2012 NCAA Men's Division I

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  1. Fedace

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    Surely.,,, those girls at USC can't be that HOT.......i know, i seen them in person.....not that hot at all.......... i prefer UCLA chicks or UC santa barbara chicks...:)
     
  2. ClarkC

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    You seen them? More pearls from the Stanford grammarian.
     
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    At least he knew no one would go for Stanford chicks being hotter than USC, not even him.
     
  4. Floridatennis

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    1. USC(hard to go against them in big matches)
    2. Florida(adding Frank Carlton and top ITF French player + alot of young players got experience)
    3. Ohio State(adding Conner Smith from FSU)
    4. UCLA(very good young players)
    5. Virgina(will be good again)
     
  5. tennisnoob3

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    LOL, i dont see any bias there. florida isn't even in the top 25 for recruiting rankings for 2011. not a chance they'll be #2

    woah, Utah got some pretty good recruits...new coach or facilities? whats up with that?
     
  6. mojojojo

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    They are now a big time player - part of the Pac 12 and were recruiting hard this year.
     
  7. DaDave

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    are there a list of D-1 transfers somewhere?
     
  8. ClarkC

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    Texas signs an Australian recruit, Joey Swaysland, who sound like he will compete for the starting lineup in both doubles and singles.
     
  9. 10isplayer

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    I think Texas will still be in a down year if they don't bring anyone else in January. Big 12 looks wide open to me this year.

    EDIT: Looks like Baylor will have the strongest team but then again you never know.
     
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    Mitchell Frank looks to be the best of the American recruits this year. He's had very strong results on the Futures circuit this spring/summer. I think he will end of playing 3 for Virginia next year. ClarkC or Automator any lineup thoughts for your team?

    Giron looks to be the next best and then the others are clearly behind imo. Tahir didn't have good junior results in the spring but he has had good wins over the summer earning a 1240 ATP rank (beating Meister, losing to Kutrovsky in 3), Webb also had some solid results at futures
     
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    New foreigners will be a major factor everywhere... As always .. USC needs to fill up the #2 spot ,and I think the German recruit may be the one.
     
  12. bluetrain4

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    What's up is the Pac-12. Utah goes from a lowly tennis conference to one of the best conferences. Add Pac-12 membership to a university that's pretty good and in a beautiful setting and I'm not surprised they can get recruits that they never could before.
     
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    Think Texas A&M may be stronger than expected this year with strong showings from many of the new recruits, Ore, Szabo and Withrow having good showings in the summer.
     
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    I don't see Nelson Vick moving up the line at Ohio State. He over reached in the first place. I've watched him practice, I would have a hard time thinking that Ty Tucker is impressed.
     
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    Yes indeed ,Texas A&M is going to be very solid in a couple of years.. Efferding is also a top player
    Did Withrow red shirt las season? Or did he play ? I really like this team..
     
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    Withrow was a redshirt last semester along with Szabo.
     
  17. Clemson_tennis

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    Don't slepp on Pepperdine. The German leaders will be strong as always plus Hovhannisyan will make a move into the top 50 in the country.He will likely be #3 even though he did just beat Tearney in the future (and beat Krajicek). Then you have a solid #4 in Llompart.
     
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  20. andfor

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    He graduated.
     
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    Sandgren going pro? Thats what I hear
     
  22. JLyon

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    Who the hell is telling these kids to go pro after doing almost nothing in college, yet they think they will succeed on the tour?
    Where is Devin Britton right now? Languishing on the Future's tour, he at least won the NCAA's.
    Just bad advice being given.
     
  23. Fedace

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    Awsome win at the US open qualies over a Great Talent

    HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bradley Klahn beats a power house Pro tour player Ebden in US open qualies. GREAT win.:):)



    Court 11

    15:45 Men's Qualifying Singles - 2nd Round
    Bradley Klahn(USA) def. Matthew Ebden(AUS)[14]
    6-4 6-7(5) 6-3
     
  24. bluetrain4

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    Sandgren actually won two consecutive pro Futures tournaments this summer, which shows he has some pro potential. Of course, winning at the Futures level is hardly a guarantee of higher-level pro success.
     
  25. Fedace

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    winning 2 matches in futures doesn't make a pro. Winning 2-3 futures tournament in a row could show some potential. but even then it is a iffy proposition.
     
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    Umm he didn't win two matches. He actually did win two back to back futures...
     
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  28. Fedace

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    If so, that's my bad.:)
     
  29. andfor

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    Hmmmm, James Blake went pro without graduating and did not win the NCAA's.
     
  30. Clemson_tennis

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    exceptions dont make the rule.
     
  31. andfor

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    Neither does John Isner, Somdev Deverman or Paul Goldstein. Other than Isner, care to name 5 or 6 more college players who completed 4 years of college that have since made a living on the pro tour from the last 10 years? I'll give you a head start. Benjamin Becker. 5 to go.

