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    Current match is an extended-format dual match against William and Mary. Coach Brian Boland of Virginia has pioneered these extended format matches so that everyone can play and develop. By agreement between the two coaches, there will be 8 singles matches and 4 doubles matches, for a total of 12 points (each doubles match counts a full point). The ITA and NCAA allow such format changes by mutual consent.

    The #7 and #8 matches were played early to ease the court crunch. The doubles matches start at 6 p.m. EST.
     
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    Virginia won all 12 matches in straight sets.

    Sanam Singh, the best #3 player in the nation, won 6-0, 6-0.
     
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    Looks like a 5th doubles match was added after singles, and William and Mary won it, so the final dual match score was 12-1, not 12-0.
     
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    courtney at 5 is pretty disgusting as well

    (let it be known that this guy once throttled drew in a mid-atlantic section championship...it is obviously not worth noting that he was two to three years younger than me, nor that he had not hit his growth spurt and developed that monster serve yet, nor that he got his revenge and beat me even worse the second time we played a couple years later...minor details that detract from the main story)
     
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    Serena apparently will not let Roddick live down the fact that she beat him once when they were very young. I think you're on solid footing.

    And yea, Drew at #5 is absurd, especially considering in late November he beat Quigley in Boca Raton at the USTA training camp for college players.
     
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    If they don't win it this year with this lineup, then I don't know...
     
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    Illinois, Friday night. I think the Nevolo-Shabaz match should be the main event.
     
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    LiveStats link is up for the Illinois match. Lineups coming soon.
     
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    nice cruising win by shabaz, that'll help him start getting towards the ranking he deserves (even if nevolo is probably a little overranked at this pt, watched him play carleton via webcam at the AAs)

    and nice to see jenkins showing some fight / pride, despite the fact that his point isn't of any team importance at this point
     
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    It looks to me like the strength of the Illinois team, when they play top opponents, will be at 3/4 singles and 1/2 doubles. If they can win those positions in a big match against someone like Michigan or Ohio State, then they have 3 of the 4 points they need to win the dual match. But they will not have much margin for error whenever they play a highly ranked opponent.
     
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    Yea, through doubles and his first set, Jenkins was just a tad off. He hit the tape with a lot of shots, and you could tell he was annoyed. Hoh plays a very similar style to JJ. Both guys were very quick baseliners, although I think Jenkins was a step or two faster, and it began to show in the second set. Very fun match to watch.

    By all accounts I have read (I was watching the lower 3 courts) Shabaz simply overpowered Nevolo, especially in the first set.
     
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    Anyone know why KU Singh did not play for Illinois. He is probably their best player and they have been waiting a year for his debut. I know he was in India over the winter break playing challengers and the qualifying in Chennai, I just thought he would be in the line-up for this match.
     
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    Shabaz is #27 according to the link posted in the 1st post? That's pretty low considering he's playing #1 for UVa. Domijan ranked #3 in the nation and plays #2 for Uva, one would have thought he would play #1 in the line up.

    Domijan will certainly be the top player at UVa soon though. What I've seen from him looks very promising.
     
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    Rankings at this point are based on the fall, and Shabaz skipped the indoors in November because he was going deep in the Challenger. He retired with cramps in the ITA All-American (not the first time he has had that problem), so his overall fall record was not as good as it could have been. It will take a while to rise to a more reasonable place in the rankings. Right now, he is ranked below 4 (!) other Virginia Cavaliers. But I don't think that anyone would claim he should be playing #5. :)
     
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    I don't see live views of the courts at UVa.... is there any?
     
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    No webcams. There has been talk of webcams at the indoor courts, but the bandwidth and server issues require some fundraising.
     
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    I don't think you will find anyone with knowledge of the Virginia program who thinks Shabaz is not the #1 player in the program, especially indoors. It's possible that Domijan will play at the top of the lineup outdoors, but indoors Shabaz is the top dog, and playing like it so far.
     
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    True, you guys play indoors.
     
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    Late notice: Virginia and Notre Dame are in the late stages of an extended format match. Notre Dame seems like a stiffer test than Illinois at the moment.
     
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    Another extended format match, 3 doubles and 8 singles, between Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

    As expected, lots of top players are resting and players down through the bottom of the roster are getting a chance to play.
     
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    Virginia wins 9-1 over Notre Dame and 9-0 over Eastern Kentucky.
     
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    Doubles points have been a little tighter than I would have liked so far, but overall no complaints. The Kentucky match in two weeks should be a good one.
     
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    Virginia will face East Tennessee State in the regional final at 6 p.m. EST. LiveStats will be available.

    #51 ETSU dropped the doubles point to #50 SUNY-Binghamton and then swept all six singles matches to win 6-1.

    Binghamton-Cornell in the 2 p.m. consolation for an intrastate battle.

    You can see LiveStats right now from Ohio State, Kentucky, Texas, and Georgia courts.
     
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    Virginia wins 7-0 over Maryland tonight. Tomorrow is a big match against #12 Kentucky, a good indoor team.
     
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    LiveStats link for tonight's match.

    The only Virginia regular season loss in the last four seasons was a 4-3 loss indoors at Kentucky a year ago at this same time of the season. Kentucky returns all the key players from that team. Will be interesting.
     
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    Live stats! That's it? No live camera?

    It is very disappointing that almost no college offers live view of their tennis matches. Actually, I'd like to know which ones do besides Stanford.
     
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    There are quite a few issues with putting in live video at UVA's indoor facility. Bandwidth, ACC media rights, and cost.
     
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    Virginia 7-0 over a good #12 Kentucky team.

