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Lovely_Bone 02-01-2013 09:36 PM

Utah Tennis
 
Today when Utah Played Air Force one of our players, Alejandro Medinilla, saved 12 match point down 4-5 in the 3rd and ended up winning in a 3rd set tie breaker. Is this some type of record??
Also, it one of the most intense matches I've ever seen, and that includes ATP matches.

Clemson_tennis 02-18-2013 04:29 PM

I thought the Utes would have a bigger break-through this year than they have. Losing to Denver was disappointing. Willems playing 3. Talented guy but not all there mentally, he was rarely in the top 6 at Clemson last year.

Lovely_Bone 03-10-2013 06:33 PM

Yes, I'm thinking it will take them a few years to get very competitive in the PAC-12. The PAC-12 has some VERY good players, and I do think that this challenge will help us draw some good talent. It will take some time, but the Utes will have a break out. Our #1 is just a sophomore and is already a very good player. He's going to be very tough his senior year, and the heavy California/Florida recruiting that Utah is really doing since joining PAC-12 is going to pay off within a few years.

Willems is a cool guy, but he seems lonely. I always see him off on his own around campus, when he gets more friends his mentality will probably improve. I think I'm going to try reaching out to him.

Clemson_tennis 03-11-2013 06:28 PM

It's really all gone down hill. Lost to UC Santa Barbara today 6-1. I thought Utah would be in the top 50 this year. They are struggling and haven't even hit Pac 12 play yet. I like Hamza as a player hope he can have a good season in the pac 12.

Lovely_Bone 03-12-2013 12:57 AM

Yeah, Hamza really is a very good player, and he still has two seasons to lead the team after this. His unique style is also fun to watch.
From what I've heard though, the Utah coaching staff is no good. They should probably look at changing the coaching staff if they want to get to the next level.

Clemson_tennis 03-29-2013 06:20 PM

Utes upset Oregon 5-2 today. All fairly lopsided results as well.

Lovely_Bone 04-05-2013 09:08 PM

Utah lost to UCLA 1-6, but they had a bright spot! Slim Hamza beat #19 Adrian Puget in straight sets. Hamza is undefeated in PAC-12 play. He will definitely be the leader of the Utes going forward as he is only a sophomore right now. I think he could potentially be one of the NCAA's top players by his senior year, but who knows. We'll see!

Clemson_tennis 04-11-2013 06:55 PM

How about Cedric Willems getting a ranked win vs USC? Nice playing for him.

Lovely_Bone 04-12-2013 10:11 AM

Yeah, it's a huge win for him. I think I should also add that the Utes did beat Arizona. Nobody had posted that yet. I'm hopeful that the Utes will be major contenders in a couple years. We can only hope that recruiting goes well.

SoCal10s 04-12-2013 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 7338903)
How about Cedric Willems getting a ranked win vs USC? Nice playing for him.

a win is a win .. but Grant was hurt and served under-hand through-out the whole match ... put that in perspective .. and Grant is more of a serve and volley player than others..

Slim Hamza played an excellent match against Hanfmann.. it was hard fought and closer than the scores showed.. he's clearly the best player on that team ..

Clemson_tennis 04-12-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by SoCal10s (Post 7339919)
a win is a win .. but Grant was hurt and served under-hand through-out the whole match ... put that in perspective .. and Grant is more of a serve and volley player than others..

That's ridiculously silly, he should have say in that case.

SoCal10s 04-12-2013 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Clemson_tennis (Post 7339921)
That's ridiculously silly, he should have say in that case.

USC didn't really have a choice .. they had 2 players out playing Davis cup matches..

Lovely_Bone 04-18-2013 03:30 AM

I talked to the coaches up here Monday, and i I didn't see Utah s Stanford, but it was a 5-2 loss in which Utah apparently had tons of chances to actually win. Good sign, but its really too bad they couldn't take it :/

Golden_state_of_mind 04-28-2013 10:44 AM

how good is Utah?

Clemson_tennis 02-25-2014 05:37 PM

up to #51 the Utes are. If they want to get into the tournament they must beat Oregon and avoid upset losses against washington. Hamza needs to regain his top form as well, when playing his best he is a top 50 player.

ClarkC 02-26-2014 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Lovely_Bone (Post 7185943)
Today when Utah Played Air Force one of our players, Alejandro Medinilla, saved 12 match point down 4-5 in the 3rd and ended up winning in a 3rd set tie breaker. Is this some type of record??
Also, it one of the most intense matches I've ever seen, and that includes ATP matches.

Yes, but think how quickly we could have gotten this match out of the way in 2014 with no-ad, shortened format, etc. Who needs all that drama? Casual fans want to get home, or change channels on that live telecast of the Utah - Air Force tennis match! :)

TopDawg 04-06-2014 01:47 PM

Close to a road weekend sweep of Oregon and Washington. They are up on Washington 3-2 with the remaining 2 courts in a 3rd set.

ClarkC 04-06-2014 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by TopDawg (Post 8248861)
Close to a road weekend sweep of Oregon and Washington. They are up on Washington 3-2 with the remaining 2 courts in a 3rd set.

Almost an hour later, with no change in the UW LiveStats.

TopDawg 04-06-2014 03:17 PM

Utah won 4-2

chris-swede 04-06-2014 10:43 PM

good wins for them


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