ClarckC, I would have to agree with you on this unfortunately. The other thing that I would add that does not look good for the future is that the players seem not to be getting better once they get here. If you are not going to get elite talent you have to develop the good talent you get. Without naming names I have been seeing a pattern of players staying the same or getting worse during their 4 years here in Palo Alto. I hope the new guys next year can give the team a bigger lift because I don't see us being a top 25 team with what we have. To add to that, I am dissapointed with the schedule this year, way to soft for the tradition we have. I hope we are not dumbing down our schedule because we know we don't have the talent to compete. I think that would be a recipe for disaster.
Originally Posted by ClarkC
I think Stanford has had two pretty good recruiting classes in a row. The only problems are (1) that "pretty good" does not include an elite Thacher/Klahn level of player, and (2) those two recruiting classes are all freshmen and sophomores this year and have to carry the team (five out of six singles spots).