2012 Ojai

MomentumGT

Semi-Pro
One of the boys I've coached from time to time is playing in the tournament for one of the local Community College here. :)

-Jon
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
Ojai tourney used to be so nice to go watch... it was a homely small town that shut down for a week when the tournament was held.. people would pitch in and be overly nice to visitors and players... they would have a orange juice stand and give anyone free OJ.. I love the past... last year I went there and they charge general admission(I think)$12 per day,to go in to watch...most general admission were parents and family of the participants ,what a rip off..
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
Why do the men have the weird draw?

There are 8 PAC-12 men's teams competing, so you would think 4 quarterfinal matchups.

But, instead, they're playing 5 vs 8 and 6 vs. 7 in what are essentially Rnd of 16 matches (since if any of these teams win the tournament, they will have to win 4 matches).

The 5-8 winner plays the 4 seed, and the 6-7 winner plays the 3 seed in what is essentially the quarterfinals.

The winners of those matches, play the 1 and 2 seeds who have a bye to the semifinals.
 

Rob_C

Hall of Fame
This is about the Ojai Mens Open, not the college draw, but didnt want to start a new Ojai thread.

Anybody else see Johnny Wang beating the #1 seed, currently ranked #317, Michael Ryderstedt, 4 & 2??

Now, Ryderstedt is coming directly from playing the clay court Challenger in Savannah, but he had no probs at all in his 1st rd match.

Was anybody there? Any reports on how things went??
 
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Qb1

New User
Yeah I can tell you as I played Johnny in the round before. Conditions were very tough and the ball was abnormally heavy, (dense air, cold, slow court) which suits Johnnys game. I only saw the first set but Ryderstedt was getting frustrated with the 2 handed slicing overall trickiness. Johnny is a good player and while that result is very surprising, he played great tennis and earned the victory.
 

floridatennisdude

Hall of Fame
Yeah I can tell you as I played Johnny in the round before. Conditions were very tough and the ball was abnormally heavy, (dense air, cold, slow court) which suits Johnnys game. I only saw the first set but Ryderstedt was getting frustrated with the 2 handed slicing overall trickiness. Johnny is a good player and while that result is very surprising, he played great tennis and earned the victory.
Nice showing in the 1st, by the way. Looks like it was the only competitive 1st rounder of the draw.
 

Qb1

New User
Thanks. I was up 5-4 serving for the first. There were 4 rain delays in the match and I just got flat and lost momentum. But Johnny played well to take the match back from me. Oh well. Dubs in an hour or so!
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
JW can be crazy good at times,as I have seen through out his playing days.. and at times he's just not the same guy.. JW is lucky he's at USC practicing with those boyz... even though his playing status is not where he wishes,he will improve and I see him as a solid contributor to the USC team in the near future .. he showed that he has the skills to take down the highest ranking player of this Ojai tournament,he just needs a little more seasoning ..
remember,this "open" draw is a money tournament ,and pros don't just lose and throw money out the window.. Ojai is a better payday than a 'futures" tournament..
 

treeman10

Semi-Pro
USC takes dubs pt.

Match started an hour later than scheduled.

Ha Top Dawg posted on other thread so I will abandon this one....he tends to be more accurate than me!

Thanks TD.
 

10sfreakky

New User
does anyone else think it would be a smart decision to put Wang at 5 or 6 after he's shown this result?

Hanfmann and Quiroz seem to be struggling quite a bit while Wang seems to be playing strongly.
 

tball2day

Semi-Pro
They've got Eric Johnson for 5 or 6 who according to stats went 8-2 singles at #4, 5 or 6, and 4-0 dubs in season play. He's always been stronger than Wang.
 
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10sfreakky

New User
Wang hasn't lost a dual match. Surprised Peter Smith doesn't give him more playing time given that he's undefeated at 6. Also do you really think Eric Johnson could've produced the same result and beat a top 350 player in the world?
 

tball2day

Semi-Pro
Ya, he's stonger, one good match isn't everything and 2-0 isn't all that. I don't think I'd question what Peter Smith does, he seems to be doing allright.
 

10sfreakky

New User
stronger as in maybe more consistent. But Wang's play style is way more potent that Eric Johnson's. Recall that Wang went 3 sets with Nick Meister at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. The next round Meister barely lost to Steve Johnson 7-5 in the third. Also Meister easily handled Sarmiento in last week's USC UCLA match. Just saying that Wang has the potential to be a way better player than a lot of guys on the squad because of his play style.
 

tball2day

Semi-Pro
Johnson was a top 10 junior and I'm sure has his share of solid wins and matches, and consistency is key. Jordi Vivres seems to be getting more playing time than Wang too, again, I will leave it up to Smith.
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
Peter Smith wants to win with the best team possible.. at time PS could have put JW and EJ in to play instead of his top guns,but the coach wants to kill the opponents so badly he puts in his best team.. even like a month or so ago Steve Johnson had troubles with his shoulder,PS still had him in the doubles.. Jonny Wang ,Eric Johnson and Jordi Vives could be starters for almost any D1 schools but they're all on the USC bench ..

I like that,except now, his players looks so spent.. only Stevie J. and DWin are the only ones who knows how to endure the long season.. the others aren't used to this stuff and it's starting to show..

Hanfmann and Quiroz does not look the same as they did at the beginning of the season .. not to mention Sarmiento and Gomez.. they all need some R&R ,but there's no time for that now,they all need to be peaking out ..
 

10sfreakky

New User
Johnson was a top 10 junior and I'm sure has his share of solid wins and matches, and consistency is key. Jordi Vivres seems to be getting more playing time than Wang too, again, I will leave it up to Smith.
Solid wins but no huge breakthrough wins like this. Please remember that Ryderstedt played Davis Cup for Sweden earlier this year. He took a set off Victor Troicki who's 30 in the world!! Wang easily handled Rysterstedt in two sets. This is an incredible win.
 

SoCal10s

Hall of Fame
The stacked line-up is not why they won. A better performance from Giron the 1st time is why they won. They won at #2 in both matches.

USC are under-performing lately .. through out the whole line up,except for the 2 captains everyone else are struggling .. Sarmiento easily whooped C.Thomson everytime they played this year and now is losing ,as Quiroz and Hanfmann ..
 

Tennishacker

Professional
Ojai tourney used to be so nice to go watch... it was a homely small town that shut down for a week when the tournament was held.. people would pitch in and be overly nice to visitors and players... they would have a orange juice stand and give anyone free OJ.. I love the past... last year I went there and they charge general admission(I think)$12 per day,to go in to watch...most general admission were parents and family of the participants ,what a rip off..
Use to be one of the top socal junior tournament back in the day, but the USTA/SCTA down graded the tournament. Now, top kids don't play.
 
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