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Old 11-17-2012, 05:29 AM   #6
justinmadison
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This subject has been discussed a couple of times. I will include a link to one discussion and a quote from that thread.

The data are clear. Most people agree with the statement If you are a top 12s player it does not mean you will be a top 18s player. The part many people miss is If you are a top 18s player you were a top 12s player. Put another way If you are not a top 12s player you will not be a top 18s player.

During the last discussion I looked at the ranking history of the top 10 boys 18s. Almost all were elite players in 12s.

Results matter in 12s.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...ng#post4549022

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Originally Posted by justinmadison View Post
Here are the top 10 boys 18s from the current USTA bonus point list. 8 of the 10 players had top 100 rankings for boys 12s. I could not find Blake Bazarnik in the top 100 until boys 14s. The only one I could not find at all was Daniel Kosakowski. On tennisrecruiting Daniel has a freshman year recruiting list ranking of 95%. I dont know why I did not find his ranking.

Do you still believe the statement if you look at the top ranked 10-12 year olds you know who will NOT be a highly ranked 18. It will not surprise me if you do. We are all entitled to our own opinion but not to our own facts.

1 Bangoura, Sekou Coker Bradenton FL B12s #4 7/30/2004
2 Sarmiento, Raymond Fontana CA B12s #7 3/4/2004
3 Sock, Jack E. Lincoln NE B12s #1 4/4/2005
4 Fratangelo, Bjorn Pittsburgh PA B12s #3 2/1/2006
5 Kosakowski, Daniel Downey CA
6 Bazarnik, Blake A. Kildeer IL B14s #89 8/9/2006
7 Leslie, Zachary San Diego CA B12s #89 3/4/2004
8 Austin, Gonzales Miami FL B12s #80 4/4/2005
9 Pasha, Nathan Atlanta GA B12s #12 12/2/2004
10 MacMaster, Casey E. Fort Collins CO B12s #29 6/3/2004

Chase Buchanan #1 b12s 3/4/2004
Ryan Harrison #1 b12s 7/30/2004
Evan King #5 b12s 12/2/2004
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