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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    Re: the thread about junior / college tennis being a waste of time, which was taken down as I attempted to reply Someone who shall not be named (don’t feed the troll) tries so hard on these forums to make himself feel better about being a low level tennis player by spamming these forums and...
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    NCAA Men's Tournament 2019

    https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/tennis-men/d1 Initial thoughts, - lopsided bracket with L > R (putting Ohio St and Wake on the same side of the bracket is a mistake, and then they add on all the usual banner suspects like USC / Stanford / UVA, even if some of those aren't title favorites this...
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    NCAA tourney ? - did we just find out our super regional pairings?

    Hey NCAA tennis scholars among us, the last team rankings before the bracket comes out on the 29th came out today (https://www.itatennis.com/ITA/Results_Rankings/2018-2019%20Rankings/201819DIMen/2018-2019_DI_Men_s_Team_Rankings/DI_Men_s_National_Team_Rankings_-_April_23__2019.aspx) I believe...
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    bad news for Duke

    https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2018/10/duke-mens-tennis-and-senior-catalin-mateas-mutually-agree-to-part-ways Alvarez leaving to go pro with one season of eligibility still on the table, and now Mateas leaving for some curious reason - going to be a rough year Duke hasn't won a team...
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    Wozniacki US Open Rolex commercial

    "Eventually my refusal to never stop trying paid off..." 1) who wrote this double-negative gibberish 2) funny watching it for two weeks after she flamed out early of a second straight GS after so many good federer Rolex commercials throughout the years, it's like they had the third-grade son...
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    ATP futures / challengers - former college players / other young americans

    since i don't think the DB thread title was appropriate any longer congrats to noah rubin on winning the charlottesville challenger he looked like he had no business winning this match when he was down 3-6, 1-5 (and 0-30 and 30-40 in that service game) and getting totally outplayed from the...
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    Kozlov v Tiafoe going 5 in zoo final

    live via webcam now: http://ustaboys.secantnet.net/ tiafoe took first two sets kozlov won 3rd and up 4-1 in 4th, tiafoe currently irritated that kozlov has been getting some trainer attention for cramps while seemingly playing fine or even better than before should be an interesting final set...
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    great article forbes how michael russell earns a living

    not really college tennis and a few months old, so maybe people have come across this before sue me, it's a good read for anyone who is a tennis fan makes you appreciate how much some of these guys love the sport and put in to trying to make it that aren't the big sponsorship guys...
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    CA takes five games off kohlschreiber

    College tennis, folks, you can't compete with the money-making guys on tour as an 18 year old even if you're one of the incredible 18 yr olds
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    good stuff from college guys today @ USOPEN - upset alert

    rhyne williams a couple holds away from taking down davydenko, who was playing pretty damn well when I saw him barely lose to del potro in cincy, so rhyne must be hitting a good ball these days and nice win from klahn as well, continuing to fight after letting first set get away in TB, feddie...
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    best start to NCAA tourney ever??? yes

    1) SEC proves to be way worse than even I, the "it's national tourney time - let's watch the ranking inflated SEC suck again" guy could have imagined - a ridiculous four first round losers including: **#15 UF loses AT HOME to UNRANKED and barely tournie eligible based on their 12-11 record...
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    who would you seed top 8 in NCAAs?

    if i had the power to seed the top 8 at NCAAs, they would be: 1) UVA - obvious, undefeated and Indoors champs 2) UCLA - 4-1 against my top 5, with a win over UGA and 3-1 against USC including last three meetings - which gives them a better blind resume than anyone except UVA, especially lately...
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    Duke Women Shutout UF

    as the title says, 4-0 Duke and they are up 5-2 in another third set as well, maybe they'll finish these out then the other two are just starting 3rd sets seeing how good this team is without capra and kahan is bittersweet - can't imagine they weren't going to be the favorites in NCAAs...
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    just FYI - interesting match for DB

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/fsu/sports/m-tennis/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_event/GoldSinglesDraw.pdf playing Saba from Duke in the opener down in FL - if he takes down Saba i'd be willing to pretty much agree with dad that ALL college coaches would be interested in him at this point - Saba...
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    adios burdette!

