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    Big 10 Tennis

    Not sure what qualifies as a serious OSU follower but from the schedule …. Looks like only 6 outdoor matches played by Buckeyes this spring. The two matches you mention in Texas (both losses) and then 4 Big ten matches April 5 at Nebraska; April 7 at Iowa, April 14 at Illinois and April 21 vs...
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    NCAA Men's Tournament 2019

    It looks like the committee had their brackets and seeds set before the conference tournaments. Acc champion wake Forest should have been a 2 seed not a 4 seed. PAC tournament winner USC should have been bumped up. Head to head usc win over 2 seed should matter. Losses by Texas in finals and...
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    Big 10 Tennis

    JJ Wolf is only 20 years old but already in the top 150 of world in UTR rating. if he turns pro this summer (I will frankly be shocked if he returns for his senior year) his “floor” on the pro tour is top 100 in 12 months and ceiling of top 25 in 3 years. With that lofty expectation... He did...
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    NCAA tourney ? - did we just find out our super regional pairings?

    Appreciate the early potential match up prognostications mikej. It may not matter but there are several conference tournaments this weekend whose results may affect the pairings you list. (i.e. Big Ten and Pac12 tournaments) The ITA rankings won't be released publicly until May 2, but the NCAA...
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    Big 10 Tennis

    Agree re. Wolf, I believe his floor will be ATP 150 in 1 year. His ceiling could potentially be top 25 in 3 years. I have told many OSU fans, we will need to appreciate him this year ...
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Noticed a difference in the lineup, Bucks paired Kobelt and Seelig at no. 2 dubs vs Texas yesterday and it worked. Huge assignment today! Go Bucks!
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Big bump for the Buckeyes is the performance of Alex Kobelt, Peter's "little" brother. Alex was a unheralded 3 star recruit who some believed received a courtesy invite to the team because of Peter. Three years with the program and the light seems to have come on. He has replaced Siebert in the...
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    Ohio State Tennis

    This will be a huge test for the Buckeyes, IMHO, JJ Wolf will be the biggest factor for any OSU hope to succeed, Wolf dropped his 3rd round match in Cleveland Challenger on Wednesday. If he is able to rejoin the team it will be critical for the cause.
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    Big 10 Tennis

    Buckeyes announce coming soon a new state of the art 75,000 square foot $22 million dollar indoor complex. The location is within the OSU athletic campus, adjacent to the outdoor courts and will be named after head coach Ty Tucker...
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Good catch on Wolf at #2. He did play #2 more than DiFeo -- 16 matches at #2 for Wolf vs. 9 for DiFeo. I probably would have more argument for my "what if, and if only rant" if I would have pointed to ITA rankings. RS Jr DiFeo ranking reached as high as #3, but never dropped below #9 during the...
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Losing #2 singles Hugo DiFeo of Canada born April 1995 left a hole at the top of Bucks lineup. He played 2 years 2016-17 but NCAA declared him ineligible for 2018. Hugo’s loss really pushed young Bucks, Wolf and McNally up in the lineup. Hard to understand the eligibility decisions when Wake has...
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    Stacking in college tennis

    Excerpt from the ITA rulebook re. Lineups , what is illegal, and what is permitted. “Players must play in order of ability. The line-up shall always be based on order of ability. In singles, players must compete in order of ability with the best player on the team playing at the No. 1 position...
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    ITA men's all American Championships-- Tulsa

    To answer you predictions and questions, NO, NO, and YES! No disrespect to the Stanford players, but your over the top bragadocia claim is cult like. The "with ease" part didn't happen and a final four of Stanford isn't happening. Unbelievably some college players did find a way to "challenge...
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    2017 men's NCAA Tournament

    Congratulations for a great accomplishment to UVa and coach Botland. Three in a row speaks of legendary status in any sports realm. The team came together after some sporadic play and peaked at the close.
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    Ohio State Tennis

    Bucks win a pair of 4-3 thrillers to advance to the semifinal vs. UVA on Monday. In the quarterfinal, OSU senior Hugo DiFeo decided his college career needed to be extended winning the last 4 games of a 3rd set to clinch the 4th point. In the showdown of the nation's top ranked players, #1...
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