a la Kyrie Irving), but if true that's devastating. I think UVA goes from having arguably the best doubles pt in the country to having an average one (by average I mean average for the remaining 16 best teams in the country). And they go from being heavy favorites at 3 singles positions (2,3,5) to only two (2,3). UVA looks very beatable in doubles and at 1,4,5,6 singles w/out Courtney.

    If he's really done I'm sorry for him, for his teammates, and for UVA fans - but, things just got a whole lot more interesting for the rest of the college tennis community.
     
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    Apparently the reports of his demise were incorrect. MRI was negative, and Boland has been quoted as saying Drew could play Thursday.

    I wouldn't be surprised if UVA takes the doubles point against Illinois to see him yanked from the singles lineup. An 80% Drew Courtney is good, but I think we'd prefer a 100% Julen Uriguen.
     
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