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    Stanford Men

    It is a standing prediction that does not need to be repeated, although it probably will be.
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    Do people complain about foreign players

    Not sure if you are serious, but other countries don't have athletic scholarships for college.
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    2020 Pre Season Poll - Favorite To Win NCAA's

    When I was in college and dinosaurs roamed the earth, undergrads supposedly spent 3 hours outside the classroom for each credit hour, and 4 hours for master's degree programs. I saw a survey of how much time undergrads today were spending outside classes, and it was shockingly low to me.
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    2020 Pre Season Poll - Favorite To Win NCAA's

    Waiting to hear about Brooksby and Nakashima before claiming that Baylor and Virginia are contenders, but not waiting to name Florida as the favorite anyway.
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    Valpo mens tennis eliminated

    No, enrollment matters. If a school were 80% female undergrads, they could not have 50-50 allocation of athletic opportunities.
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    Freshman fall-NC fr wins $15K, LSU fr beats Geller and other stories

    Tough 3-set win for Collin Altamirano. Does that mean his UTR rating will go down? :)
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    Clemson Tiger tennis

    Matthew Pitts, a 5-star 11th grader, gave an early commitment to Clemson today. Won't be there until the fall of 2021.
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    Clemson Tiger tennis

    Whitaker made a verbal commitment to Alabama a good while ago, then re-opened his recruiting.
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    Top recruit class of 2016

    Looks like he got married, also. Hope he finished his degree. This would have been his senior season.
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    Freshman fall-NC fr wins $15K, LSU fr beats Geller and other stories

    Axel Geller will win as many French Opens as Matt Bruch did.
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    500 M/W at Tulsa for All American preQ Sat/Sun with 50% chance of rain Sat pm-some thoughts

    I like the way that the ACC plays out dual matches. There are ITA rankings to play for, and players might not qualify for the NCAA singles tourney because of abandoned matches, which is bad. I don't like the SEC policy of abandoning these dual matches. But when the conference and NCAA...
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    Longhorn Tennis

    Graduated by the time those other players are all on campus.
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    500 M/W at Tulsa for All American preQ Sat/Sun with 50% chance of rain Sat pm-some thoughts

    Well, if no other sport has even the possibility of this happening, then the statement that "this happens in no other sport" does not mean much. Which sport has a situation in which they could abandon parallel matches but they decide to continue them, unlike college tennis? Maybe in Ryder Cup...
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    500 M/W at Tulsa for All American preQ Sat/Sun with 50% chance of rain Sat pm-some thoughts

    Sure. In baseball, when you are leading going into the bottom of the 9th inning, you don't bat because it makes no difference to the outcome. In match play golf, when you are three holes ahead with two holes to go, the match ends because the last two holes would make no difference.
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    Time to sunset TennisRecruiting.net

    The TRN rankings are a pretty good predictor of college tennis success. That speaks well of what they are doing. If you don't want to pay attention to them, don't. Their ranking system does not give junior players an incentive to do the wrong thing, unlike the USTA points-per-round system and...
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    Noah Rubin

    Yes. Weather drove them indoors.
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    Noah Rubin

    Do you know that he has an interest in either or both of these fields?
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    How many national titles in the last 50 years for the Big 10? Are you going to keep citing something exceptional as if it is the new bar for success? Pepperdine won a title in about 2006, right? So, NO EXCUSES for any other mid-major conference coach to not win a national title! Get on the...
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    He is probably doing a great job, it is just hard to get those words out of my mouth as a Virginia fan. :)
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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    Interesting path taken by Rodolfo Rake. Notable that he recommends college after having seen the alternate path, even though he ended up successful in business eventually. https://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=304247000
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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    There is nothing the matter with a business degree. My point was that athletes get steered into certain programs, whereas if they were not athletes, they would choose the program they really wanted. I stand by that statement from observation up close. My experience in recent years has been at...
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    I have never been near OSU. Personally never liked Tucker because of his lineup stacking and some of he demeanor I saw from him during matches, e.g. towards umpires. But I had to grudgingly admit that he was doing a good job. Taking 5-star local recruits and redshirting them, turning them into...
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    Did Marino have the Ravens defense? It is a team game, and you are just being stupid here.
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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    Well, they will suffer the consequences as well. I don't criticize college tennis in general, but we should be honest here: At top Division I programs, players feel pressure to choose a major that does not have three-hour lab courses that interfere with the practice schedule. At a Division III...
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    How do you spell "troll" and "repeatedly saying the same things as if we did not hear him the first time?"
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    USC Men's Head Coach Peter Smith Resigns

    Nor could they get Billy Martin to move over from UCLA at the end of his career, or the Stanford coach, or Ty Tucker at Ohio State, or newer coaches at great places like Virginia and Florida who are getting things moving in the direction they want, etc. It was a stupid post in the first place...
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    Stanford Men

    At the least, Axel Geller got his younger sister Anna to commit to the Stanford women's team.
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    Am I the only one who hates UTR?

    Sounds like the golf parent can contribute monitoring (to prevent cheating) while also getting to watch his child play. How do you achieve that in tennis? I wouldn't trust a lot of tennis parents to call lines in their own child's match.
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    Foreign Players

    Ironically, UCLA has done quite well recently in developing 5-star recruits into top-notch players. Evan Zhu, Austin Rapp come to mind.
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