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  1. SoCal10s

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    if you had 1 choice to play college tennis for any team ,which college tennis team would you choose and why?
     
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  2. polski

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    Men - UGA, hands down (even though I am more of a Tech fan). Top notch facilities, coaching, and education. Tremendous tradition. I think it is as good as it gets in men's college tennis, but I am southeast biased.

    Women - Stanford, similar reasons. Florida would be a close second.
     
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    UGA, all the way. Of course, I already go there, so playing tennis for them wouldn't be that big of a stretch. I love the facilities and how much everyone in Athens seems to get behind tennis. Gotta love that they set the record for most fans in attendance many years.
     
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    I really did enjoy Georgia's facility and atmoshphere when I went there last year.
     
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    UT, I heard they get a ton of swag.
     
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    Which UT? Tenn or Texas? Frankly, neither would be in my top 5
     
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    If I was the #1 recruit in the country I would list my schools as:

    Georgia
    Pepperdine
    UCLA
    Clemson
     
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    The #1 recruit in the country would not be considering Clemson, unless they grew up in South Carolina or have a family connection there. Sorry, that is just not happening.

    My top 5 (men):

    UGA
    Virginia
    Stanford
    Ohio State
    UCLA
     
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    I'm not American (or college age) but I was blown away when I visited Stanford University. Played on their courts too, very nice IMHO. One of the best 6 weeks of my life.
     
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    I cannot see Georgia having an advantage over Virginia in most of the aspects listed as reasons to go to Georgia (coaching, academics, facilities, attendance). Georgia has better grandstands at their outdoor courts, which makes them a better host location for the NCAAs. As a player, grandstands affect me less than courts and other facilities that players use. Virginia is higher rated academically, has a great coach who develops players really well in singles and doubles, great indoor and outdoor courts, and we have set more attendance records in the last four regular seasons than Georgia has. We have our own very active message board for tennis that is unmatched at any other school, and the fan support is tremendous.

    If I were touting Georgia, I would say it is in a bigger tennis conference than Virginia and is farther south (weather factor). None of the other reasons favor Georgia.
     
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    Texas, not for the tennis. I would do it for the swag. I heard they get tons of hoodies, jackets, pants, hats, etc.
     
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    co-eds:):):)
     
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    For me ,I would go to Pepperdine as my first choice ,that campus is like heaven ..seeing the pacific ocean every sunset ..wow and the girls are nine too . 2nd choice has to be USC for the connections after college and the best part is those football games,that I get to see from the sidelines..
     
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    I would be willing to bet they get no more than any big time program. I swear that Ohio State wears something new every match.

    As for UVA over UGA, I guess it's personal preference. UVA is the powerhouse right now what UGA was 7-8 years ago. Being in a northern climate wouldn't be as desirable to me as being in Georgia. I also don't like indoor tennis, but I'm southern biased & believe that tennis is an outdoor game. A top recruit really couldn't go wrong at either school. Unless they want to watch good football in the fall during their time off the court:)
     
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    Pepperdine, UCLA, USC, CAL berkley, MIAMI
     
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    ^^lets face it, If Arnau Bruges can make it to 250 after playing for Tulsa...I think places that I mentioned above would offer me what I need
     
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    That's me. Did you check my user name?
     
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    I did & I get it. I also checked the current Clemson roster. Not many top recruits right now and not really a good team since Chuck left. Not trying to be a jerk, just saying.
     
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    Except, you know, this entire question is purely subjective, and you can't quantify the values of those things to each person...
     
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    STANFORD

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    Stanford or Virginia, unless you aren't academically inclined, then maybe Georgia is a good idea.
     
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    There are some hot women at Georgia.
     
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    I resent that. Obviously Stanford and Virginia are "better" academically. But Stanford is private and Virginia is significantly smaller. They're great schools, I agree, just don't make UGA, which is one of the better, more competitive and respected schools in the region seem like it's for people who "aren't academically inclined."

    QFT.
     
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    Slippery Rock University for the win.
     
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    I don't think a potential employer would care too much Georgia or Virginia academically. People look way too much into the schools academic "prestige"
     
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    How about if you were choosing between a school that has numerous tennis championships or a school that has never won one for whatever reason? If you join USC, for example, and won the championship, then you're just one in a long line. But if you could join a team and help lead them to the school's first championship, then that would be pretty special in a lot of ways. When you consider a situation like that, I wonder which one would the recruits choose?
     
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    that's a great point. Which is why I would more likely choose a school that has potential but hasb't had the great success yet.
     
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    The only problem with that is 1 player = 2 points max .. Where are you gonna get that 5th point ?
     
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    Most #1 kids (Domijan, Sock, etc) are thinking 1 and done. If I were a top-10'er that didn't have agents & sponsors wooing me to turn pro at 17 or 18, I might try to convince a buddy or 2 to stay local & win one for the hometown school (Illinois '03?).

    However, the top dog is probably going to go to a UVA/UGA/Stanford type of school where they will have seasoned hitting partners that are close to ATP touring players in ability & coaches with track records of getting kids into the pros. The Ole Miss situation a couple years back is probably a good example of why not to go against that philosophy.
     
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    Right, but the point is to get it right when ranking each attribute, then set your priorities. So if someone says "Go to Stanford" and someone else says, "No, go to LSU: great academics, good facilities, etc." then some of us are going to point out that LSU is not known for having better academics than Stanford.

    Where you prioritize academics vs. other factors is very personal and subjective. I am sure that there are some players who would prefer LSU to Stanford, for example. I was just pointing out that the Georgia boosters were omitting the obvious Georgia advantages (Southern weather, Southeast Conference tennis, etc.) and listing factors that don't sound like Georgia's strength vs. a lot of other tennis powers (e.g. academics).
     
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    Not to try to claim UGA is better academically than UVA or Stanford, but after living in three states in the southeast I can assure anyone that being a UGA athletic alum has some major advantages down here. If you are a former UGA athlete looking for work in Atlanta, it doesn't take long to find a really good job.
     
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    You're right, I went to UCSB, so I have no room to talk about academics. I guess what I meant is that if academics are your top priority, Virginia or Stanford may top the list. UGA is a solid academic school, no doubt.
     
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    One of the Ivies or Stanford. Cause of academics.
     
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    Tennis career graveyards in recent years. Not in the past, but in the last decade, unfortunately so.
     
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    Yeah I was going to say the Ivies too- and U of Miami.
     
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    San Diego State is a good school. It has tremendous potential to be a very good program. They play a great schedule every year. Beautiful weather. Great facilities and school.
     
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    Too easy .. One of the best Cal State schools ,they really care about their sports program there.. Nice courts .
     
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    Sorry dude but I have to completely disagree with you :)

    UC Santa Barbara is better. My car was closer to the ocean than I was and I could hear the waves from my bedroom. First day back for Spring quarter is always a treat for me.

    I can't even imagine USC, that's the enemy of all UC. Every time USC loses, an angel gets its wings.
     
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    EVERYBODY would kill to go to Stanford and play for Whitlinger.
     
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    maybe you're on the right track ,UCSB is a total party school and you guys have an excellent coach... great choice indeed..
     
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    Ya ST, UCSB would be a great choice. Cutting edge acamdemics, amazing campus and facilities, lots of social opportunities, great coach and assist coach. And because Matthew is on the team, Guy Forget has been coming for some training as well. Maybe i could even get a hit in with you too!!
     
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