    So staying in school after establishing a pattern winning on the futures level is the rule?
     
  32. ClarkC

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    I don't see the point you are trying to make. How many examples of players winning Futures and staying through their fourth year do we have? How many examples of players winning Futures and then leaving school do we have? Do we have enough data in each group to establish a pattern?
     
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    Bradley Klahn loses in the final round of qualifying, but goes 3 sets. really should have won this match. Can Bradley get into the main draw as Lucky loser ????? Maybe Hurricane will blow away one of the players and Brad can get in...lol
     
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    Didn't Dewarman finish his 4 years? He struggled for a couple years on toour but he seems to have broken through somehow this year. I think he was ranked 70 or so at some point this year. Not bad.

    I'm pretty sure (but could be wrong) that the Brians also graduated from Stanford before going pro. It's a little more than 10 years but fairly close still.

    Great effort by Brad! Very good win against a top 70 pro, he almost made it to the main draw. Of all the college players entering the qualies, he played the best.

    Weird decision by Kosakowski to go pro... he lost in first round of qualies, and he doesn't really have anything to prove he's ready for the pros. I wish him good luck though.
     
  35. Fedace

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    Kos has shown some signs of Brilliance at times. If he can improve just a little bit, he can start to do well in the challengers, and move up the ranking.

    IS Bradley in next slot to get into main draw if someone pulls a muscle and decide to leave the country ?
     
  36. andfor

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    There's no how to be a tennis pro handbook.

    My point is why second guess these guys decision to turn pro? Top American juniors are encouraged to play college tennis. Then when they do so at the highest level for a couple of years and decide to turn pro the skeptics come out. We are entitled to our opinion, sure. The chance to make it on the pro tour is a pretty small window and training in college has its limitations at certain levels.

    It's not like any of the guys going pro this summer are off their rocker doing so with nothing to back it up. All of them from what little I know also have the means to go back to school. We all know that chances of success as a pro athlete in any sport has slim odds. It's easy to say they won't make it and be right. When the tennis player feels he needs a better atmosphere to train and grow his game, most of them know better then us, why not go for it?

    Heck, I think Steve Johnson should go pro. At the same time I find his holding on to one more semester of tennis eligibility admirable. I doubt he'll be back. We'll see.

    The Bryan's finished at Stanford in 1998. I don't believe they were there 4 years.
     
  37. ClarkC

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    Agreed. Rhyne Williams and Tennys Sandgren have potential, and if they want to give it a shot, that is their decision.

    Also, from those who have known Rhyne for a while, I don't think he is that interested in academics. People act like he is cutting short his degree plans, but maybe he does not like school and has no degree plans.
     
  38. mojojojo

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    We followed a player a couple years ago and couldn't figure out why he went pro and didn't go to college. So many were critical of him doing this cause frankly, he wasn't good enough at all. But he traveled all over the world playing these putsy Futures in Thailand and who knows where. Come to find out, his dad had a very successful business and the intent was for him to take over it someday. Dad didn't want him to go to college either, everything was set. So he was just livin' the life. And having a great time.

    Hard to judge in general, moreso without the entire story. And all these players, whether college or pro bound, have their own story.
     
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    Cmon Bradley Klahn,,,you can still get in if someone gets injured.......
     
  40. Aobanoniji

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    Illinois is in trouble this year. They lost three seniors and Singh and Alden are gone as well. They have Nevolo, Kalmanovich, Hoh, and Abdoulnour coming back, along with Guignon and Kopinski coming in. The bare requirement of 6 players. Dancer has got to go.
     
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    With Bradley playing this well, i dont' know how Stanford can lose this year. Could go undefeated all season in 2012.
     
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    Keep dreamin' Fedace!

    I hope you always stay in your happy place.

    More fun for us.
     
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    Can we just give the DNOVO ITA championships in Octobet to Bradley Klahn righ now ?? He may just bread stick everyone in that tournament.:)
     
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    Vasko Mladenov seems to have transferred from Texas to St. John's, according to the ITA preseason rankings. He is not on the Texas online roster any more.
     
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    J.T. Sundling shows up at TCU in the ITA All-American doubles draw. Apparently he transferred from USC to TCU.
     
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    Dennis Lengsfeld, German freshman last spring at Baylor, has transferred to Auburn.
     
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    TCU adds a big piece. Mix it with Chappell and they have a pretty good team for next year.

    Weird to see Mladenov chose St.Johns
     
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    Dont know why its weird to see Mladenov choose St Johns. They're an up and coming program who got ranked for the first time last year in school history. Best team in the Northeast next year
     
  49. xtennisloverx

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    updated to preseason rankings
     
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    I forgot to add Illinois to Manny's target list. :)
     

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