    A few big matches around the country the next two days should juggle the rankings. Then we will have an idea of the National Team Indoors pairings.
     
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    A good win for UVa, but some matches went the distance. I highly doubt your #5 would beat Bradley Klahn in two small sets....

    5. #17 Drew Courtney (UVa) def. #72 Alberto Gonzalez (UK) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
     
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    He is Full of HOT air. Klahn is by far the BEST player in NCAA right now. I think he is only one that can compete in the ATP tour out of all the college boys. Klahn destroyed Steve Johnson from USC last month and Steve is a dominant #1 in NCAA himself.
     
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    who said courtney would beat klahn?
     
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    Automator ...
     
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    1) Courtney has been fighting the flu this week. Clark spoke to Courtney's dad last night and confirmed it. He was definitely struggling from what I saw. That's the first set he's dropped in a dual match this year.
    2) I didn't say he would beat Klahn, I said he would give him a match. And I base that on this. We all know Quigley is in the same league as Klahn, and Courtney beat Quigley. Courtney was a quarterfinalist at the AA. Do you guys really think he got ranked #17 in the country by beating a bunch of scrubs? He has wins over GT's Gomez and Blaz Rola this season. It's clear that when Drew is at the top of his game, he's a #1 caliber player, and his results demonstrate that.
     
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    Sorry, even if you didn't use these exact words, you strongly implied it. Everyone can be judge by referring to the link I posted above.

    When Courtney is at the top of his game.... sure he's a great player but he doesn't compare to Klahn or any of the top guys. It's not enough to have the potential to play well, you have to go out there day in and day out and beat these top guys. Klahn has been doing it for 2 years all season, that's why he's a top guy.
     
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    No, YOU implied that Klahn couldn't beat Virginia's #6. That's if we're taking our posts literally, like you seem to do when it suits your argument. I was responding to sarcasm with sarcasm, or so I thought.

    The only reason Courtney doesn't get to show his skill against the opposing #1 and #2 players, is because there are 4 guys with similar abilities on the team with him (2 of which have wins over Klahn in the past 12 months). Virginia's #4 beat Klahn this summer. Klahn was ranked 2 spots ahead of Courtney after the fall.

    I agree that Klahn is one of the top players in college tennis. Shabaz, Domijan, Singh, Jenkins and Courtney all are as well.
     
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    Yes, this is my favorite db trait. He uses a lot of sarcasm and his boy Fedace uses a lot of hyperbole, but if anyone responds in kind he nit-picks their comments literally. Fedace may be the more ridiculous poster, but at least he's aware of the different types of posts that are made on this board. I've yet to figure out how these things go over db's head.


    Anyway, glad to see Duke is still keeping pace in the winning column with the top teams. These Illinois and Tennessee matches should be interesting, though I don't think Duke is quite ready to beat a team like Tennessee (a doubles point that they are no doubt the underdogs in is a must for an upset bid). Props to UVA on a dominant victory over a very good team, and to UCLA on their win over Baylor. No doubt that leaves me sticking with my "potential-probable" categorization of UCLA's ability to beat Stanford at some point this season, despite not having their top guy in action.
     
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    I'll give you that, I was clearly being sarcastic when I said your #6 would beat Klahn in 2, and I thought you were being more serious when you said Drew would beat Klahn in 2. OK, fine, I'll accept my misjudgement of your post.

    So, in the end since you were sarcastic about Drew beating Klahn, I guess we both agree Drew is no match for Brad. :)

    And I agree Drew is a great player, but you know there's a difference between a great player and a top player. Brad ranked #15 in pre-season rankings because he lost a match against Domijan in the fall is just ridiculous. Brad hasn't lost a match (singles or doubles) since the start of the year, and he beat all the top guys in the conference, including #5 Steve Johnson in 2 small sets. Brad belongs to the top 5 easily, period!
     
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    Don't get too excited Mike. You always have something negative to say about Stanford, and this has nothing to do with anyone else than you and your insecurity.

    I was really surprised by UCLA win over Baylor, but that's a great win for sure! The Pac 10 is going to be exciting this year again, with 3 top teams fighting for the title.
     
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    He lost to Domijan and Lacroix. As I've said before, Klahn's lone win against a pre-season Top 30 guy in the fall was his win over Childs. Everyone else he beat was outside the Top 30. That's why he was ranked as low as he was.

    I agree that since he's added four more wins against Top 30 competition since the pre-season rankings, he's due for a major bump, likely into the Top 5, especially since four of the top 5 players have lost a match so far in the dual match season.

    Courtney's ranking will drop because he isn't playing ranked opponents very often at the #5 spot.
     
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    I would post a LiveStats link for the men's match against Boston College that is going on right now, but Boston College has never had tennis LiveStats for any match, as far as I can recall. Pretty sad.
     
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    I think they should focus on offering scholarships first, before they work on Livestats.
     
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    Well, Boston College has scholarships for women's tennis, but they have no LiveStats for their women's matches, either.
     
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    Baylor giving us more than we bargained for in doubles right now in Waco.

    A little while ago, from the UVa perspective, the scores were 2-8, 4-6, and 7-7.
     
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    Baylor took the doubles point in a tiebreaker at #2.

    Virginia is dominating the singles.
     
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    Oklahoma giving Virginia a hard battle in doubles right now.
     
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    Virginia playing at Texas without Alex Domijan, who is at Sony Ericsson qualifying in the morning in Miami. Big challenge.
     
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    Dominjan seem to be more interested in turning pro than playing for his college and his team-mates.
     
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