    http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2012-13_ITA_NCAA_Division_I_Women_s_Rankings/2012_Women_s_Preseason_Singles_Rankings.htm i thought her name missing on there was curious...so i googled...and hello...
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    fairly meaningless rankings....

    but still, http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2012-13_ITA_NCAA_Division_I_Men_s_Rankings/2012-13_Division_I_Preseason_Men_s_Singles_Rankings.htm...
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    duke women - 2013 national champions

    i'm gonna pull a fedace and make the early national championship prediction, except mine isn't absurd duke women take down their second national championship in five years this coming spring they were already my favorite after losing a 4-3 nail-biter to UF in the semis last year with...
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    ** NOTE: Per NCAA request, there will be no published ranking...

    from the rankings page, newly added in the last couple days I am almost certain: "** NOTE: Per NCAA request, there will be no published ranking the week of NCAA Team and Singles/Doubles selections" sketchy lack of transparency apparently the NCAA wants free reign on seedings and host...
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    the coveted #16 spot

    i know what i'll be looking for first when the final pre-tournament rankings get posted in two days - Tennessee vs UNC for #16 currently UNC is 0.07 behind Tennessee for the final host spot, and both had similar conference tournies if UNC stays outside the top 16, they'll probably end up...
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    Top-10 Duke v UVA x2 @3pm Friday

    two good Duke-UVA battles tomorrow, should be fun i'm not going to go for a line by line prediction for the men, since the Duke lineup has been too shifty lately due to injuries etc - Clemson's line by line in the other thread was fairly reasonable though - and i don't know quite enough about...
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    Feb 28 Rankings - lol!

    just take a look... http://www.itatennis.com/AwardsAndRankings/Rankings/2011-12-NCAA-Division-I-Men_s-Tennis-Rankings/2012_ITA_DI_Men_s_National_Team_Rankings_2_28.htm...
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    Indoors Predictions

    just for fun: rd of 16: USC over Tennessee - obvious Duke over UCLA - clearly i'm biased, and i think this is the most interesting match of the first rd, but i'll stick with my guys...i think duke is favored at 1,2...ucla favored at 3, maybe 6 as well depending on which of the two tahir's...
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    Winter Recruiting Rankings - Men

    for what it's worth: http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1201
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    UVA upset alert - earlier than expected

    up 3-0 but... down 4-2 in 3rd at 1 down 5-1 in 3rd at 5 lost 2nd set at 6 lost 1st set, in TB to stay alive at 3 thesabre.com is freaking out right now, i love it
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    an interesting read - mallory cecil and duke

    http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/cecil-returns-after-stint-pros for those not familiar and wondering if this story is worth reading: cecil tried the pro tour after leading the team to the 09 ncaa championship (and winning ncaa singles) her freshman year had moderate success (winning...
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    mar 29 rankings

    MEN team: 1 87.17 University of Virginia 1 2 78.52 University of Southern California 3 3 77.13 Ohio State University 5 4 72.69 University of Tennessee 2 5 62.78 Texas A&M University 6 6 62.59 California 12 7 60.82 University of Texas 4 8 59.13 Pepperdine 7 9...
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    Stanford - UCLA

    stanford working hard to dry the courts, looks like we might see some tennis before long i think UCLA needs the doubles point, and probably #2 dubs will decide it (1 to Stanford, 3 to UCLA) i have no idea looking at most of the singles matches, but doubt either team will run away with...
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    march 22 rankings

    men top 20: 1 90.96 University of Virginia 2 2 70.09 University of Tennessee 1 3 69.29 University of Southern California 3 4 68.38 University of Texas 6 5 66.98 Ohio State University 4 6 66.43 Texas A&M University 7 7 61.67 Pepperdine 11 8 60.91 Stanford University...
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    an interesting Stanford student-athlete read

    Relax, db, I'm not here to rag on Stanford - this problem is present everywhere and it looks like they're taking a positive step in Palo Alto. While getting rid of the officially distributed list of easy classes for student-athletes will not end this problem anytime soon, it's a move in the...
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    Mar 8 Team Rankings

    mens top 20: i'm glad to see Georgia getting more credit in this week's rankings...obviously this ranking edition was good to Duke despite the fact that their only result since Indoors was the Cunha-less loss to Michigan...they'll have to defend this ranking with a vengeance, playing away...
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